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LACONIA — Introducing “Pay As You Throw” would reduce the cost of collecting transporting and disposing of trash and garbage by at least $1.3-million, according to the projections of a consultant working with the Department of Public Works.

Liz Bedard will make a presentation explaining the operation of the program and the savings it would achieve to the City Council when it meets Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. The city generates approximately 14,000 tons of solid waste a year — 5,200 tons by residents and 8,800 tons by businesses.

Each ton of residential trash costs $64.46 to collect at the curb, $15.80 to transport to Penacook and $66.80 to incinerate, or $147.06. Each ton of solid waste removed from the waste stream by recycling represents an “avoided cost” of $147.24 per ton. On the other hand, the cost of collecting recyclable materials at the curb is fixed at $10,000 a month regardless of the tonnage. Therefore, the more solid waste that see Pay tO tHrOW page 12

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SANBORNTON — From possible layoffs at the town dump to hours of operation at the Town Clerk/ Tax Collectors Office, the candidates on Tuesday’s election ballot fielded some tough questions last night at a traditional candidate’s night forum. There are two open slots on the three-member Board of Selectmen and incumbent Andrew Livernois and Karen Ober are the candidates for the one-year seat left vacant when Ober’s husband Steve resigned for job-related reasons. The other contested Selectmen position is for a regular three-year term and incumbent Guy Giunta and Budget Committee member Tim Lang are squared off in that race. Resident Don Bormes, who sits on the Planning Board went straight to the issue when he asked challengers Ober and Lang see duMP page 12

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cheap, small-scale attacks — perhaps by individuals or small extremist groups inspired to take revenge for the killing. “USA, you will pay!” chanted more than 100 participants in a pro-bin Laden protest outside the U.S. Embassy in London on Friday. A Western intelligence official said no concrete threat has emerged so far that authorities considered credible. “There have been mentions of shootings, bombings and random violence, though it is not surprising,

given bin Laden’s death,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Authorities in the U.S. and Europe chose not to elevate threat levels. Interpol has asked law enforcement agencies in 188 countries to be on alert for retaliatory attacks. Communities have been warned to report anything suspicious. Embassies and some American businesses have added new security measures. Despite the Internet chatter, reaction in see AL-QAIDA page 4

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama on Friday met and honored the U.S. commandos he sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, saluting them on behalf of America and the world and capping an extraordinary week for the country. “Job well done,” the president declared. Obama addressed roughly 2,000 troops after meeting privately with the full assault team — Army helicopter pilots and Navy SEAL commandos — who executed the dangerous raid on bin Laden’s com-

pound and killed the al-Qaida leader in Pakistan early Monday. Their identities are kept secret. Speaking to a sweltering hangar full of cheering soldiers, Obama said: “The terrorist leader that struck our nation on 9/11 will never threaten America again.” Al-Qaida will be defeated, he promised from this Army post, whose troops have sustained heavy losses in an Afghanistan war that has grown on his watch. Fresh warnings emerged, though, underscoring Obama’s caution that the fight

against terrorists still rages. The Afghan Taliban said the death of bin Laden would only boost morale of insurgents battling the U.S. and its NATO allies. Al-Qaida itself vowed revenge, confirming bin Laden’s death for the first time but saying that Americans’ “happiness will turn to sadness.” Soldiers at Fort Campbell were careful not to celebrate bin Laden’s death, voicing instead a sense of professional pride for the work of the commandos. see OBAMA page 13

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military paints a different picture than the United States of Osama bin Laden’s final days: far from the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, he’s seen as an aging terrorist hiding in barren rooms, short of money and struggling to maintain his grip on al-Qaida. But the CIA is saying he was in touch with key members of al-Qaida, play-

ing a strong role in planning and directing attacks by al-Qaida and its affiliates in Yemen and Somalia, senior U.S. officials said Friday, citing documents found during the Monday morning raid in which bin Laden was killed. Three of bin Laden’s wives were living with him in the compound and are being interrogated by Pakistani authorities, who took them into custody after Monday’s

raid, along with 13 children, eight of them bin Laden’s. Their accounts could help shed light on the U.S. military operation that killed the al-Qaida leader and reveal how he was able to avoid capture for nearly 10 years. One of the wives, identified as Yemeniborn Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah, told interrogators she had been staying in bin see PAKISTAN page 5

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Lynch orders review of state psychiatric hospital policies CONCORD (AP) — Gov. John Lynch has ordered a review of the New Hampshire psychiatric hospital’s policies after a patient walked away for a third time in less than a year. Forty-eight-year-old Lawrence Eldridge was involuntarily committed to the hospital last year after he was deemed incompetent to stand trial on charges he held his ex-wife and children hostage. He hasn’t

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AL-QAIDA from page 2 the Islamic world to bin Laden’s death has been relatively muted compared with the rage that he long inspired, raising questions about his relevance in the Middle East — a region that has been changed by a wave of pro-democracy uprisings. The al-Qaida statement, entitled “You lived as a good man, you died as a martyr,” did not name a successor to bin Laden. His deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, is now the most prominent figure in the group and a likely contender to take his place. “The blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is too precious to us and to all Muslims to go in vain,” the statement said. “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.” “Soon, God willing, their happiness will turn to sadness,” it said, “their blood will be mingled with their tears.” Although the statement’s authenticity could not be independently confirmed, it was considered to be authentic. It was posted on militant websites Friday by the al-Fajr Center, al-Qaida’s online media distribution network, and the writing style was typical for al-Qaida. The statement was issued in the name of the organization’s General Command and dated Tuesday, the day after bin Laden’s death.

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Youth Assistance Program appropriation will again come before Sanbornton voters on Wednesday night SANBORNTON — Voters will get a new chance to spend $42,848 on the Youth Assistance Program after 25 voters successfully petitioned to placed an appropriation on this year’s Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will be held Wednesday night at the elementary school. Last year, a similar appropriation failed by 10 votes after some heated discussion lead by a resident who identified herself as Ann Sherry, who said Sanbornton youths are already adequately served by the school district’s guidance team, the school resource officer and what was then known as the Belknap County Restorative Justice Program. Supporters, including Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier and Merrimack County Sheriff and former Northfield Police Chief Scott Hilliard support the program because it centers on Winnisquam youth and its staff is accessible and within walking distance of the Winnisquam Regional High and Middle Schools. As of last year, Sanbornton had nearly 50 youths

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A volcano of lies Barack Obama, who pledged to restore ethical honor to the White House after the Bush years, is now burying himself under an active volcano of lies, mostly but not exclusively concerning the assassination of Osama bin Laden. There was scarcely a sentence in the president’s Sunday night address or in the subsequent briefing by John Brennan, his chief counterterrorism coordinator, that has not been subsequently retracted by CIA director Leon Panetta, White House press spokesman Jay Carney or by various documentary records. The White House photograph of Obama, Clinton and top security advisers supposedly watching realtime footage of the Navy SEALs’ onslaught on the Abbottabad compound, their killing of two additional men and a woman (excuse for the latter killing: the standard “caught in crossfire”) and liquidation of OBL himself turns out to have been a phony. OB and friends could have been watching basketball replays. Panetta has admitted the real-time video link stopped working before the SEALs got into the compound. Panetta also admits bin Laden was not armed, and that he did not hide behind his young wife’s skirt. He conceded that under military rules of engagement, bin Laden should have been taken prisoner, but then added vaguely that he showed some unspecified form of resistance. He probably reached for his walking stick, since he has been ailing from kidney and liver problems. As any black or brown resident in, say, the purview of the Ramparts Division of the LAPD knows full well, reaching for a walking stick or even holding a cellphone can be a death warrant, particularly in front of a score of heavily armed and homicidal SEALs, no doubt amped up on amphetamine. The White House claims that issues of delicacy prohibit the release of photographs of Obama’s bullet-riddled face and required that after an alleged match with a relative’s DNA, he be given a swift but formal sea burial in a weighted body bag dropped from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson into the north Arabian Sea, presumably awaiting retrieval by salvagers with a fix on the Vinson’s position at the time of burial. Maybe the Navy SEAL photographer forgot to take his lens cap off. Obama’s claims of ethical sensitivity certainly ring hollow. He’s battling the wimp factor, and “Lo! The head of Osama” would be a nifty prop. There was lengthy display back in Bush time of the mutilated bodies of Saddam’s sons Uday and Qusay, killed by U.S. special forces in 2003, plus filming of Saddam’s own execution by hanging.

Further back, when DNA matches were unknown, U.S. special forces verified Che Guevara’s execution by permitting many photographs immediately post-mortem. They also cut off Guevara’s hands, for subsequent verification by the CIA. We’re not talking Miss Manners here. The official “backstory” released Sunday night by Obama is that U.S. intelligence learned of the Abbottabad compound only last August and spent the following months watching the place, following Osama’s trusted couriers and concluding that it was highly likely, though not certain, that Osama was there. This is bunk. The three-story house has been a well-known feature of Abbottabad. Shaukat Qadir, a well-connected Pakistan army officer, reports to CounterPunch from Pakistan: “For the record, this house has been under ISI surveillance while it was under construction. It was first raided in 2003, and the ISI just missed capturing alLibi (he was later captured by the ISI close to Mardan in K-P Province). It has been raided on numerous occasions since.” In fact, specific knowledge by U.S. intelligence of the compound and its likely possible prime denizen goes back to 2005. This has been established by Israel Shamir, also writing for CounterPunch. Shamir compares certain passages in the WikiLeaks documents on Guantanamo against those recently published by The New York Times and the Guardian. He reports these newspapers were working from the WikiLeaks files supplied to them (price unknown) by WikiLeaks’ former German employee, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, “who went AWOL after this appropriation.” Shamir says Domscheit-Berg made a deal with the Guardian, which subsequently made a co-publication arrangement with The New York Times. “Both papers published the cables after redacting them, or should we say ‘censoring’ — removing everything the secret services demanded (they) remove.” When Julian Assange learned that the Guardian and The New York Times planned to publish the Guantanamo files, his WikiLeaks team also prepared the files and began to upload. So did the competitors, possessing the DomscheitBerg appropriated copy. The most important redactions by the Guardian and The New York Times, Shamir writes, “were directly dictated by the US intelligence services. The name of Nashwan Abd Al Razzaq Abd Al Baqi, or by another name, Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi or by his number IZ-10026 was edited away from the file of Abu al-Libi (US9LY010017DP) and elsewhere.” This is significant because alIraqi was in close contact with alLibi, who had been designated by see next page

