The Laconia Daily Sun, May 30, 2012

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E E R F Wednesday, May 30, 2012


BudCom votes 8-4 to recommend new fire truck but 2nd legal opinion calls legality of special town meeting into question

Doris Makely dies at 73

Committed volunteer represented both Wards 3 & 5 on City Council — Page 3

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Revised State School sale terms draw no fire from House By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CONCORD — Senate and House conferees seeking to resolve their differences over legislation that would offer the former Laconia State School property to the city of Laconia at fair market value agreed yesterday to extend the deadline for selling the property from May, 2013 to May, 2015.

However, the Committee of Conference recessed when Senate and House members found themselves at loggerheads over two other, unrelated provisions of the legislation bearing on the judicial system. One, favored by the House and opposed the Senate, would restructure the circuit court system and the other, favored by the Senate and opposed by the House, would appropri-

ate $1.7-million to the judiciary to complete an electronic filing system. The committee is scheduled to reconvene on Thursday. If they fail to reach agreement, it it is likely that both provisions would be stripped from the bill. But, since neither the Senate nor House conferees raised issues about the disposal of the Laconia State School propsee sTaTe sCHOOL page 9

Woman who ‘disappeared’ from LHS as a freshman in 1962 will pick up diploma she’s now earned on Friday evening

Golden Eagles advance to 2nd round of lacrosse championship

By Gail OBer


GILFORD — The Budget Committee voted 8-to-4 to recommend spending $441,820 for a new fire truck despite five of its 12 members voting against the committee having any role at all to play in the matter because they believe the July 31 vote will not be legitimate. The initiative now goes back to Selectboard, which will hold a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m., where according to Selectmen John O’Brien who spoke to the issue last Thursday, they will likely vote to sign the warrant and endorse the expenditure by a 3 to 0 vote. The warrant article — triggering a June 20 deliberative sessions of voters, followed by a secret ballot vote on July 31 — were brought forward by selectmen see GILFORd page 6 Modern Woodmen


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Tim Ryan scores one of Gilford’s goals in an 11-6 boys’ lacrosse win over Kearsarge Regional on the Meadows field on Tuesday. The two schools squared of in the first round of the NHIAA Division III Championship tournament. The 5th seeded Golden Eagles improved to 11-4 on the season and advance to play at Pelham on Thursday. The Pythons are the 4th seeded team in the tournament and Gilford will be looking to reverse a 15-4 loss it absorbed at the hands of Pelham on May 21. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

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LACONIA — When this year’s graduates of the Laconia Academy march down the aisle next Friday night, 64-year-old Mary Blake will be leading the pack. Blake, a mother to four children and grandmother to eight, said about 30 members of her family including her 94-year-old mother, will be at the Laconia High School auditorium to support their favorite grad. “My contingent will probably be the noisiest ones there,” Blake said, beaming with pride of accomplishment. While all of the students who earn their high school diplomas from the city’s adult education program have compelling life stories, Blake and two of her fellow grads, 34-year-old Jason Downs and 17-year-old Casondra Plummer stand out because of the unusual nature of their accomplishments and their reasons for taking the alternative road toward a formal education. Blake said she was just entering ninth grade when she got pregnant. see dIPLOMa page 8

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Quake in Italy leaves 16 dead

SAN FELICE SUL PANARO, Italy (AP) — Workers at the small machinery company had just returned for their first shift following Italy’s powerful and deadly quake earlier this month when another one struck, collapsing the roof. At least three employees at the factory — two immigrants and an Italian engineer checking the building’s stability — were among those killed Tuesday in the second deadly quake in nine days to strike a region of Italy that hadn’t considered itself particularly quake prone. By late Tuesday, the death toll stood at 16, with one person missing : a worker at the machinery factory in the small town of San Felice Sul Panaro. Some 350 people also were injured in the 5.8 magnitude quake north of Bologna in Emilia Romagna, one of Italy’s more productive agricultural and industrial regions. Originally government officials had put the death toll at 17, and there was no immediately explanation for the lowered figure. The injured included see ITALY page 9

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O’Brien labels Bettencourt’s law school behavior unacceptable CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien on Tuesday said it was unacceptable for the House’s former majority leader to have falsified his law school internship records, but O’Brien stopped short of saying he would have blown the whistle had another lawmaker not come forward. Rep. D.J. Bettencourt, R-Salem, resigned Sunday after admitting he misrepresented

the amount of work he performed for another lawmaker during the University of New Hampshire School of Law internship, but only after the lawmaker, Rep. Brandon Giuda, went public with the allegations. According to Giuda, Bettencourt, 28, was supposed to work at his law office for four hours per week last winter to meet his graduation requirements, but only showed up once for about an hour and then sub-

mitted paperwork claiming he had completed a semester-long internship. O’Brien said Tuesday that while his role was not to serve as a “fact-finder” and get to the bottom of the allegations, from what he was told, Bettencourt’s actions were “unacceptable to the standards of the House of Representatives, unacceptable to my standards and unacceptable I think to see BETTENCOURT page 10

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s stock has fallen below $30 for the first time since its much-awaited public debut this month. The stock fell $3.07, or 9.6 percent, to close at $28.84 on Tuesday. That’s down 24 percent since its public stock debut. It went as low as $28.65 earlier in the day. Facebook Inc. began trading publicly on May 18 following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. The site, which was born in a Harvard

dorm room eight years ago and has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people, was supposed to offer proof that social media is a viable business and more than a passing fad. Facebook’s initial public offering of stock priced at $38 and raised $16 billion for Facebook and some of its early investors. It had valued the company at $104 billion — more than Inc., at $98 billion, at the time.

But the stock’s public debut was marred by technical glitches at the Nasdaq Stock Market that delayed trading. And the company, along with the investment banks that led the IPO, is the subject of at least two shareholder lawsuits. They allege that analysts at the large underwriting investment banks cut their financial forecasts for Facebook just before the IPO and told only a handful of clients. Morgan see FACEBOOK page 10

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers University student openly apologized for the first time on Tuesday for using a webcam to spy on a romantic liaison between a man and a roommate who later killed himself, saying he regrets his “thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices.” Dharun Ravi, who had been criticized by a judge for not showing remorse and

for refusing to say he was sorry, also said he will begin serving a 30-day jail term on Thursday even though he doesn’t have to. Through a lawyer, Ravi issued his most contrite public statement yet in a case that made him a symbol of what his family called an overzealous prosecution and that made his roommate, Tyler Clementi, a prime example of what gay rights advocates said were the consequences of bullying.

“I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on Sept. 19, 2010, and Sept. 21, 2010,” Ravi said in his statement. “My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions. I apologize to everyone affected by those choices.”

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Former City Councilor Doris Makely dies at 73; City Council pays tribute By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — When the City Council met last night, Mayor Mike Seymour paid tribute to former city councilor Doris Makely, a willing volunteer known for her compassion for others and contributions to the community, who was taken by cancer last week at the age of 73. After managing the Laconia Senior Center and working for the New Hampshire Department of Heath and Human Services, Makely was employed in the billing department at LRGHealthcare for many years. Meanwhile, she readily gave her time, energy and talent to a variety of civic and charitable groups and causes, chiefly the WLNH Santa Fund, Community Health and Hospice, Adult Education Program and Holy Trinity School. An active Democrat who hosted Jimmy and Rosa-

lyn Carter and Gary and Lee during their presidential campaigns, she set her partisan allegiance aside in 1992 to run for the City Council on the so-called “Unity” ticket in Ward 5 against the Straight Arrows. She was among five Unity candidates elected to the council, along with mayor Paul Fitzgerald, and found herself sitting alongside Niel Young, the lone independent councilor. “I enjoyed serving on the council with Doris,” Young said yesterday. “She was a hard worker who wasn’t afraid to take up an issue with a sense of humor.” He recalled with pleasure riding between Makely and Mary Pierce, the other woman on the council, in a Lincoln convertible in the Memorial Day parade. “On the council we had lots of side conversations,” he remarked, adding that “of course, we weren’t on television in those days.” Acknowledging that he did not share Makely’s politics, he expressed

respect for her unstinting efforts on behalf of her ward and said “we often took different directions to achieve the same result.” “Doris was a a very nice, very upbeat person,” remembered Matt Lahey, who was also elected to the council in 1992. “She took firm position on the issues and was a strong supporter of the police and the schools,” he continued. “She didn’t mind spending money for things she believed would benefit the community.” Makely left the council in 1993, but returned in 2000 when the sitting councilors chose her to complete the term of Don Forsberg in Ward 3 following his resignation in September. A year later she decided to run for the seat only to find herself in a most unusual primary field, which included not only her son, Dan, but also Stanley and Patty Emanuel, husband and wife. Makely survived the primary, but lost the general election to Fred Toll.

