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GILFORD — Town Administrator Scott Dunn said yesterday that in light of legal opinions he has gotten from Town Attorney Walter Mitchell and the Local Government Center (LGC) he will recommend that selectmen ask a superior court judge for permission to hold an emergency town meeting for the purpose of securing a new fire truck. see GILFOrd page 10


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Recordsetting New Mexico fire grows to 339 sq. miles

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in what New Mexico’s governor called “impossible” terrain in an isolated, mountainous area of the state continued its rapid growth Friday as forecasters called for thunderstorms and dry lightning that could spark even more fires. The massive blaze in the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico is the biggest in state history and the largest currently burning in the country. It scorched an additional 39 square miles in the past day, growing to nearly 340 square miles, as more than 1,200 firefighters worked to halt its spread. Firefighters conducted more burnout operations in an effort to corral the erratic blaze that has injured six people, the fire’s incident management team said Friday. None of the injuries was serious. The fire was about 10 percent contained. Fire information officer see FIRE page 12

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U.S. unemployment rate ticks up after weak job growth WASHINGTON (AP) — The American economy is in trouble again. Employers in the United States added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year and not even close to what economists expected. For the first time since last June, the unemployment rate rose, to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent. It was the third month in a row of weak job growth and further evidence that, just as in 2010 and 2011, a winter of hope for the economy has turned to a spring of disappointment. “This is horrible,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, a consulting firm. The job figures, released Friday morning by the Labor Department, dealt a strong

blow to President Barack Obama at the start of a general election campaign that will turn on the economy. They also deepened the pessimism of investors, who even before the report was released were worried about a debt crisis in Europe with no sign of solution and signs of a slowdown in the powerhouse economy of China. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 275 points, its worst day of the year, and for the first time was down for 2012. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is almost 10 percent below its 2012 high, the traditional definition of a market correction. Mitt Romney, who on Tuesday cleared the number of convention delegates required to win the Republican presiden-

tial nomination, told CNBC that the report was “devastating.” He called for an emphasis on energy development, pledged to “kill” the health care overhaul that Obama saw through in 2010 and said he would reduce taxes and government spending. The clearest fix for the economy, he said, was to defeat Obama. “It is now clear to everyone that President Obama’s policies have failed to achieve their goals and that the Obama economy is crushing America’s middle class,” said Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Obama, in Minnesota, pushed a proposal to expand job opportunities for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. He see ECONOMY page 11

Saying he lied about finances, judge orders Zimmerman back to jail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s shooter must return to jail, a judge ordered Friday in a strongly worded ruling that said George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain bond in a case that hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the teen was killed. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the February shooting. The neighborhood watch volunteer says he shot Martin in self-defense because the unarmed 17-year-old was beating him up after confronting Zimmerman about following him in a gated com-

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Jurors talk about what led to deadlock at Edward’s trial Hampton Beach spruced GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jurors in John The jurors acquitted Edwards on one count of up with $14.5-million worth Edwards campaign corruption trial said Friday accepting illegal campaign contributions and deadthey were deadlocked on most charges because locked on the other five. the former presidential contender never actually “Everybody’s got their own beliefs based off of of improvements received any money from two wealthy donors to hide what they saw,” Nunn told ABC’s “Good Morning

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach has survived years of severe weather and a number of fires. Now, it’s celebrating a much-needed facelift. Beachgoers and state and town officials are cheering about $14.5 million in recently completed renovations to the beach area. They include the construction of a new Seashell entertainment complex and visitors center; the overhaul of bathhouses at the north and south end of the promenade; shady spots for sitting; and an improved walkway. There are new LED streetlights, large sail-shaped “Sunfish” lining the crosswalks along nearby Ocean Boulevard and water-spouting columns to help people wash the sand off their feet. Even the World War II memorial on the beach, a granite statue of a woman holding a wreath in honor of those lost at sea, has an updated look. Construction workers extended the sea wall, circling it around the statute, to make it fit in better with the landscape. “I love the shell,” said Beverly Horton, a 13-year resident of Seabrook. “We’ll just have to see how the crowds handle it and how the summer goes. I’m hoping it puts Hampton Beach on the map.” A ceremony marking the improvements took place Friday. An art show will take place on Saturday, along with entertainment on the Seashell stage. The Hampton Beach Historical Society also is presenting a timeline of scenes from the beach, including a look at swimsuits through the years. “While tourism is vital to the economic engine of our state, and Hampton Beach is a critical part of our tourism industry, there were some who said we should not invest in revitalizing the seashell,” Gov. John Lynch said in remarks prepared for the event. “But we made it a point to invest $14 million from the state capital budget to do this long overdue rehabilitation.” He added, “Not only do we have facilities here that all of us in New Hampshire can be proud of, but I truly believe this will continue to revitalize the entire beach for several years to come.” In a state with only 18 miles of coastline, the 1½-mile strip has been a popular spot for generations of New Englanders and tourists who don’t want to put up with Cape Cod traffic. Once a barren place used for farming hay, it transitioned into a busy area with beachwear shops, arcades and fried dough and pizza stands and motels. It has been the sight of the annual “Miss Hampton Beach” contest, a children’s week, a regatta, and in recent years, a singing competition. The beach received a national ranking several years ago as one of the cleanest. The beachside businesses have been victims of major fires in the past, including one in February 2010, that took out an entire block of businesses. That has left some vacant spots along Ocean Boulevard, but also a desire by town officials to upgrade the look of the community. “I hear from people all the time who haven’t been up here in a while that they can’t believe how nice it looks,” said Bob Mitchell, owner of the Ocean Boulevard souvenir shop Mrs. Mitchell’s Gifts, which reopened last year after being destroyed by the 2010 fire. “It’s been a huge effort by the state, the district and everybody to kind of rejuvenate things, and they’ve done a great job.”

his pregnant mistress, and they didn’t believe the star witness’ account of the cover-up. On network talk shows, even jurors who thought Edwards was guilty on at least some of the six counts of campaign finance fraud said the prosecution simply didn’t have enough evidence. The jurors did not say what the split was, in terms of guilty votes. “We tried to put our feelings aside and what we were doing was just looking at the facts to come up with a verdict,” juror Cindy Aquaro said on NBC’s “Today” show. Juror Jonathan Nunn said he thought the money from the two wealthy donors were personal gifts, not campaign donations.

America.” ‘’They stood their ground. They stood by their decision and I respect that.” Trial observers said the jury’s decision bore out criticism from the earliest stages of the case that it was a reach, that prosecutors went after the ex-U.S. senator without the kind of evidence that justified the charges that he masterminded a scheme to use campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress from the public and his terminally ill wife. “As noted by nearly every campaign finance lawyer who considered the matter, this was a lousy case,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director for the campaign finance watchdog group Citizens for Responsee TRIAL page 9

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Pump & Dump, Part 2 In the beginning, there was pump and dump. In the dot-com bubble of the late ‘90s, the stock-analyzing arms of investment banks would pump up a new stock’s price with rave reviews. The banker arm underwriting the new stock issue would sit back, watch the price explode and then dump it — as would their favored customers. The folks who fell for the hype and bought in at inflated prices were the little investors, also known as “dumb money.” This scheme was deemed unfair to ordinary investors, so a reform was put in place that appeared to require analysts to keep their mouths shut before an initial public offering. It forbade analysts to publish written reports, be they on paper or electronic, containing new information about the company. Notably absent was any mention of telephones. Along comes the fantabulous Facebook stock offering and ensuing fallout. Suspicions are high that a select few were told about Facebook’s recently disappointing revenues, which might not justify the initial public offering price of $38. They got out the minute they could, or they sold the stock short or made other bets that the stock price would fall. The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the matter. And a shareholder class-action suit has been filed. Meanwhile, if the conversations about Facebook’s revenues were done by telephone or over cocktails, it is unclear that anyone broke the law. But this is clear. The Facebook IPO dance was not about investing for the long term, though the dumb money may have thought so. Did you notice how, in the goodness of their hearts, Facebook and the bankers made an unusually high number of shares available to the public at the initial offering price? As of Tuesday, Facebook’s stock price was down 24-percent from the initial public offering. Whether the analysts whispered into a few privileged ears almost should not have mattered, because the carnival surrounding the Facebook IPO should have set off all kinds

of alarms. First off, serious commentary noted that having a zillion members didn’t necessarily mean Facebook had found a way to make a zillion dollars off them. Just days before the offering, General Motors said that it was pulling its ad campaign off Facebook because the site apparently wasn’t selling cars for them. This was in the newspapers, or at least the business sections. But on many front pages and less insightful television news programs, it was all rock bands and glamour. It was about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in his hoodie and how fabulously rich the 28-year-old was about to become. And there were reminders of other tech startups enriching early investors beyond their dreams. Remember Google. Furthermore, Facebook was a product that its users understood. The company had infiltrated their daily lives. Perhaps it sold their personal information to advertisers, but it did so with a smiley face. Users would visit the pages of their celebrities, where they’d find tidbits of personal information, lending an air of intimacy. “I get the dish right from the celeb’s mouth,” a 42-yearold Michigan mother told The Wall Street Journal. Like other social media, Facebook helped the big names develop their pages, on which it could place ads. For many ordinary people, Facebook ran the world. The setup was complete, the lambs lined in a row. Naturally, the hedge funds pounced. Do we need a new regulation? It’s been suggested that analysts be banned from giving information to anyone before an IPO in which their bank is an underwriter. Think about enforcing it, and there’s only one conclusion to make: In the end, there will be pump and dump. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

I exercise my rights in way that infringes on no one else To the editor, In response to Sandra Coleman’s recent letter, I would recommend that she read the Bill of Rights, a document with which she is apparently not too familiar, in particular the First Amendment. It outlines some of the most basic rights that we Americans have. I will be among the first to accept and defend her right to express her beliefs and convictions, whether economic, political, religious or social, in a manner that she feels is appro-

priate for her, as long as it does not infringe upon someone else’s rights. While I have full respect for her strongly held opinions and do not wish or intend to suggest otherwise, I choose to exercise my Constitutional Rights in a manner that does not infringe upon her or anyone else’s rights; and she seems to have a problem with that, hence my suggestion that she read the Bill of Rights. Philip Preston Ashland