LETTERS Will you feel a little bad when you see my property eroding?  To the editor, My faith in fairness and justice is gone. I read the DES findings on the water levels for Lakes Waukewan and Winona, as published a few days ago in your paper. How sad that the interim water level set last year by the DES is not going to be maintained. There was a reason they set it there and that reason still exists. It was the right thing to do for the lakes and creatures that live within them. This, obviously, is a political decision since all of the DES research and data as interpreted by Mr. Doyon and Mr. Weber (both of the DES) supported the lower water level. The decision made it clear that NHDES really doesn’t care at all about the health of these lakes and only cares about the false and exaggerated claims of a few that the 539.5 level impacted their recreation. Tom Burack, the DES commission signed off on this decision. Jim Gallegher, supervisor of the Dam Bureau made the call on the water level. We must ask if this man is competent? He did not compromise, he went with the high water level. We must ask if this commission truly has the best interest of our environment at heart? Burack is “upset” about water quality programs being cut, but this decision makes it quite obvious that he doesn’t care one bit about water quality. This is not, as one party in your article said, “something we can all live with” and this is most certainly not “fair and just” as another said. It was a despicable sham that we all went through and those with the connections won. Sad indeed, for the lakes and surrounding wetlands, as they lose the most. One day, when we are all no longer here, the lakes will still exist. Will they support what we do now recreationally? I doubt it. Choices such as the one just made are something our ancestors and the wildlife, or lack

thereof, will pay for. How sad indeed. At the rate we are going, we will be faced with higher phosphorous levels and resulting pollution from water continually being high during rain events and the constancy of wakes from the big boats these people will gleefully use with higher water. The people who “won” (no, they didn’t really as the lakes have lost big time) will probably be the first ones to whine about water quality and how they can’t swim and their property values are down. Hello? This is what you will have in a very short time. I am so disgusted right now as these people with their connections just pulled strings and had their way to the detriment of others. So, I shall be documenting and continuing to promote a healthy lower water and I will be sending my documentations to the appropriate parties. Damage will surely occur and it is so so sad. So, I ask those who selfishly supported this poor decision, when you drive by with that big wake and see my property eroding more and more, will you feel a little bad about what you did? Perhaps you’ll buy me a few sand bags as a consolation prize? I included, for reference, a photo of my dock and boats after a particularly heavy rainfall when water levels were at 540. Thanks a lot, I’m really looking forward to this. Linda Heminway Lake Winona New Hampton


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LETTERS We’re very proud of both groups of U.S. ‘Military Mothers’

Obama has the most influence over what you pay at gas pump

To the editor, This Sunday, moms across the country will be treated to breakfast in bed, homemade cards, bouquets of flowers and fancy dinners in restaurants. But for those who have sons and daughters fighting wars overseas, Mother’s Day won’t be all roses. The term “Military Mothers” describes two distinct groups of women. On the one hand, it describes mothers whose sons and daughters are members of the military. On the other, it describes mothers who are themselves members of the military. Though many military mothers have grown used to their children’s absences on Mother’s Day and other special occasions, it doesn’t make those times any easier especially for moms whose sons and daughters are in the line of fire in Iraq or Afghanistan. Mothers whose children are in the military and deployed to military bases around the world or serving in a war zone far from home, live with

daily fear and worry for the lives of those to whom they gave birth, and nurtured into the fine young men and women they are. They worry that those children may return home with missing limbs or with PTSD, and may not be the same person who deployed, or that they may return in a flagdraped casket. And mothers, who must leave their children behind to go to a war zone far from home, live with daily fear for their own lives because they worry about the possibility that their children may have to grow up without a mother. And they worry about the impact their absence will have on little psyches, and whether that impact will be lasting. We assure you, both groups are heroes. And we’d like to wish them, and all the other mothers out there, a Happy Mother’s Day! Karen Thurston Blue Star Mothers of NH Gilford

from preceding page Osama in 2003 as his trusted official courier, therefore aware of Osama’s whereabouts at all times. In the end, at separate times, the U.S. captured both al-Libi and al-Iraqi, had them both tortured and thus became aware of alLibi’s courier duties and hence the possibility that Osama was in Abbottabad. Comparison of the redacted version of the Guardian and in the uncut version of WikiLeaks shows to what extent all the traces of al-Iraqi, the likely informer under torture, were removed at the behest of U.S. intelligence. It was not connected to “caring about informers,” for al-Libi was understood at the time to have committed suicide in a Libyan jail just before the arrival of the U.S. ambassador in Tripoli. The file of al-Iraqi is missing in all databases; he was captured in 2005 and kept in various secret prisons, until transferred to Guantanamo, where he remains detained. So the trail to Abbottabad was known to the U.S. intelligence services at least since 2005, when al-Iraqi was captured. “Careful reading of the file,” Shamir writes, “shows that al-Libi was connected with al-Iraqi since October 2002. In 2003, Osama stated al-Libi would be the official messenger between OBL and others in Pakistan. In mid-2003, al-Libi moved his family to Abbottabad, Pakistan and worked between Abbottabad and Peshawar. He maintained contact with al-Iraqi.” We can conclude, from this narrative, that when the unredacted WikiLeaks files surfaced, U.S. intelligence concluded that Osama’s associates would soon figure out that the Americans had made the appropriate connections and conjectures and urged him to move on with all due haste. So Obama decided to send in the SEALs. From this active volcano of lies, we can safely assume that Obama’s reelection campaign has been well and truly launched. Liftoff began on April

27 with the White House’s release of the long birth certificate. Obama seems to have problems with timely provision of convincing documentation about arrivals (his own) and departures (bin Laden’s). Had it not been for cloud cover over Abbottabad, the raid on Osama’s compound could have come on Friday, April 29, the same day as the royal wedding. Saturday, April 30 was reserved for the attempted assassination of Col. Gadhafi, with the dropping of precision-guided bombs on the house of his son Saif, who died along with three grandchildren. Saif was in the Gadhafi family compound on April 15, 1986 when bombs ordered up by Ronald Reagan were dropped from F-111s, killing his 15-month old sister, adopted by Gadhafi 11 months earlier. “Decapitation” — going for the enemy’s top guy — is now standard NATO strategy. Would Obama have been briefed on the plan or have signed off on a program of targeted assassination of Gadhafi? It seems highly likely. But Gadhafi survived. So Obama only had one bloodied feather in his cap when he gave one of the most morally repellent speeches I have ever heard delivered from the White House. Bush at least had a crude brio when he vaunted America’s prowess. Obama’s “we nailed him” paragraphs of mendacity concluded with a Dickensian “Tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history.” Alas, the actual story of “our history” is an unrelenting ability to lie about everything, while simultaneously claiming America’s superior moral worth. (Alexander Cockburn is coeditor with Jeffrey St. Clair of the muckraking newsletter CounterPunch. He is also co-author of the book “Dime’s Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils”.)

To the editor, Gasoline hit $5 a gallon in California and is close to $4 in N.H. and it’s going higher. The usual suspects, big oil and speculators are to be rounded up and publicly flogged in hopes of keeping voter unhappiness pointed in their direction and not toward Washington. Oil price gauging will be prosecuted is all political cover. There has never been anyone or any company convicted of oil price gauging despite countless political witch hunts. Why? Because there is none to prove. As much as you and I may hate speculators they provide much needed service. Indeed, they do drive up prices. They also support them when any asset falls rapidly in price. When the stock market crashes for whatever reason on any day, who supports prices from falling even further? Speculators. They are a double edged sword and do as much good as harm. Civil unrest in the Middle East is heightening tensions and making oil more valuable on purely FEAR which speculators thrive on. America has little control of the events in other countries. We surely cannot stop speculators from speculating; many of whom will lose fortunes as well as make them. What we CAN CONTROL that has a great deal of impact on what oil costs and gasoline costs is the value of our own currency. Since election Obama has turned the dollar into toilet trash printing green-

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backs 24/7 in good part to finance the socialist agenda. The dollar sits now just above it’s all time lows in history and destined to go lower. The price of gas is likely to DROP a buck a gallon (yes., a buck a gallon if not more) the day that Barack Obama announces the dollar printing presses have stopped and he endorses policies that produce a strong dollar, including raising interest rates. The ONE PERSON in the United States who has the most influence on what YOU PAY for gas at the pump every week is not big oil or even speculators. It is the president of the United States through his policies. A hefty 80-percent of all commodities in the world trade in dollars and that includes oil. When the value of the dollar drops, people selling oil want more of them to maintain their buying power. The price you pay at the pump is tied directly to the dollar’s value. Every new dollar printed makes every other in existence worth less and every commodity traded in dollars more expensive. Just about every commodity including corn, silver, gold, wheat and cotton are all trading near or above their all time highs in history and will cause the price of every thing you buy to be come more expensive. Lowering currency values goes hand in hand with lower living standards. Don’t like the price of gas? Call Obama. Tony Boutin Gilford

Lake safety is just one of the reasons to be opposed to SB-27 To the editor, In response to the letter from Bob Flannery, political director of SBONH, regarding speed and safety on Lake Winnipesaukee, I wanted to note that few of the people who showed up in Concord to testify against SB-27 are retired people. I take exception to his statement that “all these people have nothing but time on their hands,” and his earlier statement after the Senate hearing on SB-27 that those testifying against SB 27 were “a bunch of old fossils with nothing better to do.” I, for example, work full-time, as does my husband and daughter, and we are not “old.” Along with many other N.H. people, all three of us took the time to come to Concord to be heard on this issue. Business people as well came to testify how SB-27 is bad for the Lakes Region tourism and economy. A man who delivers propane to

the islands took the time to testify against SB-27. A representative from the Loon Preservation Society testified that SB-27 endangers fledgling loon chicks. Camp directors took the time to explain that with the 45/30 MPH law more and more campers are venturing out and enjoying the lake. I suspect that of the 73 out of 80 people who signed in against SB-27 last month, most were not retired — they wanted their voice to be heard. Safety is just one of the issues as to why to oppose SB-27. As noted above, other reasons include economics, tourism, preservation of the lake’s natural resources, as well as maintaining a peaceful and meaningful lake experience for all. Add these reasons to the fact that the current 45/30 law is working well according to most N.H. people, and that says it all. Gail Adams Tuftonboro

