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Quick, name 3 Laconia library trustees By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — While lawyers joust over whether the trustees of the Laconia Public Library should be chosen by the City Council or elected by the people, the trustees themselves remain all but unknown to the vast majority of residents. There are six trustees: Bob Selig. John Moriarity, James “Olie” Anderson, Marilyn Lynch, Daylon Brock and John Perley. All were appointed to three-year terms by the City Council, which has chosen the library trustees at least since 1961. There is no limit to the number of terms a trustee may serve. Selig, a retired business owner, has served as chairman of the board since he joined it in 1999. Moriarity, until recently executive director of the Belknap Mill Society, became a trustee in 2001 and is the current vice-chairman of the board. Anderson, an accountant serving as treasurer of the board, was named a trustee in 2003. A master gardener see LIBRaRy page 6
LPD hosts National Night Out block party Katie George helps distribute balloons at Opechee Cove Tuesday evening during the Laconia Police Department’s community block party as part of the “National Night Out” awareness night against crime. Police view the annual event as an opportunity for residents to get to know members of their police department a little better. See story on page 8. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
Gale Ave. man charged with choking his wife LACONIA — A city man was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail after allegedly assaulting and choking his wife while the two were returning home from a night out. Laconia Police said Michael A. Duve, 25, of 25 Gale Ave. allegedly drank too much at a family party in Tilton and began verbally insulting his wife as she drove the two home. When they reached their driveway, Duve’s wife told him to get out of the car but when she told him she was going to a friend’s house, he allegedly reached out from the passenger seat and began choking her. Affidavits say that when she began screaming, Duve released his choke hold and see dUVe page 7
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Forrester calls for Sept. forum to focus on funding sources that could add up to Laconia buying State School property By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — State Senator Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) said yesterday that transferring ownership of the 212-acre State School tract on North Main Street from the state to the city is among her highest priorities. Forrester said that she met recently with City Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), City Manager Scott Myers and Planning Director Shanna Saunders about the future of the property and has also discussed the project with the Belknap County Economic Development Council and several state
agencies, including the Community Development Finance Authority. The outcome, Forrester said, was to plan a public meeting in September, at a date and venue to be announced, to consider “how can we make this happen.” Recalling her experience in community economic development, she said that “the first step is to bring all the right people together, particularly those with experience in identifying funding opportunities.” “This is Laconia’s project,”Forrester remarked. “The property will be what Laconia wants it to be.” see FORResTeR page 6
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Iraq will negotiate continued presence of U.S. troops
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s political leaders gave the government the green light Tuesday to begin negotiating a deal with the U.S. to keep American troops in the country past the end of the year to train Iraqi security forces. But Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said a final agreement is still far from settled, and cautioned that Baghdad could still insist the U.S. military leave by the end of 2011 as required under a 2008 security agreement. “The government still might not do it (allow U.S. troops to stay),” Zebari told The Associated Press after the closed-door discussions. “This is a politically highly charged issue, and there was division,” he said. “But this meeting unified all the political leaders to back the government and start the negotiations.” The small step forward was the result of five hours of oftenheated debate among several dozen Iraqi political leaders and Cabinet ministers. see IRAQ page 13
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Autopsy of Stewartstown girl inconclusive STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — An autopsy conducted Tuesday on an 11-yearold girl found in a river nearly a week after she disappeared failed to determine how she died, frustrating a community anxious for answers. Further toxicology tests and investigation are needed to determine how Celina Cass died, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said at a news conference. “Despite the findings, the attorney general’s office continues to investigate her death as suspicious,” Young said. “A criminal investigation remains ongoing into the circumstances of her death.” New Hampshire Fish and Game Department divers found Celina’s body Monday