LETTERS Pres. Obama has vision of how government should serve people To the editor, Now that former Governor Romney has clinched the Republican nomination, it is important to consider how his performance as governor of Massachusetts might predict how he would act as president. Mr. Romney said he would reduce spending and debt in Massachusetts while increasing jobs. In fact under his watch state spending increased by 6.5-percent and long-term debt increased by over $2.5-billion, leaving Massachusetts with the largest per capita debt in the nation. During his reign the state ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation. He did manage to balance the budget. How did he do it? He did it by cutting spending on education and RAISING TAXES, primarily on the middle class. His expertise in business, as has often been mentioned, didn’t produce much that we can rely on either. His efforts as a corporate buyout specialist weren’t really designed to create jobs. In some cases that did happen, willy-nilly, but his real goal was to make great profits for him and his investment partners. (He was really good at that!) That experience wouldn’t really help run our national government, which is not about creating profits for a few, but rather about providing services that only government can provide and a safety net for all our citizens. Mr. Romney’s plan to cut taxes and the budget proposal he supports would ravage those services and unravel the safety net. Mr. Romney does not want to talk about or take credit for the one really

good thing he did while governor of Massachusetts, creating a successful health care insurance plan with an individual mandate that now covers so many previously uninsured Massachusetts citizens. Talking about that success might remind people what a great thing the Affordable Care Act, certainly a highlight of President Obama’s presidency, really is. That the ACA is modeled after Romney’s Massachusetts plan is an inconvenient fact, a topic to be avoided. How sad! Instead Mr. Romney claim to government experience rests on statements about reducing spending and creating jobs in Massachusetts, which frankly were anything but successful. His protestations to the contrary will not make them true, no matter how many times he repeats them. What a contrast to President Obama’s vision of how government should serve the people. He knows there is a lot more to do to bring America out of the deep recession, but we are moving forward as a country, creating over four million private sector jobs on his watch. Supporting the middle class, growing the economy and thereby increasing revenues is the sustainable way to help reduce the deficit long-term. The deficit caused by the recession, as well as the Bush-era tax cuts, two wars and Medicare Part D — all of which were unpaid for — would only increase under Mr. Romney’s proposals. That’s a risk we can’t afford. Paula Trombi Meredith

Fact: Tens of millions of American homes are heated by oil To the editor, Joy oh Joy, let the news ring out throughout the land, “green already quite profitable”, reveals Tim Sullivan here in these pages on Thursdays edition. Well not quite so fast readers, and please excuse my sarcasms. Look, anyone can find an exception to the rule here and there, now and then, but does that mean we are now secure from our government investing (wasting) millions or billions of dollars by using tax payer money to prop up an industry which does nothing but cause the cost of energy to rise for the

vast majority of us? Clearly NO! It is still an undeniable fact of life that the homes of tens of millions of America families are heated by OIL. When the American president decides to drive coal fired electric plants out of business before replacement units of some kind are in place and declares it will cause the costs to “skyrocket” who is going to get hurt here? Answer is regular people. Working families, retired, elderly and the poor are the obvious injured parties. Are we, the 99-percent, supposed to cough up tens of thousands of dollars see next page

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LETTERS Why is Bill Grimm running for N.H. Senate? What are his positions? To the editor, As many of you are already aware, I am running for N.H. Senate, District 7. Recently I attended and spoke at the Merrimack County GOP Committee meeting at the Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord alongside my challenger, Bill Grimm from Franklin. It was nice to see some familiar faces and to meet so many new people as well. It was a nice opportunity for the committee members to “meet the candidates.” One thing I left asking myself was “Why is Bill Grimm running?” I don’t mean that at all sarcastically — it is simply a question, the answer to which I am still unsure of. After the question and answer session, I was left with several more questions about Mr. Grimm’s positions on the issues, which he did not make clear. These questions are not about his character, they are about his positions: Is Bill Grimm going to vote raise taxes, yes or no? Where exactly does Bill Grimm stand on the death penalty? Where exactly would Bill Grimm cut state government spending? I make my positions on the forego-

ing questions very clear: I will never vote to raise or implement new broad-based taxes. I believe the death penalty must be expanded to punish heinous, premeditated crimes — not just capital offenses. I intend to cut spending by focusing on inflated salaries, over-appropriated departments and state agencies, and to even possibly eliminate select state departments altogether. The people of New Hampshire deserve honest and forthright answers from the candidates that seek to serve them. I will always give a clear and defined answer to voters’ questions — in writing if requested — and if there is an answer that I do not readily possess, I will contact the voter promptly with my precise position. Please feel free to visit my website at, email me at, or call our campaign headquarters at 603-707-2331 Josh Youssef Candidate for N.H. Senate — District 7 Laconia

Romney endorses plan that will destroy SS, Medicare & food stamps To the editor, I will say that probably many hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. watched “Pretty Woman” starring Julia Roberts (Vivienne) and Richard Gere (Edward). It was a good romantic comedy filmed in 1990. The plot: Edward is a rich, ruthless businessman who specializes in taking over companies and then selling them off piece by piece. Vivienne is a prostitute who Edward hired for a week. His time with Vivienne has shown him another way of life — taking time off and enjoying life .Edward decides that he wants to create things rather than just making money. Just a movie! We are living it now with Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. However, Mitt never met a “Vivienne” during his time with Bain Capital. Mitt Romney is the Edward before he

met Vivienne. At Bain Capital he took over companies for the sole purpose of making money without regard to the families he was destroying. REAL people lost their jobs, retirement plans and health insurance under his leadership in that company. Do we really want this kind of man as president of the U.S.? I don’t. Romney is embracing the Ryan plan that will totally destroy Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps. These are the programs which Romney called the safety net for the poor and yet under the Ryan plan they will not exist. The Ryan plan also calls for more taxes for the middle class and poor, and reduces taxes for the rich which Mitt Romney supports. This is not a movie it is the future of America. Cathy Dawson Laconia

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from preceding page to refit our homes to accommodate the green vision of environmentalist idealists? Get real, until windmills and solar panels can provide heat and electricity at costs equal to or lower then coal and oil then it is not READY FOR PRIME TIME. As for a page full of well-researched facts and figures I have read several reports over the years that letters to editors that run more then three

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Let’s look at what the N.H. Legislature accomplished in 2011 The 2012 legislative session is coming to an end and the last couple weeks have been intense. I was the prime sponsor on 15 pieces of legislation ranging from issues relating to Medicaid payments to a bill that establishes a commission to study energy infrastructure corridors. As of today, six of my bills were voted inexpedient to legislate; three were signed into law by the governor; three have passed both bodies and are awaiting the governor’s signature; and three will be voted on in the House this week. As I look back over what we’ve accomplished this year, I thought it would be helpful to recap the 2011 session and, in the next column, report on 2012. The 2011 legislative session stands out not only for its accomplishments, but also for the resolve shown by elected officials to deliver on what the voters of New Hampshire sent them to Concord to do: live within our means, stop out-ofcontrol spending, and eliminate the $800 million deficit. We successfully conducted the people’s business at a most challenging time for both our state and our nation. Here are the highlights: The biggest issue we faced was building and passing a new budget for FY 2012-2013. The Republicanled legislature produced a truly balanced, two-year budget that spends $10.2-billion in total funds (an 11-percent reduction from the last biennium), projects realistic revenues, had no new or increased taxes or fees, and accounted for over $400-million in federal stimulus funds spent over the prior two years that were not available this biennium. The Senate led the fight to balance the budget. We did so by example, cutting our chief of staff’s salary by 30-percent, restructuring committee staff to require fewer employees, replacing outgoing staff at lower salaries, and instituting a one-year pay freeze for all legislative employees. We also enacted legislation to keep future budget increases down and further protect taxpayer dollars by adopting: SB-146, a bill requiring state agencies to submit reduced spending alternatives when they build their budgets every two years; SB-151 requiring the consolidation of government contracts that will allow the state to use economies of scale to bring costs down; and HB-635, requiring a consolidation of state agency functions to create a savings of $35-million over the biennium. Besides a balanced budget, other legislative successes included: — Comprehensive Pension Reform (HB-2/SB-3) which reforms the state’s public pension system to ensure a viable retirement system for current and future pensioners, provides stability and prevents the skyrocketing growth of retirement

— Education Funding (HB-337) which maintained the current education adequacy funding level, making only slight changes in order to establish a calculation better focused on the student. — Medicaid Managed Care (SB147): With a shift from our current fee-for-service structure to managed care, NH joins 30+ other states who have successfully implemented this model and we anticipate $33 million in savings. Managed care provides coordinated services to Medicaid enrollees through a network of providers and manages appropriate and effective health care services. — Parole Reform (SB-52) provides important, common sense amendments to SB-500 to ensure the state parole board has the discretion to keep dangerous criminals behind bars for their full sentence. — Second Amendment (SB-88) protects Second Amendment rights by eliminating a person’s duty to retreat when threatened with deadly force. — Business-Friendly Legislation: We eliminated the state’s tax on gambling earnings (HB-229); addressed reasonable compensation (SB-125); introduced legislation to encourage new venture capital investments (HB-605); and enhanced the relationship between government and business by requiring the Department of Labor to work with companies versus simply fining them for violations (SB-86). — Government Reductions & Reforms: Eliminated nearly 1,000 government positions that were already vacant; eliminated a state mandate that local union contracts provide pay increases even after they expire; and enacted common sense legislation allowing agency heads to transfer employees as necessary to fill vacancies, instead of hiring additional staff. By balancing the budget, holding the line on spending, keeping taxes low, and reducing red tape from Concord, the Senate helped our economy to grow, more free from government burdens. These efforts help us preserve and strengthen the “New Hampshire Advantage”, attract new business, and ensure the Granite State continues to lead the nation out of the recession. As always, I want to hear from you. If you have a concern you’d like to share, an event you’d like me to attend, or a problem you think I might be of assistance — please call or e-mail. If you’d like to get more frequent updates of what is happening in Concord or in the District, please subscribe to my e-newsletter by completing the subscription form on the home page of my website at (Republican Jeanie Forrester of Meredith represents District 2 in the N.H. Senate.)