In 9 to 12 months we could be looking at inflation rate of 15% To the editor, Year over year CPI growth has increased 92-percent in three months. In November of 2010, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS)’s consumer price index (CPI) grew by 1.1-percent over November of 2009. In February of 2011, the BLS’s CPI grew by 2.11-percent over February of 2010, above the Fed’s informal inflation target of 1.5 to 2-percent. An increase in year-over-year CPI growth from 1.1-percent in November of last year to 2.11-percent in February of this year means that the CPI’s

growth rate increased by approximately 92-percent over a period of just three months. Imagine if the yearover-year CPI growth rate continues to increase by 92-percent every three months. In 9 to 12 months from now we could be looking at a price inflation rate of over 15-percent. Even if the BLS manages to artificially hold the CPI down around 5 or 6-percent, the real rate of price inflation will still rise into the double-digits within the next year. Marc Abear Meredith


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LETTERS People who haven’t voted in 4 years are purged from checklist To the editor, This letter is written to inform Moultonborough registered voters about the 2011 New Hampshire State Purge. The Supervisors of the Checklist in each city and town in New Hampshire are required by state mandate to conduct a purge of the voter checklist. The Supervisors of the Checklist for Moultonborough have already begun the purge process. New Hampshire RSA 654:39 requires that the checklist be verified every 10 years, in the year ending with a number 1, by striking from the checklist the names of all persons who have not voted in any election in the last four years. With the creation of the statewide voter registration database called “ElectioNet” in 2006, supervisors now have access to this type of election history data. There are 408 Moultonbor-

ough voters affected by the 2011 purge. These same people will not be removed from the resident list as that is different than the checklist and not under the purview of RSA 654:39. As required, we have sent out notification letters to the voters whose election history meets the New Hampshire State purge criteria. We are holding a public session on June 1, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Town Hall to remove those names from the checklist and allow any voter impacted by this RSA to re-register. After that session, any resident who wants to re-register can do so at the Town Clerk’s Office or on any upcoming Election Day. Sally Carver Cheryl Kahn Laurie Whitley Supervisors for the Checklist Moultonborough

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We should have taken him up to WTC height & tossed him out To the editor, Anyone who believes that the world is safer now that the world’s best known terrorist is dead and buried needs to stay under that rock where they are hiding. Just because he was the best known terrorist does not mean he was the biggest, because now that he is gone, there will be a fight under him to see who will now take over his spot. Say that kind of sounds like the mafia doesn’t it? And, anyone who sympathizes with the statement that he was killed and wasn’t armed, please tell me how many of the thousands killed in the towers were armed? Although he was carted

off for a burial at sea, they should have just dug a hole and laid him in it face down, since his religion says he has to be buried the same day as his death. He should have been given the same amount of respect that he gave those in the towers. NONE! The ideal way to rid the world of this piece of scum, would have been to capture him alive and taken him up to the same height as the World Trade Center, opened the door and tossed him out. I bet he would have cried for his life. This is by no means a live and let live world. It never has been, and it never will be. Bev Buker Gilford

A great deal and a 5% Friends of BIBA discount on top of that To the editor, Most people think BIGGER is BETTER, well I am writing to disagree with that way of thinking. I am so happy to live in the Lakes Region and usually try to shop the local businesses. As a “Friends of BIBA” card holder, which I purchased for $10 from a BIBA member, I received a 5-percent discount on an appliance. First I went to the “Big Box” store and shopped their prices then went to Major Brands in Laconia and was pleasantly

surprised to find their prices not only competitive but lower and then they also gave me the 5-percent discount for being a BIBA cardholder. Please let your readers know of my experience and that I am not any way affiliated with Baron’s Major Brands but am so happy to give them my business! Tom O’Shea was my salesperson and he was very helpful and knowledgeable. Linda Knott Laconia

Karen Ober is a good choice for selectman; please vote on Tues. To the editor Karing Able Responsible Effective Non-partisan

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BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Plouffe welcomed himself back to the majors with a big hit. Plouffe hit his first homer of the season and Scott Baker pitched eight strong innings for the Minnesota Twins, who capitalized on several Boston blunders in a 9-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday night. The Twins have won three straight for just the second time this season. Plouffe, recalled this week from Triple-A Rochester, hit a knuckleball from Tim Wakefield over the Green Monster in the first inning, sparking one of Minnesota’s best offensive performances of the season. “During BP he was fired up and ready to go,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He was excited to be out there. It wasn’t a nervous excitement.

He was fired up to be back in the big leagues and he went out and played like it.” It was the third major league homer for Plouffe, who hit two during callups late last summer. “There’s really no way to prepare for a guy like Tim,” Plouffe said. “That’s not really what I was trying to do, to be honest with you, with two strikes against him. He got a pitch up and there was a little jet stream going out there, so it was nice.” The Twins finished with 12 hits and got a sharp performance from Baker (2-2), who allowed seven hits, struck out eight and walked one. Minnesota scored twice on balks and took advantage of a pair of errors by the Red Sox, who have allowed 21 runs in their last two games.

HERO from page one “Unsung Hero” award, given out each year since 2002 to a member of the community who, said Bud Martin, “works quietly behind the scenes to bring meaningful and positive change in the lives of children, youths and families in Belknap County, never expecting to be thanked or recognized for their efforts.” Sommers, a Laconia resident, spent his career as a special education teacher and administrator, working in many local districts including Laconia and Winnisquam Regional. He presently teaches at the Lakes Region Community College and New Hampshire Technical College. In addition, he volunteers an hour each day at the Boys & Girls Club in Lakeport. Martin said testimonials in support of Sommers’s nomination described him as hard-working, unassuming,

kind, eager to help organizations or friends, enthusiastic and empathetic and in possession of an excellent sense of humor. He was given a piece of engraved glass and the foundation will donate $1,000 in his name to the charity of his choosing. “I couldn’t think of a better community to be in than Laconia,” Sommers said after receiving the award, which he said was an honor. Interviewed after the ceremony, he said he enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer with children and help them with homework. “The greatest satisfaction is to work with the students and be part of a community.” Despite the fashion tip, Sommers said the award came as a surprise. “I was amazed that it was me because so many others that give their time and talents. I’m pleased that I was the one see next page

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City has hired consultant to study sand migration at Weirs Beach LACONIA — The city has commissioned the Woods Hole Group of Falmouth, Mass. to undertake a study of sand migration at Weirs Beach as the first step toward restoring the beach to an approximation of its original expanse. The $30,000 contract will be funded by the Weirs Parking Fund. The fund, which is dedicated to improvements at The Weirs, consists of all proceeds from the parking meters in excess of $25,000 and has a current balance of about $68,000. Luke Powell, assistant director of public works, and Kevin Dunleavy, director of Parks and Recreation, described the Woods Hole Group as “by far the most quaified firm” of the five that responded to the request for proposals. The company was founded in 1986 by Dr. David G. Aubrey, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who sought

to apply his knowledge of coastal and marine processes to environmental problems. The firm has undertaken a variety of projects, including environmental assessment, dune restoration, beach nourishment, depth measurement, current profiling and estuary enhancement on several continents. Its personnel has tracked currents in the Makassar Strait in Indonesia, measured depth in the Gulf of Mexico, assessed environmental risks in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and worked in the Black, Caspian and Yellow Seas. Claiming beaches among its specialties, the company notes “Beaches move. All the time. You can count on it” on its website and offers to develop “long-term, environmentally sustainable solutions.” Weirs Beach is not a natural beach, see next page

from preceding page chosen to receive it.” Dick Christopher, who has known Sommers for 15 years, nominated him. “I know what he does, the kind of things he does,” when asked why he thought Sommers was deserving. His letter refers to Sommers’s education career as well as the volume of nonpaid work he’s performed. Christopher wrote to the selection committee: “For the past several years he has been involved with assisting children with homework at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. He is also involved with the Belknap County Tutorial Education Program as a one-on-one volunteer tutor teaching ESOL, English for Speakers of Other Languages, to adults who arrive here from foreign countries. For many years he was the guidance counselor for the Laconia Adult Education Program and also taught Social Studies in the Laconia Academy Diploma Program. He has also been heavily involved for years as a volunteer with Special Olympics New Hampshire and freely gives of his time to this organization. He is also a member of the Lakes Region United Way Advisory

Board and in that capacity assists in directing finances to worthy agencies.” Attending the ceremony were two speech pathologist professionals from Hopkinton, with whom Sommers worked several years ago. “We still bring his name up frequently, he left an impact on that school,” said Chris Dinan, who recalled how Sommers was known for bringing them matzoh ball soup, playing music from the 1950s and his even-keeled nature. “He is a quiet, calming force. When things get exciting, he can bring it back down. And the kids flocked to him,” she said. Howard Chase of Laconia said was sitting on his porch when he met Sommers, who happened to be in the neighborhood visiting a friend and walked up to introduce himself. That was more than 40 years ago and their friendship has continued. Chase, who uses a wheelchair, said Sommers helps him with mobility issues and makes regular, unannounced visits, usually bringing something tasty. “Warren’s been nice to me, he still brings me food,” Chase continued. Referring to the award, he said, “I think he deserves it.”