near a hydroelectric dam that spans the Connecticut River between Celina’s hometown, Stewartstown, and Canaan, Vt., ending an intense search that at its peak involved more than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers. Young said “visible observations” of Celina’s body in the water and once it was removed prompted investigators to consider her death suspicious, but she declined to be more specific. She also declined to comment on whether there were any suspects in the death or say who was in the girl’s house the night before she was reported missing July 25. Police have said there was no sign of a struggle and there was no indications she ran away or
someone took her. Community residents were saddened that the autopsy wasn’t able to provide them with any closure. “I don’t even know what to say. I thought the community needed some answers, and I thought we were going to get them tonight,” said Debbie Whelan, whose daughter, a friend of Celina’s, was sobbing after watching a news report on a TV monitor. The lack of answers was “scary,” said Shannon Towle, who owns a convenience store across the street from the house where Celina lived with her mother, sister, stepfather and a man named Kevin Mullaney, said by neighbors to be the son of a see AUTOPSY page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) — With scant time to spare, President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday to avoid an unprecedented national default that he said would have devastated the U.S. economy. But the truce with Republicans that defused the crisis seemed to be fading already. Wall Street crumpled, dismayed by reports of new economic weakness and unimpressed by Congress’ prescription. The Dow Jones industrial average sank by 266 points, its eighth straight losing session, and biggest. The compromise deal to persuade GOP lawmakers to raise the federal debt limit — U.S. borrowing was to collide with it at midnight — will cut federal spending by
$2.1 trillion or more over the next decade. But Obama immediately challenged Republicans to accept higher taxes on the wealthy in a second round of deficit cuts this fall. They adamantly refused to accept that idea during the past months’ dispute. A stern-faced Obama said at the White House that action to raise the debt limit had been essential but more — and different — steps were badly needed. “We’ve got to do everything in our power to grow this economy and put America back to work,” the president said, arguing forcefully for including revenue increases as well as spending cuts in the next round of efforts to trim huge government deficits. It was the same call the GOP successfully
resisted in the bill just approved, and there was little evidence of a change in position. “The American people agreed with us on the nature of the problem. They know the government didn’t accumulate $14.3 trillion in debt because it didn’t tax enough,” said the party’s leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Obama placed his signature on bill in the privacy of the Oval Office less than two hours after a bipartisan 74-26 vote in the Senate. The House approved the measure Monday night on a 269-161 roll call that also reached across party lines and was sealed by a rap of the gavel by Speaker John Boehner. see DEBT CEILING page 12
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Insurance practices of Congress leaves town & FAA budget mess behind Local Government Center to be subject of hearing
CONCORD (AP) — A dispute between New Hampshire regulators and a nonprofit group over how it manages health insurance risk pools for public workers and retirees is headed for a state hearing. The state Bureau of Securities Regulation released its final report Tuesday on its investigation into the Local Government Center. The report says the center is required by law to return a surplus of more than $100 million in taxpayer money to cities and towns; illegally altered its nonprofit corporation structure to merge with limited liability companies; and transferred part of its surplus to subsidize a worker’s compensation insurance pool at the expense of two others, among other allegations. “If you have surplus, you’re supposed to give it back to cities and towns,” said Earl Wingate, staff attorney for the bureau, said at a news conference. “You’re not supposed to hang onto it.” Tuesday’s report follows a preliminary report in May issued by the bureau, which has been investigating the center for at least a year. The bureau plans to pursue a state administrative hearing to determine whether the center committed any violations and needs to follow any corrective action. Board members of the center, which has been sharing information with the bureau and meeting with regulators in an attempt to reach a resolution, maintain they have done nothing wrong and look forward to a positive resolution. They said they have consolidated different programs to become more efficient and better serve member communities. In 2003, the LCG, then comprised of four separate voluntary