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LETTERS Wow! MC Cycle donated a bicycle to 11-year-old girl in need To the editor, On May 19, I had the opportunity to attend the Laconia Kiwanis Club’s Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo in the parking lot next to the Opechee Park Clubhouse. I brought an 11-year-old girl “Beth” who I mentor through The Circle Program to have her bike tuned up and to be fitted for a new bicycle helmet. “Beth” knew her brakes weren’t working well and she was hoping they could be fixed. The new helmet fitting went very well, she was able to find one that not only fit, but that she really liked with the help of Kiwanis and Key Club Volunteers. However, the bike tune-up didn’t go very well at all. Kale, a nice young man from MC Cycle & Sport after diagnosing and attempting to fix what he could, had to break the news to us that her bicycle wasn’t safe to ride at all because it had more problems than just brake issues and the cost to fix the bicycle was going to cost as much as the cost of a brand new bike. He broke down all the costs of the replacement pieces and even without labor charges, it wasn’t worth fixing. “Beth” took the news like the champ she is, but it was obvious to me that she was very disappointed that she would not have a bike to ride this summer. She was also looking forward to riding it to Laconia Middle School next year when she enters 6th grade because she will no longer be a bus student. “Beth” is one of six children of

a single mom who does her very best but it is doubtful that a new bike was going to be in “Beth’s” future. After looking at “Beth” with her brand new bicycle helmet but without a bike to ride, I took Kale aside and told him a little bit about “Beth’s” family situation. I asked him upon his return to the bike shop if he could look around the shop for a similar bicycle and call me with their best price and left him my cell phone number. A few hours later just as the store was closing, Kale called me back and gave me the store’s best price for a comparable bike. After Kale explained the circumstances to owner Myles Chase, it was decided that MC Cycles were going to donate a bike to “Beth.” WOW!! Needless to say “Beth” was thrilled, and her Mom and I were extremely grateful. In closing I would like to give a big shout out of thanks to MC Cycle & Sport for their very generous donation, not only of a bike for an 11-year-old well-deserving girl, but of the several hours they volunteered at the Kiwanis Safety Rodeo that Saturday tuning up bicycles so that our local children could ride safely. I would also like to extend my thanks to the Laconia Kiwanis Club for sponsoring the Safety Rodeo because without this program, none of the above would have happened, and last but not least thank you to the LHS Key Club students who also volunteered at the event. Lori Groleau Laconia

Does Rep. Worsman know N.H. is last in support for education? To the editor, After reading Representative Colette Worsman’s lengthy letter to The Sun published May 22, I have drawn the following conclusion: Based on Ms. Worsman’s remarks, voting record, and so-called accomplishments, perhaps the town of Meredith could be more well served by four representatives from Gilford. It certainly could not be more poorly represented in Concord than it has been by the representatives now supposedly servings its needs, but in reality adhering to the Tea Party, Free Staters agenda being promoted by the Bully O’Brien. Ms. Worsman defends the poor, misunderstood Speaker of the House so strongly one could almost actually believe she subscribes to and reads the newspapers she identified as leftleaning media outlets. Ms. Worsman goes on to tout improvement in the better business climate for the state by expanding tax credits and loss carry-forward , as well as, several fee reductions for employers, and improved Tax Foundation rankings for business tax rankings from 50th to 46th in the country. Weigh that fact against the fact Ms. Worsman cleverly forgot to mention New Hampshire has dropped to 50th

— dead last in the country — in support of secondary education due to recent budget cuts she supported. And we wonder why Commissioner George Bald talked of the lack of skilled candidates applying for jobs in the new business located in the Hanover/ Lebanon area in his recent address to the Greater Meredith Program. Businesses want to re-locate to a state that has a well educated population, technologically savvy with up to date computer skills. They also want to be able to show middle-management personnel that moving their families to a state will not harm their students attempt to compete academically for entrance into the best universities. Defining adequate education as “readin, ritin, and rithmetic,” as was mentioned by some House Reps during the budget cuts debate hardly breeds confidence in the value of education in New Hampshire. I could go on at great lengths listing every irresponsible, short-sighted vote Ms. Worsman has cast since being elected to the House, but fortunately I have many months left in which to present that concrete evidence prior to election. Janette Lozada Meredith

I thank Officer Smith for respect shown at Memorial Day parade To the editor, I would like to take a moment and thank Officer David Smith of the Meredith Police Department for his display of respect shown during the Memorial Day Parade. When I saw you salute our veterans,

Fire Department and the former Chief of Police J. Curran as they went by it filled me with pride to know that such a young officer knows the true meaning of the holiday. Thank you Officer Smith. Irene Hill Meredith

LETTERS We fail to solve problems because we vote for lesser of 2 evils To the editor, Sad to say, the extended debates in your opinion pages will not lead to solutions to the amply enumerated problems faced by our nation, even though many intelligent comments and observations are made by educated contributors from a broad political spectrum. This letter is not going to try to convince anyone to agree with someone’s opposing philosophy. The evidence goes on and on that it can’t be done. But this letter will give you a solution to the problems our nation faces. It will be over-simplified for the sake of brevity but I urge you to read between the lines, see the truth, and know that we have to start the repairs sooner rather than later. It will also speak in general terms knowing full well that there are exceptions to every rule but the outliers from the bell curve do not diminish the truth of the generalizations. We can solve the big problems but not every personal issue of every individual or every special interest group. Repairing the wreckage is too great a task unless we stick to the basics of what is right (low taxes) and wrong (high taxes), good (individual liberties) and bad (tyranny of high taxes to pay for things we don’t believe in such as too much war, too much foreign aid, too much welfare, subsidies for Big Oil, subsidies for agribusiness wasting resources on growing corn for ethanol production which results in net loss except for the privileged few, abortions, affirmative action, nationalized health care, the “war” on drugs, bailouts for banks and automakers and subsidies for fly-by-night “green” fad industries), and stick to what is sustainable. We have to stop requiring our children’s children’s children to still be paying for the tyranny of an over-reaching government that has and continues to chip away at our individual liberties. Tax dollars are wasted under the current structure of American public education. The education provided by poor schools is not improved by spending more money on them. Bad schools are what they are because of the wretched home-lives of those school’s attendees. Money cannot create a classroom conducive to learning when the occupants of that class-

room have no intention to learn what the school is offering. A few hours in classrooms cannot overcome the overriding destructiveness of a bad home life including a lot of brain-rotting in front of a TV. The money taken from taxpayers that is pouring into underperforming schools is just going to waste to placate politicians, special interest groups, and impractical academic philosophers. Other than the decadent depravity of most American television the obvious urgent national issue is our virtual insolvency. Republicans blame Democrats and Democrats blame Republicans, just as among your opinion-page-contributors the conservatives blame the liberals and the liberals blame the conservatives. All this blaming doesn’t reduce the national debt. It just serves to remove the responsibility from oneself. Why are we where we are? Why do we not have solutions to our problems, but only actions and behaviors which make us worse off? Simple. We keep maintaining the “establishment”. We keep voting for the people who got us where we are and will continue to only make things worse. We keep voting for Democrats and Republicans. If you hire a company to mow your lawn and each representative keeps mowing your flower beds do you keep that company on the job? If you hire an automobile maintenance service to work on your car but every time they have your car it comes back worse than it was before, do you keep electing them to do your maintenance? The donkeys and elephants have you where you are but there is no reason you have to keep electing them. They must be shown at the voting booth that we are not satisfied with their performance. The wrong-minded candidates of the establishment count on your continuing to settle for the lesser of two evils. Why should you? They manage to manipulate you into being willing to vote for evil. Or you say. “You make a good point, but John Doe is doing a good job even though he is a member of one of the establishment parties so I’ll go ahead and vote for him.” No! Big mistake. If he is a good candidate he can run as an see next page

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LETTERS My father died so Mr. Preston wouldn’t have to salute the flag To the editor, I would like to thank you for the editorial reminding your readers and all concerned for the celebration of Memorial Day. I am well aware, personally, of the sacrifices military men and women, and their families, make to assure our freedom. My father was killed in the Pacific when I was 15 months old and my step-father was in the United States Army for 21 years. My brother served a tour in Vietnam and my first husband served two tours in Vietnam, wounded in the 2nd tour of duty. As a captain in the United States Army Nurse Corp, I cared for patients from World War II and from the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Later, my orders deployed me to Frankfort, Germany, in a military hospital caring for soldiers from Desert Storm. It was a privilege and an honor to know them. For the last three meetings of the Board of Selectmen of Ashland, the replays on channel 3 show Selectman Philip Preston not saluting the flag of the United States and it appeared he did not say the Pledge of Allegiance. At the May 21 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, I said to Selectman Preston “you choose neither to salute the flag of the United States nor to recite The Pledge of Allegiance”. Mr. Preston muttered he had personal reasons and felt he was a “patriot” and

the Pledge of Allegiance’ was rote (mechanical; use of memory with little intelligence — Webster’s definition). I leave Mr. Preston to define the word “patriot” but he has no right to say when I recite The Pledge of Allegiance it is rote nor is it rote to others. I also have personal reasons, very personal reasons, and saying “I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag” is stating your loyalty to the flag of the United States. It is said with passion and love. Men and women have died to defend the flag of this country which has given Mr. Preston the right to dissent. The American flag flies daily at my home. This flag was flown over the USS Arizona, sunk at Pearl Harbor. Over 1,100 sailors lost their lives on the USS Arizona. It is truly ironic that my father, who I never had a chance to know, had his voice muted when his destroyer was sunk by an enemy so that Mr. Preston can stand silent with arms at his side before the flag of the United States. Freedom indeed was not free. Freedom was purchased in World War II alone by the blood of more than 400,000 military men and women. I sincerely hope that all who read this letter had a wonderful Memorial Day, a day playful but thoughtful. God Bless America Sandra Coleman Ashland