2nd day of hearing before Liquor Commission focuses on lack of food sales at Gilford night club By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

CONCORD — In yesterday’s continuation of the Liquor Commissioners hearing on the future of the Gilford restaurant/night club building that most recently housed the Mardi Gras North strip club, the owner of the property and one of the former security employees, who also was a cook, testified that they made repeated changes to the club’s food menu in an effort to satisfy liquor enforcement concerns over not meeting the acceptable food-to-alcohol sales ratios. Property owner Willard Drew and former employee Carlos Duclos, who worked there for 18 months, both said they never saw employees of the club using or selling drugs. Drew was landlord to the Mardi Gras North when it was raided by the N.H. Drug Task Force on October 18, 2011 after a four-month investigation triggered by an undercover drug deal involving a DTF agent who said he was told by the person who allegedly sold him the drugs to meet at the club where he met his supplier. The club closed in December of 2011 and Drew, who holds the liquor licence voluntarily put it in “safekeeping status” with the Liquor Commission until seven separate alleged violations of state liquor laws could be adjudicated by the commission. The seven violations are that a customer was served beyond the point of intoxication; that employees were consuming alcohol while working; that employees were taking drinks in unapproved areas; that the bartenders were giving free drinks; that the club didn’t serve a diversified enough menu; that liquor bottles were being refilled; and, most significantly, that the property was being used for unlawful purposes — namely drug peddling. Yesterday’s testimony centered largely around the menu and food violations and what actions club ownership was taking to correct them. Thursday’s seven hours of testimony centered on whether or not club owners and managers knew there were allegedly employees engaging in unlawful drug sales and use and if Drew had the right to lease his liquor license to someone else without commission approval. Gilford Police Lt. Kris Kelley also

testified he that members of the Hells Angels have a presence in the Lakes Region, have been considered an “outlaw motorcycle club,” have a club chapter in Laconia, but said he had no first-hand knowledge of any Angelrelated drug activity at the Mardi Gras. Kelley also testified that police responded to the club about 18 times in the 90 days preceding the October 18, 2011 raid and that police leadership felt there were needed there “more than we felt the should.” Under cross-examination from Drew’s lawyer David Bownes, Kelley said that he didn’t bring statistics for other nightclubs but acknowledged that police also regularly respond to other establishments in Gilford that serve alcohol. Kelley also said the Gilford Police were unaware of the DTF operation until about one week before October 18. State Food Safety inspector Robert Brodeur testified that his inspection shortly after the raid indicated that there were Fry-o-laters, a grill, refrigerators, freezers and a convection oven that were all working. He described the menu as one of fry, grill, plate and serve — “pub-type food.” He also said some small repairs were needed in the three-bay sink and some thermometers weren’t working. As part of Drew’s rebuttal, he said he had owned the Kings Grant Inn for 21 years and operated as a 500 seat restaurant and lounge until he was told he needed to intall a sprinkler system in 2009 and had reduce his customer capacity to 99 or less. The state requires all business with less than $75,000 in sales derive at least 50-percent of those sales from food. Drew said the past full year he operated, food sales had been just about $32,000 and that’s why his management team was working with the liquor enforcement bureau to change the menu to increase sales. There was some discussion as to the position of the town as it regarded exotic dancing, and Drew and Bownes testified that they had prevailed in a First Amendment summary judgement in federal court against the town of Gilford when the town initially sought to prevent exotic dancers in the early 2000s. After four hours of testimony, Commissioner Mark Bodi cut to the chase. “Do you think you could continue to operate given what we know? he see next page

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from preceding page asked of Drew. Drew told him it was his intention to development or sell to developers a portion of his property and continue his operation, to include exotic dancers, to pay the bills that include about $80,000 in back taxes to the town of Gilford. Two weeks ago, Drew and the town came to an agreement that if he fixed the building code violations, he could reopen with a disk jockey and a beerand-wine license only until the commission made its final ruling. In exchange for the agreement, the town said it would not challenge taking his liquor license out of safekeeping. Yesterday afternoon, Drew said that after the hearing, he, Town Administrator Scott Dunn, Chief Liquor Enforcer Eddie Edwards agreed that he could use the disk jockey provision of his license and hold karaoke and blues night during Motorcycle Week as long as he continued to serve only beer and wine. Drew said he asked for three nights of exotic dancing but was told “no” by Dunn, even though his adult entertainment permit is in effect until the end of June as long as he has a liquor license. When contacted, Dunn said that the town agreed to allow Drew to open with the disk jockey, beer and wine and not contest the license, but only if he didn’t have exotic entertainment. Dunn said that until the Liquor Commissioner issues its final judgement on the status of Drew’s liquor licence, the contingency plan the three parties hammer out two weeks ago will stay in place. Closing arguments are scheduled for June 13 at the Storrs Street offices at 9 a.m. After then, commissioners will review all the evidence and issue and ruling. The commission gave no indication as to how long a ruling could take.

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LACONIA — A local judge ordered a Stark Street man held on $15,000 cash and $50,000 personal recognisance bail for allegedly selling heroin and oxycodone. The arrest of Joseph Raso came after a 11 month-long Drug Task Force investigation. Affidavits submitted in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday indicate Sgt. Frank Cassidy of the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office met with a confidential informant on July 7, 2011 who had previously told another DTF police officer he or she allegedly knew Raso was a source of a variety of drugs. He said the informant made a phone call and arranged to buy four 30mg pills of oxycodone for $140. Cassidy said he went with the informant to connect with Raso in the parking lot of a downtown business and was introduced to him as “Joey.” Cassidy said he bought the drugs and “Joey” allegedly told him the two could deal directly with each other and the information would provide a contact phone. BANKS from page one will keep its own name and state charter, be overseen by its own board of directors and managed by its own executive team. “This is not a merger or an acquisition,” Laverack stressed. “No money is changing hands. No signs will be changed. It is a partnership, an alliance.” When Laverack and Rizzi broke the news to their employees at separate meetings on Thursday evening, they received standing ovations. “How often does that happen?” Laverack asked. Laverack and Rizzi will serve as co-chief executive officers of the holding company and each will serve as a director of both banks. Rick Wyman, chief financial officer of Meredith Village, will hold the same post at the holding company while Phil Emma, his counterpart at Merrimack County, will become chief

On July 13, 2011 Cassidy allegedly contacted Raso directly and make an arrangement to buy some heroin — a transaction allegedly consummated at a Court Street convenience store. On July 19, 2011 Cassidy met with Laconia Det. Christopher Noyes and Noyes was able to identify “Joey” as Joseph Raso, 29, of 160 Stark St. Later that day, Cassidy said he called Raso for more heroin and the two originally agreed to meet downtown again but Ruso allegedly changed the place to a restaurant in Gilford. Cassidy said he purchased $360 of heroin from Raso. On July 28, 2011 he contacted Raso again and the two allegedly met behind a South Main Street eatery and Cassidy allegedly purchased $360 of heroin from Raso. Raso is scheduled to for a probable cause hearing in circuit court on June 8. If he posts bail, he must report to the Laconia Police daily and can be subjected to random drug testing.

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LHS from page one fees; fixtures furniture and equipment; and funds for contingencies — are estimated at $2,862,583, increasing the total cost to $17,527,583. Meanwhile, the total funds available for the project is $15,339,000, leaving a shortfall of $2,188,583. Champlin explained that the process of reducing the construction costs has already begun. Although the newly built space for the Huot Center on Dewey Street was designed to be attached to the high school, he said that the cost could be reduced significantly by separating the two buildings by 21 feet without impairing the project. The cost of the mechanical systems atop the building as well as the fixtures and the fixtures for the science laboratories could also be reduced. Altogether, Champlin said that about $1,800,000 in savings have been identified. Furthermore, Champlin said that the project includes the least expansive and expensive of the two plans for the playing fields. So-called Plan B would move the field slightly towards the east by excavating part of the hill at the foot of Bobotas Field, creating additional parking for about 100 cars behind the high school, but leaving the steep section of the hill nearly intact. The cost of Plan B is $2,049,000. The preferred plan, Plan A, calls for radically altering the terrain east of the football field by removing the hill and creating two terraces for playing fields stretching from the rear of the school building to the far side of Bobotas Field. The first 350 feet between the school building and first terrace would be divided between a

parking lot with spaces for 140 vehicles and a green space of 35,000-square-feet. A berm would divide the parking area and green space from the first terrace, which would hold the football field. The cost of Plan A is $2,628,000, or $579,000 more than Plan B. In addition, both plans require bleachers and lighting, which together were not included in the base bid but instead were bid as alternates at $471,000. City Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5) said flatly “we should set a goal of plan A.” He suggested that as the committee refined the project “let’s see what it takes to get there.” According to the figures Champlin presented to the committee, including the science laboratories and Plan A for the playing fields, along with the bleachers and lighting, in the project would bring the total costs to $16,777,583, net of the $1.8-million in savings already identified. The available funds, discounting $550,000 in “community support” yet to be raised, amount to $14,789,000, leaving a deficit of almost $2-million to be met by a capital campaign. Alternatively, if the committee chooses the less expensive plan for the playing fields, the deficit would be approximately $1.4-million. Steve Beals, principal of Laconia High School, told the committee that the capital campaign would begin late next week or early the week after with an announcement of a $250,000 contribution toward the reconfiguration of the playing fields. More information about the capital campaign is posted on the School Department website.

ECOMONY from page 2 said that the economy is not creating jobs “as fast as we want” but vowed that it would improve. “We will come back stronger,” he said. “We do have better days ahead.” Alan Krueger, head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, pointed out that the country has added jobs for 27 months in a row, including 4.3 million jobs in the private sector. Underscoring the challenge for Obama with five months to go in the campaign, a May poll by The Associated Press and GfK, a research company, showed that 52 percent disapproved of Obama’s handling of the economy while 46 percent approved. Some financial analysts said that the dismal job figures put pressure on the Federal Reserve to take additional steps to help the economy, but it was not clear how much good the Fed could do beyond trying to inspire confidence. The central bank has already kept the short-term interest rate it controls at a record low of almost zero since the fall of 2008, during the financial crisis, and

pledged to keep it there through late 2014. It has undertaken two rounds of massive purchases of government bonds, starting in March 2009 and November 2010, to help drive long-term interest rates down and stimulate stock prices. Another program to lower long-term interest rates, known as Operation Twist, was announced last September and ends this month. But low interest rates, other analysts pointed out, are not the problem. An investor stampede into bonds on Friday drove the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note as low as 1.44 percent, the lowest on record. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies next week before a joint committee of Congress, and the Fed next meets June 19 and 20. Complicating the challenge for the economy, tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush will expire after Dec. 31, as will a cut in the Social Security payroll tax. More than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts to defense and domestic programs also kick in Jan. 1. Less money in consumers’ pockets next year and less spending by the government would be a significant drag on the economy.

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FIRE from page one Gerry Perry said most of the resources were being focused on the northern and western ends of the fire. “The wind situation looks a whole lot better, but we’re still expecting that we’re going to be busy,” he said. Though crews were helped overnight with increased humidity levels, forecasters said there was a chance for thunderstorms and dry lightning over the Black Range that could spark more fires. Extended forecasts also called for more hot, dry weather. Gov. Susana Martinez viewed the fire from a New Mexico National Guard helicopter Thursday and saw the thick smoke shrouding some of the steep canyons that are inaccessible to firefighters. She described the terrain as “impossible,” saying there was no way for firefighters to directly attack the flames in the rugged areas of wilderness. “It’s going to keep going up,” she said of the acreage burned. “Be prepared for that.” Along the fire’s northern edge, Martinez spotted crews doing burnout operations designed to slow the erratic

blaze, which has surpassed last year’s Las Conchas fire as the largest ever in recorded state history. That fire charred 156,593 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s premier nuclear facility. From the air, Martinez could see the blanket of smoke stretching for miles. She used words like “daunting” and “enormous,” fitting since fire managers said the blaze could smolder until the region gets significant rainfall during the summer monsoon season. So far, the fire has destroyed a dozen cabins and eight outbuildings. Perry said the fire is close to the community of Mogollon, but the threat is not imminent since firefighters have been working to protect the structures there by clearing debris and applying special fire-resistant wraps. It’s too early for the ecologists, soil scientists and hydrologists to get on the ground to start assessing the damage, but members of the incident management team have estimated that a majority of the fire has left behind moderate and minimal fire scars.

