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LACONIA — After hosting a meeting with abutters and neighbors of the High School last night, School Superintendent Bob Champlin said that he was “very pleased” that the issues raised about the expan-

sion of the Huot Regional Technical Education Center and reconstruction of the athletic playing fields by nearly four dozen residents before the Planning Board last week have been “resolved.” The project includes construction of 32,000-square foot

addition to the high school, relocation of the football field and reconfiguration of Bobotas Field. When the plan was presented to the Planning Board, neighbors expressed concerns about stormwater runoff, public safety and traffic patterns. Several feared that relocating the

football field and redeveloping Bobotas Field would result in athletes using the fields and fans attending games to cross over their properties adjacent to the new complex. The School Board held several sparsely attended public see NEIGHBORS page 12


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One of the many ways that the Laconia School District hopes to raise $1-million in private funds to help fund the construction of a new athletic facility is by soliciting sponsors of granite steps. From left are Superintendent Bob Champlin, City Councilor Matt Lahey, Dr. John Grobman, football coach Craig Kozens, City Councilor Bob Hamel and Ed Engler, editor and publisher of The Laconia Daily Sun. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

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Romney says he’s never paid less than 13% of income in taxes GREER, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Thursday he has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade, offering that new detail while still decrying a “small-minded” fascination over returns he will not release. President Barack Obama’s campaign shot back in doubt: “Prove it.” Campaigning separately, Romney and running mate Paul Ryan also scrambled to explain their views on overhauling Medicare, the health care program relied on by millions of seniors. Romney, the former company CEO, set up a whiteboard to make his case with a marker, while lawmaker Ryan resorted to congressional process language to explain why his budget plan includes the same $700 billion Medicare cut that he and

Romney are assailing Obama for endorsing. Essentially, Ryan said, he had to do it because Obama did it first. Politically, both topics tie into major elements of the presidential race less than three months before the election: how well the candidates relate to the daily concerns and to the life circumstances of typical voters. Democrats are using the tax issue to raise doubts about Romney’s trustworthiness — or, as Republicans contend, to distract from a weak economic recovery under Obama. Romney’s comments in South Carolina — at a news conference designed to focus on Medicare — showed that he remains sensitive to criticism of his tax payments but still is determined to release no more than two years of records despite contrary advice from some prominent Republicans.

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ATLANTA (AP) — All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liverdestroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday. It can take decades for the blood-borne virus to cause liver damage and symptoms to emerge, so many people don’t know they’re harboring it. Baby boomers account for about two-thirds of the estimated 3.2 million infected Americans. More than 15,000 Americans die each year from hepatitis C-related illnesses and the number has been growing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Unless we take action, we project deaths will increase substantially,” said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, in a call with reporters. Hepatitis C virus is most commonly spread today through sharing needles to inject drugs. Before widespread screening of blood donations began in 1992, it was also spread through blood transfusions. The virus can gradually scar the liver and lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer, and is the leading cause of liver transplant. It can trigger damage in other parts of the body, as well. It’s possible some people were infected in ways other than dirty needles or long-ago blood transfusions. Some experts say tattoos, piercings, shared razor blades and toothbrushes, manicures and see HEPATITIS page 14

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N.H.’s Local Government Center ordered to refund $50 million to cities & towns

CONCORD (AP) — A nonprofit organization that manages health insurance pools for public workers and retirees in New Hampshire has been ordered to refund more than $50 million to cities and towns. Thursday’s ruling against the Local Government Center followed a two-week administrative hearing in May initiated by the state Bureau of Securities Regulation. In the 81-page order, hearing officer Donald Mitchell said the center violated state law by improperly collecting and retaining unnecessary surplus funds, improperly transferring assets and spending money for purposes beyond what is allowed by law. Officials from the center had argued that it returned surpluses through the years in the form of rate reductions, saying communities preferred to have stability rather than get a check one year, and see a rate spike the next. But Mitchell described

LGC’s conduct as an “insult” that diminished the earnings and surpluses that should have been returned to the public employees. The $50 million refund is in addition to the $30 million previously negotiated by the securities bureau. The center also was ordered to reorganize within 90 days or face losing its tax exempt status and exemption from insurance regulations. Mitchell said the center had been acting essentially as a business conglomerate, with a single board of directors for multiple pooled management programs instead of having independent boards for each as required by law. “It does not matter whether it was through ignorance, poor counsel, poor consultant advice or design that the LGC, Inc. and its entities did what they did,” Mitchell wrote. “By abolishing each program’s respective board and substituting the LGC, Inc.

board of directors, the political subdivision members of each pooled risk management program were deprived of the governance previously maintained for their benefit.” In a statement, the LGC said it was pleased that allegations against its executive director and a board member were dismissed. “We are, however, disappointed Hearing Officer Mitchell did not agree that our Board of Directors has discretion to make decisions in running the risk pools in an efficient manner and in setting prudent, conservative reserves,” it said. “After hearing extensive testimony from actuaries and risk pool experts it is hard to understand how he could question the soundness of our Board’s actions.” The LGC has 30 days to file a request for reconsideration of the decision. It said it is considering its options.

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont couple charged with killing a St. Johnsbury teacher and dumping her naked body in the Connecticut River have written letters to each other in jail discussing the crime, a police affidavit filed in the case says. Patricia Prue and Allen Prue wrote numerous letters to each other that were collected by police after a search of Allen Prue’s jail cell, police say. The pair is accused of strangling and beating 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins, after luring her out of her house with a ruse about a broken down car in March. Jen-

kins’ SUV was found idling on her road with her 2-year-old son inside. An affidavit filed July 26, requesting a search of Allen Prue’s cell, does not go into the particulars of the correspondence, but describes the content in general. “I learned that since Patricia Prue and Allen Prue have been in jail, they have written letters back and forth to each other at which time they discussed and made mention of the murder of Jenkins,” Vermont State Police Det. Sgt. Kelley Clark said in the affida-

vit accompanying the request to search Allen Prue’s cell at the Northwest Correctional Facility. Clark said the assistant superintendent at the Chittenden County Regional Correction Center, where Patricia Prue is jailed, told police that corrections officers read the incoming and outgoing mail of inmates and noticed letters between the Prues. Similarly, in May, police said they found a rippedup note that Patricia Prue wrote in jail with the phrases “we picked her because,” ‘’while he beat her,” see COUPLE page 4

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Alleged burglar turns himself in; Tilton man now back in prison for parole violation By Gail OBer

LACONIA — The Tilton man who fled from Northfield Police after allegedly assaulting a police officer and burglarizing two homes, turned himself into yesterday morning to a probation officer at the Belknap County Jail. Northfield Lt. John Raffaelly said that he received a phone call from the jail telling him Fred Fiske, 32, of 251 Main St. in Tilton was in their custody. He had been on the run for six days. “He refused to tell me where he’d been only that he’d been ‘hunkered down,’” said Raffaelly. Raffaelly said he picked Fiske up from the jail and took him to the Northfield Police Department for processing before taking him to the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division where at 3 p.m. yesterday Judge Edward “Ned” Gordon ordered him held on $25,000 cash bail. Fiske will spend a few days in Merrimack County Jail, said Raffaelly, before he is returned to the N.H. State Prison. Raffaelly said he was paroled from prison on February 13 where he had been incarcerated for what Raffaelly said was burglary and theft. “His arrest record is 28 pages long,” Raffaelly said,

adding Fiske has been in and out of jail since 1998. Fiske faces five new charges out of Northfield — two counts of burglary, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of possession of a controlled drug, one count of assault on a police officer and one count of resisting arrest. Police affidavits obtained last week from the court for Fiske’s girlfriend, Emily Bundy, 28, also of 251 Main St. in Tilton, Fred Fiske said a man and a woman, later (Northfield Police photo) identified as Fiske and Bundy, went to a home on Cross Mill Road. Police said Bundy allegedly knocked on the woman’s door to see if anyone was home. The homeowner, who was in her bedroom, didn’t answer the door, but moments later heard her screen door shut. She left her bedroom and allegedly saw Fiske standing in her living room. He ran out of the house and the homeowner told police she saw Fiske and Bundy run down the road.

Police, including Raffaelly, went along the Winnipesaukee River Trail and saw the two. When confronted, Fiske ran and Raffaelly chased him. Raffaelly said as he caught up to Fiske, Fiske’s arm hit him in the face. Raffaelly was able to grab Fiske’s backpack and deploy his Taser but only one prong hit him. Fiske fled into the woods. Bundy was taken into custody without further incident but initially refused to cooperate with police. Inside Fiske’s backpack, police said they found a diamond ring worth about $8,000, some prescription pills and a Rolex watch. While police were chasing Fiske and Bundy, a resident of nearby Hodgdon Road called police to report a burglary that had just occurred at his home. The victim came to the police station and identified the diamond ring and the prescription drugs as his. Bundy was orderd held last week on $20,000 cash bail. Raffaelly said Fiske appeared in court yesterday without a lawyer and Gordon ordered a second bail hearing for him within a few weeks.

LOUISIANA from page 2 Tregre said someone called deputies with a description of a car fleeing the scene, and officers tracked it to a nearby mobile home park.

When officers found the car, they handcuffed a suspect outside a mobile home, then knocked on its door. Tregre said someone with a dog answered. “Another person exited that trailer with an assault

weapon and ambushed my two officers,” Tregre said. Two deputies were killed and a third was wounded. Two suspects were wounded in the shootout before officers subdued them, Tregre said. The slain deputies were identified as Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Jeremy Triche, 27. The wounded officers are Jason Triche, 30, and Michael Boyington, 33, identified as the first one shot. They were being treated at area hospitals but the extent of their injuries was not known. The Triches were related, Tregre said, though he did not know how. It remained unclear where Jason Triche was shot. Tregre said Nielson is survived by his wife and see next page


COUPLE from page 3 and “passed out.” Police say the Waterford couple planned the crime, buying a stun gun and prepaid cellphone and driving by Jenkins’ home and the dam in Barnet where police say they later dumped her body. Patricia Prue, 33, is charged with aggravated murder, accused of killing Jenkins during a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Allen Prue,

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Change in state dispatching led to local fire departments responding to routine boat service calls By Mike Mortensen GILFORD — Fire departments around Lake Winnipesaukee have been called out to deal with more non-emergency boating incidents this summer than in past years. But state Marine Patrol and emergency communications officials say that newly implemented procedures should cut down on how often firefighters are called to give assistance to a boat that simply has a mechanical problem or is out of gas. “Yes there has been an increase in these kinds of calls going to fire departments,” said Jim Hayes, chief coordinator for Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid which dispatches most fire departments and medical aid providers in the Lakes Region. “But the changes in handling (calls for service out on the lakes) should reduce part of the increase we’ve seen.” That increase prompted Gilford Fire Chief Steve Carrier to draw attention to the fact his department has dealt more with non-emergency boating incidents this summer on the state’s largest lake. Officials at the state level recognized the increase in call volume to local fire departments and have since changed the procedures for assessing and prioritizing calls involving boats. Capt. Tim Dunleavy, who heads Marine Patrol, said that when his agency was reorganized and became part of State Police, the dispatching service for boating calls was transferred to the State Police Dispatch Center in Concord. Until recently if a boater called to report a problem the State Police dispatcher would direct the boater to call 9-1-1. If the 9-1-1 operator determined

the incident was not a law enforcement issue, the appropriate fire department would be dispatched to respond. Now, calls related to boating incidents (even the ones that initially come into 9-1-1) will go to State Police where a dispatcher — most of the time a designated Marine Patrol dispatcher — will assess the level of urgency and notify a Marine Patrol officer to respond. Local fire departments will also be dispatched if the incident involves a fire or medical emergency. “For a long time boaters who got into trouble were accustomed to calling Marine Patrol directly,” Dunleavy said, noting that until spring of last year those calls were handled by dispatchers at the Marine Patrol headquarters in Glendale. Dunleavy disagrees with those who suggest the cutback in the number of Marine Patrol officers is responsible for the increase in calls to local firerescue departments. But he said that the smaller number of officers on patrol at any one time means that the time it will take an officer to respond to a call that does not involve human safety or damage to property will be greater. “The other (kinds of calls) we will respond to as we can,” he said. Of the 32 Marine Patrol officers on duty statewide this summer, 12 are assigned to cover Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam, said Dunleavy. Last year the agency had 52 officers, with about 18 assigned to the Winnipesaukee-Winnisquam beat. Some emergency service officials believe part of the problem is that some boaters rely on public safety agencies to come to their aid, regardless of the

nature of their predicament. “If you run out of gas or your car has a flat tire, you don’t call the fire department, you call AAA or a tow truck,” said Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson. “But there’s this sense that if they break down on the lakes, there’s automatically a perceived danger that doesn’t exist on land,” he added. Dunleavy said Marine Patrol does not hesitate to advise boaters to call private companies if their boat needs a tow or a jump-start or has run out of gas. “Sometimes we’ll ask a boater what marina they do business with and then offer to call the marina to send a boat to help them out,” he continued adding: “We’re not going to bother the fire department (unnecessarily).” But being adrift on the water does present concerns that simply do not exist on land. “If a boat is out of gas we have more things to think about,” said David Rivers, chief of operations for the Department of Safety’s Division of Emergency Services Communications which operates the 9-1-1 call center for the entire state. “Where’s that (disabled) boat going to drift? Disabled cars don’t sink,” he noted alluding to the possibility that a boat that has run out of gas could end up in treacherous waters. Dunleavy said that what at first seems like nothing more that carelessness or inattentiveness by a boater can easily become a safety hazard. “If you have a boat that has broken down in the middle of the night and they have no power for their (navigational) lights, there’s a risk that another boat could hit them because the other boater cannot see the disabled boat in the dark,” he explained.