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It’s critical that we find a way to continue to fund N.H. Poison Control To the editor, There is a crisis on the verge of happening in Concord and, this time, individuals do have a voice. The state’s Poison Control Center will close July 1 unless the necessary $600,000 in operating funds are found somewhere in the state budget. A recent federal ruling found that New Hampshire had been paying these bills out of the wrong fund, so there is a scramble to find another source to keep open our access to this critical service. Nationally, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poisonings come in second behind car crashes for cause of death by injury. Parents, schools, even doctors’ offices rely on the Poison Control Center for quick information on dangerous situations: 20,000 calls from N.H. each year. These calls can usually mean avoiding a trip to the

emergency room, and a $7 savings to the health care system per incident. Losing this service will ultimately cost the state vastly more than the $600,000 it needs to find to keep our participation intact. The Legislature’s Fiscal Committee is meeting on this issue. The Commissioner of the Department of Safety is scouring his budget to find the needed funds. The governor needs to hear from individuals who recognize the value of the Poison Control Center. Please call his office at 271-2121 or by e-mail through his website at www. Especially just after Mother’s Day, when virtually every mother has had a scare with a child and an unknown substance, this is a time to speak up and be heard. Kate Miller Meredith

from preceding page Independent instead of prostituting himself to the establishment and then being beholden to it. You know things need fixing. You know we need responsibility in government instead of pandering. You know that term after term after term the Democrats and Republicans make things worse (except for themselves). Why don’t you stop voting for them? Please make it a policy, until we can be proud of and confident in our great country once again, to vote for an independent who shows serious signs of recognizing that spending other people’s money (tax revenues which are essentially taken by force) on things the payers are opposed to is vile injustice. There is enormous justification for people helping other people but it

must be voluntary. It makes me sick to be forced to pay for abortions, or to send foreign aid to enemies, thieves, and despots while we endure festering ghettos in our own cities. We need greatly reduced taxes under a dramatically simplified system, and we need serious spending cuts to control our suffocating national debt. Any independent who morphs into part of the establishment while in office must not be re-elected. At this point of the necessary revolution we don’t even need strong emergence of a sensible third party. We just need to dismantle the establishment. The good part is we need no guns to achieve it. Pay attention. Everything of value (freedom) is at stake. David M. Zebuhr Gilford

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TILTON — The Laconia man who walked away from a Concord treatment program last Thursday night was arrested over the weekend by police here. Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin said yesterday that Michael Dupuis, 52, was injured while resisting arrest and was taken by ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. According Wiggin, Dupuis was “highly intoxicated” when Tilton Police went to arrest him and he hurt his eye socket during a fall after being shocked by a Taser. Tilton Police logs indicate Dupuis will face an additional charge of resisting arrest. Documents filed in the 4th N.H. Circuit Court, Laconia Division said that Dupuis had pleaded guilty to one charge of obstructing the reporting of a crime and had been sentenced to 12

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months in the county jail — all of it suspended. During the same February 27 hearing, Dupuis agreed to serve nine months of a previously imposed sentence with all but four months suspended provided he complete a residential alcohol treatment program. According to his attorney, since Dupuis has been in jail since January 29, he should have been freed on April 17 and allowed to enter into the Phoenix House on July 2 as agreed. His attorney’s motion, filed the Wednesday before he walked away from the Concord Program, argued for his immediate release claiming it wasn’t Dupuis fault there were no openings in a residential program during the four months he was incarcerated. Laconia Prosecutor James Sawyer objected to the motion. Dupuis left before a judge could rule on the motion.

Unknown driver walks away from Cat Path wreck that caused power outage GILFORD — Police said they are continuing to investigate an early Sunday morning single-car accident on Cat Path the knocked out power to local residents until about 11 a.m. Lt. James Leach said police were called to the road around 3 a.m. by Public Service of New Hampshire after one of the residents reported the power was out. He said PSNH crews found a car had struck a telephone pole, breaking the pole in half and downing the surrounding wires. Leach said it appears the crash occurred about 2 a.m. and that whoever was in the car was able to temporarily evade the police. Fire Chief Steve Carrier said his

department responded to the crash and searched the woods for people but didn’t find anyone. He said they stayed on Cat Path until the wires were no longer a danger. It was about a year ago that selectmen voted to restrict Cat Path to local traffic and reduce the legal speed limit and weight limit. People who live on the narrow, windy road have complained for years about speeding and large commercial vehicles using the former private dirt road as a shortcut between Routes 11-A and 11-B. Leach said the car had temporary plates and it appeared to have come from Route 11-B direction. — Gail Ober

GILFORD from page one after the Board of Fire Engineers told them a more comprehensive check of the existing Engine 4 revealed it needed more repairs than what fire officials initially thought in March, when a similar warrant article to bond the money originally appeared on the town warrant and was defeated.

In March, selectmen accepted the recommendation of the fire engineers and included a warrant article to raise and appropriate the money. After hearing some vocal and persuasive objections from some key members of the Budget Committee and the community, selectmen re-voted their posisee next page

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from preceding page tion and decided against recommending it’s passage. What’s new, they say, is the new information about the cost to repair the existing Engine 4, which is 25-years old. and, according to the fire engineers, could cost $90,000 to repair. The Commissioner of Safety ordered Engine 4 out of service after it failed a brake test. Last night’s Budcom vote took place after about 90 minutes of discussion that centered around whether or not the decision by the selectmen to have a special Town Meeting was legal or not. The long-running debate about the maintenance of all existing fire equipment was not again discussed. Town Administrator Scott Dunn gave the 12 members of the committee Town Attorney Walter Mitchell’s written legal opinion that as long as there is no money being spent in the current fiscal year (2012), that there is no bonding, and there is no escape clause to the closed-end lease, then the town doesn’t have to petition a judge to declare an emergency to hold a special town meeting to appropriate money. Detractors, now supported by a lawyer from the Local Government Center, say this is an attempt by the selectmen to get around the N.H. RSA 30:10

as amended in 2004 that says no money can be spent unless it is at annual town meeting or certain specific criteria are met. The amendment is often referred to as the “No means no” clause. “No means no to spending only,” said Dunn. Budget Committee David Horvath asked the Local Government Center to weigh in and its attorney, Christine Fillmore, said that if what he represented to her in his e-mail was correct, that she “was not aware of any statute that would give the towns the authority to hold a meeting without court permission (other than the regular annual meeting) to appropriate money. “ “Neither the ‘emergency borrowing’ mentioned in N.H. RSA 31:10 or ‘disaster funding’ in N.H. RSA 31:5 are appropriate,” she continued. After both legal opinions were read aloud (Hovath provided the public and the media a copy of Fillmore’s opinion) many on the board expressed some concerns, including Fred Butler and School Board Chair Kurt Webber who was sitting in for the School Board representative Rae Mello-Andrews. Ultimately both Webber (who said he thought the new information regarding the condition of the fire

truck constituted an emergency) and Butler voted for the appropriation and for the board to offer its positive recommendation. Although it didn’t come to a vote, selectmen must also decide tonight whether to keep the endorsement of the Board of Fire Engineers at the bottom of the warrant article. Although it never came to a vote, most members of the Budcom said the recommendation of the fire engineers on the ballot was unnecessary and could set a bad precedent for future elections. “I can tell you that if the town wanted five more cemeteries, you wouldn’t include the recommendation of the cemetery trustees,” said Fred Butler. Board of Fire Engineers Chair Bill Akerley said that while he couldn’t speak officially for the whole board, he didn’t think its members would object to being left off the warrant article. Voting against recommending the purchase were Horvath, Pat LaBonte, Kevin Leandro and Sue Greene. Joining with the above four and voting “no” on whether or not the Budget Committee had a official role was Richard “Rags” Grenier. Defeated in the first motion, Grenier voted to recommend the appropriation.

COUNTY from page one “There’s really not much I can say because we are in negotiations with the Retirement System,” Commission Chairman Ed Philpot said Tuesday. The talks between county and the agency center on whether, Donald Belyea, John Eagan and Brian Loanes — all retired police officers — were entitled to receive pension payments after they began working full-time for Belknap County. The state maintains that the three men must pay back $996,511 in alleged pension overpayment and missed contributions because each of them took a post-retirement job that required them to pay into the system and stop receiving pension proceeds. Philpot said the direct negotiations have been going on for “at least a year.” He declined to discuss that status of those negotiations, or where the county and Retirement System differ on the issue of the three men’s pension eligibility, saying he did not

want to jeopardize future talks. He did say, however, that the talks have so far been productive. Attorney Paul Fitzgerald is representing the county in the negotiations, Philpot said. He added that Belyea, Eagan and Loanes also have their own attorney. In addition to the money the three men are being required to repay, the Retirement System says the county must pay the required employer’s contribution to the retirement fund for the three men for the time they have worked for the county. County Convention Chairman, Rep. Alida Millham, said Tuesday she could shed little light on the matter. “I need to follow up on it this week,” she said. When asked why Millham and other members of the convention had not been apprised of the matter, Philpot replied, “The delegation is not responsible for personnel matters.” Millham (R-Gilford) did not think the commissioners necessarily had a responsibility to inform

the delegation about the negotiations with the Retirement System. But she said that she had “a vague recollection” of the commission making some oblique reference some months ago to talks with the Retirement System, but that it did not strike her as particularly significant at the time. Belyea is a retired Meredith police officer, who is the court security supervisor for Belknap County, was allegedly overpaid $479,050 between 2006 and 2010. Eagan, also a retired Meredith police officer, who works as the county’s community services coordinator, owes $284,248, the NHRS claims. The agency says Loanes, a retired Belmont police officer who is now heads the county’s Restorative Justice Program, owes $248,505. Philpot said that each of the three men is now part-time employee limited to working a maximum of 32 hours a week. see next page