Dismal jobs report sends Dow into 275-point dive NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by an ominously weak U.S. jobs report, investors ran for safety Friday from new worries about a global slowdown, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest loss since November. The nearly 275-point dive wiped out the last of the index’s gains for the year. Across Wall Street, fearful investors snapped up safer investments such as bonds, dragging the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to a record low. Gold spiked $50 an ounce, and oil fell to its lowest since October. “The big worry now is that this economic slowdown is widening and accelerating,” said Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, a market research firm. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite index both fell more than 2 percent. The Nasdaq has dropped more than 10 percent since its peak — what traders call a market correction. And the S&P 500 is just a point above correction territory. American employers added just 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent. Economists had forecast a gain of 158,000 jobs. The report, considered the most important economic indicator each month, also said that hiring in March and April was considerably weaker than originally thought. Earlier data showed weak economic

conditions in Europe and Asia, too. Unemployment in the 17 countries that use the euro currency stayed at a record-high 11 percent in April, and unemployment spiked to almost 25 percent in Spain. There were signs that growth in China, which helped sustain the global economy through the recession, is slowing significantly. China’s manufacturing sector weakened in May, according to surveys released Friday. The Dow closed down 274.88 points, or 2.2 percent, at 12,118.57. The Dow is off 0.8 percent for the year; two months ago, it was up more than 8 percent for the year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 32.29 points, or 2.5 percent, to 1,278.04. The Nasdaq dropped 79.86, or 2.8 percent, to 2,747.48. Both indexes are still up for the year — 1.6 percent for the S&P 500 and 5.5 percent for the Nasdaq. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note briefly fell to 1.44 percent, the lowest on record. It ended the day at 1.46 percent. Gold for August delivery climbed $57.90, nearly 4 percent, to $1,622.10 per ounce. “Everybody’s looking for a safe haven,” said Adam Patti, CEO of IndexIQ, an asset management firm. He’s skeptical of that strategy, believing the swing was driven by short-term traders “looking to flip in and out of things,” rather than long-term investors willing to ride out a few bumps in the market.

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ZIMMERMAN from page one “Does your client get to sit there like a potted plant and lead the court down the primrose path? That’s the issue,” Lester said. “He can’t sit back and obtain the benefit of a lower bond based upon those material falsehoods.” The judge questioning Zimmerman’s truthfulness could undermine the defendant’s credibility if it is brought up at trial, which could happen, and may complicate how his defense presents him as a witness, said Orlando-area attorney Randy McCLean, who is a former prosecutor. Witness accounts of the rainy night Martin was shot are spotty. There is no video of the fight, though photos prosecutors have released showed Zimmerman with wounds to his face and the back of his head. His recollection of what happened is key. “The other key witness, unfortunately is deceased,” McClean said. “Basically, Zimmerman is going to be asking the jury to believe his version of the facts ... As the case stands now, his credibility is absolutely critical to the case.” The defense countered that Zimmerman and his wife never used the money for anything, which indicated “there was no deceit.” O’Mara said it wouldn’t be a problem to bring Zimmerman back into custody by the deadline. The judge said he would schedule a hearing after Zimmerman is back in custody so he could explain himself. Police in Sanford did not immediately arrest Zimmerman, citing Florida’s “stand your ground” law that gives wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat in a fight if people believe they are in danger of being killed or seriously injured. Zimmerman’s credibility with the judge would be important if O’Mara tries to get a judge without the jury to dismiss the charges based on the law, said Orlando defense attorney David Hill.

Buchholz pitches Red Sox past Toronto, 7-2 TORONTO (AP) — No ballpark in baseball has been kinder to Clay Buchholz than Toronto’s Rogers Centre. David Ortiz homered, Buchholz won his sixth straight start in Toronto and the Boston Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-2 Friday night, their fourth victory in five games. Buchholz (5-2) won for the first time in four starts, giving up two runs, both on solo homers, and six hits in a season-high eight innings. He walked two and struck out seven, also a season-high. “He’s been building to that, that’s for sure,” Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. “Clay Buchholz was terrific tonight. Extra on his fastball, terrific changeup, changed his angle a little on his breaking ball, threw strikes, very competitive. I like that, he likes that and I expect we can get more of the same.” Buchholz is the first opposing pitcher to win six straight road starts against the Blue Jays. He has not lost in Toronto since July 17, 2009, and is 6-2 with a 1.72 ERA in eight career starts at Rogers Centre. Buchholz said he takes no pleasure in facing Toronto, calling them “dangerous,” and credited his confidence for all his strong showings in Canada. “Whenever I go out there and have a little bit of confidence running through the first two or three innings, it just builds to make you want to go back out there and make good pitches,” Buchholz said. Valentine said an improved changeup, something that came together for Buchholz three starts ago, has helped bring about the right-hander’s change in fortune. “I think it’s made all the difference in the world,” Valentine said.

Buchholz found the confidence he needed early in this one. After two straight errors put Blue Jays at first and second in the first, Buchholz battled back from 3-0 down to strike out Jose Bautista. “Tough mental at-bat there,” said Buchholz, who followed by getting Edwin Encarnacion to ground into a double play. The victory moved the Red Sox level with the Blue Jays at 27-25, tied for fourth in the AL East and three games behind first-place Tampa Bay. “The last few weeks we’ve really been picking it up and kind of grinding, playing the way we should be playing, and Buch set the tone,” Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. Daniel Nava had three doubles and Adrian Gonzalez had three hits for the Red Sox, who have not lost consecutive games since May 8 and 9 at Kansas City. “Adrian needed a night like this, where he’s able to drive in the runs and get three hits, and we needed him to do that,” Valentine said. Valentine said Nava, who was promoted from the minor leagues on May 10, “looks like as good a hitter as you want.” “Every at bat he takes pitches that are balls and takes full swings at pitches that are strikes,” Valentine said. “A pretty good combination.” Scott Atchison finished in the ninth for the Red Sox. For the second straight game, the Blue Jays saw their starting pitcher hit on the lower leg by a comebacker. Two days after Brandon Morrow had to be helped off the field after being struck on the right leg, Henderson Alvarez was drilled on the left shin by a one-hopper off the bat of Mike Aviles to start the fifth.


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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

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You know how the limerick goes. “There once was a man from Nantucket…” Well, despite all the buckets and Pawtuckets involved, he also had a lot of money. He had to have, if he lived on Nantucket. I am down on the island right now trying to find him, take a few days off, and see what the real estate market is like here. I can tell you that the market is doing well on the island of Grey Ladies. It is a little early in the season and the island is not overrun with mainland tourists yet which makes it easy to get around and see things. There are beaches, great scenery, beautiful houses, and lots of shops and good restaurants… It’s always good to take a look and see how the markets are doing in other parts of the country. Nantucket is obviously an affluent vacation and second home area and if things are good here then one would think that a vacation destination and second home market like the Lakes Region would follow suit. According to the man from Nantucket (actually Atlantic East Nantucket Realty), for the first quarter of 2012 residential sales were up 32-percent from last year. Here in the Lakes region we were up 18-percent. The average residential sales price for the first quarter of 2012 was $1.2-million and the median price point was $825,000. Those numbers are down about 3-percent from last year. Our average sales price for the same period was only slightly lower at $272,576. Well, that may be quite a bit lower. Even though we sell some pretty high prices properties on the Winnipesaukee, it is hard to compete with Nantucket. And, maybe we don’t want to. Nantucket has a lot to offer, but the affordability here is, well, practically non-existent. The least expensive properties I found for sale was an inland studio condo unit (that’s one room you know) for $180,000 and it needs some work. I did find a

mid-island four bedroom condo unit for a first time buyer for $399,000. The average price for a vacant piece of land was $634,000. That’s a lot for some sand in the middle of the ocean and I would think might take some of the enjoyment out of it. The most expensive property for sale right now on the island is a 70-acre compound with a “sprawling main residence which embraces the magnificent views” for a mere $59-million. The real estate ads and websites don’t give you a lot of detail on the properties on the island. Nor do they put “for sale” signs out so you know that a property is for sale. It is all rather hush, hush yet in your face at the same time. One article I read on-line at JPFCO Nantucket Real Estate stated that the market is heating up on the island with two recently closed $7-million sales and a couple of more high end homes just going pending. High end sales here are leading the resurgence of the markets just as we are seeing in the Lakes Region. It further stated that “Buyers who can afford high-end properties typically can afford them for a reason — they make smart investments.” I think that applies equally as well to Lakes Region property — even the less expensive property. After all, we have some pretty awesome beaches, spectacular scenery, beautiful homes, and our own great shops and restaurants, too. And, you can’t ski on Nantucket! Now, where is that old man? Log on to my blog at and leave me your thoughts on this report or the real estate market in general. You can also receive these reports by email. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® for Roche Realty Group, at 97 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith and can be reached at 677-8420.

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DETROIT (AP) — Easier credit, hot new cars and falling gas prices kept Americans buying vehicles at a strong pace in May despite bad economic news. May sales totaled 1.3 million cars and trucks, up 26 percent from the same month a year earlier. It was the best May for the industry since 2008. The good results surprised some analysts, since car sales usually hew closely to the performance of the stock market and to consumer confidence numbers. In May, confidence was wobbly and the stock market had its worst month in two years. “We should have had a disastrous new vehicle sales month, but consumers are still interested in the new products,” said Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for the car buying site “This was an anomaly.” Toprak thinks June sales will stumble as people weigh

troubling headlines, like Friday’s report that U.S. unemployment rose for the first time in 11 months. He expects sales to pick up at the end of the year as the economy improves. But others don’t think the disappointing news will derail the industry’s recovery. “I don’t believe that the employment data in and of itself will have an impact,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s U.S. sales chief. Czubay said dealer traffic was strong in May, particularly over Memorial Day weekend. Toyota led sales increases with an 87 percent rise from a year earlier, while Honda saw a 48-percent jump. In May 2011, both companies ran short of cars and trucks after the earthquake in Japan crippled their factories. But their showrooms are full again, and they’re rapidly gaining back the market share that they lost to competitors such as Hyundai and GM.

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“Off the Beaten Path, But Worth Finding!”