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Choice of Ryan brings entitlement crisis center stage On the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk harbor, a coatless Mitt Romney named a tieless Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee. Romney’s choice was not much of a surprise after he told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Thursday that he wanted someone with a “vision for the country, that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country. I mean, I happen to believe this is a defining election for America, that we’re going to be voting for what kind of America we’re going to have.” This arguably describes some of the others mentioned as possible nominees, but it clearly fits Ryan. He doesn’t fit some of the standard criteria for vice president. He hasn’t won a statewide election, held an executive position or become wellknown nationally or even in much of Wisconsin. But more than anyone else, more even (as impolite as it is to say) than the putative presidential nominee, Ryan has set the course for the Republican Party for the past three years, both on policy and in politics. From his post as chairman of the House Budget Committee, he has made himself not just a plausible national nominee but a formidable one by advancing and arguing for major changes in entitlement policy. He has argued consistently that entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid — are on an unsustainable trajectory. Left alone, they threaten to crowd out necessary government spending and throttle the private sector. Few public policy experts, on the center-left as well as the right, disagree. But many politicians, certainly those in the Obama White House, shy away from confronting the entitlement crisis. Better to demagogue your way through one more election cycle and kick the can down the road. What’s astonishing is that Ryan has persuaded his fellow Republicans to follow his lead. Almost all House and Senate Republicans have voted for his budget resolutions. And they have included his proposal to change Medicare, for those currently younger than 55, from the current fee-for-service system to premium support, in which recipients would choose from an array of insurers, with subsidies to low earners. Republicans rallied to the Ryan plan during the nomination contest. Newt Gingrich was lambasted for calling Ryan’s budget right-wing social engineering, while Romney over time moved to embrace the basic elements of Ryan’s budget and

Medicare reforms. Ryan campaigned enthusiastically for Romney in the Wisconsin primary, and there was clearly a rapport between these two number crunchers. Romney would defer to Ryan to answer and has made a point of staying in touch with him after clinching the nomination. As a number cruncher, Romney surely recognizes that Ryan knows federal budget policy about as well as anyone. And the sometimes politically tone-deaf Romney must admire Ryan’s ability, honed in hundreds of town meetings in his marginal congressional district, to explain his stances in a way that wins over ordinary voters. Naturally, Democrats have attacked the Ryan plan as gutting Medicare and have produced an ad showing Ryan shoving a wheelchairbound granny down a hill. They’re licking their chops at the prospect of running a Mediscare campaign against the Romney-Ryan ticket. But it’s not clear that the Mediscare tactic will work when the issue gains great visibility, as it will from Ryan’s selection. For Ryan and Romney can make the point — lost in the shuffle when this is a low-visibility issue — that their plan would leave the current Medicare system in place for current recipients and those who are 55 or older. Those who have made plans based on the present program could continue to rely on it. But they also can make the point that their reforms are necessary in order to make sure Medicare is sustainable in the long run. Polls show that many voters younger than 55 doubt that they ever will get the Medicare and Social Security benefits they’ve been promised. One more thing about Ryan, I think, appealed to Romney. He already has shown he cannot be intimidated by the most eminent opponent. Watch the video of Ryan’s five-minute evisceration of Obamacare at the president’s Blair House meeting. You can tell that Obama didn’t like it one bit. He’d better get used to it. Obama’s side is relying on trash-talking ads. Romney’s selection of Ryan shows he wants a debate on whether America should follow Obama on the road to a European-style welfare state. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)

LETTERS After 2 near catastrophic crashes, it’s time for the town to act To the editor, On August 9th, less than three months since the May 11th near catastrophic accident on Ossipee Park Road and Route 171 in Moultonborough, another fully loaded 80,000+ pound tractor trailer lost its brakes careening through the stop sign on Route 171, missing a house by less than 50 feet and ending up more than 200 feet in the woods. This latest crash was virtually identical to the May crash where another independent trucker, driving a fully loaded tractor-trailer carrying 18 tons of water bottles from the plant owned by CG Roxane, also crashed at the bottom of this steep mountain road. Both trucks reportedly lost their brakes, and were totally demolished with driver injuries. This accident, which is the latest of multiple trucks losing their brakes on the steep grades of this road, demonstrates a crying need for a safety improvements to address the problem of hundreds of independent trucks hauling bottled water from CG Roxane at all times of the year in all types of weather. CG Roxane has asserted that as the truckers are independent operators, it has no control over them. While this

may technically be true, the road, which was only recently rebuilt by the town, at a cost of well over a half a million dollars, remains unsafe for heavy trucking. As part of the approved site plan for the CG Roxane plant, the town retained the right to regulate truck traffic to ensure the public safety. After the May accident, I asked the Board of Selectmen (BOS) to require CG Roxane to construct a runaway truck ramp on their property adjacent to the road and establish some sort of truck brake inspection process. The board declined to take any action. The common sense solution is to require one or more runaway truck ramps to stop errant out of control trucks from crashing into oncoming traffic, vehicles on Route 171 that have the right of way and the house opposite the terminus of Ossipee Park Road. One would hope that with two near catastrophic crashes in less than three months, the town will finally utilize its authority to limit trucking until such time as the runaway ramp can be constructed to avoid the next truck taking out other vehicles, houses and potentially lives. Eric Taussig Moultonborough

Why would you think men know more about creation than God? To the editor, In response to Bob Meade’s column of August 6 “The “God Particle 749”. I believe a mistake even many well meaning people make is to surrender to science that which is not science at all, but which in reality is theology. Seeking a particle believed to be needed to convert a gaseous substance into solid matter is an endeavor of science. Expounding on the Big Bang Theory is theology. Science became disentangled with religion and in particular with Aristotelianism in order to allow it to examine nature as it is in the present, observable, that we should learn of nature by experience and observation, unhindered by a philosophy that did not allow nature to be studied for what it is. Creation on the other hand is a matter of theology. Science overreaches it’s mandate when it projects itself into the indefinite past. Of a

If you are an atheist it makes sense to try to explain the creation apart from God. If you are a Christian or of a religious persuasion that believes in the Creator, why should we accept this encroachment and not expose it for what it is — atheistic theology, a bit of an oxymoron, but I believe it describes it well enough. Here’s the question. If you’re a Christian why should you think men who have studied nature should know more about the act of the Creation than God? Particularly when the driving force here are men who don’t believe in God. To compromise with them is only to give them an opportunity disparage the validity of the scriptures we hold in esteem. That’s a pretty high price for the the comfort of looking reasonable. If to disagree with them is to be so politically incorrect, so be it. John Demakowski

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LETTERS Liberals like Biden can say whatever they want & it’s just OK

The list of Obama’s broken promises is as long as your arm

To the editor, Joe Biden is just a heartbeat away from being the leader of the free world. Really? While recently speaking to an audience that included hundreds of black people, he retorted, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains”. Next day, President Obama tells the nation that it’s okay regarding what he said because you know, it’s all about the context. Really? Seems a Democrat can strike the most obnoxious, racist sounding slap against the other side and oh gosh, what’s the big deal? A conservative would likely have been fired and sent to political purgatory for such an incendiary remark. Thirty-six year senator Joe Biden makes what he thinks is a seriocomic play on words and “planet liberal” gives him a high five. No matter that he sounds like Keith Olbermann imitating Bill Maher. Sort of like private Gomer Pyle imitating a tough talking deputy Barney Fife. I mean good grief what’s next, “your mother wears Army boots made in China and the rich fat cats made her do it”? Nothing could be finer than to hear clueless Joe bash Republicans in Carolina in the morning? Does he really think right of center America is that stupid? Apparently he does and let’s hope he continues to think that way because he’ll be fighting for our side and not even know it. Hey Joe, while you’re at it, invite Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid on the stage with you because they too seem to think the majority of the nation is made up of “spread the wealth” liberals. Okay, how’s about we all pay a little attention to just how high the media sets

To the editor, A couple weeks ago Nancy Parsons, in her letter, asked what I have against Obama. I wrote to the paper with a reply to her but apparently it didn’t go through so I will give a brief digested rerun of my answer, and thanks for asking Nancy. List of broken promises as long as your arm: 1. He promised to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them. 2. To have congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN. 3. He promised to end earmarks. 4. To keep unemployment under 8-percent. 5. To close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. 6. He promised to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America’s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation. 7. To end no-compete contracts with the government. 8. To disclose the names of all attend-

the bar for VP elect Paul Ryan versus the current VP. Which should make for one fascinating comparison since the bar is set so low for Biden that a double jointed Pygmy limbo rock dancer would slip a disc trying to go as low as he can go. Trust me, the bar for Paul Ryan will be set as high as an elephant’s eye. He would have been crucified had he made a comment anywhere near as wackado as Mr. Biden. Does anyone have any doubt that he will indeed get crucified for making remarks far less inflammatory. He will be slammed for creating class warfare while Joe Biden gets a ho hum cuz it’s just “ole Joe being Joe”. Just as the second in command utters into the ear of the leader of the free world, “BFD” (Balderdash for Democrats?). Yes, the Democrats and their modern day liberal brethren can say pretty much whatever they want and if it doesn’t sound right? Well, it was just taken out of context and it’s no big deal. The double standard nonsense that will be piercing our eardrums from the mainstream media (White House mouthpiece apparatus) over the next three months will be deafening and maddening. Their hypocritical, duplicitous behavior will crash up against the constitutional, conservative thrust of decency and common sense. The irony will be totally lost on the media and liberal intelligentsia. The modern day liberal motto must be delivered forth unabashedly — “one standard for me and another for thee”. Will the psyche of this ole curmudgeon survive intact until November 6th? I dearly hope so cuz I’ll be voting for some real R&R. Russ Wiles Tilton

Is it going to take someone getting killed before this is fixed? To the editor, Driving home the other day on Route 171, my husband and I came upon a police car and wreckers. Deep, and I mean deep, in the woods, is a tractor trailer that apparently crossed the road and had been stopped suddenly by a huge tree. Later on we find out that the driver had lost his breaks and could not stop. This is the second time this has happened in a matter of months. What is it going to take to have this situation corrected?