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Council approves a 2nd union deal LACONIA — The City Council unanimously accepted a collective bargaining agreement negotiated with employees of the Department of Public Works represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) when it met last night. Like the contract reached with members of the State Employees Association, the agreement includes step raises for qualified employees and a two-percent cost-of-lining adjustment (COLA). In return, employees will contribute a greater share of their health insurance premiums. City Manager Scott Myers said that the contract will reduce costs by $17,895 in 2012-2013 and raise costs by $14,234 in 2013-14 for a net saving $3,661. The council has approved contracts with two of the four unions representing city employees, leaving agreements with the Laconia Patrolman Association and Laconia Professional Firefighters to be negotiated. from preceding page When Belyea was working full-time, 40-hour week, he was paid for 32 hours from county funds and eight hours from state Administrative Office of the Courts funds. “Belyea is a court security officer and some money for our state security guys comes from the state because they are helping to protect state courts,” Philpot said. The Retirement System says that NHRS retirees, typically police officers, firefighters and corrections officers, can work any number of hours for an employer — public or private — which is under a different pension plan. But if they work for a public sector agency which is tied into the NHRS pension then they either have to limit their work to parttime, or if they take on full-time work, they must stop collecting their pension, and once again begin paying into the retirement plan. Philpot said he was not surprised when the New Hampshire Sunday News broke the story about the contested pension payments. He said he had heard some days ago that the paper was asking questions about the issue. He said he did not expect the news accounts to have a negative impact on the negotiations between the county and NHRS. In addition to the three Belknap County employees the NHRS is attempting to recover $280,935 from Mark A. Pearson, a retired Salem police officer, who worked for a time as assistant town administrator in Hudson, and $78,403 from Michael Carrier, who retired from the Londonderry Fire Department and is now fire chief in Hampstead. Jim Hayes, former Gilford Fire Chief and current chief coordinator for Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid, was said to have owed NHRS $15,007 and the Manchester newspaper reported his case was closed by repayment. — Mike Mortensen

Jason Downs, Mary Blake and Casondra Plummer (right) surround mentor and Laconia Academy Director Peggy “Mother” Selig in her office. The Laconia Academy commencement is Friday June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Laconia High School. N.H. Atty. General Michael Delaney is the commencement speaker. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

DILPOMA from page one “Back in those days, pregnant girls just disappeared,” she said. She married the man (the two are still married ) and got a job. Entering the work force earnestly about 32 years ago, she worked for 29 years at Aavid Engineering, rising through the ranks to become one of the managers of the shipping department before she was laid off in 2009. It was then she learned she couldn’t even file a job application with most employers without a high school diploma or a GED. Acting on a suggestion of a woman at the Department of Employment Security and the wholehearted support of her family, Blake began earning her high school diploma from scratch at the Laconia Academy. “I had no credits at all. I never finished ninth grade,” she said. For those born before September of 1960, Laconia Academy head Peggy Selig said there is a 16 credit requirement that includes four English credits, three history credits, two science credits, three math credits and one economics credit. Blake earned her additional credits by taking additional science classed that she said she found the most interesting. Along with Blake and on the other end of the age scale is 17-year-old Plummer — a petite blond girl

who had just gotten her first job on the day of the interview for this article. Plummer said she had fallen behind in credits during her junior year and at the beginning of her senior year at Laconia High School was also taking night classed to catch up. “I guess I’m just not a morning person,” said Plummer who said she had a hard time getting up and being alert during morning classes. She said her decision to get her diploma through the adult education program was already in the works when her family moved to Belmont and she would have had to transfer to a new high school. Plummer needed five classes to earn her 20 credits and took two during the first semester and three during the most recent semester, with math being her favorite subject. “My guidance councilor initially thought it was a bad idea but now she is really proud of me,” said Plummer. Selig said that in many ways adult education is harder than going the traditional route because all of the credits earned must be academic — either math, science, history or English. Plummer also said she like night school more because she was less distracted by all the “drama” that accompanies a typical high-schooler’s day. see next page

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from preceding page “Before (at LHS) I was more interested in that than the academics,” she said. In the middle of the age group but with no less a compelling story is Downs — the 34-year-old owner of a property management company whose wife is earning her PhD as a pharmacist. “I was coded,” he said describing his years in Kearsarge Regional Schools as some of “drifting and falling behind.” Frustrated and ostracized, he left school in October of 1996. He would have graduated in the Class of 1997. “I wanted to go into the Army but they wouldn’t take me without a high school diploma,” he said. A tireless worker, he said he already had a fairly good paying job when he dropped out of school and was “fairly independent.” He said he was working and getting along just fine when he lost his car in a fire and subsequently lost his job because he had no way to get there. He joined a job skills program in Vermont and learned he had a real talent for automotive diagnostics and repair but couldn’t pass the GED test despite two separate tries. “I just can’t take tests,” he said. By 2001 he had joined Charlie Belknap’s Hollywood stunt show as a set-up man, chief mechanic and “burnout” specialist. “We traveled all over the United States and Canada performing at different events even doing

some stunts for the movie Hooters and the television commercial for BF Goodrich Tires. When the company failed, he move to Meredith. “I wanted a fresh start and I loved the area,” he said. In Meredith he met his wife who was a Romanian national. “I had to ask her to marry me three times,” he said making the trip to Romania to convince her. Returning to the United States, he got a job with Decorative Interiors and formed his own one-man company JMD Properties, Inc. for nights and weekends. He said he and his wife were struggling financially at the time because although she was a pharmacist, she hadn’t yet gotten her work papers. As things started to turn around for the couple, he said he got “jealous” when his wife returned to college to earn her PhD and he said he was determined to go back to school as well. In 2010, he took a couple of math and reading programs through the adult education program and also found out that he couldn’t get his commercial drivers license (CDL) until he had a high school diploma, which he will get Friday night. “Now I have a few more door open for me,” Downs said with a grin. “I can do anything.” The Laconia Academy Graduation is Friday, June 1 at the Laconia High School auditorium. Commencement speaker is N.H. Attorney General Michael Delaney.

STATE SCHOOL from page one erty, the committee will likely recommend that section of the bill be adopted by both chambers. The Senate amended House Bill 1205 to repeal a provision of the companion bill to the 2012-2013 state budget stipulating that the Laconia State School be offered to the city of Laconia for “not less than $10-million.” The Senate decided to change course after the state appraised the property at $2.16-million and the City Council, after receiving the state’s $10-million offer, made a counter offer to purchase the property, along with the Robbie Mills Sports Complex, for that price. The legislation prescribes that the property be sold for its “fair market value” according to the statute (RSA 4:40) governing the disposal of state-

owned real estate, which stipulates that the property must first be offered to the municipality where it is located and cannot be sold for less than its “current market value.” The sale would require the approval of the Long Range Capital Planning and Utilization Committee, composed of nine voting members, four senators, four representatives and a representative of the governor’s office. In addition, the transaction must be approved by the governor and executive council. Representatives Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), John Graham (R-Bedford), Brandon Giuda (R-Chichester) and Dale Sprague (D-Somersworth) represent the House on the committee of conference and Senators (David Boutin (R-Hooksett), Syvia Larsen (D-Concord) and James Rausch (R-Derry) the Senate.

ITALY from page 2 a 65-year-old woman who was pulled out alive by rescuers after lying for 12 hours in the rubble of her apartment’s kitchen in Cavezzo, another town hard hit by the quake. Firefighters told Sky TG24 TV that a piece of furniture, which had toppled over, saved her from being crushed by the wreckage. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. The building had been damaged in the first quake, on May 20, and had been vacant since. The woman had just gone back inside it Tuesday morning to retrieve some clothes when the latest temblor

knocked down the building, firefighters said. Factories, barns and churches fell, dealing a second blow to a region where thousands remained homeless from the May 20 temblor, much stronger in intensity, at 6.0 magnitude. The two quakes struck one of the most productive regions in Italy at a particularly crucial moment, as the country faces enormous pressure to grow its economy to stave off the continent’s debt crisis. Italy’s economic growth has been stagnant for at least a decade, and the national economy is forecast to contract by 1.2 percent this year.

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Red Sox inch over .500 with 6-3 win over Detroit

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz homered and hit two doubles, and the Boston Red Sox moved above .500 for the first time this season, tagging Justin Verlander for 10 hits in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Verlander (5-3) lost his second straight start since taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning against Pittsburgh on May 18. The reigning American League MVP and Cy Young winner allowed five runs on 10 hits, struck out seven and walked one in six innings. The Red Sox improved to 25-24, finally achieving a winning record after going 0-5 in games that could have put them above .500. Boston fans had to wait a while to enjoy the moment because of a 38-minute rain delay with one out in the bottom of the eighth. Daniel Bard (5-5) pitched 5 1-3 innings for Boston,

allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Boston used four relievers before Alfredo Aceves came in after the rain delay and finished the eighth, then held the Tigers scoreless in the ninth for his 12th save. Jhonny Peralta and Prince Fielder hit solo homers for the Tigers, who fell to 0-2 in the four-game series. Verlander hadn’t allowed 10 hits in a game since September 2010. Boston got four alone in a three-run fourth inning. Kevin Youkilis, Mike Aviles and Scott Podsednik all singled to load the bases before Daniel Nava put Boston up 4-0 with a two-out double. Verlander hit 100 MPH repeatedly in the at-bat before Nava came through with a full count, lining a shot down the left-field line.

FACEBOOK from page 2 Stanley has declined to comment. Facebook calls the lawsuits “without merit.” Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said that Facebook’s stock has been hurt by what he called “nearterm issues” that include the Nasdaq glitches, an oversupply of stock that was being offered and the allegations of selective information disclosure.