Hilton J. ‘Barney’ Homer, 91

MEREDITH — Hilton J. Homer, of 21 Upper Mile Point Drive, Meredith, passed away May 26, 2012, at LRGH Healthcare in Laconia. “Barney”, who was nicknamed as an infant by his brother Bundy, was born August 3, 1920 in Plymouth, NH, the youngest child of Arthur S. and Stella (Beattie) Homer. The family moved to Meredith where Barney graduated from Meredith High School in 1938. He married Adeline Pelczar in 1942 and they raised their four girls on Highland Street. During World War II Barney served in the Coast Guard as a radarman, traveling to the South Pacific aboard the USS Machias. After the War he returned to Meredith where he began his career as a lineman at the former White Mountain Power Company, eventually retiring as manager of the Meredith office of the NH Electric Co-operatiive. He served with the Meredith Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and was a past active member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks He and Adeline traveled extensively during his retirement, visiting Spain, England, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and exploring the US on a cross country tour. In 1995 they moved to the Taylor Community in Laconia. Barney worked part time at Sanitary Cleaners, Hannaford, and Waukewan Golf Club where he took his duties as ranger very seriously. He lovingly cared for Adeline during her long illness, and after her death in 2009 remained independent until 2011, when he moved to Meredith Bay Colony Club. Barney was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, especially when they were winning. Barney adored his four daughters and loved and supported his grandchildren and great-grandchildren unconditionally. When all else failed, they could

bring a smile to his face. He was incredibly honest in thoughts, speech, and action. He is survived by his daughters Pamela Swenson of Green Valley, Arizona; Leslie (Fred) Avery of New Hampton; Candace (Jerry) Thomas of Moultonborough, and Wendy (Allen) Ketchum of Laconia; grandchildren Stacey, Erica, Grant, Jason, Eric, Samantha, Justin, Sasha, Derek, Alicia, Holly, and Jillian; great-grandchildren Isabella, Jack, Natalie, Logan, Dylan, Jazmyn, Ryan, Madison, Sammy, Geoffrey, Joshua, Ava, Alexa, Grayson, Lila, Kayla, Hailey, and Charleigh; and great-great –granddaughter Piper. He also leaves nieces Barbara Knighton of Plymouth, Mary Lou Homer of Campton, Janice Waugh of Bainbridge Island, WA, and nephews William Yantis of Cohasset. MA, Barry Yantis of St. Joseph, MO and Brian Yantis of Arlington Heights,IL, and his sisterin-law Emily Elliott of Newfields, NH. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings Russell (Bundy), Raymond, Lois, Burgess, and Marion (Mimi), nephew Bruce Homer and son-in-law Paul Swenson. Donations in Barney’s memory may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at the Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith, NH. A funeral service will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church, Highland Street, Meredith, NH. Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith. Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements.

A-Ha! Yourself with social media workshop in Bedford hosted by Women Inspiring Women BEDFORD — Women Inspiring Women is teaming up with Epiphanies, Inc. to host the “A-Ha! Yourself with Social Media” workshop for men and women on Thursday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SERESC Conference and Training Center, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford. Leslie Sturgeon, president of Women Inspiring Women, says that Lani and Allen Voivod of Epiphanies will lead a tightly focused three-part session that shares what small businesses need to know about Optimizing LinkedIn, a Twitter Crash Course and Tapping the Power of Pinterest. Space is limited and registration is $34 for WIW members and $39 for non-members. Reservations can be made at This workshop is part of an Entrepreneurial Series hosted by WIW and sponsored by Centrix Bank. Future workshops will be on websites/blogging, public relations and

email marketing, including the Inspiring Women in Business day-long event on June 22. Hailed as “visionary” and “two of the most creative thinkers in the industry” by the NH Division of Economic Development, Lani and Allen Voivod share powerful social marketing and success strategies through speaking, events, webinars, workshops, and their own online channels through their company, Epiphanies, Inc. Women Inspiring Women was founded in the Lakes Region in 2007 by Leslie Sturgeon and has since grown into the state’s largest organizationfor women’s empowerment, personal development, business resources and networking.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You were once an outsider, and now you’re on the inside. You may decide that being on the outside felt freer, or that being an insider has narrowed some of your options. It will be good to know both sides. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People ask for things you’re not able or willing to give. This is wonderful, as it’s a reason to consider and enforce your personal boundaries. Having to do so makes you more confident. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). No one has to tell you about the power of words. You’ll play with language and plan what you’re going to say. The right combination of words will allow you to gain access to an exclusive environment, a secret society or a special club. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You probably won’t be in the mood, but you’ll continue to focus on being an allaround great person, motivated, kind and fun. The love you give others will unstick you from feeling stuck. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some people take longer to grow up than others. And really, maturity can be overrated, so why not embrace your inner Peter Pan and keep the magic and adventure going for as long as possible? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Adhering to basic social rules will keep your personal life smooth. For instance, don’t talk about people behind their backs, mind your own business and give quality attention to the people with whom you’re spending time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The one who is kind to you may be a generally kind person who behaves the same way with just about everyone, or this

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, June 2, the 154th day of 2012. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI; it was the first such ceremony to be televised. On this date: In 1886, President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, 21, in the Blue Room of the White House. (To date, Cleveland is the only president to marry in the executive mansion.) In 1897, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” In 1924, Congress passed a measure that was then signed by President Calvin Coolidge guaranteeing full American citizenship for all Native Americans born within U.S. territorial limits. In 1941, baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37. The chief justice of the United States, Charles Evans Hughes, announced his retirement effective July 1, 1941. In 1961, during a state visit to France, President John F. Kennedy, noting the warm reception his wife was receiving, jocularly described himself as “the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.” In 1966, the U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface. In 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. In 1986, for the first time, the public could watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment began. In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the Oklahoma City bombing. (He was executed in June 2001.) In 2004, the syndicated TV game show “Jeopardy!” began airing contestant Ken Jennings’ 74-game winning streak. One year ago: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination during an appearance in New Hampshire. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Milo O’Shea is 87. Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is 75. Actor Ron Ely is 74. Actor Stacy Keach is 71. Rock musician Charlie Watts is 71. Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 71. Actor Charles Haid is 69. Composer Marvin Hamlisch is 68. Movie director Lasse (LAH’-suh) Hallstrom is 66. Actor Jerry Mathers is 64. Actress Joanna Gleason is 62. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 58. Comedian Dana Carvey is 57. Actor Gary Grimes is 57. Pop musician Michael Steele is 57. Rock singer Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 52. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 44. Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 42. Actress Paula Cale is 42. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 41. Actor-comedian Wayne Brady is 40. Actor Wentworth Miller is 40. Rock musician Tim Rice-Oxley is 36. Actor Zachary Quinto is 35. Actor Dominic Cooper is 34. Actress Nikki Cox is 34. Actor Justin Long is 34. Actor Deon Richmond is 34. Actress Morena Baccarin is 33. Rhythmand-blues singer Irish Grinstead (702) is 32. Rock musician Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is 32.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Stages Dance Academy annual dance recital. 2 p.m. in the Laconia High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door. Spinning Demonstrations with Drop Spindle and Spinning Wheel. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shepherd’s Hut Market, 637 Morrill Street Gilford. For more information call Joyce at 527-1873. Airport Awareness Open House at the Laconia Municipal Airport. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Cars, planes, helicopters, motorcycles on display. Interactive activities for kids. Made in N.H. Crafts, food and drink vendors, raffles to support education programs, Wright Museum WWII vehicles, and more. Carter Mountain Brass Band concert in honor of Gilford’s Bicentennial Celebration. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. $7 donation accepted at the door. Belknap County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale. 9 a.m. at 452 School Street in Tilton. All plants will be on sale for $5. Maximum of ten plants per customer. For more information call 527-5475. Kirkwood Gardens Day and plant sale fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kirkwood Gardens branch of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Bake sale, fine pottery, herbs, linens and more will be sold in addition to the plants. For more information call the Science Center at 968-7194. Ham and bean supper hosted by the Ellacoya Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star. 5 to 7 p.m. atthe Squam Valley Masonic Building on Rte. 3 in HOlderness. $7 for adults and $4 for children. Summer Adopt A Thon for Cats hosted by the N.H. Humane Society and VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LRVH facility on Union Ave. in Laconia. For more information call 524-3252 or 524-8387 or visit Meat bingo hosted by American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 3 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to David’s House at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. No smoking. Carter Mountain Brass Band Concert in celebration of Gilford’s 200th Bi-Centennial. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford-Laconia. The vast genres of music will be tied into the towns history during short “Gilford Tidbits” between songs. Suggested donations of $7/adults and $5/children 12 and under will be accepted at the door. American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by St.Baldrick’s Foundation. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center at 19 Potter Hill Road. Participants will recieve a $10 off coupon for the M/S Mount Washington. For more information call 1-800-733-2767. Broadway North School of Performing Arts presents their 2012 recital “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Broadway North Style” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Gilford High School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at the door or at the studio. For more information call 524-6225. 100th Birthday Party for the Gilmanton Corner Library. 1 to 4 p.m. on the Gilmanton Corner Town Green. Ballroom dancing. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Fitness Edge in Meredith. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. For more information cal 277-2410. Drop-In Craft time at the Gilford Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dad’s day is almost here. Come to the library and make him a gift. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

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Artistic Roots holding open house Tuesday PLYMOUTH — Artistic Roots, an artisans’ cooperative, is looking for new members. The cooperative is holding an open house at its gallery and teaching center in Plymouth on Tuesday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m. The cooperative would like to invite all area artists to meet its current members, view the gallery, have some wine and food, and talk art.

Artistic Roots, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) taxexempt cooperative art center. Membership dues, sales commissions, class tuitions, fund-raising and donations support the maintenance and financing of Artistic Roots, Inc. for the benefit of its members and the community. Class and event information is available online at, or by phone at 536-2750.

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Now Open Monday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm 504 Laconia Road Tilton, NH 603-528-2528 Meredith Zoning Board of Adjustment-Notice of Public Meeting June 14, 2012 -7:00 P.M., Meredith Community Center, Circle Drive, Meredith, NH 03253 Grouse Point Club Community Association: An appeal for a Variance, Tax Map No. S18, Lot No. 12, 45 Grouse Hollow Road in the Shoreline District. Christopher Clymer for Robert & Cynthia Shultz: An appeal for a Special Exception, Tax Map R09, Lot No. 28D, Dow Road in the Residential District. John & Lu-ann Martin: An appeal for a Special Exception Tax Map R05, Lot 9A, 32 Meadow Lane in the Residential District. Oscar & Cheryl Johnson: An appeal for a Special Exception Tax Map R22, Lot No.11A, 65 Edgerly School Road in the Forestry District. Jeremy Martin, Lakes Region Design Group for Damian and Christina Meole: An appeal for a Special Exception, Tax Map U37- 21B, 78 Powers Road, Shoreline District. Full text may be viewed on Web page.

TODAY’S EVENTS Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Meredith/I-L Alumni Association Annual Gathering. Social time begins at 10 a.m. and the meal begins at 11:15 a.m. at Church Landing in Meredith. Prior reservations and payments required to attend. The First United Methodist Church of Laconia-Gilford sponsors a new program for parents in the community. 5:30 p.m. at the First UMC (off Rte 11a in Gilford). Program open to all who are intersted. Pizza, dessert, and child care will be provided. For more information regarding this program call 524-3289.