corporations, voted to convert to limited liability companies, using Delaware law to conduct a series of mergers. The LGC said the technique is see LGC page 10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is likely to lose more than $1 billion in airline ticket taxes because lawmakers have left town for a month without resolving a partisan standoff over a bill to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. The government already has lost more than $200 million since airlines are unable to collect taxes on ticket sales because the FAA’s operating authority has expired. The Senate recessed on Tuesday until September, erasing any possibility for quickly resolving the issue. The House left Monday night. Caught up in the partisan acrimony are nearly 4,000 FAA employees who have been furloughed. The FAA also has issued stop work orders on more than 200 construction projects, threatening the jobs of thousands of other workers. Air traffic controllers, however, remain on the job. The debacle could have had an upside for airline passengers because ticket taxes, which typically average about $30 on a $300 round-trip fare, are suspended during the shutdown. But airlines decided to pocket the windfall. Within hours of the shutdown on July 23, most airlines raised their fares by
amounts equivalent to the taxes that disappeared. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called airline CEOs to complain and lawmakers have sent letters demanding the fare hikes be reversed and the profits be placed in escrow. But their howls have largely been ignored. Airlines collectively lost about $440 million in the first six months of this year, according to the Air Transport Association. Some passengers will be due tax refunds if they bought their tickets and paid taxes before the shutdown, but their travel took place during the time airlines no longer had authority to collect the money. Airlines and the Internal Revenue Service are quarreling over who will handle the complicated and expensive process of getting those refunds to passengers. President Barack Obama implored Congress on Tuesday to settle the dispute before leaving town, calling the stalemate “another Washington-inflicted wound on America.” LaHood, a former GOP congressman, conveyed the same message in a series of private meetings on Capitol Hill and in phone calls to lawmakers, but was unable to clinch a deal. see FAA page 10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disturbing new video released Tuesday shows the wife of convicted kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido luring a young girl into the couple’s van, asking her to do the splits and videotaping her, two years after the couple kidnapped 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard. The videos were released by El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson, along with a report highlighting failures in the criminal justice system that allowed Phillip Garrido to roam free despite warnings, and snatch Dugard off a street in South Lake
Tahoe in 1991. He held her for 18 years, raped her and fathered two children with her while holding her captive in a backyard compound in the San Francisco Bay area town of Antioch. Pierson said “law enforcement failed to see Phillip Garrido for what and who he truly is ... evil” and outlined a number of startling details that show how the enterprising Garrido gamed the parole system. The report outlines dozens of failures by counselsee JAYCEE page 11
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Who else can Democrats get to run for president? Ed Rendell, do you have plans for 2012? Hillary Clinton? If you, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, or you, the secretary of state, are free next year and wouldn’t mind, would you please launch a primary challenge against President Obama? This request stems not from anger at Obama’s penchant for blithely negotiating away certain Medicare benefits or the need to modestly raise tax revenues — things that Democrats want, and if the polls are correct, so do most Americans. It was about not negotiating at all while appearing to negotiate on a matter that should be non-negotiable: the full faith and credit of the United States. In the last half-century, Congress has raised the debt ceiling 49 times under Republican presidents and 29 times under Democrats. The votes were cast without drama because the idea of this country defaulting on its debts was unthinkable. This last-minute deal notwithstanding, the dangerous precedent whereby America’s promise to pay what it owes can be brought into political play has been set. Meanwhile, the spectacle of government dysfunction has already hastened our decline as a world power. Make no mistake: The tea party Republicans have engaged in economic terrorism against the United States — threatening to blow up the economy if they don’t get what they want. And like the al-Qaida bombers, what they want is delusional: the dream of restoring some fantasy caliphate in which no one pays taxes, while the country is magically protected from foreign attack and the elderly get government-paid hip replacements. Americans are not supposed to negotiate with terrorists, but that’s what Obama has been doing. Obama should have grabbed the bully pulpit early on, bellowing that everything can be discussed but America’s honor, which requires making good on its debt obligations. Lines about “we’re all at fault” and “Republicans should compromise” are beyond pathetic on a subject that should be beyond discussion. That the Republican leader-