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PAY TO THROW from page one is recycled, the less the cost of disposal. “Pay-As-You-Throw” is intended to increase recycling by requiring residents to place the trash they do not recycle in a marked plastic bag — in Concord the bags are purple and called “Barney Bags” — purchased at local retail outlets. The trash, together with recyclable materials, is collected at the curbside once a week. Trash not placed in a “Barney Bag” is not picked up. Bedard suggests following the model of Concord by offering two bags for sale, a 15-gallon bag for $1 and a 30-gallon bag for $2. Bedard estimates the annual savings based on the extent to which the waste stream is reduced by increased recycling. For example, if 20-percent of trash is recycled, the cost of collection falls by $67,038,from $335,192 to $268,153, of transportation by $44,240, from $221,200 to $176,960, and of incineration by $183,000, from $915,000 to $732,000, for total savings of $294,278. In addition, the city would collect revenue from the sale of the bags. The bags cost 14 cents and 25 cents respectively, but would sell for $1 and $2, with the city realizing the difference. Bedard calculates that if the waste stream was reduced by 20-percent, the remaining tonnage of bagged trash collected would represent from preceding page but was built between 1950 and 1960 with sand dredged from the nearby channel and trucked from Gilford. The beach was built in three stages, the northern section first then the southern section and finally the middle section between, which was bounded by two jetties fashioned of iron rails, railroad ties, rocks and sandbags. A third jetty was built along the channel. But, by 1958 erosion had already taken its toll, washing away some 2,000 cubic yards of sand. Although the sand was restored, there has been no reclamation since. Before the jetties were removed in the 1970s, erosion had shaped a scalloped shoreline. As erosion has continued to gnaw away at the northernmost reaches of the beach, sand has washed toward the channel to form the crescent beach there today.

bags with an annual aggregate value of $728,000. The final, and perhaps most controversial, component of the program would be to adjust the fees at the transfer station. Those who use the transfer station are currently charged between $5 and $30 a ton based on the amount they deliver. But, the cost to the city of disposing of trash brought to the transfer station is $82.60 a ton, which represents a subsidy of between $77.60 and $52.60 a ton. Eliminating the subsidy would provide an incentive for increased recycling as well as generate annual revenue of $370,304. The total annual savings would amount to $1, 392,582. Less the cost of collecting the recyclable materials at the current rate of $120,000 a year, the annual net savings would be $1,272,582. As a rule of thumb, 60-percent of household waste can be recycled. As the amount of recycling grows and the volume of trash shrinks, revenues from the sale of bags and the transfer station diminish. But. they are more than offset by reductions in the cost of

collecting, transporting and disposing of the remaining trash. Furthermore, these estimates do not include proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials, which at a conservative estimate are expected to be at least $30 a ton once the single-stream recycling facility of the Concord Regional Solid Waste Cooperative begins operating. The proposal is bound to arouse controversy. Those opposed to PAYT claim that charging a fee for refuse collection in addition to property taxes is unjust. Supporters of the program counter that recycling significantly reduces solid waste costs for the entire community. PAYT, they insist, not only encourages recycling but also rewards it by ensuring that households and businesses pay in proportion to the solid waste they generate, without subsidizing those that produce more by failing to recycle. Bedard notes that although PAYT has seldom been introduced without opposition, no municipality in New Hampshire that has adopted the program has yet to rescind it.

DUMP from page one if they “had the intestinal fortitude” to eliminate a position at the town transfer station when it switches to single-stream recycling. “If there is no job you let them go, but I don’t see that the job is gone,” said Ober who reminded the audience that single-stream recycling may not happen this year. Lang, who voted to eliminate the position while he was on the Budget Committee, said he thinks those who would save the positions to save the employees are operating on the supposition that these people won’t find other jobs.” “It may not be the job he or she wants,” he continued, “but I’ve done lots of jobs I don’t like.” Livernois said he thinks the issue is one that should ultimately be decided at town meeting when voters will decide whether or not to include the money for the position in the operation budget. He, like Ober, cautioned that the Penacook single-stream recycling facility is not operational yet and the status quo may have to be maintained for another year.

“We have a direct democracy. We’ll figure it out at town meeting,” he said. Ober said she would also consider extending the hours at the transfer station when it switches to single-stream because it is only open 1 1/2 days in the winter and 2 1/2 days in the summer and it’s not always convenient for residents to get there. “Remember single-stream needs employees, too,” she said. Giunta, who served as a selectmen during what he described as “some very rough years” said the town should wait and see what the town meeting wants. “While we want to be compassionate, we must always think of the taxpayer,” he said. In the race for Town Clerk/Tax Collector, incumbent Jane Goss’s challenger Sherry Guyer said she would like to see additional hours added later in the week. When asked if she saw or knew of any problems with how the office is currently run she said, “No.” Goss’s reply was the office was open Monday nights until 6:30 p.m. and she also handles a number of see next page

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RIVER from page 2 English and Spanish that read, “Evacuate!!! Your property is in danger right now.” Near Nonconnah Creek, Jeanette Twilley and Shirley Woods waited anxiously, fearing the water will reach their homes. “Hopefully, it don’t come up no more,” Twilley said. All the way south into the Mississippi Delta, people faced the question of whether to stay or go as high water rolled down the river and backed up along its tributaries, breaking flood records that have stood since the Depression. Because of levees and other flood defenses built over the years, engineers said it is unlikely any major metropolitan areas will be inundated as the water pushes downstream over the next week or two, but farms, small towns and even some urban areas could see extensive flooding. “It’s going to be nasty,” said Bob Bea, a civil engineer at the University of California-Berkeley who investigated levee failures in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. How bad it gets depends on how well the flood protection systems have been built and maintained, he said. More than 4 million people live in 63 counties and parishes adjacent to the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers from Cairo, Illinois south to the Gulf of Mexico, down from 4.1 million in 2000, according to a census analysis by The Associated Press. from preceding page town issues through the mail. She said the functions of the officer are largely state mandated and the only room for any cost reductions is to lessen hours, which she already did she reduced her assistant’s schedule from 40 hours to 36 hours weekly. “I am the one who is taking up the slack,” Goss said. Election Day is Tuesday and the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voting is in the Old Sanbornton Town Hall. Annual Town Meeting convenes Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Sanbornton Central School. (The author is no relation to either Karen or Steve Ober.)

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20-year-old charged with choking girlfriend

trict Court in this instance, the victim LACONIA — A young Union Avenue told police she went to O’Connor’s resiman is being held on $5,000 cash-only dence following a two-week separation. bail after police allege he choked his exShe told police the two got into another girlfriend when she went to his house to argument and he allegedly held her try “and work things out.” down on the bed and squeezed her neck Chad M. O’Connor, 20, of 881 Union Ave. for about three minutes. She told police Apt. 2B is charged with one felony charge she had difficulty breathing and eventuof second degree assault and one misdeally kicked him hard enough to get him to meanor charge of simple assault. let her go. She escaped into another room Because of a law enacted earlier this and went to the police the next afternoon. year in memory of Melissa Charbonneau, The affidavit of the investigating officer late of Manchester, the law treats choksaid the victim still had red finger marks ing or attempted strangulation as second Chad M. O’Connor on her neck that were consistent with degree assault. A conviction carries a sen- (Laconia Police photo) being choked. She also told the investitence of 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison and local law enforcement has been zealous in its application. gating officer that O’Connor punched her dog when he reacted poorly to her being assaulted. Charbonneau was shot to death by her husband two days after he allegedly choked her during a domestic The victim said that two weeks before Wednesday assault, was arrested and charged with simple assault night’s alleged choking assault, O’Connor had also pushed her hard enough into a wall that her head — a misdemeanor — and released on personal recognizance bail. By making attempted choking a felony, made an indentation in the sheetrock. O’Connor is scheduled to appear in Laconia Disjudges and law enforcement have more opportunity to remove the alleged perpetrator from his or her victim trict Court on May 18 for a probable cause hearing for the second degree assault. Trial for the simple by imposing high cash-only bails. assault is scheduled for June 14. According to affidavits submitted to Laconia DisOBAMA from page 2 “We’re not done,” said Maj. Luis Ortiz, who was at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan when Obama visited the troops there last December. “We cut off the head of the snake, but the snake is still wiggling around.”Obama called the bin Laden raid one of the most successful intelligence and military operations in America’s history, and said he had to come to extend personal thanks. Vice President Joe Biden joined Obama in a briefing with the mission members and then emerged to put it bluntly: “We just got to spend time with the assaulters who got bin Laden.” Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with members of the bin Laden mission team a day earlier to express his admiration and appreciation, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.

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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

Prime Time As of May 1, we have 1,146 homes available for sale in the towns that we track in this Lake Region Real Estate Market Report, with an average asking price of $546,127 and a median (or midpoint) price of $277,392. That compares to 1,169 homes on the market last May and 1083 in May of 2009. The average asking price last May was $586,170 and a median of $289,900. In 2009, the average was $555,857 and a median of $299,000. Homes prices are definitely down and the inventory is definitely back up which is to be expected this time of year. After all, it is “PrimeTime” and lots of properties are coming on the market. Maybe we need Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, the infamous showboating Dallas Cowboy cornerback, to make an appearance here and get things fired up? The current inventory level represents an 18 month supply of homes on the market. It was only a few months ago that we were down to a 12 month supply of homes on the market so we definitely need to get some sold. However, things are getting definitely busier. Just about every agent I have spoken with say they have had more showings and buyers out looking at property. Maybe it’s just the spring market, but It’s a pretty good feeling just the same. Deals are still extremely hard to put together and keeping them together once the parties agree on a price is not easy, either. We have had a couple of issues that have come up lately with appraisals and mortgage underwriters that are going to con-

tinue to be headaches moving forward. One issue is that many of the homes that we have in the Lakes Region have finished lower levels (that’s a fancy term for basement) that are used for living space. Walk out basements are done to take advantage of the sloping topography of the area to create some affordable square footage to the home. The walk out lower levels are usually every bit as nice as the upper floors and contain family rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. While the square footage cost of the lower level spaces is substantially lower, you do get taxed on the space. Just ask anyone who got a permit to finish their basement to take advantage of that unused space. The problem is that appraisers and banks don’t always count that space. Say you are trying to sell a 2,000 square foot home with 1,000 square feet upstairs and 1,000 square feet down in the lower level walk out. There are two bedrooms on the upper level and one on the lower. Appraisers and loan underwriters look at this as a 1,000 square foot two bedroom home, so that’s that what they have to use for comparable sales. Guess what that does to a home’s value? Another problem we’ve had is with flood zone issues around Lake Winnipesaukee. Lenders want to make sure that a waterfront home being purchased is not in the flood zone and to make sure that the buyer gets flood insurance if it is. That sounds see next page