MONDAY, JUNE 4 The Laconia Human Relations Committee presents the film “12” as part of the International Film Series. 6:10 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. An early start was necessary due to the length of the movie. Open free for everyone. For more information contact Carol Pierce at A member of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s staff with hold office hours. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin City Coun-

cil Chambers. All residents are encouraged to attend. For more information call (603) 647-7500. Performance of Pontine Theatre’s Familiar Fields presented by the Hall Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in Tilton. Tea and cookies will be served For more information call 286-8971. Laconia Youth Football & Cheer Association will have football & cheer registration and will be taking applications for head coaches. Registration will be 6 to 7 p.m. and the monthly board meeting follows at 7 p.m. These events take place at the Community Center on Union Ave. Online registration for players can be done at Interested coaches must attend the board meeting. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Guy Haas at 279-2230. Overeaster Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall. Call and leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9967 for more information. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks and Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person -sign in and out at the front desk.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have five adult children between us, all making a good living. Some of our children expect us to pay their airfare to come visit us, in addition to picking them up at the airport, being their taxi service so they can go out drinking at night and letting them use our car. At no time does anyone put gas in the car or even treat us to a cheap breakfast. During a recent visit, we made reservations for dinner with one son, his girlfriend, their daughter (who lives nearby) and the daughter’s boyfriend. That morning, my husband drove them to the beach (10 miles away). They then called to say they ate a late lunch and asked that we push back the reservation and that my husband pick them up from the daughter’s house and bring them home to change. It seems the daughter didn’t want to drive the 10 miles to our house. I adamantly said no to my 74-year-old husband. These “kids” are so self-absorbed that they think nothing of forcing us to accommodate their schedules with no thought to ours. I have told my husband that from now on, the kids must rent their own car when visiting. I’m tired of being their private chauffeur. Am I overreacting? -- Selfish Guests No Longer Welcome Dear Guests: Of course not. If your children are old enough to have kids of their own, they should not need to be driven around by their parents. But we recommend a tactful approach. For the next visit, simply say, “We wish we could pick you up at the airport, but it won’t be possible. We suggest you rent a car so you can have your independence.” You also can mention how nice it would be if they treated their folks to a meal once in a while to thank them for their hospitality. Dear Annie: I am a divorced woman in my 50s and the mother of two beautiful daughters. When they were born, we chose to pass on my first name to both girls as a middle name.

It’s been a family tradition for the past four generations. Recently, my eldest daughter informed me that she legally replaced her middle name with her maiden name. I was stunned that the name I passed on to her with pride was cut out entirely and forever. We are on good terms, and I don’t believe she intended to hurt me. And I don’t have a problem with her choosing her father’s surname. Normally, I’m pretty laid back, but this one stings. I’d like to ask why she made this choice, but I’m afraid it might make her think I’m too sensitive and she won’t share future decisions with me. I keep hoping there is a sensible, rational reason that would relieve some of the hurt. Perhaps if I get it out in the open, I can let it go. Any thoughts? -- NameDropped Dear Name-Dropped: It’s OK to ask, as long as you don’t get teary-eyed and make her feel guilty. Or perhaps she confided her reasons to her sister and you would feel more comfortable asking your younger child. But be prepared to accept with equanimity an answer you may not like. Dear Annie: “Wondering” wanted to know how to ask his parents about his inheritance so he could plan his retirement accordingly. Recently, our son demanded his share of his “inheritance.” The ramifications of this have been heartbreaking. Because of money already given to him, we made the difficult decision to exclude him from any further inheritance at our death. He received a paid-in-full statement that said, “This is your share that you demanded via an attorney, notarized and recorded through the courts.” So, “Wondering,” let sleeping dogs lie. You will get yours (if anything is left) at your parents’ death. Prepare and plan for your future yourself. -- Sadder and Wiser

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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





AKC Registered German Shepherd Puppies: $950/each. AKC Certified Yorshire Terrier Toy, $600. (603)520-3060.

1971 VW Super Beetle, Calif. car, second owner, 133K, needs nothing. $4500. 267-5196

12 FT. SEACRUISER Grant Sport aluminum row boat. Good condition. $250. 279-4993

1987 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible- Turbo, leather, all original, 80K, new tires/sticker, nice! $2,000/Best offer 603-520-5352

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

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

BEAUTIFUL Puppies: Apricot, red, mini poodles. Champ background. Good price. Healthy, happy, home raised. 253-6373. AUSTRALIAN puppy, Black Tri, Male, 10 weeks, tail docked, very friendly for country home. 286-4665 ENGLISH Mastiff puppy's available June 1st. 2 male 2 female all are fawn w/strong black masks. $500 w/health certificate call Amy 630-5388 I need a good home - my mommie has to go into a nursing home. I am a short haired half Siamese and half Calico. I am 5 years old and very beautiful. No other animals please. 267-1935


1996 Audi A4 Quatro 2.8 Five Speed. Passed NH inspection in February. Many new parts. $2500. Call (603) 279-6905. 1997 Chevy Lumina- 1 owner, well maintained, very good condition. Asking $1,999/OBO. 603-253-1801 1999 Chevy Tahoe 4WD, Black 186,000 miles, new parts. $2500. 581-5328

2004 Pontoon boat, 14ft, comes with trailer, Mercury 25hp motor, Tahoe Sport model, seats 7-8 people. Needs nothing, ready to use. $6400 (603)986-3352.

2000 Volvo XC- Safe, dependable. $1,850. 998-1742 or 528-2442

21 2001 SEA Ray Sundeck, excellent cond., marina maintained. V8 Mercury Cruiser FW use only. $14,900 1-978-807-2727

2003 Kia Sorento EX V6- 4x4, Automatic, 1 owner, excellent condition. $5,495. OBO. Jim 707-7046

29FT- X 10ft-6” Boatslip at Meredith Yacht Club. $2,500 for season includes Club amenities, easy walk to town. Call 455-5810.

Bike Week vendor seeks room/bathroom and parking spot (MiniCooper) from June 8-17 between aprox. 9pm to 8am daily; non-smoking male, no food; have my own air mattress/bedding if nec.; prefer non-dog home, and walking/peddle distance to Lakeside Ave if possible. Budget of $33/nite (9 nights = $300 total). Mike Dixon:

2003 Subaru Forester- 2.5 5-speed, 170K, new brakes, new mud/snow tires. Very dependable. $3,000. 528-2806

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

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

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

2002 Bayliner 215 Bowrider, 5.0 Mercruiser engine, 600 hours, trailer incl. $12,000. 707-0213

BOXTRUCK 2006 Ford LCF boxtruck, 16 foot box and aluminum walkramp, 155,000 mi. $15,000. 707-0213 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504.

FOR SALE: 2003 Ford F 150 XL 4X4 extra cab 4 door automatic 6 ft bed 4.6L Triton. $5,995. Call (603) 279 9098. MERCURY Villager Sport minivan 2000 Runs great, sunroof, new tires. $2,000 obo. 867-0334 TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week.

BLOWOUT OUTBOARD MOTOR SALE or Call 738-2296. BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311 BOATSLIPS for rent- Paugus Bay up to 22 ft. 401-284-2215.

GET HOOKED! Simple fishing with Paddle King Boats and Tohatsu Outboard motors, Call 738-2296 or visit LAKEPORT Docks for Rent: For boats no larger than 19ft. long. 603-455-7897. PRIVATE Boat Dock on Lake Winnisquam: Up to 22 ft. with parking, $1,200/season. 978-697-6008. PRIVATE Dock Space/boat slip for Rent: Up to 10x30. Varney Point, Winnipesaukee, Gilford,

Employment Wanted COMPASSIONATE LNA/Care Giver. 30 years experience. Great references. Will travel, do overnight. 603-875-1232 or 344-9190 HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601 Towboat US Lake Winnipesaukee is seeking Towing Captains for the 2012 season. Applicant should have a USCG license or a NH Commercial boating license, experience in towing, Knowledge and experience navigating Lake Winnipesaukee during the day and night time in all weather conditions required. Applicants must be able to respond to, and arrive at boat location on Lake Winnipesaukee within 15 minutes. Shifts available are during the week and weekends. Please call (603) 293-2500 or send resume to

For Rent 1-BEDROOM $125-$175/ week. 2-bedroom $140-$185/ week. 781-6294 3 BR on Gilford Ave., Laconia, N.H., parking, storage W/D Hookups. $900/mo. plus utilities and security deposit. 603-387-2441 or 603-387-3404. ALTON, 1 bedroom apt. first floor. Wood ceilings throughout $700/mo. 1 month security, includes heat and hot water. No pets, no smoking. Call 603-875-7182 BRISTOL: 2BR apartment, newly renovated. $700/month, includes

For Rent

For Rent

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia.

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

APARTMENTS: Large 1 bedroom, first floor, $180/wk, utilities included, parking, references & security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428. Large 1 bedroom, near hospital, $160/wk, utilities included, parking, laundry on site, references & security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428. Large 3 bedroom, near hospital, $255/wk, utilities included, parking, laundry on site, references & security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428. First floor, 3 bedroom, near hospital, $235/wk, utilities included, parking, laundry on site, references & security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428. Large 1 bedroom, yard, parking, $170/wk, heat & hot water included, references & security deposit required. No Dogs. 524-4428.

LACONIA: Small 2-bedroom house near LRGH. Heat, hot water, washer & dryer, and private parking included. No pets. No smoking. $1,050/month. 524-5455. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 Meredith- Nice, open concept w/cathedral ceilings. 1-bedroom apartment in quiet area, walking distance to town & park. Parking, plowing, dumpster, 16X22 ft. deck, utilities, included. $850/Month. Cats? 455-5660 MEREDITH- Responsible roommate wanted to share 2 bedroom 2 bath mobile home on own land. $500/Month includes utilities. 279-7871

GILFORD, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Balconies, no smoking/pets, $850/month plus utilities, Security deposit and references, 603-455-6662 Gilford-Spacious 1 bedroom 2nd floor. Convenient country setting. No smoking/No pets. $700/Month, includes heat & electric. 293-4081 GILFORD: Large 3-bedroom, 2-bath house, 2,600 sq. ft., very private, $1,400/month +utilities. No pets. No smoking. Security deposit required. 455-7883. GILFORD: 2BR apt. second floor, first floor 2 car garages, $800/ month plus sec. deposit. One year lease, no pets, quiet woodland setting. 3 miles beyond Gunstock Ski area, 293-8408. GILMANTON Iron Works Village. Private bedroom livingroom combo with eat in kitchen & bath. No pets/smoking, $700/Month, includes all utilities and basic cable. 364-3434 LACONIA: Newly remodeled, large 2BR washer/dryer, hardwood floors. $900/mo incl util. 707-7406. LACONIA 1 Bedroom- Washer/ dryer hookup, storage, no pets. Security Deposit & references. $600/month + utilities. 520-4353 LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 LACONIA prime 1st floor Pleasant St. Apartment. Walk to town & beaches. 2 bedrooms + 3-season glassed in sun porch. Completely repainted, glowing beautiful hardwood floors, marble fireplace, custom cabinets in kitchen with appliances, tile bath & shower. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 630-4771 or 524-3892 Laconia- 1 bedroom includes heat & hot water. $150/Week. References & deposit. 528-0024 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Two 1-bedroom units on quiet dead-end street. $675 & $750/Month. All utilities included, Call 527-8363. No pets.