This truck could have hit the house that is right next to where he drove through. Is it going to take someone getting killed before this is fixed. Those people in the house could have been killed or injured. A car driving down that road could have his that truck or vice versa. Come on folks, wake up and do something soon before someone does die because of your stupidity. Barbara J. Perry Moultonborough

I enthusiastically support Ovide Lamontagne as next governor To the editor, As a retiring State Representative I want you to know that I enthusiastically support Ovide Lamontagne as our next governor. He has served the public for many years, and I have seen him in action, especially as the chairman of the state Board of Education. He supports an amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution to allow the state to give local communities control of their own school systems. Passing a constitutional amendment to overrule Part II, Article 83 would allow aid to be targeted to communities where the aid could most improve the schools. I was very disappointed when the House of Representatives voted against the constitutional amendment that would have been allowed the targeting of aid. Ovide has been and will be a champion for targeted aid and local control.

neighborhood. We were told to install filters to stop the polluting. It cost us something to do this, but our operation actually ran more efficiently after the filters were installed. Experts in the paper manufacturing industry tell me that the industry saved a tremendous amount of money when they started complying with the EPA laws. The billionaire Koch brothers who run large paper and oil refineries do not want to spend the money to meet EPA clean air and water regulations. They are cited as one of the worst industrial polluters in the country. They are behind this echo chamber of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. They put out utter rubbish. How can anyone expect their kids to live in a better world if they vote to pollute it? Kent Warner

Also Ovide realizes that we must reign in spending but not at the price of our current retirees. He believes that the state needs to honor its commitments to our state employees after they finish their service to us. I believe he has the integrity to honor the state employees who have planned around their promised compensation. A twotiered system needs to be discussed and worked on. This path forward will keep our word to our long-term employees and keep from straining our budget by reforming our benefits system for state workers. Ovide is my candidate for our children’s education, for private-sector families, and candidate for the state workers. Please vote with me for Ovide on primary day, September 11th! Betsey Patten Moultonborough


Can we expect our kids to live in better world if we vote to pollute it? To the editor, The supporters of the Tea Party must be living in an echo chamber. They keep hearing the same conservative propaganda over and over until they believe it; true or not. When they believe that regulations are onerous intrusions on a business that prevents them earning big profits they are overlooking some historical facts. General Electric dumped poisonous PCBs into the Hudson river for many years as they made transformers. Almost all the fish living in the river were killed. In addition, people living along the river suffered from exposure to this poison. Was it wrong for the government to stop GE and force them to clean up the river? GE is still making transformers and the last I heard was making very good profits. Years ago I took over and ran a plastic converting factory that was pump-

ees at closed White House meetings. 9. To create a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters. There are more but you get the idea. Then there is our national debt closing in on $16-trillion. His foreign policy failures, his economic policy failures, his class warfare, and the racial divide he and his crew have broadened to nearly 1965 levels as he and you — yes, you Nancy — play the race card at every opportunity. Now I and most conservatives opposed both John Kerry and Al Gore, who’s policy’s mirrored Obama’s, but you failed to call it race based then. Only when Obama became a candidate did the left pull that charge out of their hats. Right now the big Obama adds are saying Romney is hiding something by not releasing his tax returns. Now Obama has had all his records, collage transcripts and everything else sealed for years. So that’s what I have against Obama, Nancy. My question to you is why are you still supporting him and his failed presidency given all this? Steve Earle Hill



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LETTERS Greemore’s State School comments are ill-timed & uninformed

Today’s GOP isn’t mindful of the poor, the elderly & the sick

To the editor, Recent suggestions by Rep. Bob Greemore about Belknap County’s role in the acquisition of the Laconia State School property have us wondering where he has been during the past couple of years of hearings, meetings and negotiations on this subject. His recent suggestion that the “book value” of $11-million should be the sales price simply ignores all the data provided to the Commission to Evaluate the Long Term Uses of the Lakes Region Facility (appointed by the governor), appraisers, former Mayor Matt Lahey and others. While the origins of that $11-million figure remain elusive, there is no question about the fact that the current fair market appraisal for this land is $2.16-million, exactly what the City of Laconia has offered. There is also no question that the commission found no potential use by the state for this property. The main buildings contain lead, PCBs and asbestos which pose a substantial cost to becoming habitable. Commissioner Wrenn of the Department of Corrections has stated that his department has no interest in the property, and the citizens of Laconia have made it clear that they do not want a prison on the site. Rep. Greemore’s contention that the City of Laconia “does not have the means to offer a productive plan for the property” is rebutted by the findings of the Commission and Commission Chair Matt Lahey’s vision for future uses of the land which include “recreation, agriculture and conservation.” Lakes Region Community College has expressed interest in components of the property. Both of these endeavors would clearly be a “higher and better” use of the property. There is little question that this parcel could be a tremendous jewel for both Laconia and Belknap County — BUT NOT AS A JAIL!

To the editor, Republicans want to cheat by suppressing the vote. They are willing to lie and distort the truth about facts that the citizens are entitled to. With the help of Fox News, they spread these lies and distortions. It is called propaganda. They are “bent” on eliminating the rights of women by pressing such issues as abortion and women’s health care, including the elimination of Planned Parenthood. They want to disenfranchise the middle class working people by stamping out labor unions. The Republican Party’s goal is not to govern and work toward compromise to solve our nation’s problems. They want power and will “tank” the country to get their wish. A good example is the effort to destroy President Obama and make him a oneterm president, at the expense of our nation’s economic well-being and the millions of unemployed Americans. They will not pass jobs bills!

Beyond these facts are procedural issues. Members of the Belknap County legislative delegation have a duty to review and approve or disapprove the county budget proposed by the County Commissioners. Should members of the delegation have proposals to be put on the table about this property or any other Belknap County issue, they must take the form of legislation introduced at the Statehouse. However, the time for that type of action has passed in this session. The legislature has directed the state to sell the property by May of 2013. The City of Laconia is currently the high bidder. Moreover, the City of Laconia can qualify for federal clean up funds without which no development can occur. Executive Councilor Ray Burton, who must vote to approve any sale, has expressed his support for the City of Laconia’s offer. Sen. Chuck Morse, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, sees the parcel as “nothing more than an expense” to the state. In fact, to have the property developed in an appropriate manner by the private sector would bring additional property tax revenue which would benefit taxpayers of both the city and the county. Now that the Department of Health and Human Services has budgeted to move the Designated Receiving Facility for some sex offenders away from the Laconia property, one more hurdle has been cleared toward resolution of this issue. The County Commissioners and the City of Laconia are working together to ensure the best possible outcome for the future of this property. Rep. Greemore’s recent comments and suggestions are ill-timed, uninformed and counterproductive. We urge officials of the state and city to move toward a conclusion of a sale. Bill Johnson, Gilford Kate Miller, Meredith


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The Plymouth Planning Board will meet at the Plymouth Town Hall, 6 Post Office Square on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. to hold a Public Meeting and Public Hearing to discuss and hear comments from the public on the following applications: 1. 2-Lot Subdivision (1.34 acres and 1.49 acres) PID 212-046 and 047 Discussion and Public Hearing before the Board on an application submitted by Michael McGinley, Riverside Land LLC for approval of a two lot subdivision at the intersection of Tenney Mountain Highway (US Route 25) and Highland Street. The project area exists in the Agricultural Zone in the 100-year Floodplain plan and within the Airport Overlay Zone. 2. Site Plan Review—Fast Food Restaurant Lot 1 (1.34 acres) PID 212-046 & 047 Discussion and Public Hearing before the Board on a request by Michael McGinley, Riverside Landing LLC for construction approval of a one-story 3905 SF fast food restaurant at the intersection of Tenney Mountain Highway (US Route 25) and Highland Street. The project is an approved use located within the Agricultural Zone in the 100-year floodplain and within the Airport Overlay Zone. 3. Site Plan Review—Bank Lot 2 (1.49 acres) PID 212-046 & 047 Discussion and Public Hearing before the Board on a request from Michael McGinley, Riverside Landing LLC for construction approval of a one-story, 2340 SF bank at the intersection of Tenney Mountain Highway (US Route 25) and Highland Street. The project is an approved use located within the Agricultural Zone in the 100year floodplain and within the Airport Overlay Zone. Plans are available for review in the Planning Office at the Town Hall, 6 Post Office Square, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Questions? Please contact Sharon Penney, Community Planner at 536-1731 or e-mail her at: spenney@plymouth-

My grandfather was a Republican. He was a hydraulic engineer and was responsible for getting water to the city of San Francisco. He would be horrified to see the Republican Party today. He was a conservative and had those values that the Republican Party used to hold dear. I remember at dinner he would say grace. He always ended his speaking with the words “...and make us ever mindful of the needs of others. Amen”. I don’t believe the present day party is mindful of the poor, the elderly, and the sick. This is evident in the Paul Ryan budget, which passed the House, reducing or eliminating programs for the middle class, the poor, the elderly, the sick, and the very young. America needs a two party system to be a healthy democracy. When one of those parties is distorted by ideologues that lack common decency we have a problem which threatens our America. Dr. Thomas Dawson Laconia

I plan to make a day of Multicultural Festival & you should too To the editor, Laconia’s Multicultural Festival Committee is putting the finishing touches on the planning for this year’s event, to be held on Saturday, September 8. Every citizen of Laconia can be proud of this celebration. This is our chance to celebrate the diversity of our city, region and state, and to spend a few hours learning about different cultures that make up this marvelous country of ours. And eat! Have I mentioned food yet? OMG; Korean, Turkish, Russian, Italian, Chinese, Bhutanese, Laotian, Indian, West African, Egyptian and American too. Crafts, wares, jewelry, music and demonstrations, all at Rotary Park and the Belknap Mill. What a setting, what a celebration. There is nothing like bringing a lawn chair and enjoy-

ing at least two meals while listening to world-class music. Got Kids? A zoo, games, crafts and activities will be featured this year too. I do not know about you, but I know where I will be ALL DAY on September 8th. Come join the fun. Just in case you really want to support this festival, you may donate to help pay for the marvelous musicians who come to Laconia. Checks can be made out to LMF/LMS and mailed to City Finance Dept., Laconia City Hall, 45 Beacon St East, Laconia, NH 03246. Your help will be appreciated, and will help ensure that the city can continue to enjoy this wonderful celebration. See you there, John Walker Laconia

You’re more likely to see a UFO than find any voter fraud in U.S. To the editor, Whose budget is it? First it was Ryan’s and then, on 60 Minutes ,it was Romney’s budget. Why? Well it was because he wants to be the president and have Ryan be the VP. Then Romney went to Florida and was asked the differences between the two. He wasn’t to sure on any difference but he would let us know — trust me, says he. Then Ryan is asked the same thing and he can’t tell the differences. Will we ever know whose budget is whose and what are the differences and what will happen to Medicare? But the Romney ads are still running. It seems that the Republican governors are making up more lies and accusations against Obama with the work requirement for welfare. They are more

interested in passing false information than listen to the truth. Looks like all the bribe money is being well spent. The work requirement is still there and it is up to the governors to decide what to do with it. Just more lies and distortions to make Democrats look bad. How about voter fraud? You are more likely to see a UFO than find fraud. Now all of you people who are in favor of the Keystone project — because of all those phony reasons, then Hydro Quebec in Canada wants you to sign up for the Northern Pass project. Same idea — environmental disaster, fewer jobs than advertised, oil gets exported and the favorite — eminent domain land seizures. Jon Hoyt Bridgewater

We have a special Belmont town meeting on Tues., please vote To the editor, To all the voters of the Town of Belmont: There will be a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING to be held at the Belmont High School cafeteria on Tuesday, August 21 between the hours of 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. You will be voting on two warrant articles. The first article is to close

Mill Street and the second article is to buy the old bank building for not more than 250,000 dollars. Please do your duty as a free citizen and vote for what ever your personnel choice is; if you do not vote you can not complain of the final outcome. George Condodemetraky Belmont

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Understand that Mr. Veverka knows nothing about political economy To the editor, I remember a letter to The Daily Sun about a year ago in which James Veverka informed us of his wide knowledge of history. I accept that, although for my taste I find his history heavy on factoids and light on objectivity. In the same letter he admitted to some weakness in economics. His letter in defense of Keynesian economics last week indicates that he has failed to use the year Everything he wrote is Orwellian distortion. He states that: “Keynesian economic strategies brought us out of almost every recession since 1929”. Patently false. Keynesian policy redistributes resources by government fiat and whim as opposed to free choice market forces. It adds nothing to the economy but an enervating effect on a natural recovery, and has in fact prolonged every recession in which it was employed. It can aptly be compared to a transfusion from your right arm to your left arm through a leaky tube.