ship couldn’t control a small group of ignoramuses in its ranks has brought disgrace on their party. But oddly, Obama’s passivity made it hard for responsible Republicans to control their destructive children. The GOP extremists would ask Obama for his firstborn, and he’d say, “OK.” So they think, why not ask for his second-born, to which he responds, “Let’s talk.” House Speaker Boehner couldn’t go back to his caucus members and tell them: “We fought like tigers with an intransigent White House. We did well, considering what we were up against.” But he couldn’t say that because they were up against Jell-O. Obama can take credit for some major achievements. His auto industry bailout saved the industrial Midwest from collapse. The financial industry reforms will begin to force at least some discipline on Wall Street. And the health care law will ensure coverage for all Americans while reducing deficits in the longterm. But Obama’s successes are undermined by his inability to vigorously sell them, even to a receptive mainstream. Recall the summer of idiocy, when Obama sat mute amid moronic charges that Democrats were establishing “death panels.” A Democratic president with his party holding majorities in both houses of Congress could have quickly whipped health care reform into law. But Obama let it fester for month after month of phony negotiations. Republicans are ultimately going to take the rap over this debt-ceiling outrage. The full faith and credit of the United States is not a matter over which reasonable people may disagree, and the larger public knows that in its heart. But Democrats would do themselves a huge favor if they had a living, breathing leader as their presidential candidate in 2012. Won’t someone step up? (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)
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300-million Americans are being held hostage by GOP terrorists To the editor, Let’s see: when teachers’ unions or government employees tried to maintain their pensions or wage agreements they were called parasites and thieves who were stealing from the public. But when someone suggests that an oil company that made a $43-billion quarterly profit give up its government subsidy, that the tax break for corporate jets be eliminated, or that the tax cuts for the wealthiest
everyone shares in making sacrifices to reduce the deficit, the response is: “Socialism! The Communists are coming!” The obvious greed and hypocrisy are nauseating. As we see this week, 300-million Americans are being held hostage by a cell of Republican terrorists in Washington. Their approach, fed by ignorance and fear, and spread by lies, is morally and fiscally bankrupt. Ed Allard
LETTERS Higher costs for hospitals and no new jobs for N.H. citizens To the editor, The new state budget went into effect on July 1. In spite of the Republican majority claiming there are NO NEW TAXES, most hospitals will now pay $115-million to the state without reimbursement to help cover the costs of care for the poor and those without insurance. What is going on? Doug Dean, president and CEO of Elliot Health System says, “The state has eliminated payments to hospitals that have, for decades, helped people in need of health care services. We are outraged.” Hospitals are required to provide emergency services regardless of whether or not the patient can pay the bill. Who will cover these costs? Hospitals cannot absorb this $115,000,000, so it will be passed on to all of us in the form of higher costs for services and increases in health insurance premiums. Some hospitals are considering, or in some instances have already reduced or eliminated obstetrics and psychiatric care. This will leave our
citizens at higher risk. In some areas, hospitals are the single largest employer, and already hospitals are laying off hundreds of workers in response to the budget. What happened to the Republican promise of job creation? Last week, 10 of the state’s hospitals filed suit against the State of New Hampshire over cuts in Medicaid reimbursement which funded service to the uninsured and Medicaid recipients. This issue will have to be addressed in the courts and will cost the state more money! This new budget has cut spending by raising costs to hospitals that provide care to the uninsured, is costing many hospital employees their jobs through these cuts, and has penalized us, the voters of New Hampshire, who will be paying for these cuts through higher health care premiums. Higher costs for hospitals and New Hampshire citizens and no new jobs. Not quite what we were promised. Suzanne Smith Hebron