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Laconia Historical and Museum Society Presents “When Disaster Strikes: Stories of the Most Disastrous Events in Laconia’s History” Exhibit May - August In 1846, when Laconia was still known as Meredith Bridge, a fire destroyed nearly all of the buildings in town. Displaying resilience, the townspeople rebuilt. Just fourteen years later, another fire devastated the town again. This time, not only did the townspeople rebuild for the future, but also, they established a fire department to protect it. Since the mid-19th century, disaster has struck Laconia many times, often in the form of fire, sometimes with extreme weather, other times as pure happenstance. Regardless of the form of disaster, Laconia has persevered. When Disaster Strikes retells and illustrates the city’s most disastrous events to honor those who suffered through them and communicate how Laconia was shaped by them. This exhibit is presented by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society with generous support from the Laconia Public Library and a special thanks to the Lakeport Association, the Laconia Fire Department, Russ Hobby, and Bob Fortier. Exhibit on display through August.

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LACONIA — The City Council last night unanimously agreed to explore a plan to widen the roadway on Beacon Street West approaching and crossing the Main Street bridge over the Winnipesaukee River. Earlier councilors declined to invest in widening the bridge itself to accommodate two-way traffic on Beacon Street East and Beacon Street West or to ease congestion on the southbound lanes of the bridge after learning that the state would not contribute to the cost of reconstructing the bridge beyond its existing dimensions. Director of Public Works Paul Moynihan estimated the cost of extensive improvements at between $400,000 and $700,000. Moynihan told the council that DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers, prepared a plan for widening the roadway at what he called the “pinch point,” the sharp curve at the foot of Beacon Street West, where large trucks must either ride over the curb or straddle two lanes when crossing the bridge. He said that the plan could add between four and seven feet to the width of the roadway. Moynihan reported that DuBois & King estimated that the project, which would not require working in the river, could be undertaken done for around $70,000. The city has already appropriated $600,000 for its 20-percent share of the cost of reconstructing the bridge, which he suggested may prove sufficient to cover the cost of the work. With the approval of the council, Moynihan said that DuBois & King will design, engineer and estimate the project, which would be submitted to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. — Michael Kitch BETTENCOURT from page 2 the people of New Hampshire’s standards.” O’Brien said he knew nothing of the internship until he got an email from Giuda on Friday morning. Bettencourt originally said Friday he would step down at the end of the session, June 6, because he had just graduated from law school, was about to get married and start a new job. But Bettencourt’s statement angered Giuda, R-Chichester, who had met with Bettencourt and O’Brien that morning to discuss the allegations. According to Giuda and O’Brien, Bettencourt had agreed to announce that he would step down June 6 because of “personal problems,” not because of a new job. O’Brien would not say whether he would’ve done anything further had Giuda not gone public, even though Bettencourt did not stick to the agreement. “I’m not going to speculate on that because Rep. Giuda knows more about this than I do,” said O’Brien, who appointed Rep. Peter Silva, R-Nashua, to replace Bettencourt as majority leader and Rep. Stephen Stepanek, R-Amherst, as deputy majority leader. “It’s an unfortunate situation, but when families go through tragedy, they get tougher,” Silva said. “I think we’re going to stay together, and you’re going to see that we’re a together caucus. This is a great opportunity to show everybody.” Meanwhile, the nonprofit legal advocacy group where Bettencourt said he planned to work said Tuesday it has decided not to hire him. The board of directors for the New Hampshire Legal Rights Foundation said the group wasn’t concluding that Bettencourt acted wrongfully, however. Citing federal privacy laws, the law school said it could not comment on any specific student’s academic performance. A spokeswoman confirmed that Bettencourt, like other students who are close to graduating, was allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony earlier this month, but he has not completed his degree requirements.

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East Athletic Cheer gym holding open house Friday

LACONIA — East Athletic Cheer, a brand-new all star cheer gym in Laconia, will be olding an Open House on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in all star cheerleading is encouraged to attend and meet the staff, see the facility and get more information. East Athletic Cheer is a competitive cheer gym with 30+ years of staff experience. EAC offers tumbling classes and cheer teams for ages 5 and up as well as

facility rentals, choreography, power classes and more. Those interested may pre-register at the Open House or sign up on Monday, June 4 or Tuesday, June 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. East Athletic Cheer is located at 505 Province Road on Rte. 107, across the parking lot from No Limits Motorsports and Jump N Joy. Call Cassy at 527-8283 or visit for more information.

RNC co-chairman keynote speaker for GOP cruise LACONIA — The Belknap County Republican Committee has announced that Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Sharon Day will be the keynote speaker on their upcoming Lincoln Day sunset dinner cruise on the M/S Mount Washington on Friday, June 1. In addition, former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey will also be speaking during the cruise, along with NH GOP Chairman Wayne MacDonald, and both Republican Gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith. The cruise will depart from the Weirs Beach Pier

New parents’ group plans organizational meeting

GILFORD — First United Methodist Church of Laconia - Gilford is sponsoring a new program for parents designed to listen to their ideas and create new ways to bring parents together so that they may enjoy new and ongoing opportunities for support and fun. A first meeting and planning session is scheduled for Sunday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at First UMC (off Rte 11a in Gilford). Participants need not be church members. This program is open to all who are interested. Participants will share pizza and dessert for the whole family. Child care will be provided while participants have an opportunity to meet and plan with other parents. If transportation is a problem call the Church Office (524-3289). RSVP if you can so there will be enough pizza to go around.

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Melvin A. Blaisdell, 81

Melvin Austin Blaisdell passed away peacefully on April 10, 2012 at his home in Waleska, Georgia surrounded by his family and friends. Melvin was born on January 23, 1931 at the Laconia Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire. He was raised on the Blaisdell family farm on Union Road in Belmont, New Hampshire and graduated from Laconia High School in 1950. He joined the United States Army in 1954 and served in Trieste through the Korean War as well as the Vietnam War. He retired as Sergeant First Class in 1978 and was a PUFL memeber of the American Legion post #49 in Tilton New Hampshire. He also served as a lecturer of the Winnisquam Grange in Lochemere where he was a lifetime member. He was also a member of the

Friendship Grange in Northfield. Melvin was one of seven children born to the late Ellis and Eva Blaisdell of Lochmere, New Hampshire. He is survived by his brother Dr. Edwin Blaisdell of North Haverhill, Robert Blaisdell of Portsmouth, his sisters Mildred Blaisdell/Shaw of Sanbornton, Alice Blaisdell/Hurst of Tilton, his beloved daughter Emmalie Blasdell/Luikart of Waleska, Georgia, his son-in-law Michael Luikart, along with his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Melvin was preceded in death by two brothers, David Blaisdell and Roger Blaisdell. He will be honored and lovingly remembered at a family reunion on August 18th. A military service was held in Georgia, where he lived for the past 13 years.

LACONIA — A Graveside Service for Alfred J. LaChance, 82, of 175 Blueberry Lane will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the family lot in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, N.H. Mr. LaChance died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center-Genesis Center, on January 7, 2012. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Reha-

bilitation Center – Activities Fund, 175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.

LACONIA — A Service of Remembrance to celebrate the life of David L. Anthony will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Baptist Meeting House, Church Street, Center Sandwich, N.H. Burial will follow in the family plot in Rural Cemetery, Center Sandwich. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice,

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Potluck Dinner/Fundraiser hosted by the Belknap County Democrats. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church community hall, 172 Pleasant Street, Laconia. Guest speakers will be candidates for governor and State Senate. Attendees are asked to bring a dished based on their surname, as listed: A-F: a starter; G-M: a main course; N-R: a dessert; S-Z miscellaneious snacks or drinks. RSVP to Traditional Memorial Day service co-sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and by the NH State Veterans Cemetery. 11 a.m. at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Free Mom & Me movie at Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. “Up” at 11:30 a.m. Child Safety Fair focusing on how to prevent injuries and teaching children how to stay safe. 4-6 p.m. at Westside Healthcare on South Main Street in Franklin. Various local healthcare providers will be on hand to provide fun, free services and education for local families. Free lead poisoning screenings for children one to four will be offered and free pizza will be available. For more information call the LRGHHEalthcare Office of Education at 934-2060 ext. 8369. Presentation/performance of “Silver Lake Summers” by Greg Gathers and Marguertie Mathews of Pontine Theatre. 7 p.m. in the Ashland School Cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call the library at 968-7928. Story time held at the Tilton/Northfield Hall Memorial Library. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 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 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. Check out a computer expert at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Assistance with basic computer questions for library card holders. Gardening for a Healthier You at the Gilford Public Library. 3 to 4 p.m. Program featuring Rick Hocksprung on Summit Health in Belmont. ABC & ME time at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Stores, 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 — “Y”. Friends of the Meredith Public Library meeting. 3 to 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 31 Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the office of LR Luxury Real Estate located at 3 Main Street.