In the 18th century thousands of people were “cured” by the application of leeches. People got sick; bloodletting was performed;most people got better; it works. Now we know that the process did nothing but weaken the patient and prolong a natural recovery; a perfect analogy for Keynesian economics. But in spite of extensive study and evidence to the contrary, the Keynesian/ FDR myth persists among the faithful. It thrives because it meshes perfectly with the simplistic economic thinking of liberals. H.L.Mencken had a phrase that best describes their political solutions:”neat, plausible, and wrong”. I respond to Mr. Veverka, not with any illusions of cooling his leftist zeal, but simply because the readers of The Daily Sun should be aware that he understands nothing about political economy. His economics is a subjective world of liberal platitudes and prejudice. Robert E. Hood Center Harbor

Library has all the books it needs or they’re just not a high priority? To the editor, Idle time and the city budget: when I have spare time, I enjoy exploring the City of Laconia budget. A persistent conclusion is that the best job in town is working for the city. That’s okay. It’s reassuring to know the city is attracting the best talent. When reviewing the budget it’s fun to look at the structure of a department and see how it’s money is spent to benefit the community. This is what I found when looking at the library. If we divide the library’s annual budget by the city’s population we find it costs each citizen about $47 per year to have a library. The library has 10 full-time employees so it must be a busy place. I

was surprised to learn that only about 8-percent of the library budget is spent buying books. This would suggest that the library has all the books it needs or books are not a high priority. When comparing the library to other departments, I learned it’s budget is about 25-percent of that spent to maintain the Fire Department. An administrative assistant at the library works two hours a week less than a class two firefighter and makes a couple thousand dollars less per year. Once again, I’ll mention my examination of the budget is done only for amusement. Tom Becker Laconia


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LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access Television made a giant leap forward Thursday morning as it switched from copper wires to fiber optic cable, a change which will exponentially increase its capacity to bring local programming to the public and will in the near future allow live streaming video of meetings as they take place, as well as video on demand of past public meetings. ‘’It’s a whole new ball game,’’ says Denise Beauchaine, manager of LRPA, who said that the new high speed cable provides the kind of platform which will make a host of new initiatives possible. LRPA got a helping hand with the installation of the new fiber optic cable from workers from the Noyes Test and Inspection Division of AFL, an international company, who were on hand with the latest technology for testing how well the signals move through the cable. Beauchaine said that the services of the company were made available thanks to Chan Eddy, a member of the LRPA board of directors who also works for AFL. ‘’They were here as a courtesy to us.

We’re looking to have the best possible quality and avoid as many problems as possible as we make the changeover,’’ said Beauchaine. ‘’It’s all about light, little glass fibers about the thickness of a human hair that can carry an unbelievable amount of information, both audio and video,’’ said Eddy. He said that fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with less loss and are also immune to electromagnetic interference. Conducting the tests with a handheld device (which costs over $9,000 and is made by AFL) was Dean Murray of Noyes, who said that one of the problems for fiber optic cable is contamination from microscopic dust, which the testing devices are used to detect. The new wiring was installed as part of the move of LRPA’s studio from the core of the high school complex to the front side of the building, facing Union Avenue, and will see a separate entryway for LRPA so that its studio can be accessed without entering the high school. Beauchaine said that the new technology which is being installed will enable LRPA to utilize green screen technology with a virtual set instead see next page

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LACONIA — In response to a growing number of complaints about suspicious telephone and mail solicitations, the Police Department has mounted a major initiative to prevent fraud by assigning a team of officers to undertake a so-called POP, or “Problem Oriented Policing,” project designed to alert residents to the risks of providing information or transferring money to anyone not familiar to them. Captain Matt Canfield, who leads the team, yesterday told the Police Commission that virtually all reported scams originate outside the city, the state and even the country and consequently are very difficult to investigate and even more difficult to prosecute. He said that the goal of the project is to inform people about the operation of different scams so they can recognize fraudulent representations and solicitations. Officer Adam Marsh recalled that not long ago a woman received a call from someone claiming to represent a government agency that was issuing identity cards to senior citizens for use in emergencies. The woman asked for her name and address and then for the name of her bank, together with its routing number and her account number. Then she was transferred to a second woman who took the same information. Fortunately, the woman immediately realized her mistake and called the police. Officer Dan Carsen contacted her bank, which at once froze her accounts, sparing her any financial loss. Marsh offered another example of man who received a check for $3,980 drawn on a Michigan bank along with a cover letter bearing a company letterhead, informing him he had won $150,000 in the “MEGA Lottery” and providing him with a claim number. He was instructed to deposit the check, from preceding page of a physical set for productions from its own studio and that for the next year the high school’s multimedia program will utilize LRPA’s facilities until the program gets a new location in the addition which is being constructed to the high school as the result of the Huot Center project. ‘’It will provide a lab experience for the kids in multimedia and allow them to work on their own productions,’’ said Beauchaine. She said that she is excited about the changes which are coming to public access television as a result of the switch to fiber optics and the live feeds from local government meetings as well as the capacity for video on demand.

which subsequently proved to have been stolen, and return a portion of funds to claim his winnings. The letter included a warning to keep the entire transaction strictly confidential until it was complete. Finally, Marsh mentioned the “grandparent scam,” explaining that a caller poses as a grandchild who has been arrested on a minor charge and is seeking money for bail. The “grandparent” is asked to wire the funds. Other common frauds are committed by people pretending to be contractors offering to pave a driveway or shingle a roof, who request an advance payment for materials, but never do the work. Canfield said that the team is in the process of preparing materials and presentations to increase public awareness of scams while showing how to recognize and avoid them. The team will ultimately make recommendations for improving the system for reporting fraud, which takes many forms, and for training officers to investigate fraud. Apart from Canfield and Marsh, Sergeant Michael Finogle, Officer Michelle Cardinal, Detective Kevin Butler, Dispatcher Ken Smith and administrative assistant Cheryl DeTurk are assigned to the project. NOTES: Chief Chris Adams announced the promotion of Jeff Wholley to Master Patrol Officer. Next month Wholley will be assigned to the Detectives Division. . . . . . The Police Department has closed its sub-station on Church Street, but will open to new substations in the coming weeks, one at 22 Strafford Street, the Normandin Square Apartments, and another at 57 Blueberry Lane. Officers on patrol use the sub-stations to complete paperwork, make phone calls and meet with members of the public. Adams said that the space at the Normandin Square Apartments is sufficient to host group meetings. ‘’People will be able to access selectmen’s meetings that took place in March on any number of devices, from the Internet or from hand-held mobile devices or wireless devices. It’s going to be a seamless environment for people to be able to stay in touch with what’s happening in the community and local government,’’ she said, Public access television was introduced into the Lakes Region in the 1990s as a result of a cable franchise agreement negotiated between a consortium of local communities, including Laconia, Gilford, Franklin, Meredith, Tilton, Northfield, Belmont and Alton and MetroCast Cablevision, which provides several channels for public access television (24-26).

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from parking fines, which averaged $35,420 a year from 2007 to 2010, but fell to $12,500 in 2011 when the funding for their positions was struck from the Police Department budget. “They pay for themselves,” Baer said. The Police Department employs three CROs who together work 58 hours a week during June, July and part of August at a cost of approximately $12,000. In addition to parking enforcement at The Weirs, Lakeport and downtown, the CROs ferry police vehicles, conduct house checks and perform other similar tasks. Adams said that the CROs have completed their work for the year and that the patrol division would be responsible for parking enforcement until they return next spring. The 2012-2013 budget includes funding for the positions.

NEIGHBORS from page one meetings earlier this year, but quickly notified abutters that another would be held last night. The entire Joint Building Committee, compose off members of the School Board and City Council attended, along with Paul Moynihan, director of public works and his deputy Luke Powell, Planning Director Shanna Saunders and Chad Montrose of RistFrost-Shumway Engineering. Plans displayed on easels were ranged about the newly renovated art room and residents’ questions were addressed at the different stations. Montrose and Powsell agreed that most of the questions bore on stormwater and drainage. Bobotas Field will be graded and filled to construct a playing surface while the slopes to the south and north, which are scarred by erosion, will be loomed and seeded. Stormwater will flow to a catch basin then flow to a culvert on Morrill Street and into an unnamed brook. The drainage study indicates that once the project is complete runoff from the site during 5, 25 and 100 year storms will be reduced. Richard Elwell’s home on Woodland Avenue now overlooks the north end zone, but will overlook a parking lot with capacity for 140 vehicles when the project is complete. “I won’t get to see the game, anymore,” he remarked, adding that the extra points landed in his yard. He asked that the project include some plantings that would screen the view of the parceling lot from his home.

Residents of Shepherd Street, whose lots will back onto 35,000-feet of lawn and the football field, were also concerned about the view. Montrose explained that both the lawn and the field will be elevated some 10 feet above their backyards and located about 25 feet from their property lines. He said that they would look on to a slope at the rear of their properties where much of the existing vegetation will remain. “We are trying to minimize the impact on your views,” Montrose said. Bob Soucy, a retired police officer who lives on Woodland Avenue, expressed concern that the campus was open to traffic from Union Avenue and Dewey Street and suggested gates be installed to prevent vehicles from reaching the parking lot at the rear of the building . “Otherwise it will be party-time every night,” he warned. Champlin said that motion-activated security cameras mounted on the rear of the building will record any activity in the area. “We are confident of our security measures,” he said, noting that similar measures were taken at the new middle school. During construction residents of Morrill Street, where there is a municipal right-of-way that leads up to Bobotas Field, will experience heavy truck traffic, said Powell. “It could be pretty intense for as long as three months.” He anticipated that some traffic control measures will be required to maintain the flow of vehicles and ensure the safety of residents.

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Driver charged with causing May 27 power outage in Gilford a no show in court LACONIA — The Gilford man who allegedly crashed a car into a telephone pole on Cat Path on May 27 and fled failed to appear for his court date yesterday. Fourth Circuit Court, Laconia Division Judge Timothy McKenna issued a bench warrant for Adam Moulton, 21, of 53 Falls Avenue. According to complaints obtained yesterday from the court, Moulton was allegedly driving a 2004 Saab 9-3 at a “high rate of speed” and failed to stop at the intersection of Henderson and Intervale Roads. Police said “because of his reckless driving,” he was unable to stop and struck a utility pole on Cat

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LACONIA — Winner’s Circle Auto Sales, Inc. in Tilton recently signed on as a $1,000 Gold Sponsor of the 10th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends, to be held on Saturday, August 18 at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound. Brenda’s Ride will start at 10 a.m. sharp from the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound as hundreds of motorcycles depart together for a beautiful ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. The convoy will arrive back at the Lobster Pound early afternoon for a cook-out, raffles, and live sounds of The Tom Dixon Band and AXIS. Proceeds from this annual event will be kept local, benefitting the Oncology Department and patients at LRGH. The cost to ride is $25 pre-registered or $30 the day of the event and includes food and entertainment. However no motorcycle is needed. Those who do not plan to Brenda Ganong welcomes J.J. Santoro of Winner’s Circle Auto ride but want to stop by Sales, Inc. as a Gold Sponsor of the 2012 Brenda’s Ride. All are welcome to join in on the festivities on Saturday, August 18, which for a bite to eat and great includes a ride with hundreds around Lake Winnipesaukee folentertainment a small lowed by a cook-out and live bands at the Weirs Beach Lobster donation is encouraged. Pound. (Courtesy photo) To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Brenda’s Ride, a 2012 to support local patients undergoHarley Davidson Street Glide, proing a cancer diagnosis by riding with vided by Manchester Harley Davidfourteen-year breast cancer survivor son, is being raffled off. Only 300 Brenda Ganong, and by purchasing a tickets will be sold at $100 apiece and raffle ticket to win the Harley Street the winner of the $23,000 value bike Glide. will be announced at the August 18 “Brenda has been an inspiration to Brenda’s Ride event at 4 p.m. People so many and I hope she has a great need not be present to win. turnout for this year’s ride. It’s a fun Winner’s Circle owner J.J. Santoro day for an important cause...get out encourages all community members see next page

Laconia Multicultural Festival gains recognition as best in the state

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LACONIA — For 10 years Laconia Multicultural Market Day has been the biggest one-day event in Laconia. The event comes into its second decade with a new name “Laconia Multicultural Festival” (LMF) and will be held on Saturday, September 8 this year. The festival that celebrates togetherness received an award “New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH Multicultural Celebration for 2012”. The Parade of International Flags led by Larry Frates and accompanied by New Horizons Band will start the celebration. The NH Burundian Drum and Dance Group, Cinder Conk, a band that plays Gypsy jazz music from Eastern Europe, Classical Indian Dance performed by Neha Parikh and her students, and Ras Moon and his band Monsoon with rhythms of West Africa and Reggae will entertain the crowd. The Burundian dancers and drummers are well-known around New

Hampshire. Dressed in their national colors: red, white and green with heavy, wooden drums on their heads, painted in these colors, they always bestow the colorful, rhythmic sounds of their country to the audience. The children’s area is expanding their offerings for the youngest: a magic show, caricature drawings, children’s art exhibit, storytelling, and the very popular Granite State Zoo. Robert Kunnaway Turner, a Native American, will play one of his handmade flutes as a strolling entertainer. Besides entertainers, the family oriented event offers foods from around the world, arts, crafts, henna tattoos, exhibits, dancing. Social Service agencies and vendors can get registration forms from the Laconia Multicultural Festival website, or by calling Kathy James, Social Service Agency Committee, Chair at 5241100, ext. 148, or Mary Jane Hoey, Vendor Committee Chair, at 524-1782.