I invite any cop to explain why their cars shouldn’t be front drive To the editor, I had thought for a number of years about this. Why do cops still drive rear wheel drive cars? My first wife and I bought a front wheel car in the 70s. The car was amazing in the snow with just all season tires. I was reminded today as I saw a police cruiser spin around and peel out to go after a speeding car. It makes no sense for the cops to drive a car that is just plain lousy in the snow. It puts your life and mine in jeopardy if they spin out or cannot make a hill because these really are bad cars in the snow. Why don’t cops have front wheel drive cars? It could make the difference of making it faster or not at all in bad weather. We all know that what public departments ask for is often ego driven, in the way of equipment and so forth; sure it is great fun to have a dual exhaust hi-powered peelout car, an outdated hot rod. I invite any cop, especially the chief’s of Meredith and Center Harbor to tell me why their “Crown Vics” are better than a front wheel drive. Of
to go with the flow and cannot agree that these are not the best units for the job. Another example is that green behemoth at LPD owned by the state cops. If they need some thing that big, my thoughts are, it is an incident to big for them, and do the right thing, put your ego aside, and call out the national guard. That is their job. New Hampshire is the largest employer in the state at over 5,000 people. Far too many are deadbeat employees and no-show employees but I don’t think to many get fired because it is from top to bottom with slackers; just look at the guys napping in the orange trucks. And as each one retires we have to pay for their benefits. I’m not so sure we have been well served by many of them. I guess I just don’t get it. Just beware when a politician says he will create jobs. We have to pay up for the state employees benefit packages for all the years in retirement; isn’t that communism? Dean Tappan Center Harbor
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Rep. D.J. Bettencourt
Idea to cut Medicaid subsidies to N.H. hospitals came from Gov. Lynch The New Hampshire Democratic Party is having great fun attacking Republicans for cutting $250 million in state subsidies to New Hampshire hospitals. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a policy decision that deserves rigorous debate. Yet the Democrats seem to have forgotten that the whole idea of cutting uncompensated care subsidies came from Gov. John Lynch. Lynch did more than propose cutting those funds. He gave a long explanation of why it was a great idea to reduce the operating budgets of New Hampshire’s hospitals. In his budget address of Feb. 15th, Lynch noted that he needed to cut a lot of money from the Health and Human Services budget, but he had difficulty finding cuts that would not hurt the neediest among us. Then he found some, he said. “So we chose a third option. We are redirecting $20-million in uncompensated care payments the state now makes to hospitals to help maintain Medicaid optional services.” He noted that hospitals provide essential medical care, “but from a financial perspective, the hospitals can afford this change.” “Hospitals get millions of dollars in tax breaks for being nonprofits. But according to their latest public filings, the top 200 executives of our
24 nonprofit hospitals made a collective $60-million. “Collectively, New Hampshire’s nonprofit hospitals generated cash over their expenses of more than $200-million. “Instead of using that excess cash to reduce health care costs, hospitals spend it on advertising, trying to attract market share from each other; on buying physician and laboratory practices across the state, and then increasing overhead charges to patients.” Lynch thought hospitals had $200-million in excess revenues they didn’t need, and were spending another $500-million on unjustified new construction. So why would he, or Democrats who shared that view, be upset that the Republican-led Legislature reduced hospital subsidies by $250-million? And if the hospitals are right that this cut is illegal, then so was Lynch’s. Why didn’t they complain about its legality then? Democrats who want to criticize the cut to hospital subsidies ought to at least be honest and acknowledge that it was their own governor’s idea, and the disagreement is not over whether the subsidies should be cut, but by how much. (Rep. D.J. Bettencourt of Salem is the Republican leader in the N.H. House.)
Please let your voice be heard at Tardif Park on August 13 To the editor, I recently submitted a letter in regards to the deaths involving the drug Fentanyl, occurring in our local community. Subject matter touched on social services offered to people and several other aspects, including landlords of subsidized housing recipients. My letter was given a title by the editor and was slightly misunderstood. However, there has been an overwhelming response to my writings and I have been asked to establish a meeting for like-minded Americans. I urge all concerned citizens to attend and let your voice be heard from 4 to 7 p.m. on August 13th at Tardif Park. Understanding that our subject matter is a behemoth and that no one person can comprehend it all, maybe we can start to find answers in our numbers of citizens and neighbors.