‘New Frontiers in Marketing’ luncheon seminar presented by Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) will present their next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar at Plymouth State University’s Welcome Center and Ice Arena from noon — 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. Terri Dautcher, a member of the PSU faculty, will present part three in her series, “New Frontiers in Marketing.” In this fast-paced interactive seminar, Dautcher will share her insights into the next era of web marketing. She will focus on the abundant easy-to-use tools for small businesses and how these free and low cost web-based options can help support marketing and promotional efforts. “In a few hours any business can have a web

site, blog, or Facebook page that can bring in business, build buzz, and offer benefits in so many other ways,” said Dautcher. “Whether you already have a sophisticated web presence, or are just wishing you did, you’ll find something to take away from this session.” This monthly schedule of educational seminars and professional skills training conducted by the PRCC is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses. For more information, call the Chamber office at 536-1001 or e-mail info@plymouthnh.org.

from preceding page fairly reasonable despite the fact that Winnipesaukee’s level is controlled by a dam and it is not likely to flood. The problem is that the FEMA flood maps are pretty inaccurate. The maps show that part of every property on Winnipesaukee is in the flood zone, but that doesn’t mean the actual house is. So when loan underwriters see that a property being purchased could be in the flood zone they may ask for an Elevation Certificate for the property which is then filed with FEMA to get the flood maps amended . That means you need to establish the elevation of the basement floor to show that it is out of the flood zone. The house could be 10 feet above the flood level but the underwriters can’t see that from their cubicle. So this little glitch can cost the home owner $1,500 to $2,000 for a surveyor to go out to the site, determine the elevations, and file the appropriate paperwork which can then take 60 days to process. Buyers can close on the property if they get flood

insurance and then get a refund once they prove the structure is out of the flood zone. But it still will cost the seller a lot of money unnecessarily. Not all lenders will require Elevation Certificates, but waterfront sellers shouldn’t be surprised if it happens. On another note, this has certainly been a great week for the United States and a bad week for terrorists! Hats off to the armed forces and our intelligence community for performing flawlessly and avenging the atrocious acts of 9/11. They have restored a sense of pride to an American public in dire need of some good news. Thank you! Log on to my blog at www.lakesregionrealestatenews.com and leave me your thoughts on this report or the real estate market in general. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group, at 97 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith and can be reached at 677-8420. Data was compiled as of 5/1/11 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System.

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NORTHFIELD — A committal service will be held Wednesday, May 11th for Jean S. Carter, 86, who died January 18, 2011. The committal and

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee meeting at Ashland Town Office

ASHLAND — The Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will have their second meeting on at the Townb Office from 10 a.m. — noon on Monday, May 9. The committee is represented by a variety of local interests. The committee’s focus will be on the natural and manmade hazards that put Ashland at risk and the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents and critical facilities. Residents and representatives from neighboring communities and area businesses are encouraged to attend and provide input. Hazard Mitigation Planning is

important to reducing disaster losses, as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Ashland will be determined as a result of this process. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Ashland one-step closer to that goal. For more information, call the Town Office at 968-4432 or the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

LACONIA — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will host the next Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce (ORCC) Business After Hours event at the former Annalee Doll property in Meredith from 5 — 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. When complete, the new home of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse will feature a state-of-the-art theatre campus offering performance-based summer

camp programs as well as professional live theatre offering award winning comedy, drama, and thrills. Those attending the Business After Hours event will have the opportunity to tour the property, view the new plans, win a door prize, and enjoy refreshments served by Hart’s Restaurant. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Chamber office at 279-6121.

MEREDITH — Space is still available for the Meredith Community Yard Sale, to be held at Trinity Church from 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.

Tables are available to the public for $25. They may be set up beginning at 8 a.m. To reserve one or get more information, call Gertie McGlinchey at 2799926 or the Church office at 279-6689.

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Boys & Girls Club to hold 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Pheasant Ridge Country Club on June 6

LACONIA — The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region will hold its 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Pheasant Ridge Country Club on Monday, June 6. Breakfast and registrataion will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start set for 8:30 a.m. Hole-in-one and other prizes for closest-to-the-pin,

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longest drive, and a putting contest will be part of this year’s tournament. Awards for first, second, and third places for overall tournament and first and second place for women and mixed teams will be given out after lunch at 1:30 p.m. Monies raised will beneficially impact the lives of local youth by providing an affordable after school and summer program center. Cost to play is $115 per person, $460 per foursome. Sponsorship ranges from $100 to $1,000. Anyone interested in participating should contact Dave Parker at 528-0197, e-mail bgclakesregion@metrocast.org, or visit www.bgclronline.org.

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‘Inspiring Women in Business’ to be held in Bedford

BEDFORD — Women Inspiring Women will present “Inspiring Women in Business” at SERESC Conference and Training Center from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. With American Express reporting that the number of businesses owned by women in New Hampshire has grown by 37.2 percent in the last 14 years, there is no better time to be a female entrepreneur in the Granite State. With that in mind, the day will celebrate National Small Business Week and include five educational sessions, exhibitors, and networking. Workshops will include “Tap Into Your Inspiration” with Deb Titus of Dale Carnegie-NH, “Master Your Money Mindset” with Kathleen Burns Kingsbury of KBK Wealth Connection, “Fearless Marketing” with Nancy Clark of the Glen Group, and “Growing a Successful Business” with Dr. Deborah Osgood of the Knowledge Institute.

“We Mean Business,” a panel discussion featuring NH Business Review’s 2011 “Outstanding Women in Business” will feature honorees and panelists Maureen Beauregard of Families in Transition, Maren Boothby of Boothby Therapy Services, Robin Comstock of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Johnstone, Esq. of Bernstein Shur, and Karen Pollard of the Rochester Department of Economic Development. The panel will be moderated by Leslie Sturgeon of Women Inspiring Women, also an “Outstanding Women in Business” honoree. As a result of a generous contribution from Microsoft BizSpark, NH Division of Economic Development, Public Service of New Hampshire, and Exeter Health Resources, the registration price is only $40 and includes lunch. Reservations are needed and space is limited. Contact Women Inspiring Women at 744-0400 or visit www.wiwnh.com for more information and to register.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have already learned what you need to do. Now the question is whether you are at liberty to do so. Do you have the resources? This is your day to take stock. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A cranky person may be funny for a while, especially if you don’t know this person very well. But after continued exposure, the attitude gets old fast. That’s why you’re sure to do the things you know will keep your spirits high. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You listen carefully to your loved ones. Your attention is a precious commodity, and hopefully they will value it as such. It’s hard to recognize the value yourself until you’re in a situation where no one is listening. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your recent experience has you feeling a little wiser and older, but in no way does this mean that you are old. Your state of mind gets more youthful with every new thing you learn. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may have felt unmotivated for the past few days, but that changes now, as you understand what it is you must do. Your focus on an end result will help you at the start and middle of the project. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Chinese mystic philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.” You’ll feel both sides of the statement today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Seek the truth. Some will try to eliminate the competition through negative press -a sure sign that they themselves are insecure about what they have to offer. Stick with those who are positive and

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, May 7, the 127th day of 2011. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending its role in World War II. On this date: In 1711 (New Style calendar), Scottish philosopher David Hume was born in Edinburgh. In 1789, the first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of President George Washington and his wife, Martha. In 1861, Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta. In 1915, nearly 1,200 people died when a German torpedo sank the British liner RMS Lusitania off the Irish coast. In 1941, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo” for RCA Victor. In 1954, the 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces. In 1963, the United States launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam era.” In Ho Chi Minh City — formerly Saigon — the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover. In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. (On this date in 2002, Seattle Slew died.) In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who charged they’d suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant. One year ago: A BP-chartered vessel lowered a 100-ton concrete-and-steel vault onto the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well in an unprecedented, and ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to stop most of the gushing crude fouling the sea. Before a record hockey crowd of 77,803, the United States lost to host Germany 2-1 in the opening game of the world ice hockey championships. Dave Fisher, lead singer of the 1960s folk group the Highwaymen, died in Rye, N.Y., at age 69. Today’s Birthdays: Former Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is 79. Singer Jimmy Ruffin is 72. Actress Robin Strasser is 66. Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff is 65. Rhythmand-blues singer Thelma Houston is 65. Rock musician Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) is 65. Rock musician Prairie Prince is 61. Actor Robert Hegyes is 60. Movie writer-director Amy Heckerling is 59. Actor Michael E. Knight is 52. Rock musician Phil Campbell (Motorhead) is 50. Country musician Rick Schell is 48. Rock singer-musician Chris O’Connor is 46. Actress Traci Lords is 43. Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 40. Actor Breckin Meyer is 37. Rock musician Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) is 25.

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SUNDAY, MAY 8 “A Choral Celebration” concert from the Pemigewasset Choral Society. 3 p.m. at the Hanaway Theater at Plymouth State University. $10. Call 535-ARTS. Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast hosted by American Legion Post 1 in Laconia. 8 to 11 a.m. at 849 North Main Street. Mothers and children under 6 eat free. $6 per person for others. “Anything Goes” on stage at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium. A musical production presented by I-LHS drama students. 1 p.m. matinee and another performance at 7 p.m. $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

MONDAY, MAY 9 Plymouth State University guitar ensemble performance. 7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. There is no admission charge for this event.