TILTON - 2 bedroom, all utilities included. $750/Month or $187.50/Week. We accept section 8. 617-501-9611 TILTON UPDATED one bedroom. Top-floor, quiet. Heat/Hot Water included, no dogs. $600/Month. Also downstairs 1-bedroom coming up. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733.

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

For Rent-Commercial 1800 Sq. Ft. Building with 2 offices and garage/warehouse space. Conveniently located near Busy Corner. $700/month. 603-998-0954. LAKEPORT: 57 Elm Street, $650/mth plus utilities 59 Elm Street, $575/mth plus utilities Call 524-4428 for more info

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

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

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For Sale



GE Electric Range, biscuit color, Self Cleaning Oven, Like new. $150 556-4832

31 Foundry Ave. Off Route 104

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

GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, not split $135/cord; Cut & split $180/cord. Seasoned firewood. $250. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416.

Great Location!

(Behind Olde Province Common)

1,500 Sq. Ft. with 17’ ceiling & 14’ overhead door. Partial 2nd level balcony space. Finished office cubicle on 1st floor. Perfect for graphic, woodworking, artistry, retail, storage, etc.

$750/Month + Utilities 279-0142 (Business) 677-2298 (Cell)

For Sale 12X30 (or 36) Dock Canopy Frame and Canopy: $1,000/best offer. 293-7303. 2008 Camper Lite- Weight. Sleeps 3, many extras. $9500 or BO. Call 267-6668. 3 FT. Riviera Supreme Travel Camper complete, very clean. $3,100. Large deck optional.

603-973-9553 AIR conditioner Fedder, 1750 Btu 220 watt, used only one season. $250 Call 581-6710. AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.

CONCRETE TOOLS: Powertrowels, concrete vibrators, electric rebar cutters, rebar cutter/benders, lasers & transits. 603-528-5188 CONNOLLY HP Slalom waterski. 70” . OBrien Seige Slalom Waterski 66”. Both used 5 times & include ski bag, $100/each. EP ST 360 Trick waterskis $30/pair. Connolly Laser Combo waterskis. Great condition, $30/pair. Single Ski Tube from Overtons with line. Good condition, $30. 603-455-9350 Electric Chair Lift- 1 story, new condition. $2,500. 528-2806

FIREARMS 30-06s, 12 gauge, revolver, 20 gauge. All in excellent shape, must see. Call 603-714-5995 FIREWOOD -SANBORNTON. Heat Source Cord Wood. Green cut, split, and delivered, $190/cord.. Call 286-4946 FIREWOOD for sale, cut. split, and delivered. 455-0250 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419

HOT Tub- 2012 model 6 person 40 jets, waterfall. Full warranty & cover. Cost $8,000 sell $3,800. Can deliver 235-5218 HOT water heater for Camper six gallon, Suburban #SW69 New in box, $200 Call 581-6710. HOTDOG Cart: Includes all signage, freezer & some paper goods, plus possible location. Great money-maker, $1,500 firm; Glass showcase, must be moved, $50. Call 934-9974. KITCHEN Cabinets- brand new, maple, cherrywood, shaker & antique white. Solid wood, never installed, cost $6,500 sell $1,650. 603-833-8278 Model Boats For Sale. 1/8 inch scale, not motorized. Chris-Craft and other types. 286-7489 PINE board, rough cut, under cover in garage for 3 years. 1-2” thick, 10-16” wide, .40 cents a board foot. 235-8213 SEASONAL wooden dock 70 ft with poles. $500 OBO. Call 603-366-2551. SMALL Air conditioner, hot water heater, antique tall chest, 3 ft refrigerator, oak coffee table, display sail boat, 4 tires Lt 225/75 R16. Call (603) 520 5321. WHITE Glenwood Gas Stove (heating and cooking), lawn roller, vinyl fish pond, freezer, fisherman!s pack and tennis racket. Call 603-364-2971 Woodshop material handling cart, 3! X5!, removable corner posts, large and small wheels, $85. 537-3414

Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set. Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style. Fabulous back & hip support. Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763. FURNITURE- Clayton Marcus sofa, loveseat & ottoman. Very sound structurally but with some fabric wear. Asking $100. 8X10 area rug, $25. 524-9118 NEW mattresses ...always a great deal! Starting; King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.

Laconia School District Elm Street School Behavior Specialist This is a full-time school year position working in K-5 elementary school in collaboration with Administrators, Staff and Parents to successfully integrate students into the classroom setting. Experience and/or training in school guidance or, child psychology, social work, or similar field is preferred. Application, letter of intent, resume and three letters of recommendation must be in by June 15, 2012 Eric Johnson, Principal Elm Street School 478 Elm Street Laconia NH 03246 Please visit our web site for information about the Laconia Schools at:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted JCS is now seeking vibrant money motivated appointment setters in our notification department. Unlimited leads provided. No cold calling! Ideal applicants are out-going, confident, well spoken, and positive.

T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)515-6013.

Unlimited income potential. Currently taking applications for 1st & 2nd Shift call for interview 603-581-2450 EOE



Part-time positions available. Prep Cooks, in-house, weekends and holidays a must. Catering positions, off premise, part-time with nights and weekends a must. Will train the right candidate. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant, Junctions of Route 3 & 104 in Meredith. Ask for Mike C. or apply online at COOKS, dishwashers and bus people. Full and part-time, experience preferred but will train. Crazy Gringo 306 Lakeside Ave. Weirs Beach.

Dependable Male or Female LNA in private home. Some nights & weekends. Send Resume to: Laconia Daily Sun BOX L 1127 Union Avenue, #1 Laconia, NH 03246

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

FOOD SERVICE Seasonal help in our food, liquor and banquet service for golfing events. Help maintain a clean kitchen and lounge environment. Friendly customer service is required. Must be at least 18 years old. Center Harbor, NH Call 603-279-6661.

Full Time Auto Technician Must have own tools, NH State Inspection License. AS certification is preferred. Apply in person at Union Av. Auto 415 Union Ave. Laconia

LACONIA 1st flr 2bdrm, $175 wkly, you pay all utilities, monitor heat, no smoking, no pets, parking, security dep & references, call 286-4618 after 5:00 pm


HELP WANTED: FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE; EXPERIENCED LINE COOKS AND DISHWASHERS (WILLING TO TRAIN) PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON: GIUSEPPE!S PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE. MILL FALLS MARKETPLACE, MEREDITH, NH. (603) 279-3313 IMMEDIATE NEED, ENTRY LEVEL RETAIL: The original hearth & spa center, Energysavers is looking for our next "Dedicated Advisor". We are a highly recommended 36 year old Lakes Region retailer of well known hearth and spa products. Our Advisors learn all aspects of our product lines, making them the best in our industry. You can earn while you learn! No prior experience required. You'll be able to lift and carry 50 lbs., and have a valid driver's license. Performance based compensation includes an hourly base pay, a retirement program, and paid vacation after one year. Health insurance is available. During store hours: See Nate Anderson or stop in for an application. Energysavers, Inc., 163 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH EEO. LOCAL distribution center is looking to fill multiple positions! Entry level $500 a week per Co. agreement $1000 sign on bonus available. On-site orientation provided. Call for interview (603)822-0220 or text anytime (603)662-6069.

We are looking for a ASE qualified technician with the desire to join a fast growing company We Offer: A clean new well equipped facility, a 5 day work week, benefits, a friendly atmosphere with the opportunity to grow as the company grows.

You Need: Strong work ethics/clean work habits, completely dedicated to customer satisfaction. NHSI License, ASE Certifications. Strong diagnostic skills. Air Conditioning experience. Able to perform alignments If you meet these things and are looking to join a team, please stop in at 159 East Conway Rd. No phone calls please

Or email:

SALES ASSOCIATE Profile Subaru has an immediate need for an experienced salesman. Profile Subaru has been family owned and operated for over 25 years. We are the only import store in the valley and have earned NUMEROUS awards from AAA and Subaru for stellar customer service and sales achievements. If you have experience in automotive sales or similar, DO NOT MISS THIS OPORTUNITY to become a member of the most successful dealer in the valley selling and servicing one of the most sought after brands today! We offer competitive wages, medical, dental, 401k plan plus paid vacations & holidays. We also provide on going training to ensure the success of everyone under our roof. Applicants should have successful automotive sales (or similar) experience. Applicants should also have a lap top, the ability to work weekends, a can do-will do positive attitude, great people skills, the ability to continually learn, adapt, multi-task and work within a team atmosphere.

Applicants should send resume to

In-house, full-time position available. Must possess a positive attitude and be a team player. Flexible schedule with weeekends and holidays a must! Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Pay commensurate with experience. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rt. 3 in Meredith. Ask for Russ B. or apply online at LOCAL COMPANY looking for experienced carpenter. Must be able to do frame to finish. 5 years exp. preferred, valid drivers license a must. Send resume to P.O. Box 458, Laconia, N.H. 03247 LOCAL COMPANY looking for experienced painters. Ten years exp. preferred, valid driver!s license. Please send resume to P.O.Box 458, Laconia, N.H. 03247

PARADISE BEACH CLUB Experienced Line Cook needed Driver!s license and own transportation a must. Call 366-2665

Help Wanted MEREDITH, N.H. We currently have an additional position available for a Registered Dental Hygienist. You must have excellent communication skills and willing to be a team member. Please send your resume an letter of intent to Circle Dental, 178 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, N.H.. 03253 or email to: Darlene@Circle P/T ADMIN. ASSISTANT with experience in bookkeeping and customer relations. Positive attitude, flexible schedule and computer skills a must. Send resume to

Belknap Landscape Company is looking for experienced individuals to fill the following positions: Experienced Irrigation Tech/ Installer – Ability to service accounts including start-ups, winterizations, repairs & troubleshooting. Knowledge of jet pumps a plus Commercial Lawn Mowers with 2+ years experience using walk behinds, zero turns, string trimmers & back pack blowers. Experience with Walker brand mowers a plus Landscape Laborer with verifiable Hardscape Experience – Ability to install brick & concrete pavers, natural stone walls, bluestone patios & walkways. TRINITY Church Tilton seeks experienced organist/choir director. One Sunday service + One rehearsal weekly. Will consider organist without choir. Please call 286-3120 or email resume to

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

SODEXO at Plymouth State University

Administrative Assistant Part-time/seasonal/non-benefited. Must have knowledge of accounting including A/R, A/P and payroll. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or related field preferred. Please submit your resume to: Deadline: June 11, 2012

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Help Wanted



QUALIFIED Hardscape person nel wanted. Minimum 2 years landscape experience. Drivers license required. Call Rob 603-677-6636.