This meeting will be to feel things out and try to arrive at its end by deciding one of two things. Do we meet again or is this a lost cause? I, personally, would like to see the group come away with three things that we would like to focus our energy and attention on should we continue. I ask that all who attend be polite and courteous as well as try to be brief and to the point. This is not a complaint session. We are not looking for reasons, we are looking for solutions. This is not about taking anything away from anybody; it’s about spending our taxpayer money wisely and the implementation of some type of monitoring and enforcement for theft of services and fraud. I hope to see you there. God Bless America. Scott Kipreotis Laconia
It’s documented that conservatives are more generous than liberals To the editor, In the paper on Thursday, July 28, Leslie Kimball tells us to trust her, “she gets it”. This in response to my letter the other day saying my fouryear-old granddaughter might be a Democrat. Well, no Leslie, I don’t think you do get it. I don’t trust you or any Democrats, liberals, or progressives. You see, it is your ideas and programs that have been implemented by Congress
situation it has been in since the early years of World War II. We are in danger of loosing our democracy in favor of your socialist utopia. I will not go through all the items I have of grievance against liberal Democrats — the list is to long — but I refer you to a letter by Russ Wiles in today’s paper for just a few of them. As for compassion let me just enlighten you to the fact that it’s documented that conservatives have hissee next page
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To the editor, Jim Hightower’s column of July 22 was apparently intended to solicit outrage over the way Wisconsin is using prisoners to do the jobs for free that union workers used to do for big taxpayer money. He expects the readers, who are predominantly going to be taxpayers, to be upset about this “scheme to take middle-class paychecks from public employees”. This snapshot of the liberal mindset really says it all, doesn’t it? Most unionized civil servant lawn cutters and snow shovelers in Wisconsin were making over $40 per hour, had six weeks vacation, 26 holidays, full-paid health insurance, could accumulate unused sick pay, and were able to retire after 25 years of service with almost full pay. All these bennies that are unavailable out here in the
private sector to the real middle class were available to select high school drop outs just because of collective bargaining between the unions and the politicians they got elected — at the expense of that same real middle class. Now Wisconsin is cleaning house, and we are supposed to be upset? Now Wisconsin is making prisoners do these things for free as part of their sentence instead of sitting in air conditioned prison lounges playing ping pong and watching HBO or getting college degrees at our expense, and we are supposed to be outraged? I just kept thinking as I read this article: Why can’t Governor Walker run for president and do stuff like this on a national scale? Ed Chase Meredith
from preceding page torically given more to charity then liberals. Just what is compassionate about so many programs that have resulted in illiterate children, single mothers, school dropouts, drug gangs murdering kids on the next block, run away abortions, and the ever growing
poverty these things bring to the poorest segments of our society? These are not due to conservative values but to the “anything goes” liberal attitude. You broke it you own it! Steve Earle Hill
LIBRARY from page one with a keen interest in the library grounds, Marilyn Lynch, the secretary, has been a member of the board since 2000. Brock, who owned and operated a newsstand at Steeplegate Mall in Concord, joined the board in 1999 and John Perley, a retired banker became the newest trustee in 2008. No fewer than three of the trustees — Selig, Brock and Perley — reside in Ward 6 while Anderson and Lynch live in Ward 1 and Moriarity is from Ward 4. Wards 2, 3 and 5 have no representation on the board. As the city is divided by charter into six wards and there are six library trustees there is a presumption that a system of popular election would result in one being elected to represent each ward. “We have a great board,” Selig said in defending the current system. “We’re all different and we all approach things from different angles.” Describing the library as a business, he said that the task of the board is “to use the few resources we have to make
sure we bring as many people as we can into the library and satisfy the needs of the residents of Laconia.” Earlier this year, when Selig inquired at City Hall about the possibility of adding alternate members to the board, Jae Whitelaw, the city attorney, after reviewing the pertinent state statutes and municipal ordinances, questioned the longstanding practice by which the City Council selected the trustees. She has contended that state law requires their popular election. Represented by attorney Paul Fitzgerald, the trustees have challenged Whitelaw’s reading of the state law, which reads “the trustees of a public library in a city shall be elected as provided in the city charter.” The Laconia city charter makes no mention of library trustees, but in 1975 the city council adopted an ordinance specifying that the city council shall elect two library trustees each year at one of its regularly scheduled meetings in March. Ever since the library trustees have been chosen in accordance with the ordinance.