Retired Baptist minister Jennifer Worden Flagg is featured speaker at Union Church on Meredith Neck MEREDITH — Closing the 2012 summer season of the Meredith Neck Union Church on August 19, will be retired Baptist minister, Jennifer Worden Flagg. Flagg has a rich history with the church going back to the 1950’s, as her grandfather was one of several who helped rebuild the present day structure. Her father was a long time trustee, and her mother engaged the ministers for many summers. Both she and her sister were also married in the church. Pastor Jenny is a current Union Church Trustee and a popular annual guest speaker. Bill Flagg, Jennifer’s husband, is a member of the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, and enjoys playing guitar and singing bluegrass and gospel music. He will be supplying the special music at the 10 a.m. service and will sing, “I Have a Dream” and “Walking My Lord Up Calvary Hill.” This dynamic duo always closes the service with “God Bless America” and is a fitting end to a fantastic summer at the Inter-Denominational Union Church, located at 258 Meredith Neck Road. Returning as guest pianist will be Caleb Jaster. Caleb, a 2012 graduate of Sant Bani School, will soon be part of the freshman class at Sarah Lawrence Uni-

from preceding page Santoro, who is a cancer survivor himself. The Winner’s Circle is joined by Silver Sponsor The Looney Bin, among dozens of other Shirt Sponsors, raffle donors, in-kind donors, and volunteers. For more information contact Brenda Ganong directly at: 581-6992 or visit to download a registration form for the ride.


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Jack Irwin discussing early years of Weirs Beach at Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society on Saturday

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society will welcome Jack Irwin to the Museum on Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. He will speak about the early years of Weirs Beach and take guests back in time to 1924 when a fire destroyed the New Weirs Hotel and the Weirs Music Hall, to 1926 when his father, Jim Irwin,Sr., opened the Irwin Winnipesaukee Gardens, where many Big Bands were featured from the 30’s-70’s. Doors will open at 10 a.m. The museum is located

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on Route 3, Weirs Beach, next door to Funspot. Presentations are free and refreshments will be served.

Bill Jacques Memorial Golf Tournament at Den Brae

SANBORNTON — The 1st Annual Bill Jacques Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, August 18 at the Den Brae Golf Course. Cost is $60 per person and includes 18 holes, cart and barbeque lunch. Proceeds will benefit the William L. Jacques Scholarship Fund at Belmont High School. There will be prizes for longest drive and a putting competition, door prizes and raffles. Make checks payable to: Rick Muthersbaugh, 10 Henderson Rd., Gilford NH 03249. For more details call 387-9359.

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Ground breaking ceremony scheduled for Pemi- Adult Success Program Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Bristol subdivision offers second chance PLYMOUTH — Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity will host a formal ground breaking ceremony for the largest and most ambitious Habitat project ever to be undertaken in the region. This event will take place on Saturday, August 25 at noon at the site of the fourhome cluster development on Rte. 3A South in Bristol. Reverend Douglas Hedstrom The Pemi-Valley (Courtesy photo) Habitat Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the road leading to the new Bristol homes “Hedstrom Way.” This road, as well as the homeowners association, is named in memory of the Reverend Douglas Hedstrom, former pastor of the Bristol United Church of Christ. Rev. Hedstrom was a very dedicated Habitat supporter and volunteer, who passed away suddenly on June 19, 2010 while construction of the Mastin home in Rumney was nearing completion. Rev. Hedstrom was a regular volunteer at the build site. Members of the Hedstrom family will be in attendance to help formally break ground for the project. Several years ago, the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority purchased this parcel of land from the N.H. Department of Transportation. The plan was to sell the land to Pemi-Valley Habitat for

the construction of Habitat homes. However, studies showed that infrastructure costs for wells, septic, road and drainage would exceed $200,000. In an attempt to move the project forward, PemiValley Habitat applied for a $266,000 Community Development Block Grant and became the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate to have a project receive funding. The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) cited the history of success of Pemi-Valley Habitat and its stability over the years as major reasons the project was supported. “We are very pleased and excited to receive this grant and to have the opportunity to build in the town of Bristol for the very first time,” said Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Brian McCarthy. “It is very rewarding to be the first Habitat affiliate to have a project get funded and this is a testament to everyone, past and present, who helped make PemiValley Habitat such a successful organization.” Now, Pemi-Valley Habitat needs to raise the money to construct the four homes, its match for the CDBG grant. “We are again asking the community for its support,” said McCarthy. “We will also be looking for as many volunteers as possible to help us build these homes.” Work has already begun on the site with Clarke and Company of Wilmot awarded the contract for the site work and four families have been selected to receive these Habitat homes. Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity has built 26 homes for needy and deserving families in the Plymouth area. The 26th home for the Mason family on Glove Street in Ashland was completed in February.

Camp Kehonka reunion will be held at the NH Boat Museum in Wolfeboro on Saturday WOLLFEBORO — Thanks to the internet world, especially Facebook, campers who attended Camp Kehonka are coming in droves for the 2012 alumnae reunion Saturday, August 18 hosted at the New Hampshire Boat Museum. The reunion is being coordinated by former camper Cheryl Shanahan, who also assisted the Museum along with David Warren in organizing the Museum’s current exhibit on the camp. Also helping with reunion plans are several members of the Ballentine family and other former campers and counselors. This is the first Kehonka reunion since 2000. Attendees will be coming from all the New England states, California, Oregon, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. International attendees will come from Sweden, Great Britain, Canada and Venezuela. In all over 100 people will attend the reunion. Camp Kehonka alumnae who wish to learn more can visit the Kehonka blog at Camp Kehonka was founded in 1902 by Laura Mattoon, a science teacher from a private school in New York City. It was a controversial move at the time to open a camp for girls on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee near Wolfeboro, as camping was not considered lady-like. But Mattoon believed that girls could benefit from a summer on the lake with activities ranging from

arts and crafts to swimming, canoeing and sailing. Camp Kehonka expanded its reach year by year, eventually attracting girls from around the world. The camp closed in 1985, having brought happy memories to hundreds of girls. On Wednesday night Shanahan presented a lecture on the camp’s history at the New Hampshire Boat Museum. The reunion and lecture accompany the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s current display on the history of the camp, which contains original photographs, printed material, uniforms, and arts and crafts that were made by the girls. The exhibit also features the camp’s giant wooden duck, which the girls were allowed to ride (on a track) into the dining hall on Banquet Night at camp. To learn more about any of these programs or events, call the museum at 569-4554 or visit the Museum’s website at The New Hampshire Boat Museum is open to the public for the 2012 season from May 26 - October 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays noon-4 p.m. The Museum is a not-for-profit institution focusing on New Hampshire’s boating heritage and is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro inthe former Allen “A” Resort dance hall/ theater building, For further information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554,, or via Facebook.

Teen movie night at Gilman Library in Alton is tonight ALTON — The Gilman Library will host “Teen Movie Night” on Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room. For more information regarding the featured presentation stop at the circulation desk or call 8752550.

Viewing suggestions are always welcome. People shoulf feel free to bring a comfortable chair and a friend. While visiting the library, see the movie display for Night at the Oscars, Family Movie Night and Teen Movie Night coming attractions.

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education offers adult learners a second change to return to school at night to earn their High School Diploma or GED Certificate. The Adult Success Program (ASP) is a workforce development initiative design to help unemployed, underemployed, high school dropouts and refugees in the Lakes Region achieve a secondary completion of their high school education. Without a High School Diploma or GED Certificate, job candidates are unable to even fill out an employment application. Adult learners will be able to improve their math, reading and language skills through the availability of the ASP Grant. Successful graduates will be better prepared for the workforce and may opt to continue their education at a community college. Limited scholarship funds are available to help cover the tuition and books fees for degree seeking adult learners through grants provided by the Bank of NH, the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation, Altrusa Club of Laconia, and the NH Charitable Foundation. The funds will be administered through the Adult Success Program, a collaborative effort through NH Employment Security, LRCC, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and the Laconia School District. Hopefully, this innovative partnership will help to remove the financial barrier for any adult seeking a better future through education. “Their time is now. With this determination and the ASP funding, these adult learners can achieve a high school diploma or GED certificate.’’ ays Peggy Selig. director of the Laconia Adult Education office. She says that any Lakes Region Resident who has dropped out of high school, for whatever reason, is encouraged to contact her at the Laconia Adult Education Office to inquire about the availability of the limited scholarship funds. Applications need to be filled out at the New Hampshire Employment Security Office. Those interested in applying for and taking advantage of the ASP Grant, can call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Lakes Region Brownfields meeting Tuesday morning

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Brownfields Advisory Committee (BAC), representing local officials and residents from the region, will meet on Tuesday, August 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the Humiston Building, located at 103 Main Street, Meredith. The purpose of this meeting is to review the status of Environmental Site Assessments being conducted by the Lakes Region Planning Commission’s consultant, Credere Associates, LLC. The BAC will also help identify additional assessment tasks at eligible sites. A brief overview of the FY 13 Brownfields Application will also be given. Funding for th Lakes Region Brownfields effort has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in part, by the Lakes Region Planning Commission. BAC meetings are open to the public. For additional information, contact the Commission at 2798171, or

Watershed association hearing about ‘invasives’

MEREDITH — The Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association will hear from Amy Smagula of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services about exotic weeds and other invasives when it meets on Thursday, August 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. This seminar is important for all lakefront property owners and for recreational boaters on New Hampshire lakes. People will learn to identify specific plants and species so they can help defend lakes and ponds. For information, call Janan Hays, 279-4494 or Deb Corr, 279-6008.