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


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: You recently printed a “Contract for Drivers,” by John Violette. It requires teenage drivers to maintain decent grades, follow all traffic laws and never drive impaired or get in the car with a driver who is. It reminded me of the essay “Dead at 17,” which relates what happens when kids don’t follow those rules. Every year there are new teenage drivers who haven’t seen it. Maybe if parents attach it to the contract, the need to drive safely will have a greater impact. Please print it again. -- Chicago Mom of Three Dear Mom: This essay and John Violette’s contract make an effective combo. We hope parents will show both to their newly licensed children: “Dead at Seventeen” by John Berrio Agony claws my mind. I am a statistic. When I first got here I felt very much alone. I was overwhelmed by grief, and I expected to find sympathy. I found no sympathy. I saw only thousands of others whose bodies were as badly mangled as mine. I was given a number and placed in a category. The category was called “Traffic Fatalities.” The day I died was an ordinary school day. How I wish I had taken the bus! But I was too cool for the bus. I remember how I wheedled the car out of Mom. “Special favor,” I pleaded. “All the kids drive.” When the 2:50 p.m. bell rang, I threw my books in the locker ... free until tomorrow morning! I ran to the parking lot, excited at the thought of driving a car and being my own boss. It doesn’t matter how the accident happened. I was goofing off -- going too fast, taking crazy chances. But I was enjoying my freedom and having fun. The last thing I remember was passing an old lady who seemed to be going awfully slow. I heard a crash and felt a terrific jolt.

Glass and steel flew everywhere. My whole body seemed to be turning inside out. I heard myself scream. Suddenly, I awakened. It was very quiet. A police officer was standing over me. I saw a doctor. My body was mangled. I was saturated with blood. Pieces of jagged glass were sticking out all over. Strange that I couldn’t feel anything. Hey, don’t pull that sheet over my head. I can’t be dead. I’m only 17. I’ve got a date tonight. I’m supposed to have a wonderful life ahead of me. I haven’t lived yet. I can’t be dead. Later I was placed in a drawer. My folks came to identify me. Why did they have to see me like this? Why did I have to look at Mom’s eyes when she faced the most terrible ordeal of her life? Dad suddenly looked very old. He told the man in charge, “Yes, he’s our son.” The funeral was weird. I saw all my relatives and friends walk toward the casket. They looked at me with the saddest eyes I’ve ever seen. Some of my buddies were crying. A few of the girls touched my hand and sobbed as they walked by. Please, somebody -- wake me up! Get me out of here. I can’t bear to see Mom and Dad in such pain. My grandparents are so weak from grief they can barely walk. My brother and sister are like zombies. They move like robots. In a daze. Everybody. No one can believe this. I can’t believe it, either. Please, don’t bury me! I’m not dead! I have a lot of living to do! I want to laugh and run again. I want to sing and dance. Please don’t put me in the ground! I promise if you give me just one more chance, God, I’ll be the most careful driver in the whole world. All I want is one more chance. Please, God, I’m only 17.

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

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Animals

Autos

BEAUTIFUL puppies. Apricot, red, mini poodles and pomapoos. Sire is Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy and home raised. 253-6373.

2006 Ford F-150 Pick-up. 28,000 miles, excellent-condition. Ladder rack, just inspected. $8,995/BO. Consider trades 4556296

CHIHUAHUA Puppies: Two brothers, 7 months old, health certificates, Laconia. $500/both. (978)518-7341.

Appliances Vintage late 50s/60s white & chrome HotPoint Range. 4-burner electric with oven & bread warmer. Recently removed, good working condition sell $75 Jack 978-804-3475 Alton White Maytag heavy duty clothes dryer in excellent condition. $250. 603-284-6880

Autos 1966 Mustang. Rebuilt motor, new tires, brakes, exhaust. Fun car. $8,995/BO. Consider trades. 455-6296 1997 Chevy Cavalier 4-Door. Automatic, 4-Cylinder, runs great! $1,600 or B/O. 630-0957 2000 Chevrolet K-2500 Truck. 4-wheel drive, utility body, ladder rack, 108,000 Miles. $5,995 or best offer. Call 455-5810 2000 Ford Explorer XLT- 120K miles, new tires, needs work. $1,995 Cash only. 603-253-6217 603-731-0665 2001 GMC Jimmy 4X4 6-cylinder SUV. 4-Door, Loaded, runs great. $3,000 or B/O, or trade for 4X4 truck of equal value. 630-0957 2002 Pontiac, Grand-Am special edition, all power, 4 cyl auto, inspected, $2995. 279-7758 after 4:30pm. 2003 Chevy Trailblazer 4WD: Red, 6-cylinder, auto, cloth seats, towing package, sunroof, excellent condition, 124k miles. Asking

BOATS

For Rent

Top Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehiclies. Call 934-4813

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.

BOATS

603-387-2311 BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. BOATSLIP. Really cool boathouse slip with attached room for storage & hanging out at Riveredge Marina on Squam Lake. $3,000 for the season. Call 455-5810. BOATSLIPS.

Paugus Bay up to

Gilford- Small studio, 2nd floor. Includes heat, hotwater & electricity. $625/Month. Near Patricks Pub. 603-731-0340 Gilmanton Iron-Works-Charming 3 Bedroom 1-Bath w/large attached barn. Walk to store and town beach. Fish/Hike/Snowmobile direct from property. Deep energy retrofit–low energy bills. $1,275/month, 1st, security &references required. No pets/smoking. Call 369-4155 LACONIA -Elegant, large 1-bedroom in one of Pleasant Street!s finest Victorian homes. Lots of natural woodwork, Beamed ceilings, fireplace, heat & hot water included. $900/Month 528-6885 LACONIA: Quality, affordable, 2 and 3 bedroom, spacious apartments for rent. (1 is handicap accessible). Heat and hot water included. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Management. . 603-524-6673. EHO LACONIA2-Bedroom. $800/Month, heat/hot water included. Close to schools and downtown. Storage and parking. 455-5352

Section 8 Welcome, Income Restrictions Apply

Well Maintained Units Off Street Parking No Pets Allowed CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFO!

1-800-742-4686 The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301

LACONIA 1 Bedroom Apartments available Rents from $575 to $650 (some with utilities included). Off street parking. Call

The Hodges Companies today (603) 224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 or download an application at www.hodgescompanies.com Equal Housing Opportunity Agent and Employer.

HERITAGE TERRACE Senior Housing Belmont Elderly Housing, Inc. is now accepting applications for HUD subsidized one bedroom apartments at 22 Heritage Terrace, Belmont, New Hampshire.

AND

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.

Only 2 left! From $1500 full season, Includes Parking

GILFORD- Small 1 bedroom house. New carpet and paint, $850/Month + utilities. No pets 293-2750

• Annual income from all sources must be at or below $24,200 for a one-person household or $27,650 for a two-person household. Tenant rent will not exceed 30% of income and includes all utilities, except telephone and cable TV. For information and applications, please contact:

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

BOAT DOCKS ON PAUGUS BAY AVAILABLE

Gilford- 4-bedroom home near school. Attached 2-car garage, fireplace, large private yard. Pets ok. 630-5573

LACONIA, NH Spacious 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments $630-$800 per month (Utilities not included)

• Head of household or spouse must be at least 62 years of age

CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.

9.8 HP Mercury outboard motor with 14 ft. aluminum boat and tilt trailer. $1,500. 476-5109

For Rent

To qualify for tenancy, applicants must meet the following HUD requirements:

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

1955 Century Resorter, 17 foot, 6 cylinder. inboard w/trailer. Motor rebuilt, hull refinished, new upholstery. A classic wooden boat ready for summer. $7,000 or best offer. Call 455-5810.

For Rent FRANKLIN Duplex, large 3 BR 1 bath, deck, 4 season porch, newly renovated, w/d hookup, 2 car parking offstreet, avail 6/1, sec, refs req., no smoking/ pets. $990 per mo plus util. 978-290-0801

LAKE Winnisquam docks for rent. Parking and marine services available. 524-6662.

Belmont: 2-bedroom duplex. Quiet, country setting. No pets. No smoking. $195.00/week. References and security required. call 603-524-4486 between 8 am and 7 pm for more details.

PRIVATE Dock Space for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford, $2,500/ season. 603-661-2883.

Bristol- 3-bedroom house, full bath, laundry room, quiet location, in town. No pets/No smoking. $1,000/Month + utilities, 1st month + security. 603-393-5672

Child Care In Home Childcare. Experienced childcare provider with Associates degree in ECE, references & spots available for all ages. CPR & first aid certified. Call Cori @ 630-8527. LOOKING for part-time childcare for my 8 year old Son. References required, Experience preferred. 520-8600

For Rent 1998 Alton Circle Duplex, 2/1, private, mtn. views, heat, water, $975 first/ sec., references.

BRISTOL: Newly renovated 2-Bedroom apartment. Heat & hot water included. $700/month. $100 discount on first months rent. 217-4141. CENTER Harbor 3+ Bedrooms House, 1.5 Bath, Interlakes School District, No smoking/No pets, $1,050/month plus utilities, 1 month security. Credit check. Available May 15th. 738-1223 CUTE 1-bedroom remodeled apartment in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $620/Month. No pets. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 GILFORD: 2 bedroom apartments, 1 small bedroom cottage, 3 bedroom apartment. Pets considered, security, from

VOICE: (603) 267-8801 TDD: 1-800-735-2964

Rental Assistance Available NOW!

PRINCE HAVEN or HILLSIDE APARTMENTS All utilities included Plymouth/Meredith, 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 www.hodgescompanies.com Housing@hodgescompanies.com

40% of our vacancies will be rented to applicants with Extremely Low Income. Rent is based on your household size and income. An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent


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For Rent

For Rent

For Rent

LACONIA 2-bedroom apartment. $975/Month. Includes heat & hot water, private parking/entrance. 630-7226

LACONIA: large, warm, elegant 2-bedroom with porch, laundry. $900.00 includes heat/hot water, 2 parking 630-5573

NORTHFIELD: Large 2 bedroom on 2nd & 3rd floors, $245/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

LACONIA Close to Downtown, 5 room 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, first floor. Includes 2 car parking, snow removal, landscaping, deck, washer/dryer. $100/month heat credit for 6 Winter months. Gas heat. 4 weeks security deposit, first week in advance. $195/week. References and credit check a must. No pets, no smoking. 4 weeks free rent, tenants choice. Leave message for Bob. 781-283-0783

Laconia: small 4-bedroom, South end. $290 per week, utilities included. Parking, yard, porch, close to everything. Security deposit and references required. No dogs. 524-4428

NORTHFIELD: Two 1 bedroom apartments, both on 1st floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $190 and $215/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

LACONIA: 1-3 Bedrooms starting at $155/Week. Most include Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510.