LOST 3 diamond adjustable ring Between O’s Restaurant, Lowes Garden Center and the Gilford Hearing aide center. Sentimental value, generous reward (603)447-2257.

Join our fun, motivated team and spend the summer on the lake! Strengths in Customer Service and Housekeeping Experience a plus. We have 3 year round resorts and are looking for seasonal and year-round employees. Weekends Required. Compensation based on experience. Successful applicant must pass Drug screening. Stop by the Lazy E Motor Inn 808 Weirs Blvd. Rte. 3, Weirs Beach to apply! Call (603) 366-4003 for questions. PALMER Machine Co, a leader in the manufacturing of quality precision parts is looking for a few strong team players to join our production team. Night Supervisor/ CNC Lathe Operator; Swiss Screw Machine Programmer (Citizens)/ CNC Lathe Operator and Milling Machinists with a minimum of 5 years experience. The candidate should be able to work independently; make decisions; knowledge of g-code programming and ability to read blueprints for precision manufacturing. Please submit resumes to RESORT hiring seasonal help. Maintenance, housekeeping & front desk. Experience preferred. Self-motivated, pleasant disposition, able to take instruction well. Nights and weekends a must. Apply at 118 Weirs Rd. Gilford.

STITCHER- Experienced only with cushion & repair work. Flexible hours. Gilford 293-8151 SWISSET TOOL COMPANY, INC. Full Time 1st Shift Cutting Tool Maker Knowledge of machining concepts Must be self motivated we are willing to train the right individual. 603-524-0082

Home Improvements

Mobile Homes DOUBLE wide mobile home For Sale on corner lot. 3-bedroom 2-bath with master suite. Open living & dining room, gas fireplace, screen porch, shed, two driveways. Lake Breeze Park. Price Reduced. Call 393-6370 or 528-6950.


GILFORD Well maintained manufactured home with many updates located next to Glendale Docks. (900 sq. ft. 3-bedbrooms, kitchen, living room, four season porch bathroom, 2 decks and small shed. Enjoy all the lakes region has to offer. $23,500. Frank 617-899-5731



1975 Harley Sportser, custom chopper, Must see to appreciate. $4900. Call 581-6710.

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

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

Land 2.2 private, wooded acres off Route 3 in Center Harbor, just over the Meredith line. Fix up the 3 bedroom mobile home or build $69,000 call 603-630-4573

1999 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide, 2 into 1 exhaust, excellent condition, only 6,086 miles. $6,200 call 528-5120.

Real Estate



Clearview Builders & Landscaping

M.S Remodeling

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

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Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing School looks for record enrollment in 25th year

The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing School is celebrating its 25th year in 2012 and offers a variety of classes for young sailors as well as adults. (Courtesy photo)

GILFORD — The Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing School is celebrating its 25th year and is looking to build on its success from last year, in which an enrollment record was set as the humber of student weeks increased from 200 to 240. Sailing School Director Anthony Sperazzo, who is also Gilford Middle School Assistant Principal, says that the WSC has already sold out several weeks for the 2012 season. “We haven’t had to close weeks this soon, but we continue to see repeat campers as well as plenty of newcomers to the program. We anticipate another sold out summer and couldn’t be happier.” He says that an outstanding staff has been brought aboard for the summer and there will be some new faces combined with the seasoned veterans. Local Gilford teacher and coach Jill Egan has been hired as the Operations Director. She will oversee the day to day operations which is a newly created

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one students are introduced to sailing and safety in and around sailboats. Beginning sailors learn to rig, sail, and steer the boat. Also, for the third year, the program will offer half day lessons to 7 year olds for an introduction to sailing. New this year is the level three non-racing course. This will focus on greater knowledge of skills such as better understanding of wind and weather, how to navigate a course, supplies needed for a sail, how to read a map, how to anchor and much more about sailing. For those students who wish to be introduced to sailboat racing or who would like to sharpen their current racing skills, the LWSA offers a one-week full day racing course open to all students, ages 8-16, who have successfully completed the Level One class or have equivalent experience. This class is designed to cover all aspects of sailboat racing, and includes classroom instruction, on-the-water instruction, drills, and actual races. These closely-coached classes cover starting, buoy rounding, boat speed, tactics, strategy, and the rules of racing. More advanced students will be coached in more advanced go-fast and tactical skills. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in youth regattas all around New England. “We’ve also had special guests such as former Boston University Sailing Coach Ron Sandstrom, who has worked with the racing students. Due to the paramount interest in youth sailboat racing opportunities, the School offers a Tuesday night Youth Racing Club open to any sailor who can demonstrate adequate basic boat-handling skills. Over the years, many students have found sailboat racing to be challenging, fun, and exciting. The LWSA’s Youth Racing Club introduces young sailors to the sport and helps the more experienced ones sharpen their skills. Activities include weekly races and clinics on Tuesday evenings, trips to regattas, and the opportunity to crew on a boat in the Lake’s major racing fleet. It’s also the largest J80 racing fleet in the United States. Adult sailing is also available on Meredith Bay. This program is in its third year and continues to excel. “We were looking for ways to challenge our adults and extend learning opportunities and we decided to offer a level two course” stated Egan. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or from 5-8 p.m. with a maximum of three participants to each J22 boat. For more information on the LWSA Sailing School, please visit, email sailing-school@lwsa. org, or call 603-589-1177. Scholarships are available. Major sponsors of the LWSA Sailing School include Fay’s Boat Yard, Inc. and Merrill Fay, Dave’s Motorboat Shop, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, Members of J80 Fleet #1, and generous donors and volunteers.

Parks & Rec offers adult paddleboarding

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks & Recreation Department is offering adult paddleboarding sessions on Lake Opechee this summer. The sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m, Session 1 will be held July 3-July 26. Session 2 will be held August 7-August 30. Fee is $150 per person for either of two sessions. Paddleboards and other equipment are provided by the instructor. To register or for more information call 524-5046.

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Community invited to explore Moulton Farm through series of summer events MEREDITH — In an effort to more closely connect people with the food they eat Moulton Farm is offering a number of events this summer for adults and children. “Despite the popularity of locally grown foods, many people don’t know how those foods are grown,” says John Moulton, owner of the farm that’s been actively producing food since the 1890’s. A former teacher and strongly com- Moulton Farms of Meredith is offering a number of programs this mitted to the future of agri- summer enabling children and adults to explore the farm and the culture, Moulton started a sustainable practices used on it. (Courtesy photo) program a few years ago to introduce but this is farming. Nature and pests young children to how food grows. “Our always challenge us. It’s how we react ‘Little Sprouts’ program has been a sucthat’s important for the food we grow, cess, but we realized many adults had our staff and customers, and the future questions too.” generations that will use this soil.” As a result the farm will be offering The Farm Walk and Talk series programs this year for adults, young chilstarts on June 12 and will be on the dren and older children. “This is really second and fourth Tuesdays through the community’s farm and it’s important September 11. In addition to walks that people understand how their food is in the fields, some sessions will feagrown,” according to Moulton. “The masture special activities. Sessions start sive, often detrimental, changes in agriat the farm stand at 6 p.m. and last culture over the past 30 years have many approximately one hour. The events ramifications for our health, the economy, are rain or shine and sturdy footand the environment.” wear is strongly suggested. “Join us For adults and older teens, the farm one time, several times, or for every is offering a free series is called “Farm session,” invites Moulton. “You’ll see Walks and Talks” giving a behind the something different every time as the scenes look at the farm and the pracfarm is always changing. “ tices used on it, “It’ll be a real life view In addition to the Farm Walk and of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs Talk series, the farm is offering two of farming,” explains Moulton . “Of programs for children. Through the course, we hope to show more triumphs, “Little Sprouts” program children ages

5 through 9 will help plant, maintain, and harvest a vegetable garden. As part of the once a month Wednesday morning sessions children will learn about gardening methods, bugs, worms, watering, and sun. There is a small fee for the program and advanced sign up is strongly recommended. Children can attend one session or multiple sessions. The first session starts on June 27. For the first time the farm is also offering “Big Sprouts”, an in depth look

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Rondo & Celtics close the gap with Miami to 2-1 with 101-91 victory BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami’s lead in the series to 2-1. Game 4 is Sunday night in Boston. Paul Pierce scored 23 points for Boston. LeBron James scored 34 points, but the NBA MVP and the rest of the Heat went cold during a 7-minute stretch at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second, when Boston outscored them

15-0 to turn a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead. James scored 16 points in the first quarter but had just four points with one rebound and one assist in the fourth, when Miami cut a 24-point deficit to eight. Mike Miller hit consecutive 3-pointers during an 11-0 run that cut the deficit to 95-87. Miami still trailed by eight points, with the ball, when Dwyane Wade missed and Ray Allen grabbed the rebound, sending Rondo on a fast break that made it a 99-89 with 99 seconds to play. James threw the ball away underneath, then missed a 3-point attempt the next time down — one of only four shots

he took in the fourth quarter. Pierce found Garnett for a long jumper at the other end, and the teams began emptying their benches. Coming off his 44-point effort in the Game 2 loss in Miami, in which he played every second of regulation and overtime, Rondo was 9 for 16 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Marquis Daniels led the Boston bench with nine points and five rebounds in 18 minutes. Wade scored 18 points and Mario Chalmers had 14 points and six assists for Miami. Shane Battier was scoreless, missing all six shots, and Ronny Turiaf had three points while tangling with Garnett under the basket for much of the game. The Celtics center, who has appeared rejuvenated during these playoffs at the age of 36, got called for another technical foul for a violent elbow but otherwise seemed to be enjoying himself. While waiting to inbound the ball in the second quarter, he high-fived a young child sitting courtside in a No. 5 Celtics jersey. At the other end, after falling to the court after his shot, he did a series of pushups to the crowd’s amusement. Wade was 9 for 20 from the field and did not shoot a free throw in the game. James, who shot 24 free throws in Game 2, making 18, was 1 for 5 from the line. James hit seven of his first nine shots, before making one of the next six. That helped Boston score the last eight points of the first quarter and the first seven of the second to turn six-point deficit into a nine-point lead. Much of it came with Keyon Dooling and Daniels on the court for Boston.

The Laconia Daily Sun, June 2, 2012  

The Laconia Daily Sun, June 2, 2012

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