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Dear Annie: I have been a stepmom for seven years. My husband’s youngest is 22 and still lives with us. “Cara” is a hoarder. Her room is full of rotting garbage, soda cans with fruit flies coming out of them and half-eaten food left on piles of dirty clothes on the floor. There are dishes in there that I haven’t seen in years. I’ve offered to help her clean up, but she doesn’t want help. She likes her room the way it is. Cara has a part-time job and her own car. We’ve asked her to pay rent, but have yet to see any money. She obviously doesn’t help around the house. She has few friends and mostly sits in her room all day doing nothing. Frankly, I want Cara out of here. I think my husband needs to handle this, but he won’t. He refuses to kick her to the curb and says to just keep her bedroom door closed. This is causing many arguments. I cannot tolerate the thought of bugs infesting the rest of the house. The weather is hot, and I can smell her stinking room. I’ve considered cleaning it myself, but I know it will cause a huge fight. What can I do? I’m at my wits’ end. -- Wicked Stepmom Dear Stepmom: People who hoard are emotionally attached to their “collection,” even if it includes old food and dirty dishes. These things make Cara feel safe. Unfortunately, if her hoarding isn’t addressed, it is likely to get much worse, not to mention the health hazard it presents. Cara needs professional help, and the sooner her father realizes it the better for everyone. He isn’t helping his daughter by allowing this to continue. The International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation has information on hoarding, as well as referrals. Please contact them at Dear Annie: I recently met up with an old acquaintance

and have fallen head over heels in love with him. We are both single and in our 50s. I believe he loves me, but I suspect he is impotent and too proud to admit it. I don’t ask any questions, and it makes no difference to me. I love him no matter what. My heart breaks for him. My question is: Can a man still feel love in his heart even though he cannot perform in bed? -- No Name, No State Dear No Name: Of course, but for many men, the ability to show love is tied to the intimacy of sex. Some also feel that if they cannot perform, a woman will think them less of a man. There are treatments for impotence, and if this is the problem, he can speak to his doctor. We suggest you be careful not to turn your encounters into sexually charged events, which may make him feel obligated to take things further. Let him know that you love him as he is, without any additional expectation. Dear Annie: I would like to respond to “Tired of Getting Bad Haircuts.” I have tried every trick you suggested, but for every good haircut, I get 50 bad ones. I’m always specific about what I want and go out of my way to communicate. Yet I’ve had dozens of uneven haircuts, bad color jobs, stylists who chat on the phone while cutting, and haircuts that look nothing like the one on the person whose hair you liked so you got their stylist’s name. I’ve also been subjected to stylists talking about their sex lives, their exes and their drug habits. I tried one stylist three times, and on the fourth trip, she said, “You are so picky, I’d like to strangle you.” I never went back. There is only so much a client can do. “Tired” hit the nail on the head. Maybe some stylists out there will see themselves and try to do better. -- Also Tired of Bad Haircuts

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BIRCH Bark Canoe, 11ft, handcrafted, no nails, will email photos, $4900, more information. 941-928-3703.

Ruger 44 Mag. Zaquero Revolver w/ammo. $600/Best offer. Wells Fargo Winchester 94 Centennial $700/Best offer. 603-875-0363

DINING room table with 6 low back chairs, $160. 6ft. french-style wooden patio door. $200. 524-8761

STEEL case, 5 drawer, letter size file cabinets. $900 new on-line, used in very good condition $80. 520-1487.

ELECTRIC hospital bed $1000/ OBO. Belgian China service of 4. $500/ OBO. 524-3292.

SUPPORT your local logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale EPA qualified to 97% efficient. (603)447-2282.

EXERCISE Equipment: Treadmill $75, Stationary bike $25. Belmont 781-572-7519

TILTON- Downstairs 1-bedroom, newly redone, $620/Month, heat included. No dogs, 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water, lights and cable. $160-$175 per week. $400 deposit. No pets. 387-3864.

WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316. WINTER Rental: Furnished Alton Bay beautiful lake setting. Large 1 bedroom cottage, $700 +utilities. 603-875-2492.

FIREARMS-Dan Wesson 44 Mag. revolver, Remington 30-06, Winchester 12 gauge. Hunting season is coming soon. 603-714-5995 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $190/cord. Seasoned available. (603)455-8419 FRIGIDAIRE A/C- 6000 BTU. 2 years old, works great! $100. Belmont 781-572-7519 HARLEY DAVIDSON-Womens leathers, tees, tanks, W/M long sleeve shirts, accessories, helmets, chaps & more. Rt. 107 Belmont, NH Call first 603-832-3364

For Sale

HOT Tub- 2012 model 6 person 40 jets, waterfall. Full warranty & cover. Cost $8,000 sell $3,800. Can deliver 603-235-5218

12 Victorian Side Chairs, newly caned seas. $35 to $135 ea. Two sets of 4. 603-875-0363

JETT III Ultra Power Wheelchair with oxygen carrier, like new. $1,500. 744-6107.

1940 couch and 2 upholstered chairs. Great shape $200. Call Tara 524-8622.

KITCHEN Cabinets- brand new, maple, cherrywood, shaker & antique white. Solid wood, never installed, cost $6,500 sell $1,650. 603-833-8278

22 Ton Log Splitter, $1,000. 10in. Craftsman folding table saw, $125. Champion 8000lb winch, 12 volt, $150. 603-998-3950 3-SEAT Sleeper Couch: Jewel pattern, never used as sleeper. $120. 496-8639. 4 wheel Yamaha Electric Golf Cart- New batteries, comes with charger. Nice shape, with roof. $1,295 or BO. 630-3482 AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”. ARTESANIA Rinconada Animal Figurine Collection. 39 Pieces, Classics Collection, all or most retired. Many different animals. $150.00 603-528-0881

MOVING: Antique love seat, gold china, end tables, maple bureau, computer desk and more. 603-476-5017. NEW Beeman brake-type air rifle with 2 barrels, scope and ammo. $95 OBO. 6ft. x 8ft. outdoor kennel for small dogs. $100 OBO. 603-630-7440. PIANO: Well-loved baby grand. Black. $750/best offer. Laconia. 524-1490. PICNIC table & 2 Adirondack chairs. $125. 603-286-8064 ROTEL RB-1090 Stereo power amp: 380 w/ch, home audio component. $1,000. 496-8639.

VICTORIAN style cherry bedroom set. Dresser w/mirror, chest, night stand, headboard. Excellent condition. $1,200. 603-528-2857 WOODEN heavy duty swing set for sale. Fits both adults and children. Purchased 4 years ago from "" for 699. Selling for $200. Will need to be disassembled and taken away by the buyer. Call 366-2494 after 6pm.

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Help Wanted COMPANY NOW ACCEPTING POSITIONS FULL TIME/PART TIME •Set up and display •Customer service •Marketing •Scheduling Training provided at no cost No Experience Needed

*$500-$700 Weekly depending on department. 8 new positions are needed to fill (this week).

528-2237 (*Per Co. Agreement)

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positions available. Weekends and Holidays a must! For those that are looking for that first job or a part time job to help with the extras, we can find a position for you. The only requirement is that you are willing to be an enthusiastic team player. We will train the right candidate. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant, 233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH or online at

Gilford Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented “people person”, who loves to read, to join our dedicated team. This person will oversee inter-library loans, overdues, and reports as well as assist patrons at the main circulation desk. A strong customer service orientation is required. Minimum requirements include some college experience, with a degree strongly preferred as is prior library experience. Position is 22 hours/wk with one evening/wk. Please send resume to: 31 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH 03249.

PLATINUM Salon and Spa is looking for an experienced stylist with clientele to join our team. Call 524-7724.

GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN RESORT ADVENTURE PARK GUIDES WANTED Immediate openings for Aerial Treetop, Segway and Zipline Guides. Must be 18+. Weekend hours required. Apply online at GUNSTOCK.COM. HARD worker with cheerful personality needed. Must be willing to work weekends. $8/hour. Call 757-871-0663.

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. FOR Sale, 2 new large Lazy Boy recliners, taupe, paid $1200 each, now $400 each. Call 1-239-290-2335 QUEEN size bed, bureau, pub table & 8 bar stools, couch, rattan loveseat w/2 chairs, 2 sofa tables, 2 end tables. Call 978-807-1450 for more details

Free FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222. HIGHEST cash price paid for your scrap box trailers, school busses, heavy equipment. No Campers (207)393-7318. MARTIN’S Metal Removal- Appliances, air conditioners, lawnmowers, all metals. Free if outside. (603)305-4504 (603)204-9304.

Heavy Equipment 1976 CASE 580C Loader/ backhoe, fully enclosed cab, good condition, $10,000 or OBO. 603-524-4445

Help Wanted

IMMEDIATE OPENING BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Looking for a dedicated, hard working, energetic person to run our elementary after-school Program. Applicant should have experience working with children and be able to plan and carry out daily activities with a large group. The position is approximately twenty hours per week, with possible additional hours during school vacations. Applicant must be able to drive a fifteen passenger van. Background and driving record checks required. Please forward resume to: Norm Gilbert, Program Director Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region P.O. Box 1536, Laconia, NH 03247-1536

EXPERIENCED LINE COOK NEEDED Full Time Summer / Fall and Part Time Winter / Spring. Flexible schedule with weekends and holidays a must! Pay commensurate with experience. Apply in person at Harts Turkey Farm Restaurant on Rt 3 in Meredith or on line at HIRING Year Round Full-Time Bartender. Apply to the Boothill Saloon on 1065 Watson Road,

LAUNDRY/ HOUSEKEEPING ASSOCIATES Seeking hard working team players for our Laundry and Housekeeping departments. Full time/ seasonal, Experience preferred. Must be 18 and possess a valid license with clean record. No phone calls.

Custodian Tilton School, nestled in the Lakes Region, is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school, serving the educational market since 1845. Although the Tilton Experience is different for every student, it challenges all students to try new things, learn new skills and set new goals. Tilton School seeks one full-time and one part- time custodial positions in its Custodial Services Division. Full-time position is generally Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM with occasional Saturday cleaning responsibilities. Part-time position is for custodial services in the main academic building, Monday through Friday evenings. Both positions are school year only running from September through mid-June. Qualified candidate will perform a variety of manual, custodial tasks in the school’s academic and residential complexes, inclusive of classrooms, residence halls, lab rooms and offices. Work involves the performance of cleaning assigned building areas, vacuuming, polishing, floor care and maintenance, and trash disposal. Knowledge of appropriate cleaning protocol methods helpful and experience with a variety of cleaning machinery preferred.

If interested please contact Patsy Lynch by phone (603) 286-1767 or e-mail to, fax (603) 286-1790 or send resume to Tilton School, 30 School Street Tilton, NH 03276 EOE


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By Holiday Mathis act on it now. If you don’t know, devote some time to thinking and dreaming. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Today is like an addition problem in which you already have the sum, but one addend is missing. What do you need to get to the other side of that equal sign? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may find this hard to believe, as you feel that you’re approachable, but some people see talking to you as a risk. They fear your rejection or judgment. Knowing this, you may work at being disarming. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may as well scrutinize your spending; you can bet that someone else is. Invest only in the items that have a positive, justifiable effect on your overall picture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The actions that were successful in the past might be less so now, but stick to the plan. Cycles happen. Everything will come around. Relax and ride out the one you’re in. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The thing everyone assumes to be beneficial has a few flaws. You may privately seek the truth. Should you expose the flaws to everyone? Not yet. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 17). Your genuine concern for others improves the world. Loved ones thrive under your care. Write down specific goals for the next 10 weeks to give yourself a crucial head start. You never stop learning, and the education you gain in September and October will be especially useful. Your earnings increase in 2013. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 16, 42, 39 and 2.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The job you paid for might not turn out as hoped. All is not lost, though. This is a live-and-learn situation. Part of what you learn is that your needs and tastes are so specific that you might be the best person to serve them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Semantics influence perception. That’s why car dealers advertise “pre-owned vehicles” instead of “used cars.” You’ll soften your approach and use semantics to your advantage. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll reveal a common misperception, champion an underdog or counteract a stereotype. “The cleverly expressed opposite of any generally accepted idea is worth a fortune to somebody.” F. Scott Fitzgerald CANCER (June 22-July 22). You might be the person who always dedicates “Wind Beneath My Wings” to someone else, but don’t forget -- especially when you’re feeling underappreciated -- that you too are the wind beneath certain wings. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It could be said that you’re in your own little world today, but you’re there by choice. Yours is a land where you see possibilities that others don’t. You play in the place of what might be, while others stay in what is. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are in charge today. It’s not a group effort, though it takes a group to get it done. What’s happening is happening because you took responsibility or didn’t. You have the power. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s something you can do that will later make others look at you and say, “I wish I’d had that idea.” If you know what it is,