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

LACONIA- Close to downtown. 1 Bedroom remdeled hardwood floors, new appliances. $175/Week + security. Utilities not included. Call 524-1349 Pat

Meredith- 1 bedroom apartment. Oil forced hot water, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer hook-up, nice yard. No smoking/pets. $750/Month 279-8247 Jim

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. FREE WiFi Internet. $145/week, 603-781-6294

MEREDITH- 3 bedroom 2 bath, upscale apartment. 2nd floor, granite countertops near village, non-smoking, additional office space for rent. w/o utilities. $1200/month. 279-7887 or 781-862-0123.

LACONIA- Roommate(s) wanted to share large apartment. 1 private room, washer/dryer, large yard, walk to downtown. $120/Week including Heat/Hot-water. Kids OK. 520-6772

MEREDITH- Newly remodeled roomy one-bedroom on two levels near downtown Meredith. Hardwood floors, ample storage, heat included. Non-smoker/No pets. References/Security required. $750/Month. 455-4075

LACONIA- Spacious 1 Bedroom 1st floor apartment in great neighborhood. Large yard, parking, washer/dryer hookups. $685/Month + utilities. 524-2453

MEREDITH: 3 bedroom mobile home, $800 plus utilities, security, no dogs, 279-5846.

Laconia- Wonderful 2-bedroom duplex. Modern kitchen, laundry hook-ups, 3-season porch, huge bedrooms. $750/Month + Utilities No pets. 455-0874

MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments & mobile homes. $650-$800/ month + utilities. No pets. 279-5846.

LACONIA: 20 Dartmouth St, small 2-bedroom apt. Newly painted, $575 per month includes hot water. First, last & security deposit. No pets. No smokers. 781-316-7001.

MEREDITH: High St., 1 bedroom, includes heat/water. Storage. Washer/Dryer. No dogs. $700/Month. 279-5144

LACONIA: Weirs Blvd, 2BR, 2-bath, newly renovated condo, year-round. Balcony, pool. No smoking/pets, refs/dep required. $900/month. 366-4341.

MOULTONBOROUGH: Studio, $650/ month or pay weekly. Includes heat, hot water, electricity. On-site laundry. Security & references required. No pets. 253-8863 or 393-8245.

LACONIA: 1 BR, w/d hookup $650/month + utilities, 1 BR, $750/month utilities included, 2 BR, $800/month +, spacious. Northfield: 2 Bedroom w/ on-site laundry room, $750/month + utilities. Call 267-8023 GCE Apartments, Please no pets. LACONIA: 1-bedroom apartments in clean, quiet, secure downtown building. Very nice and completely renovated. $175/week, includes heat, hot water and electricity. 524-3892. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428

NEWFOUND Lake seasonal rental, June-Sept. Cozy, quiet cottage. One bedroom with deck, $700/ month. Call 744-3734.

NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.

Come See Us Now Section 8 Voucher Accepted At Our Market Rate Unit Rental Assistance Available Make Your Next Home At

LEDGEWOOD ESTATES • Spacious units with a lot of storage area • Low utility costs • On-Site Laundry & Parking • Easy access to I-93 • 24-hour maintenance provided • 2 bedrooms with a 2 person minimum per unit. Ask about our Referral Bonus Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted income. Hurry and call today to see if you qualify, or download an application at:

www.hodgescompanies.com

Housing@hodgescompanies.com

603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 Equal Housing Opportunity Agent and Employer

ROOM for Rent: Meredith, quiet country setting, shared living/kitchen, electric/hw/heat/gas cooking included. Smoking ok. Candidates should be clean and sober. References required. $125/week or $500/month. Contact 707-9794. TILTON- COZY 3 rooms and bath. Utilities included, absolutely no pets or smoking. $150/Week. 524-1036. TILTON- DOWNTOWN. Large room in 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, shared with 2 other responsible adults, $150 weekly, includes all. 286-4391. UNFURNISHED Cottage for Rent in New Hampton precinct. $625/month +utilites. References +deposit required. Call 744-6334. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.

For Rent-Vacation AKERS Pond, Errol NH. Swim, fish, golf, moose watch, relax, all amenities, beach, dock, sunsets, 2 decks, boat and canoe included $625-$675/week (603)482-3374. Alton Bay Waterfront Cottage. 3-bedroom 1.5 bath, cable TV, large deck, steps to water. Dock, sandy-bottom swimming area. Some availability July & August $1,200-$1,400/Week. 978-777-5491 Danvers, MA

For Rent-Commercial

Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park 72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. WarehouseManufacturing. $5,800.00 • 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800.00 • 3,340 Sq. Ft. WarehouseManufacturing $1,800.00

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

(603)476-8933 BELMONT Rt. 106. Office space Unit #4 1600 sf. Unit #5 1100 sf.

603-630-2882 BELMONT Rt. 106. Warehouse space 4000 sq. ft. heated.

603-630-2882 MEREDITH- Professional office or studio space. Second floor, 3-4 large rooms heated, non-smoking, Near village. $650-900/month. Cell 781-862-0123 or 279-7887 STOREFRONT: Lakeport, approximately 1,000 sq ft. retail space, approximately 1,500 sq ft. storage. $700 per month plus utilities. Security deposit and refer-

For Rent-Commercial Near Exit 20 Commercial Space Available in Desirable Business Complex 1-1/2 miles from I-93 Exit 20 on Route 140 in Northfield. 1,920 SF shop area w/large overhead door & office suite. $1,200/Month. Additional space available.

Call 455-5810 Office/Retail space available. 1,700 square feet first floor renovated space located 43 Gilford East Drive, Gilford, NH. Rent includes heat and electricity. $1,500/Month. First two months free with lease. Call 603-953-3243 STOREFRONT: Lakeport, approximately 900 sq ft. $650 per month plus utilities. Security deposit and references required. 524-4428

For Sale 18 FT. F/G boat, 55HP, trailer. Never seen the ocean. $1,200. 603-539-5194 2008 On/Off Road Motorcycle 200cc 300 miles, $1000. 14 25hp Fishing boat with trailer, loaded $2500. 455-0442 AMAZING! Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set $249, king $399. See ad under “furniture”. ELLIPTICAL 8.0-E $500, 1 year old. 603-387-1370 FIREWOOD-STOVE/CAMP. Delivered, bundles-half cords. Great Prices! 998-7337. Self pickup too. 18 Arlene Drive Belmont. Kayak- Microsport trailer/two AL Kayak package. New 2009 NEVER used! INCLUDES: Spare tire; 2 sets of Malone Autoloader Xv kayak carriers; trailer storage trunk (6 cubic feet of DRY storage space) removable; Tie down straps. Original price paid & receipted: $1,583.00! LOOK, buy and drive away price $899.00. Call David 603-279-5976 KENMORE washer /dryer stacked unit for apt. Heavy duty super capacity, 110 volts, $325/obo. 455-9205. Kubota 2009 BX-1860 with 35 hours. Front bucket. Asking $9,995 603-253-3120 LIONEL Trains & track, offers. 6 Adult life jackets $100, Craftsman table saw $50. 387-9342. Man!s Trek 7000 Bicycle. Never used, unopened in original container. $300. Call 527-0873 Novatek Negative Air Machine. 2000 CFM with 2 cases of filters and duct. Used twice, paid $900, asking $550. Call 603-496-3914

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

MATTRESS AND FURNITURE OVERSTOCKS! Twin $199. Full $249, Queen $299, King $449. Memory foam or latex $399-$999! Free bed frame or $20 off! Recliners $299! Sofas $499! Wood platform beds $199-$399! Daybed with mattress $499! NH made shaker dining & bedroom 20% off! Free local delivery, lots more!! Call Jay 603-662-9066 or Email: Jayw100@yahoo.com for other specials & details!

Help Wanted CBH Landscape Contractors, LLC Laconia Looking for Landscape Maintenance, Construction Foreman & Crew Members. Valid NH drivers license & positive attitude required.

Call 528-6126 for appointment

COOKS & WAITSTAFF WANTED at the

Belmont Country Grill

267-1914

Oak hutch/curio 6ft 6” X 2 ft 8 inches, 16.5 inches deep. Top beveled glass doors, center pull-out drawer, bottom 2 wood panel doors. Excellendt condition, sell for $75. Jack 978-804-3475 Alton Office desk (cherry wood), computer desk with hutch (cherry wood) office chair. $260 OBO. 28 Hook Rd. 393-0275 After 1pm.

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

Help Wanted Cara Bean-Trendy coffee shop accepting applications for summer help. Bartending/Barista experience helpful. Apply within. 949 Laconia Rd. Winnisquam

HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH.

GILMANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Gilmanton School

Facility Manager Full-time, Year-round Position K-8 school - 381 students - 80 staff members. School building is 53,560 sq.ft. The facility manager will also be responsible for the supervision of three full time custodians. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a letter of intent and resume to: Superintendent John Fauci Gilmanton School District SAU #79 P.O. Box 309 Gilmanton, NH 03237 Deadline date: May 23, 2011

PLAYSTATION 2 with Games including Dance Dance Revolution and 2 matts, Disney Enchanted Journey, Sims 2 Pets, Simpsons, Juiced, ATV Offroad Fury. $100. 455-3686. RECLINER (green, overstuffed), $125; COUCH (tan w/small green stripes), $175. Both for $250. Both in excellent condition. Please call before 10am or after 7pm, 393-6369. SOFAS: (2), 82”, Black w/floral print, good condition, new $2,000/each, sell for $250/each. 279-4291. Thrifty Yankee: Rt. 25 Meredith. 279-0607. Across from ILHS Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-6pm. Buying Gold/Silver. Troy-BILT 8 HP Rototiller with wraparound bumper guard. Harley Davidson Large mens leather jacket, chaps, heavy rain gear and light-weight rain gear. Call after 4:00 267-6198 WHIRLPOOL Double stack washer/dryer. $300. Maple bunk beds, $100. Both excellent condi-

Part Time Office Administrator We are looking for a friendly, personable and confident individual to work part time in our Laconia location. We require excellent communication, organizational and computer skills and the ability to multi-task. Previous office experience a must. There will be occasional travel to our other offices. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and fast growing health professional team. Please submit your resume to Office Manager, 175 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561 or e-mail to smiles@hillerortho.com. No phone calls please.