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Dear Annie: I’m a 58-year-old woman, and I’m concerned about my year-old granddaughter. When she was merely 4 months old, my son-in-law would toss her up in the air and then catch her. Her head was completely unsupported. When she was 5 months old and the temperature outside was in the 40s and rainy, he refused to put a coat on her. When she was 6 months old, he put her on his shoulders and bounced her around the grocery instead of securing her in the car seat. When she was 11 months old, he admitted that he had tossed her on their bed so she would “bounce.” Last Sunday, I was gently pushing her in a swing when he said, “You’re not swinging her high enough,” and proceeded to push her aggressively and to a point where I felt it was unsafe for a child her age. My daughter has told me that he does things that make her heart stop. I believe he enjoys the attention and likes to upset my daughter. I consider him to be somewhat unbalanced. Would this be considered child endangerment? I had composed a letter to her pediatrician, but friends and family urged me not to send it for fear that child protective services will be called. Yet, if I know these things and do nothing, I’m as guilty as he is. I don’t want to lose my granddaughter or my daughter. Am I overreacting? -- Concerned Grandma Dear Grandma: Your son-in-law’s behavior is questionable, but we don’t believe it’s enough to call CPS. The problem is, he doesn’t seem to understand the boundaries of acceptable risk. First talk to your daughter. She should make it clear to her husband that he must be more careful. Please tell her also to discuss this with her pediatrician, and you should not hesitate to let the doctor know about your concerns. Perhaps a professional can talk some sense into her husband before he unintentionally causes irreparable harm.

Dear Annie: My husband recently passed away. My sisters and one of my closest friends never particularly liked him, so now they are all suddenly my best friends. The biggest problem is my friend “Fran,” who thinks she knows everything about my life and won’t allow me to make any decisions of my own. Trying to assert myself around her is mentally exhausting. She wants to know about my budget, what I’m cooking for dinner, what I’m doing for the weekend. Every weekend. I was a social bug until I lost my husband. Now, not so much. I attend church, go to work and go home. I have two teenagers who miss their father terribly. I think I’m still grieving and do not want anyone’s help if it has to be so suffocating. Does that make sense at all? -- Stressing in Kansas Dear Kansas: Your response to this smothering attention is perfectly natural. You are indeed still grieving, and Fran’s oppressive concern is provoking some resentment, not least because she did not get along with your husband. Tell Fran you need her to back off for a while, and then please consider some grief counseling. Your doctor or the local hospital can refer you. Dear Annie: I am sure “D.B. M.D, Loma Linda, Calif.” meant well to inform us how to better entice our men and put out more. I work in a salon, and we talk about sex in detail. The women with loving husbands who are shown respect are happy to give their men plenty of sexual activity. The men who aren’t getting the sex life they want are probably not as kind, loving, respectful or attentive to their women. Please help men understand that women like sex to start in the kitchen or living room, an hour before it actually happens in the bedroom. And if it does, sex will be enjoyed by both partners for longer than 12 minutes. -- W.B.

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1BEDROOM apt., includes all utilities, heat/ electric/ hot water. $140/ week, references and security required. Call Carol at 581-4199.

GILFORD: Completely renovated 1-bedroom apartment, utilities & cable TV included. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit required. $850/month. 493-0069.

ALTON, 1 bedroom apt. first floor. Wood ceilings throughout $700/mo. 1 month security, includes heat and hot water. No pets, no smoking. Call 603-875-7182

GILFORD: 2BR apt. second floor, first floor 2 car garages, $800/ month plus sec. deposit. One year lease, no pets, quiet woodland setting. 3 miles beyond Gunstock Ski area, 293-8408.

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.

LACONIA: Newly remodeled, large 2BR washer/dryer, hardwood floors. $900/mo incl util. 707-7406.

LACONIA prime 1st floor Pleasant St. Apartment. Walk to town & beaches. 2 bedrooms + 3-season glassed in sun porch. Completely repainted, glowing beautiful hardwood floors, marble fireplace, custom cabinets in kitchen with appliances, tile bath & shower. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 630-4771 or 524-3892 Laconia- 1 bedroom includes heat & hot water. $150/Week. References & deposit. 528-0024 Laconia- Great, first floor one bedroom, HEAT, HOT WATER AND ELECTRIC included! Quiet Oppechee neighborhood. $775 per month. 566-6815

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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.





BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy, home raised. 253-6373.

ALL you want to know about wireless electric smart meters. Meeting/movie on 5/30 at 7pm, Moultonboro Library.

1997 Chevy Lumina- 1 owner, well maintained, very good condition. Asking $1,999/OBO. 603-253-1801

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.

1999 VW Passat 95K miles, automatic transmission, well maintained, very good condition $3900. 528-9112.

2001 Mercury Outboard 25HP Motor. Electric start, all cables, gear shift and owner s manual. Perfect for kids under 16; no license required. Call Don 293-0276

ENGLISH Mastiff puppy's available June 1st. 2 male 2 female all are fawn w/strong black masks. $500 w/health certificate call Amy 630-5388

FERRETLOST on Baldwin Street in Laconia. $50 Reward If Returned. Call 455-1832 Ask for Lynn.

I need a good home - my mommie has to go into a nursing home. I am a short haired half Siamese and half Calico. I am 5 years old and very beautiful. No other animals please. 267-1935

LABRADOR RETRIEVERS AKC incredibly gorgeous pups. Great looks and temperaments. First vaccinations and health certificates. Raised in our home. (603)664-2828.

WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEBIBRALLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.

Autos 1987 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible- Turbo, leather, all original, 80K, new tires/sticker, nice! $2,000/Best offer 603-520-5352 1996 Jeep Grand CherokeeRuns well, needs brake work. $875. 603-455-4135 2000 Volvo XC- Safe, dependable. $1,850. 998-1742 or 528-2442

KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS Monday, June 4 @ 6pm • Preview at 4pm Log on to: ID#5134, for 275 photos USS Constellation museum artifact, WWI soldier archive, cobalt decorated whiskey Jug, WWII Admiral Halsey autograph,dated 1861 sword bayonet w/scabbard,7 war bond posters,1950 L&M cig poster,Laconia Car Co. birds-eye view,1950 GE 60 piece pop-out circus [mint],1863-$500 Confederate States bond,100 California postcards & many others,many foreign & US coins, Art Studios & other playing cards, 2 Currier & Ives “Darktown” series prints, old NH documents, Our Gang paper dolls - others, 24 Elvis half dollars,6 old scrapbooks, glass,china, loads of old magazines, artwork, prints, vintage calendars & newspapers, early maps, tools,2 Peter Max posters, comics, country primitives, NH grain measures, 40 Charles Lindbergh books and much more!!

Auction Held At 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. (1 mile off I-93N) 603-286-2028 •

2001 Mustang GT, A/T, leather, 6-CD changer, 70K miles, pewter gray, stored winters, with cover. $8,500 or BRO 520-4699 2003 Kia Sorento EX V6- 4x4, Automatic, 1 owner, excellent condition. $5,495. OBO. Jim 707-7046 2003 Subaru Forester- 2.5 5-speed, 170K, new brakes, new mud/snow tires. Very dependable. $3,000. 528-2806

2002 Bayliner 215 Bowrider, 5.0 Mercruiser engine, 600 hours, trailer incl. $12,000. 707-0213 2004 Pontoon boat, 14ft, comes with trailer, Mercury 25hp motor, Tahoe Sport model, seats 7-8 people. Needs nothing, ready to use. $6400 (603)986-3352. 29FT- X 10ft-6” Boatslip at Meredith Yacht Club. $2,500 for season includes Club amenities, easy walk to town. Call 455-5810. BOATSLIPS for rent- Paugus Bay up to 22 ft. 401-284-2215.

2008 XLT Ranger Super Cab 4X4- Silver, 4.0L V-6, 35K miles. Line-X bed liner, “ARE” tonneau cover, hitch. $16,900. 253-3120

PRIVATE Boat Dock on Lake Winnisquam: Up to 22 ft. with parking, $1,200/season. 978-697-6008.

BOXTRUCK 2006 Ford LCF boxtruck, 16 foot box and aluminum walkramp, 155,000 mi. $15,000. 707-0213

PRIVATE Boathouse slip w/ attached lounge/ storage room at Riveredge Marina on Squam Lake. $2,500 for season includes Boat Club Amenities. Call 455-5810

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 possible. 603-231-2859. MERCURY Villager Sport minivan 2000 Runs great, sunroof, new tires. $2,000 obo. 867-0334 TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3 s Towing. 630-3606

BOATS 12 FT. SEACRUISER Grant Sport aluminum row boat. Good condition. $250. 279-4993 21 2001 SEA Ray Sundeck, excellent cond., marina maintained. V8 Mercury Cruiser FW use only.

PRIVATE Dock Space/boat slip for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, 603-661-2883.

Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190 HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601

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

GILFORD At Glendale Docks: Year-round 3-Bedroom, 2 story, porch, appliances, wood floors. oil heat, Gilford schools,. $1,000/Month. 401-741-4837.

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Two 1-bedroom units on quiet dead-end street. $675 & $750/Month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets.

GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $850/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662

LACONIA: Nice & quiet 1BR, 2nd floor, good neighborhood, 3- season porch, parking, $775/month, includes heat. 455-8789.

Gilford-Spacious 1 bedroom 2nd floor. Convenient country setting. No smoking/No pets. $700/Month, includes heat & electric. 293-4081

LACONIA 4-bedroom, 3-bath home. Golf cart community, 2-beaches, pool, boat moorings. Private lot. $1,975/mo. 366-4655.

New Franklin Apartments, LLC Elderly and Disabled Housing Now Accepting Applications for Project-Based Section 8 Subsidized Apartments HUD Income Limits Apply One & Two Bedroom Units Available Located in Tilton, Franklin & West Franklin

Apartments Available Now For more information, please contact 603-286-4111 Or TTY 1-800-735-2964

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

Call today to see if you qualify. 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or Download an application at 40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income.

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1-BEDROOM $125-$175/ week. 2-bedroom $140-$185/ week.

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LACONIA: Small 2-bedroom house near LRGH. Heat, hot water, washer & dryer, and private parking included. No pets. No smoking. $1,050/month. 524-5455.

Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park

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

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

72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. Warehouse / Manufacturing. $5,800

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

LAKEPORT- One bedroom, one person apartment with one off-street parking space. Heat/hot water included, no pets/no smoking. 1st/last month + security. $600/Month + electric. 630-4539 Meredith- Nice, open concept w/cathedral ceilings. 1-bedroom apartment in quiet area, walking distance to town & park. Parking, plowing, dumpster, 16X22 ft. deck, utilities, included. $850/Month. Cats? 455-5660 MEREDITH- Responsible roommate wanted to share 2 bedroom 2 bath mobile home on own land. $500/Month includes utilities. 279-7871



Generator & Motorcycle Lift 6200 watt Generac portable $450. H-D Lift for all motorcycles. $150 (MSRP $379.95) 603-520-6950





MOHOGANY Governor Winthrop Desk: Vintage, secret drawers, 3-shelf glass top, 3-drawer bottom, $350. 524-0121.

FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

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. FURNITURE- Clayton Marcus sofa, loveseat & ottoman. Very sound structurally but with some fabric wear. Asking $100. 8X10 area rug, $25. 524-9118

For Sale 12 X30 (or 36 ) Dock Canopy Frame and Canopy: $1,000/best offer. 293-7303.

AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

FIREARMS 30-06 s, 12 gauge, revolver, 20 gauge. All in excellent shape, must see. Call 603-714-5995 FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green cut, split, and delivered, $190/cord.. Call 286-4946

ELM STREET SCHOOL 3rd Grade Teacher Contact: Eric Johnson, Principal Elm Street School 478 Elm Street Laconia, NH 03246

Quality Insulation of Meredith NH a Division of Macso Corp. is looking to hire employees for the Building Industry Construction background helpful, but willing to train the right people. Benefits include Paid Holidays, Paid Vacations & Health Insurance.

TILTON - 2 bedroom, all utilities included. $750/Month or $187.50/Week. We accept section 8. 617-501-9611 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 916-214-7733.

For Rent-Vacation 3 BR House on Lake Winnisquam, sleeps 7, fully equipped, internet, dock and beach. Available weeks in June, July and September. Call 524-0687. 2 BR cottage, sleeps 4, same amenities. 524-0687. Hampton Beach CondoOcean-Beachfront. 2 bedrooms. Weeks in June-July available, $1,600/Week. No pets. 978-204-4912

FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419 GE Electric Range, biscuit color, Self Cleaning Oven, Like new. $150 556-4832 HOT Tub- 2012 model 6 person 40 jets, waterfall. Full warranty & cover. Cost $8,000 sell $3,800. Can deliver 235-5218 JAZZY Power Chair: Like new, hardly used. Over $5,000 new, will sell for $2,000/b.o. 527-8121 or 603-630-9715. KITCHEN Cabinets- brand new, maple, cherrywood, shaker & antique white. Solid wood, never installed, cost $6,500 sell $1,650. 603-833-8278 Model Boats For Sale. 1/8 inch scale, not motorized. Chris-Craft and other types. 286-7489 SET of tires, 90% tread, like new. 215/45 R17 $115/ea. 455-6690

For any of the above openings, please send Letter of Intent, Resume, Transcripts, Certification, and three Letters of Reference to the respective contact person for each school. Visit our website for information about the Laconia Schools at: E.O.E.

Apply in person at 1 Pease Road Meredith, NH. Must have a valid Drivers License and be able to pass a Drug Test + Background Check.

FIREWOOD for sale, cut. split, and delivered. 455-0250 Firewood- Green $185/cord, Cut/split and delivered locally. 286-4121.

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 2012-2013 PROFESSIONAL OPENINGS Kindergarten Teacher 2nd Grade Teacher 3rd Grade Teacher Contact: Dennis Dobe, Principal Woodland Heights School 225 Winter Street Extension Laconia, NH 03246

2008 Camper Lite- Weight. Sleeps 3, many extras. $9500 or BO. Call 267-6668.

Electric Chair Lift- 1 story, new condition. $2,500. 528-2806

Help Wanted DRIVER WITH CDLA Part time to start. Previous live floor experience helpful. 603-455-5476


1995 Komatsu PC50 Excavator, 6 ton, 12,000 lbs. 2 ft bucket, stumper attachment, push blade, 7,800 hours, runs good, needs one track and water pump. $12,500. 536-2779

CONNOLLY HP Slalom waterski. 70” . O Brien Seige Slalom Waterski 66”. Both used 5 times & include ski bag, $100/each. EP ST 360 Trick waterskis $30/pair. Connolly Laser Combo waterskis. Great condition, $30/pair. Single Ski Tube from Overton s with line. Good condition, $30. 603-455-9350

NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

ALTON CENTRAL SCHOOL ALTON, NH is a Pre-K–8 School, seeking applicants for the following positions:

Anticipated Technology Assistant Provide technical support for PowerSchool, student data, website, Performance Pathways, Edline, etc. Assist with monthly server maintenance and basic server tasks. Maintain printers, and order technology supplies. Candidate should be outgoing and have good organizational and data skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, required. PowerSchool and NWEA experience a plus. Pamela McLeod, Technology Director Alton School District – SAU #72 252 Suncook Valley Road Alton, NH 03809 Application deadline 6/15/12

Alton School District – SAU #72 School Board Secretary The Alton School Board has an opening for a School Board Secretary beginning June 23, 2012. Selected candidate will attend, record and transcribe the official minutes of the Board’s regularly scheduled bi-monthly and periodic subcommittee meetings. Please forward a letter of interest, application, resume, copies of transcripts if applicable to: Deborah Brown, Executive Assistant Alton School District – SAU #72 252 Suncook Valley Road Alton, NH 03809 Application deadline 6/15/12 EOE

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package! Please check our website for specific details on each position Echocardiographer - Part Time Sleep Technician - Per Diem Registered Polysomnographic Tech - Full Time CST/Aide- OR & Surgical Services- Per Diem Lab Aide - Per Diem Med Tech - Per Diem RN - Med/Surg - Per Diem LNA/Nights - Merriman House - Part Time RN - OB - Per Diem RN - Oncology and Infusion - Part Time RN - OR and Surgical Services - Per Diem Practice Manager - Primary Care - Full Time Registration Clerk - Per Diem RN - Wound Care Center - Per Diem LNA - Merriman House - Per Diem A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ADMINISTRATOR The Project EXTRA! Director for our 21st Century Grant serves as the educational leader responsible for administering the Laconia School District’s year round, extended school day learning program for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. School Administrator or Teacher Leader experience preferred. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume, 3 reference letters, college transcripts and district application to: Terri Forsten, Assistant Superintendent Laconia School District 39 Harvard Street Laconia, NH 03246 E.O.E.

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CARABEAN Coffee is seeking a flexible, energetic, & motivated individual. Experience a plus and Sundays a must! Apply personally at 949 Laconia Road, Tilton NH 03276. Dependable Male or Female LNA in private home. Some nights & weekends. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX L 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246

FOOD SERVICE Seasonal help in our food, liquor and banquet service for golfing events. Help maintain a clean kitchen and lounge environment. Friendly customer service is required. Must be at least 18 years old. Center Harbor, NH Call 603-279-6661. SWISSET TOOL COMPANY, INC. Full Time 1st Shift Cutting Tool Maker Knowledge of machining concepts Must be self motivated we are willing to train the right individual. 603-524-0082

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Must have own tools, NH State Inspection License. AS certification is preferred. Apply in person at Union Av. Auto 415 Union Ave. Laconia FULL-TIME Waitress in a fast paced environment. Experience preferred. Call Roger at 279-5712.

603-581-2450 EOE STITCHER- Experienced only with cushion & repair work. Flexible hours. Gilford 293-8151

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT July 1 2012 opening for Principal Elm Street School Laconia School District seeks a dedicated administrator who possesses a sound understanding of effective strategies in school management and supervision, strategies for effective teaching and learning, strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents. Elm Street School is located in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. This K-5, 300 student elementary school is one of three elementary schools in Laconia School District. at:

Recreation Vehicles 1998 Springdale 5th Wheel 25-ft.: Sleeps 6, good condition, located in park in Alton. $3,800. 860-655-5428.

The Arches Assisted Living Northfield NH has the following positions open: 2nd & 3rd Shift LNA/Caregivers, LPN/RN Part time. Experience with memory loss helpful. Please apply inperson. 9 Summer St. Northfield. 286-4077 EOE

JCS is expanding for the 3rd time now calling on behalf of the leading resorts on the West Coast! We are now seeking motivated, positive, dependable appointment setters. Must be driven and motivated to make money and be able to work in a team environment! Good communication skills a must, no experience required. 2nd shift Sun.-Fri. 4:15pm10pm. Average wage $19+ an hour call:

Help Wanted TECHNICIAN, outdoor power equipment. Stihl and Husqvarna experience REQUIRED. OPE certified or Briggs MST preferred. 16 hours per week, January 1 March 31, 32 hours per week, Tues - Sat., rest of year. $11 - $16 per hour, depending on performance. References required. Email r e s u m e t o

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Belknap Landscape Company is looking for experienced individuals to fill the following positions: Experienced Irrigation Tech/ Installer – Ability to service accounts including start-ups, winterizations, repairs & troubleshooting. Knowledge of jet pumps a plus Commercial Lawn Mowers with 2+ years! experience using walk behinds, zero turns, string trimmers & back pack blowers. Experience with Walker brand mowers a plus Landscape Laborer with verifiable Hardscape Experience – Ability to install brick & concrete pavers, natural stone walls, bluestone patios & walkways.