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Aug. 17, the 230th day of 2012. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 17, 1982, the first commercially produced compact discs, a recording of ABBA’s “The Visitors,” were pressed at a Philips factory near Hanover, West Germany. On this date: In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany. In 1912, the second movie inspired by the Titanic disaster, a German production titled “In Nacht und Eis” (In Night and Ice), was released. (Unlike the first, “Saved From the Titanic,” ‘’In Nacht und Eis” still exists.) In 1915, a mob in Cobb County, Ga., lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. (Frank, who’d maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.) In 1942, during World War II, U.S. 8th Air Force bombers attacked German forces in Rouen, France. U.S. Marines raided a Japanese seaplane base on Makin Island. In 1960, the newly renamed Beatles (formerly the Silver Beetles) began their first gig in Hamburg, West Germany, at the Indra Club. In 1961, the United States and 19 Latin American countries signed the Charter of Punta del Este in Uruguay, creating the Alliance for Progress aimed at promoting economic growth and social justice. In 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm that was blamed for 256 U.S. deaths, three in Cuba. In 1978, the first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight ended as Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman landed their Double Eagle II outside Paris. In 1985, more than 1,400 meatpackers walked off the job at the Geo. A. Hormel and Co.’s main plant in Austin, Minn., in a bitter strike that lasted just over a year. In 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide. One year ago: Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Beijing to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Maureen O’Hara is 92. Author V.S. Naipaul is 80. Former MLB AllStar Boog Powell is 71. Actor Robert DeNiro is 69. Movie director Martha Coolidge is 66. Rock musician Gary Talley is 65. Rock musician Sib Hashian is 63. Actor Robert Joy is 61. International Tennis Hall of Famer Guillermo Vilas is 60. Rock musician Colin Moulding (XTC) is 57. Country singersongwriter Kevin Welch is 57. Olympic gold medal figure skater Robin Cousins is 55. Singer Belinda Carlisle is 54. Author Jonathan Franzen is 53. Actor Sean Penn is 52. Jazz musician Everette Harp is 51. Rock musician Gilby Clarke is 50. Singer Maria McKee is 48. Rock musician Steve Gorman is 47. Actor David Conrad is 45. Singer Donnie Wahlberg is 43. Former NBA player Christian Laettner is 43. Actor Mark Salling (TV: “Glee”) is 30. Actor Bryton James is 26. Actor Brady Corbet is 24.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Sit and Knit. 2 to 5 p.m. at Hall Memorial Library. American Red Cross Blood Drive at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. 1 to 6 p.m. Those who donate will receive a free T-shirt. To schedule a donation, visit or call 1-800-733-2767. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Interlakes Summer Theatre performs “A Chorus Line.” 7:30 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School auditorium. Call 1-888-245-6374 for tickets and reservations. Knit Wits at Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome. Sanbornton Old Home Days presents at the Farmers Market Field fresh local produce, an all-ages baking contest and tours of the Historical Lane Tavern. 3 to 6 p.m. For the complete program and contest info, visit New Hampshire Music Festival Classic Series performance. 8 p.m. at the Hanway Theatre at Plymouth State University. Theme of the performance is “Jupiter and Titan” and will feature guest conductor Kevin Rhodes. For ticket information, call 279-3300 or visit ‘The Turn of the Screw’ at Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. Call 366-7377 for ticket information. This play may not be suitable for children.


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. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. The Laconia Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to noon in the Laconia City Hall parking lot. A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, natural meats, seafood, home made baked goods, jelly and breads will be available. Accepts Snap/EBT and credit card payments. 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 Interlakes Summer Theatre performs “A Chorus Line.” 7:30 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School auditorium. Call 1-888-245-6374 for tickets and reservations. Early years of Weirs Beach recalled at Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society. 11 a.m. Jack Irwin, whose father opened the Irwin Winnipesaukee Gardens, will be guest speaker.

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RAPID growth in local home care company requires three male caregivers. Must assist 180 lb.+ male clients. Drug & background checks required. Shift police, fire & healthcare personnel encouraged to apply. Additional openings for female caregivers over the age of 50. 603-556-7817 SHOOTERS Tavern, A fun ener getic sports bar and restaurant needs another team player. Hiring bartenders. Apply in person at 190 DW Highway, Belmont, NH.

STRENGTH COACH NEEDED!!! The Laconia Leafs JR Hockey team, is searching for a qualified strength coach for the upcoming winter hockey season (Sept-March). Time commitment is for work-outs Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-10am throughout the season. For More info contact: Coach Will Fay #581-7008 at the Laconia Ice Arena.


NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call

Minimum 10 years designing HVAC and plumbing systems for new commercial building structures. Proficient in AutoCAD and capable of drafting all mechanical designs. Residency within 30 miles of Laconia, NH required. Generous salary and benefits commensurate with experience.



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2-Bedroom 1.25 bath New England style House. Vinyl siding & windows, asphalt shingles, oil heat, stainless steel chimney lining. Across from playground. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. $50,000. 524-8142.


Minimum 10 years designing steel and wood frame mid rise structures in the Northeast. Proficient in AutoCAD and capable of drafting all structural designs. Residency within 30 miles of Laconia, NH required. Generous salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Team LE is looking for an energetic, creative self starter who is up to the challenge of building a new and exciting career in residential lighting sales while learning aspects of marketing and consulting. The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, enjoy working with the public, be comfortable with computers and be able to work Saturdays 8am -Noon. Previous sales experience helpful.

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

Class B License, air brakes, tanker, and hazmat a must. Laconia Oil 524-3559. PROFESSIONAL Painters needed for quality interior and exterior work in the Lakes Region. Transportation and references required. Call after 6 pm. 524-8011


Part Time Front Desk Nights and Weekends a Must!! Please apply in person 177 Mentor Ave, Laconia


Looking for year round work? We provide certification. We love team players with outgoing attitudes. Nights, weekends and holidays are a must! Please stop in and fill out an application or email Alex Johnson at

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

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

Mobile Home Lots for rent in: Meredith, Gilford, Franklin & Hill. Special pricing available. DRM Corp. 373 Court St., Laconia or 520-6261

Motorcycles 1982 Suzuki 550, beautiful condition, $1,200 or best offer. 603-524-1167 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-RElectric blue, as new condition. $4,500. Call 455-5660 2008 Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail. Anniversary model, 3500 miles, Extras, excellent condition. $12,195. 603-930-5222. 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide. 2000 miles, blue, many extras, mint. $15,300. 387-9342 Rick 2010 FLHX Streetglide, few extras, 3,800 miles, asking $17,900, call 520-5510. Leave message 2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster: 8,113 miles, 2300cc, matte black, saddlebags, Jardine exhaust, Fleetiner Fairing and more! $16,500. 496-8639. 2011 Yamaha/Star Stryker: 830 miles, 1300cc, orange/copper, all stock. $10,000. 496-8639. 2012 Harley Davidson Police Special 103/6: Anti-lock brakes, 2-year factory warranty, $16,500. (603)707-2944. COLLECTOR Bike 1979 Honda Twinstar CM185, 950 miles, like new, engine bars an windshield, E/S. $1295.603-858-1779

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PIANO tuning & repair. Ed Bordeleau PTG-RTT (603)483-2897. BOAT Charters special late summer/ fall special pricing in effect now! Fishing, whale watching, family fun, parties for any special occasion. Call for pricing and scheduling (603)496-7194.

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

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

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Be part of the excitement and the largest sporting events in New Hampshire. EVENT ONLY positions are available in New Hampshire Motor Speedways Security Department. Must be 18 or older. Apply in person at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Rte. 106, Loudon, NH 03307; online at; or download your application and mail attn: Wendy Leach.

1999 Wildwood 27ft. camper. $3,000. Bump out porch, AC, sleeps 6. Moultonborough. 361-3801

126 Pease Rd. Meredith Halfway between Rte.104 & Parade Rd.

Wed-Sun 10-5 603-279-4234

2002 5th Wheel Camper: Large slideout, sleeps 6, queen bed. Very good condition. $9,500 OBO Call 267-8465 or 630-6555. 2008 Keystone Hornet Travel Trailer. Model #M-29RLS, 31 ft. Excvellent condition, one owner, been no smoking or pets in unit. Two power slideouts, AC/ heat, stereo w/DVD. Shower, queen size bed/ sofa bed. Can be seen in Laconia, NH. Asking $12,500 508-465-0767

Real Estate FOR Sale by owner, Tilton, 2 BR, mobile, cathedral ceilings, open concept, newly remodeled.

Kero & Electric Lamps Shades • Supplies Glassware • Tools & Collectibles

Lamp Repair is our Specialty

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

SPR Property Services Residential & small office cleaning. Mobile home hand washing. Trash & junk removal. Shannon 998-6858

STEVES LANDSCAPING & GENERAL YARD WORK For all your yard needs and tree

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Local DAR chapter meeting August 20 LACONIA — The next meeting of the Mary Butler Chapter of DAR will take place Monday, August 20. There will be a luncheon at Fratello’s Restaurant in Laconia at noon followed by a rededication service at the grave site of the Chapter’s Real Daughter, Janette Sherman McMurphy. This will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Lakeport; directions will be available at the meeting. Visitors and


prospective members are always welcome at meetings. For more information contact Marian Ekholm at 603-293-0429. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War.

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Brown Bag Seminar on money management in Plymouth August 21 PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Tuesday August 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library. Brandon Archibald, registered representative of PFS Investments, Inc.,

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CALENDAR from page 22



168 Main Street, Alton 8/18 ~ Rain Date 8/25 9am -3pm Bureaus, Bookcases, Beds, Etc.

will uncover the mysteries of how to make your money work for your own benefit. Learn financial principles and concepts that can help peple make their money work better for them and save more. In this workshop, people will see next page and educational animal show will be held at 12:30. For a full listing of events visit Laconia Youth Football & Cheer hosting annual football jamboree. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laconia High School field. Teams from Franklin, Hudson, Windham, Plymouth and Concord will attend.

Sanbornton Old Home Days presents old-fashioned family fun at the town field bedind the library. A parade will be held at 11:30 a.m. A free wildlife encounter

“WHY” pay rent??? $865 a month, and you’ll own your own ranch home. New “over 55” land lease village. $8,000 down 240 @ 6% or $79,900. LACONIA ESTATE GARAGE SALE

Friday & Saturday 8-4 Rain or Shine 968 N. Main St. Antiques & Furniture FRANKLIN, 60 Evergreen Ave nue, Multi Family Saturday, August 18th 8 am - 3 pm.

Storage Space Store your Car, Boat, Motorcycle, RV in a clean/dry place. Monthly rates. 524-1430 or 455-6518


Looking for additions to personal collection. One or many! Contact John 203-257-3060 or

Yard Sale 29 O!SHEA LANE LACONIA Saturday, 8/18 9:00am-1:00pm (Rain Date ~ 8/19) No Early Birds Please

BELMONT 18 Sleepy Hollow Lane Sunday, August 19 10 am - 5 pm Everything Must Go! Come and check it out Lots of stuff! BELMONT Barn Sale. Sat. 8/18 & Sun. 8/19 9:00am- 3:00pm. Rain or shine. Rollaway Ping Pong table (complete set-up) Panasonic Home Theater Surround System, portable bar & stools, window ac, tools, appliances, much more. 61 Jefferson Rd. Belmont or call 603-387-0933. BELMONT Yard Sale. -Saturday 8-1. 8 High St. Rain or Shine! Household items, doll house items, doll house, furniture, TV!s, barn treasures.

FREE pickup of your unwanted yard sale items. Also offering estate clean out. 603-930-5222

GILFORD MULTIFAMILY YARD SALE Saturday, 8am-2pm 57 Pinecrest Dr. Furniture, collectibles, kids stuff, home goods, lawn & garden

GILFORD 78 Liberty Hill Rd. Saturday, 8am-1pm

Buck-A-Bag for clothes & Books! Nutri-System Food, cradle, toys, furniture,

Lots of Fee Stuff!

LACONIA - 143 Morningside Drive Sat. 8am-Noon. Willow Tree Collectibles, home decor, Creative Memories, Maytag Dryer, TomTom, video camera, Lots of “off to college” supplies, Thule top carrier, high-end BACK TO SCHOOL clothes, boy and girl. Lots of GREAT stuff. PLEASE, no early birds. RAIN CANCELS

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12 to 2 call Kevin 603-387-7463


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LACONIA Yard Sale- 55 Morningside Dr. Saturday, 8am-Noon. (2) RAZOR Electric dirt bikes, 4X5ft. utility trailer, miscellaneous items.

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MANY OPTIONS With This Fantastic Piece Of Residential/Commercial Zoned Real Estate!!Updated To The Max! New Kitchen W/Granite Counters, New Heating System, New Roof, 12 Rooms, 3 Bedrms, 4 Baths, Separate 3 Room Office W/Conference Rm, 2 Car Garage W/additional Storage. Great Condition!! Now $219,000

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WINNISQUAM “BEST BUY”!! Unique Winnisquam Waterfront..Ideal For Three Families …The Good Life ..On The Lake…Big Duplex With 3 Bedrm’s Ea, Plus A Single Family Home ,1 Car And A 2 Car Garage.... Oversized Yard!! 160’ Of Gradual Sandy Shoreline And Beach!! Nothing Else Like It…$499,900

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GILMANTON COLOSSAL MULTIFAMILY ESTATE SALE 288 Currier Hill Rd. SUNDAY, 8/19 9am-1pm Lifetime of treasures, including furniture, books, collectibles, & lots of household items!