FORRESTER from page one She acknowledged that funding opportunities could be determined by how the property is redeveloped. For example, setting aside land for conservation would lead to one set of funding sources while using funding sources while developing athletic fields or fostering commercial enterprise would lead to others. Describing the meeting as a charrette, Forrester stressed that the objective is to begin the process of gathering the resources to affect the transfer of ownership. The property has been assessed at $23-million, with most of the value assigned to 26 buildings, most of which are is disrepair, on the site. Following state law, the Legislature,
for offering the site first to the city, for $10-million, then to Belknap County and finally to a private party. Meanwhile, at Lahey’s initiative, the city council commissioned Russ Thibeault of Applied Economic Research to appraise approximately two-thirds of the site, excluding the 75 acres where virtually all the buildings stand and significant environmental contamination is suspected. Thibeault pegged the value of the remaining 137 acres at $1-million. He noted that if an equivalent land value was applied to the remaining 75 acres, discarding the value of the buildings, the total value of the main parcel would approach $1.5-million, slightly less than the $1.7-million assessed land value carried by the city.
All 6 incumbents on City Council, plus the mayor, appear ready to run again BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Although the filing period for candidates for City Council opens next week, five of the six incumbents have indicated they intend to seek re-election. “I think so,” said Councilor Brenda Baer (Ward 4), who is serving her third term. “Next Monday is sign up day and it’s my birthday. That’s a sign. The body may be lagging,” the avid golfer remarked, “but the brain is still working. What else am I going to do?” Henry Lipman (Ward 3), the chairman of the Finance Subcommittee is also completing his third term. With the city facing fiscal challenges as well as the prospect of expanding the Huot Technical Center, acquiring the Laconia State School site, and overhauling the solid waste program, he wants to contribute his financial acumen to the council. Armand Bolduc (Ward 6) said that he has been encouraged by his constituents and will run for his 15th term on the council. He said that with the sour economy, he will be looking to
control property taxes. Ava Doyle, who filled the vacancy in Ward 1 when Greg Knytych left the city, will seek election to a second term. Bob Hamel (Ward 5), who has served three terms, and Mike Seymour, in his first term as mayor, could not be reached. Mayor Mike Seymour said yesterday that he will decide whether to run for a second term before the week is out. “I have always intended on running and have been encouraged to run by the council, I’m leaning heavily in that direction,” he said. Seymour referred to “unfinished business, things in limbo I’d like to see through to completion,” including the renovation of the Huot Technical Center, acquisition of the former Laconia State School property and the development of a strategic plan for the city. On the other hand, he acknowledged his hesitation stemmed from the heavy demands the office has placed on his time. “I don’t think I’ve missed the opening of an envelope,” he joked.
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LACONIA — The hot dogs were grilled to perfection, balloons floated into the blue sky but, as usual, it was K-9 Jago and his handler Sgt. Michael Finogle who stole the show at last night’s annual National Night Out block party, hosted by Laconia police at Opechee Park. Jago, who will retire this spring, strutted his stuff by finding a special scent under a series of cones, taking down fellow Police Officer Kevin Shortt in his new role as “bad guy,” and demonstrating how to ignore simulated gunfire, jump into to an open car window and make a canine arrest. “The dog,” was the ready reply of most of the nearly 200 children who attended the Opechee Park party and who were asked about their favorite part of the night. Joining “the dog” were representatives of the U.S. Army, members of the Laconia Fire Department who had Ladder 1 on display, Partners in Prevention, Lakes Region Community Services, Police Victims Assistants, graduates of the Citizen Police Academy,
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owned property in trust, but Elkins dwelt only on the first named trustee, to whom the tax bill is sent, overlooking the others, all of whom were qualified property owners and taxpayers. Elkins challenged another signatory who owns two properties within a mile of his home and serves on committees in Tuftonboro. Curtis Duclos, the hearings officer of the DOS, decided to proceed with the hearing as scheduled, deferring his decision on the legitimacy of the petition until he issues his final order. As in the past, residents of Little Birch and Squirrel Island pressed the case for a “no wake zone,” emphasizing the danger posed to swimmers, anglers, canoeists and kayakers by fast boats plying the channel. This year they found support from Bill Bertoldt of Gilford, a staunch supporter of speed limits on the lake, who said that swimming rafts narrow the channel to less than 300 feet required to comply with the safe passage rule requiring boats to stay 150 feet from the shoreline, docks and other vessels and slow to headway speed. Opponents said that the safety concerns are exaggerated, claiming that when boat traffic in the channel is heavy vessels slow to headway speed in order to comply with safe passage rule. Other said a “no wake zone” would slow travel between the islands and the mainland. Noting that the DOS acknowledged the safety issues and granted the petition a year ago, Hilbink wondered “what is different this year from last year should the DOS rule against us?”