• Salary: Low 80’s • Excellent Benefit Package Interviews Ongoing Please send Letter of Intent, Resume & three Letters of Reference to: Robert Champlin, Superintendent of Schools School Administrative Unit #30 PO Box 309, Laconia, NH 03247 Please visit our web site for information about the Laconia Schools and future openings at: E.O.E

Part-time Housekeeper Positions Belknap County, Laconia, N.H. Part time Housekeeper positions, Belknap County, Laconia, N.H. The Belknap County Nursing Home is seeking to fill the following Housekeeper positions: (1) Part time 24 hour and (1) Part time 16 hour on our day shift.

Come and be a part of our team where our mission is: “To care for our residents, as ourselves, with compassion, dignity and respect.” Housekeeper’s, under the general supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor, perform cleaning procedures in accordance with facility policy. For further information and to view a full job description, visit Current Job Openings under the Departments/HumanResources tab at Minimum Qualifications: Duties do not require any formal education. General knowledge of cleaning materials and safe working habits preferred. Application: An application is required and may be picked up during normal business hours or one may be downloaded from our website. Resumes are encouraged, but will not serve as a replacement for the required application. You can fill out the on-line application and save it to your hard drive. You must print it out, sign it and submit the application to: Deb Laflamme, Human Resources, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246; Phone 603-729-1245. Positions will remain open until the close of business on June 6, 2012 with initial interviews scheduled shortly after that time. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V.

TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE- Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235


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

Land 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 $69,000 call 603-630-4573


2006 28ft Jayco Travel Trailer. New Condition, fully equipped. Slide out & awning. 279-4602

Real Estate FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom 1.25 bath New England style House. Vinyl siding & windows, asphalt shingles, oil heat, stainless steel chimney lining. Across from playground. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.

Clearview Builders & Landscaping Property Maintenance Home Repair, Painting, Finish Work, Decks, Dock Work, Lawn Mowing, Pruning, Mulching & Tree Trimming.

Call 387-9789

Real Estate, Commercial FOR Sale or Lease 1000 Plus Square Feet 23 West Street, Unit #1 Ashland N.H. Call For Details 443-7215.

Roommate Wanted MEREDITH Area: Room for rent, $125/week, includes everything. Dish Network & new carpeting. (603)937-0478.

Services AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE We make a living not a killing! We want your business. 832-4250

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

HARDWOOD Flooring- Dust Free Sanding. 25 years experience. Excellent references. Weiler Building Services 986-4045 Email:

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. Price Reduced. Call 393-6370 or 528-6950.

Motorcycles 1982 Honda Goldwing, 1100GL, 30,000 miles, very nice condition, no rust, travel bags, black & gold, ready to ride, $2400. 536-2779

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

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528-3531 2004 Harley Sportster-XL 883 Custom. 9,000 miles. Many Screaming Eagle parts, new tires, $4,200/BRO. 524-9265 2009 Heritage Softtail Harley: Only 2,500 miles. $15,000 or best offer. Call Tom 387-5934.

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Services Seminar for Small Business Owners “Simple Steps to Protect Your Assets” June 5, 2012, 10-11:30am at Dana S. Beane & Company, 376 Court St., Laconia. Cost $20 pp. Register by June 1st. (603) 524-0507. Limited Seating.

SPRING/FALL CLEAN-UPS, lawn mowing, odd jobs, free estimates. 603-294-4057

STEVE’S LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARDWORK For all your yard needs. 524-4389 or 630-3511. TREE STUMP REMOVAL: Jack s Stump Grinding. Licensed, insured, free estimates, senior discounts. 603-318-8885.

Storage Space GARAGE in Gilford for rent. Large new building 10x40. Perfect storage for large boat or 2 cars 508-596-2600

Wanted To Buy USED Washing Machine, preferably tan. (603)520-3059.

Yard Sale BELMONT NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE Saturday, June 2nd, 7am-2pm. Main St. Belmont. Lots of stuff for everyone, tool box, new & used tools, baby items, toys. MOULTONBOROUGH MOVING SALE June 1st-2nd. 9am-3pm. Everything must go! Too much to list! 125 Hanson Dr. Off Rte. 25, follow signs.


Got Lunch! driver Ernest Thompson to introduce songs training session Friday sung by Ray Porcell this Saturday LACONIA — Got Lunch! Laconia is looking delivery volunteers and will be hosting a training session this Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m. in the basement of the Congregational Church. A Laconia Police Department officer will be on hand to assist with training. The church located in downtown Laconia, across from the train station. Volunteers interested in participating in this program by delivering lunches on Monday mornings this summer are being asked to attend this training. Got Lunch! Laconia is in it’s second year, and delivers a week’s worth of healthy lunch fixings to any Laconia school children who request it through their individual Laconia schools. The program operates for the entire summer, when the schools are not in session, and seeks to provide the nutrition that children receive during the school year through the free or reduced price lunch program. For more information, visit www.gotlunchlaconia. com, or contact Rev. Paula Gile at 524-0668.

Youth soccer registration nights on June 5 and 7

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the two registration nights for the Fall Youth Soccer program on Tuesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 7 from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Gilford Parks and Recreation Office in the Town Hall. The youth soccer program is open to all Gilford students entering grades K-5 this fall. The early registration fee is only $25/participant or $35/family. After August 12, the fee increases to $35/participant or $45/family and registrations will be accepted on an availability basis only. Registration for the summer sports camps sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department will also be available on these evenings. For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722. CALENDAR from page 15

THURSDAY, MAY 31 Blood donations hosted by the American Red Cross. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Police and Fire Department. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free Whopper Small Value Meal or Garden Fresh Salad from Burger King. For more information call 1-800-RED CROSS (1 -800-733-2767). Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. 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. ABC & ME time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stores, 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 — “Y”. Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels. Brown Bag Book Group meeting at the Meredith Public Library. Noon to 1 p.m. “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Bring your lunch and dessert and beverages will be provided. Class of Digital Photo Basics & Sharing at the Meredith Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. Including demonstration of how to use Flicker, Picasa and Facebook and share with friends and family. Toddler Time 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. Tales for Tails time at the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Stop by and share a story with one of the library’s four-legged reading buddies.

BRISTOL — Academy Award-winning writer of “On Golden Pond” Ernest Thompson will introduce 17 new songs in the intimate Back Room at The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Composed and performed by his close friend Ray Porcell, a local legend in his own right, the songs will be introduced by Thompson, who will talk about their genesis and about the same creative process that has recently resulted in two Whitebridge Farm Productions films Thompson has shot in the Lakes Region, “Time and Charges” and “Heavenly Angle.” The first features the haunting “Wishes,” one of the new songs Thompson and Porcell have written Ray Porcell and Ernest Thompson. (Courtesy photo) and that Porcell will perform at The Back Room. world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacThompson is internationally herMaster and singer Emily alded for his plays and films, but Flack. his song-writing career is more of a For the film “Heavenly Angle,” secret passion. A prolific lyricist, he Thompson has written new matehas worked with more than twenty rial with Deleault, including “The composers in three countries, created Little Town Tango,” also with Macend-credit songs for movies, a musiMaster, and “Look Around,” soon to cal version of “On Golden Pond” called be recorded by Grammy winner Joan “Another Summer,” and scores of Osborne. songs, including, most famously, “The Thompson’s newest plays, collecFather Daughter Dance.” tively titled “Political Suicide,” a WhiteComposed by his longtime collabobridge Farm Productions presentation rator Joe Deleault and the incomparalast winter at Pitman’s Freight Room, ble Carly Simon, whose heartbreaking also showcase songs by Thompson and recording Thompson uses in the Deleault, “This Isn’t Your Party” and Whitebridge Farm Productions pre“Someone To Care,” sung respectively sentation of “On Golden Pond” (the by up-and-coming recording artist only production of this American clasSamantha Farrell and resident singer sic play ever directed by Thompson), with the Saturday Night Live Band “The Father Daughter Dance” will Christine Ohlman. “Political Suicide” be heard again this summer July 3 will open in New York in the fall. August 12 at Pitman’s Freight Room For tickets to Words and Music call in Laconia, along with the timeless (603) 744-0405 or go to www.themisong “On Golden Pond,” which brought and click on The Thompson and Deleault together with Back Room.

Boutwell & Lovett headlining Burlesque Night Live on Wednesday LACONIA — On Wednesday, May 30, Burlesque Night Live (BNL) returns at Pitman’s Freight Room with special guests Ursula Boutwell and Lisa Lovett. Both accomplished musical theatre actors, Boutwell and Lovett will perform several hilarious songs from their comedic repertoire. Burlesque Night Live is a series of musical variety shows, featuring accomplished singers, hilarious comedy sketches and classic musical theatre numbers. Written and directed by Rick Morten and produced by Peter Brunette for Pointless Forest Productions of Lakeport, and hosted by comic and writer Zach Foote, BNL showcases the talents of local actors and singers in a bawdy genre familiar to dance hall era, with a taste of TV musical variety shows

of the 1960s and 70s, like the Dean Martin and Carol Burnette Shows and Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. Burlesque Night Live runs through June 13, with a different show and featured performer every week. Doors open at 7 p.m. show time is 7:30; admission is $12 (BYOB), and light refreshments will be available. Pitman’s Freight Room, a former warehouse lovingly refurbished as a function room and performance space, is located at 94 New Salem Street in Downtown Laconia. To make reservations or for information call 603556-9695. Further information about Pitman’s Freight Room and Pointless Forest Productions may be found on their Facebook pages.

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