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

HOUSEKEEPING Part Time seasonal & year-round positions. Multi-site motels in Weirs Beach area. Must be an active, responsible person who enjoys helping people. Weekends Required.

Customer Service Help NEEDED NOW

JOIN Our Family Tree Restaurant: Summer help wanted, all positions available. Apply within or call 524-1988.

Wednesday May 11th 2011 We're seeking highly motivated individuals that are ready to work hard, and can handle a variety of functions.

Duties & Responsibilities include: • Customer Service • Filling Orders • Client Trial Assistance • Moving Merchandise • Setting up Displays

LICENSED PLUMBER WITH GAS LICENSE New Installation Service - Repair

524-6014 Don Morin Associates

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Customer Service Representative This dynamic position involves a bit of everything including; retail sales, site visits, customer follow-up, light mechanical skills, and some lifting. This position operates out of our Gilford office and is responsible for coordinating the customer experience though Design, Permitting, and Construction as well as regularly assisting retail customers in our store as necessary. The successful candidate will have exceptional customer relations skills and experience and be thoroughly familiar with MS Word and Excel. Some familiarity with boats, construction, and drafting/sketching and/or environmental permitting will be helpful. You must enjoy working in a fast-paced ever-changing environment. A good driving record is required. This is a full-time seasonal position that could develop into year-round employment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please forward resume with salary requirement to info@docksource.com or visit our website to obtain an application. Watermark Marine Construction 29 Gilford East Drive Gilford, NH 03249 (603) 293-4000 (603) 524-8100 Fax

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:

• RN Care/Case Manager- Full Time. BSN preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking capabilities and outstanding internal and external customer relations skills. Previous case management experience desired. Clinical experience with ability to proactively interact with physicians on current and proposed care within an acute care environment required. Knowledge of insurance plans, including Medicare reimbursement helpful. Position invloves discharge planning and assisting patients with care transitions. • Night Clerk/Clinical Support- Full-time and Per Diem. Night shifts. Must hold current EMT or LNA Certification. Perform duties based in the ED area, Switchboard/Registration and support. • LPN/RN- Per Diem. Rotating 12 hour shifts • Manager of Environmental Services- Full-time. Directs, coordinates, and supervises the employees of the Environmental Services (EVS) department to maintain a clean facility environment based on best practices established by professional organizations and regulatory agencies. Lead by example with a personal commitment to excellence in practice and leadership. • RN- FTE 0.9. Medical-Surgical Nurse, BLS/ACLS certified. Day/Night, 12 hr shifts. Experience preferred. • RN- Full-Time. ACLS/PALS/BLS and some acute care experience and critical care experience preferred. Must take rotating call. Positive attitude, team player, computer skills and critical thinking skills required. • RN- Full-time. Rotating 12 hr shifts, Labor experience, ACLS, NRP, Fetal monitoring. • Medical Assistant- .7 FTE and Per Diem. Certification as a Medical Assistant is required. Applicant must be computer literate and have strong reading, writing, communication and analytical skills. Every other wknd coverage. • Office RN- Per Diem. Office experience preferred. BLS required. Willing to be a team player, NH License. To cover vacations, etc. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121

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Help Wanted Reservations Customer Service Associate The Lakes Region's leader in vacation home rentals seeks a full-time reservations - customer service associate to join our team. Vacation rental experience and NH real estate licensed preferred, but not necessary. • Year Round • Salaried Position • Some Weekend Work Required • Retirement IRA • Health benefits Resumes to: MarkB@PreferredRentals.com or mail to:

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WORK for an American Legend! Laconia Harley-Davidson is hiring Seasonal and Bike Week associates in our General Merchandise Department. Interested applicants may visit the Dealership or apply online at laconiaharley.com

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is looking for 1 full-time Technician/Laborer. Candidate must be self motivated, professional and avail. to work O/T. Must have CDL Class B and be in good physical condition. Benefits include a competitive salary, 8 paid holidays and IRS retirement plan. Forward Resumes to: mandiehagan@yahoo.com Call 934-4145

Store Manager Qualified candidate will have automotive service experience with excellent customer relations skills. Experience in job/tire pricing, safety and crew management a must. Excellent pay and benefits package. Contact: Denise Littlefield (603) 679-2232 hr@strathamtire.com

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Director of Music Responsibilities include providing leadership for adult choir and bell choir and developing and expanding a youth music program. Submit resume to the attention of: Rev Michael Graham Gilford Community Church 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford NH 03249 Email: gcc@metrocast.net 603-524-6057

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Maintenance Mechanic(s) The 3M Tilton, NH facility is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic. Must possess a high school diploma /GED and a minimum of 3 years of industrial maintenance experience, and a current valid driver's license. This position requires the ability to work varying shifts, fixed night shift, extended hours, (along with weekends and holidays if needed) and may require short notice call in. For a complete description, and to apply for consideration, go to 3M's Careers Web Site: http://3m.com/careers-us Enter "1103065" into the "Search Jobs" field, and click "Search Jobs". To view the description, click on the title of the position. 3M is an EEOE.

SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR Laconia High School This full-time, year-round position includes staff supervision and evaluation, program coordination and development, budget planning and team leadership. Masters degree, NH certification in Special Education Administration, experience in educational administration and special education services required. This position is part of a five person administrative team at our high school with strong benefits and a salary of $72,252. Position begins July 1, 2011. Please send letter of intent, and resume to: Steve Beals, Principal Laconia High School 345 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246 Email inquiries welcomed at: Email: sbeals@laconia.k12.nh.us


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‘Earning a Living in the Arts’ topic of free lecture at Broadway North on May 19

BELMONT — “Earning a Living in the Arts,” a free lecture for aspiring teen dancers, singers, and actors, and their parents will be presented by Broadway North Heidi Noyes School of Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Renowned New York talent scout Peter Sklar will lead the discussion. Sklar knows a thing or two about helping aspiring child stars achieve success. His list of protégés includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon, and Mischa Barton, to name a few, along with many current and former Broadway, TV, and film actors, singers, and dancers. Reality shows like “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have springboarded some of

the most talented kids in the nation into super stardom. But with so much available talent, what really sets one kid apart from another? According to Sklar, an arts career is about two things: self-image and health. He argues that these qualities outweigh looks, training, connections, and even talent. In “Earning a living in the Arts,” Sklar will explain why his views are in sync with the needs of top New York and Hollywood agents and casting directors. “The people who sit behind the table are trying to decide two things: do they like you, and do they believe you,” said Sklar. “If you don’t feel good mentally and physically, you won’t open up and show

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us who you really are. When that happens — no matter how good you are, how pretty, or who you know — we’ve already lost interest.” Alluding to a dramatic rise in self-destructive behavior such as smoking, drinking, drugs, and eating disorders among so-called “happy” teens, Sklar marvels at how often these activities secretly co-exist with good grades, good behavior, and virtually every other outward sign of stability. “The kids I interview are the smartest and most talented — the highest achievers in the nation,” he said. “And they’re often the most unhappy, unhealthy, and least employable.” see next page

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934-9974 Yard Sale 2-FAMILY Yard Sale, Saturday, 5/7, 9am-2pm, 69 Parker Street, Laconia. Toys, clothes, furniture and more! Belmont- Sat 5/7 8am-1pm & Sun. 5/8 8am-12pm. 6 Grove Dr. across from Belknap Mall. High Top patio dinette set, furniture, holiday blowups, new starter stain glass kit & more. Hope to see you there! Belmont- Saturday May, 7 8am.-Noon. 28 Silkwood Ave., off of Ladd Hill. Furniture, clothes. games. Something for everyone!

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SPRING Cleanups: Plow and storm damage, property maintenance. 603-556-2418.

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Meredith Village Savings Bank employees raise $90,000 for United Way MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) donated more than $90,000 to the Lakes Region United Way in 2010. The donation is the result of the cumulative efforts of nearly 85 percent of the bank’s 200-plus employees, retirees, and board members, who gave a total of more than $45,000 that was then matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the bank. “MVSB sets the pace for giving to the United Way, and to many other local organizations throughout the Lakes Region,” noted Jack Terrill, president of the Lakes Region United Way. “It’s not just the funds themselves that allow us to help people in need, it’s the positive example that MVSB’s contribution sets for other companies and individuals in the region to follow. Others see their enthusiastic support and they want to get on board, too. We couldn’t do what we do without the kind of support that Meredith Village Savings Bank and their employees give us each year.”

To achieve this outstanding level of giving, MVSB contributors gave an average of $258 each, which rose to more than $516 apiece with the bank match. A total of 29 MVSB contributors have been named “Leadership Givers” for each giving $500 or more to this year’s campaign. “I’m extremely proud of the extraordinary generosity of our employees, retirees, and board members who have not only given a record amount to this campaign, but who, year after year, give hundreds of hours of their time to volunteer for the local community,” said MVSB President and CEO Sam Laverack, who also praised the efforts of LRUW leadership and MVSB campaign coordinators Charleen Hughes, Amy Carbone, and Miriam Simmons. “This remarkable success would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and leadership of Charleen, Amy and Miriam and the direction and support provided by Jack Terrill and his staff at the United Way.”

from preceding page Sklar boasts an Ivy League pedigree — a masters degree in Education from Harvard University — and four decades of experience. He’s been the subject of multiple feature-length articles in the New York Times, was interviewed on E! True Hollywood Story, appeared as a guest expert on “Donahue,” and has had his work presented on the Bravo Channel, “Good Morning America,” and dozens of other media outlets. He is currently developing an original musical based on his experiences entitled “The Kid Who

Meredith Village Savings Bank celebrates a successful Lakes Region United Way campaign, in which the bank and its employees raised more than $90,000. MVSB campaign coordinators (front, left to right) Charleen Hughes, Amy Carbone, and Miriam Simmons join (back) LRUW President Jack Terrill and MVSB President and CEO Sam Laverack in celebrating the contribution. (Courtesy photo)

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