GILMANTON Saturday ~ 8am-4pm Sunday ~ 8am-Noon 25 Canaan Road Off Route 140, 2 miles from Route 106 Tools, Household, Antiques & More!

LACONIA, 206 Messer Street , Saturday, August 18th, and Sunday, August 19th. 10 am 4 pm

Sat 9 to 3 • Sun 9 to 1 268 Holman St., Laconia Furniture, household items, dishes, some art supplies, clothes, large dining room set, curio, mantle, lots more.


Antiques, collectibles, cabinets, albums, jewelry & more! SANBORNTON 389 Black Brook Rd. Sat & Sun. 8/18 & 8/19, 8am 8pm. Garage sale. Brand name tools, GM rebulit transmission, camping equipment - too much to list. 50% off or more. 520-3729

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SANBORNTON, 5 Gulf Rd. Saturday, 8/18 From 8:00am- 1:00pm.


Tables available for $25 (to benefit food pantry) Call for more info: 677-7505

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from preceding page learn how to bypass the middleman, the rule of 72, the theory of decreasing responsibility, the three different savings accounts they need, and how to become an owner instead of a loaner. Brandon Archibald is a registered representative with PFS Investments and has been in business since high school. His office has helped hundreds of businesses and families get on track and achieve their financial goals by providing a unique process of asset management and reallocating costs. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. Reserve a spot today by calling the Plymouth Regional Chamber at 536-1001 or emailing

Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

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53 Port Way, Laconia. Come check out Natures FRee Sun Room! View: Laconia’s fastest growing area of new homes. Several models to look at—ready for you to pick out the finishing touches. Stop at 15 Nature’s View Drive for info and a brochure. Prices starting at $219,900.

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Laconia Office 348 Court St Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-2255

Laconia $2,295,000

Wonderful views & sunsets from this large waterfront home on a level lot w/ sandy beach & dock. #4142691

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Meredith - $299,000

Spacious 4 bdrm contemporary home on private 5 acres just .7 miles to the Pinnacle Park beach area. Seasonal views. #4176747

Kay Huston: 603-253-4345

Laconia $168,900

Lakewood Beach rights on Lake Winnsiquam come with this 3 BR Ranch that sits on a quiet street. #4178578

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Gilford $589,000

Laconia - $625,000

At the edge of the lake w/ incredible lake & mtn views is this Samoset 3 BR, 3 level condo w/ screen porch & deck. #4164076

3300sq.ft. Wood & Clay custom built home w/372’ of sandy beach WF, 2-car attached garage. Water views from every room. #4179226

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Barbara Mylonas: 603-253-4345

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Wakefield - $184,900

Overlooking Winnipesaukee is this meticulously maintained condo w/ HW & tile floors, beach & more. #4177922

Beautifully maintained, turn-key property in a fantastic location. Heated drive under garage & huge barn/garage/workshop. #4179093

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Liz Widmer: 603-253-4345

Laconia $100,000

Laconia $139,900

Free standing open concept waterfront condo that is completely redone on Lake Winnipesaukee. #4148602

3-4 BR single family home in great condition w/ 4 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen, vinyl siding & windows. #4146095

Fran Tanner 581-2874

Kathy McLellan 581-2821 and Nancy LeRoy 581-2830

©2010 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Owned and operated by NRT, LLC

We don’t just list your property…we sell it!! 208 DW Highway, Meredith, NH 603-279-0079 423 Main Street, Laconia, NH 603-527-8200

NICE COUNTRY FEELING. This well kept 3 BR home sits quietly on a nice level lot with easy access to Route 3, Meredith, Laconia and anywhere you would like to travel! Nice pine flooring and walls, a new kitchen, and many upgrades making this a home to move right into. Possible Winnipesaukee access through the nearby beach association. $169,900 Chris Kelly 677-2182

WINNIPESAUKEE GETAWAY. Well maintained and centrally located lake access home has a 24’ dock in Meredith and two full levels of finished living space. Family room, covered porch, deck, and peek-a-boo views of the lake. Sandy association beach and tennis courts just a minute’s walk. $319,000 Becky Whitcher 393-7072

KEEP YOUR BOAT HERE! “State of the Art” rack building at Harilla Landing is the ideal location for your boat and a fantastic location for boating access to Winnipesaukee. Out of the weather with winter storage, repair facilities and a price below assessment. Rentals allowed. $17,775 Steve Banks 387-6607

EXECUTIVE NEIGHBORHOOD HOME. Feels new with all the improvements in this 5 BR, 3 bath home. New lighting, wiring, carpet, window treatments, appliances & fresh paint. Plenty of room in the lower level w/2 BRs, 2 sitting rooms, a new bath & laundry room. Cul-de-sac location. Walk to schools, the park & golf! $220,000 Bob Gunter 387-8664

MAKE AN OFFER! Ready to be sold Winnipesaukee WF condo sits directly on Paugus Bay & offers 4 seasons of fun and some rental income. Completely rebuilt with a gas FP, waterfront deck, beach, private dock for a 30 ft. boat and a beautiful shared sandy beach and raft for fun in the sun. $229,900 Chris Kelly 677-2182

UPDATED 2-FAMILY. Neighborhood income property has two 2-bedroom units & many updates. Excellent commuting location. Updates include a total renovation of the downstairs unit, new upstairs kitchen cabinets, new furnaces, and new hot water tanks. Large 24’ x 34’ barn, nice level yard, public water/sewer, an excellent investment. $149,900 Jim O’Leary 455-8195

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Lakes Region Entertainmet


Fridays & Saturdays

Easy Listening Music Regular Entertainers Include: Kyle Nickerson - Julia Vellie - Dr. Phil & Jan - Greg Walsh

Plymouth Street, Meredith • 279-4631 Behind Bootlegger’s At The Lights The Winnipesaukee

Playhouse live theatre

Mondays Saturdays 7:30pm Mondays 2pm

Best Theatre 2011

The Legendary

August 15-25

Jeffrey Hatcher’s imaginative adaptation of Henry James’ haunting ghost story


Kids Eat 1/2 Price Everyday! Steve Berry Sunday, August 19th 2-6pm

weirs beach


The Turn of the Screw

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Aug 17 ~ 8pm

Blackstones at the Margate 76 Lake Street, Laconia $12 adv & door Full Bar

call the Margate for adv tickets (603) 524-5210 New Orleans’ premier jazz-rock ensemble!

Friday mes Arther Ja Band d Northboun Saturday Pheonix Sunday TBA

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Rod Mackenzie playing at 8pm

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Friday, August 17 Broken Spoke Saloon 1072 Watson Road, Laconia 603-527-8029 Arthur James Northbound Band Mame’s Restaurant Plymouth Street, Meredith 603-279-4631 Easy Listening Music on Fridays & Saturdays The Mike Dillon Band Blackstones at the Margate Resort New Orleans’ premier jazz-rock ensemble 76 Lake Street, Laconia 603-524-5210 $12 adv & door 8pm performance Mill Falls Marketplace Routes 3 & 25, Meredith Summer Celebration with Live Music 5:30-8:30 pm Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford 603-293-0841 Rod Mackenzie, 8:00 pm Saturday, August 18 Broken Spoke Saloon 1072 Watson Road, Laconia 603-527-8029 Pheonix Mame’s Restaurant Plymouth Street, Meredith 279-4631 Easy Listening Music on Fridays & Saturdays Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford 603-293-0841 Paul Warnick, 8:00 pm Monday - Saturday The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Weirs Beach 603-366-7377 The Turn of the Screw, 7:30 pm Mon-Sat; 2:00 Mon Sunday, August 19 Broken Spoke Saloon 1072 Watson Road, Laconia 603-527-8029 TBA Boothill Saloon 1065 Watson Rd. Weirs Beach/Laconia 603-366-4888 Steve Berry 2-6 pm

Gilford Bicentennial Woodsman Competition is August 26 GILFORD — The town of Gilford Bicentennial Committee, led by Kitchen Cravings Restaurant owner Bill Bickford and Belknap Landscape Company, are presenting a new addition to Gilford Old Home Day weekend this year, a Woodsman Competition which will be held on Sunday, August 26 at 11 a.m. at Gilford Elementary School. From all over the state and beyond lumberjacks, timber men, loggers, wood cutters and enthusiasts are adding competition to their schedules and sharpening tools. Participants must choose 1 of 2 Divisions, the General Public Division or the Professional Lumberjack Division, so that the competitions are fun and fair. Planned individual competitions and events include, but are not limited to Jack & Jill events, perfect for couples, including a Jill’s Skillet Throw and Jack’s Chainsaw Toss competition. Individual events include Axe Throwing, Wood Splitting, Horizontal Chop, Chainsaw Speed Cut and a Chainsaw Disk Stack, an exciting timed 40-foot Pole Climb, Birling and even a Tree Identification contest. Team competitions are always a big draw at such events and Gilford’s plans include a Pulp Toss, a Log Roll and Cross Cut Sawing, as well. The registration fee is $5 per event and $20 maximum. The Bicentennial Committee has asked that participants complete the registration form, sign the liability waiver and attach checks payable to Town Of Gilford – Bicentennial,

mailing to Town of Gilford, Attention Ms. Dee Chitty, 47 Cherry Valley Rd Gilford, NH 03249. The registration form may be obtained at Gilford Town Hall or found at this link: http://www. Gilford-Bicentennial-WoodsmanCompetition/ The local Belknap Landscape Company Tree Service Division is heavily involved in support of the Town’s Bicentennial Committee, contributing their Altec 26-to tree service crane to set and secure a large tree for the pole climb. BLC Tree Crews are supplying a huge load of milled timber and log chunks for splitting, all specified by the UNH event coordinators. Bringing extensive experience with such competitions, AJ Dupere, head coach of the UNH Woodsman Team will be bringing a number of UNH Woodsman team members along with all the necessary equipment and running the event’s competitions. Belknap Landscape enlisted the support of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) which is encouraging participation by member company tree care professionals across New England. Gilford Home Center owner Bill Finethy is providing brand new Stihl chainsaws for the event, along with fuel and oil, chaps, hard hats, ear and eye protection, too. Numerous local businesses have contributed an assortment of event prizes in support of this unique Gilford Bicentennial event. Contestants may expect restaurant, hotel and local retail gift certificates for winning efforts.

CENTER HARBOR — The story of the Old Man of the Mountain will be told to the Center Harbor Historical Society by Maggie Stier on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Museum. Stier says the story of the Old Man of the Mountain is a story of NH itself, reflecting the state’s history. The audience will be challenged to think about the different and evolving ways that this image has touched the public

imagination over its 200 year history. This presentation will include images of paintings, literary passages, souvenirs, and film clips of interviews with those closest to the Old Man, and conclude with a discussion of current efforts to memorialize the state symbol. The program is a grant from the NH Humanities council. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding a special Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. hosted by NH Crafters in Cahoots, Blissful Lotus Yoga, and Frame of Mind, located at 75 Main Street in Plymouth. Founded by Gusti Buhrman and Linda Parenteau, NH Crafters in Cahoots is a collaboration of many NH and New England artists. Their specially created gifts of both art and fine crafts are on exhibit and available in the store. Blissful Lotus Yoga is the brainchild of Donna Sullivan who has transformed

her years and experience with yoga into a warm, safe, non-judgmental arena to practice yoga and meditation. Frame of Mind is a dream come true art studio for Linda Parenteau, “A studio where anyone could go”. She offers classes in many mediums for all ages as well as framing. Special hors d’oeuvres will be served in the Cellar prepared by the Underdog Event Space and Catering. This monthly scheduled networking opportunity conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses.

Story of the Old Man of the Mountain told to Center Harbor Historical Society

Business after Hours networking event in Plymouth on August 21

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The Laconia Daily Sun, August 17, 2012