AUTOPSY from page 2 former boyfriend of her mother, Louisa Noyes. “We still don’t know what happened, and that’s terrifying,” Towle said. After the news conference, teenagers gathered in a town park, where candles were lit in Celina’s memory. “Someone has to light the way for Celina,” said Kayla Baglio, 18. “It’s to let her know no matter what, people are going to be here for her.”
Earlier Tuesday, investigators combed the area along the river, which divides Vermont and New Hampshire, above where Celina’s body was found. A crime scene technician said they were doing computer-aided diagramming to give them a precise electronic image of the area. Celina’s stepfather, Wendell Noyes, who reportedly was hospitalized hours before her body was recovered from the river, returned to the community Tuesday.
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Merrill said the program is excellent and educational because it teaches its graduates what police do behind the scenes — including the paperwork — and gives ordinary citizens a chance to experience police work. “You actually get to see what they do and it’s not just sitting in their cars,” she said. As for last night, the job for most of them was to get to know the people they serve and protect, eat a hot dog or two, and listen to some good ole rock music on a beautiful New Hampshire summer’s evening.
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Single vehicle accident in Belmont Belmont police are investigating a single-car crash that happened at 7:30 p.m. yesterday when an unidentiﬁed man apparently lost control of this Jeep Cherokee while headed south on Route 106 and crashed into a utility pole. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)
LGC from page 3 commonly used, as New Hampshire does not have such a law. Municipalities contribute to risk pools such as the center to obtain health and other forms of insurance at more affordable rates. The center is made up of 454 member cities, towns, school administrative units, counties and quasi-governmental organizations. It provides health coverage to nearly 80,000 people throughout the state. Board members said they have returned surpluses through the years in the form of rate reductions, saying communities prefer to have stability rather than get a check one year, and see a rate spike the next. They also defended their decision to use 1 percent of employer health and property liability contributions to start a worker’s compensation program, saying they followed both state law and the practices of similar insurance pools nationwide. The bureau report says, though “there is no showing there ever was an agreement by the municipalities that their contributions to one line of coverage to be used for another line.” “I think everybody here recognizes that their governments are a partner
with LGC, or LGC is a partner with them.,” said Peter Curro, chairman of the center’s Finance Committee and a school district business administrator “By both working together, LGC has provided, programs, services, training, that are essential for local governments to do what the citizens request.” Curro said if the center is required to return $100 million, the center would have to raise insurance rates “substantially” to cover the difference, or possibly look at closing its doors. David Lang of the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire — the state union for active and retired firefighters — said the union doesn’t see how holding on to taxpayer money and then doling it back little by little in a rating cycle is good business, and that it needs to be returned under the law. The union had sued the LGC, saying health care funds were diverted for non-approved uses, but the lawsuit was dismissed. “There are cities and towns and school districts that want their money and need their money to continue to run,” he said. To date, only two communities have formally asked for their money back, Portsmouth and North Hampton.
FAA from page 3 Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate committee that oversees the FAA, held out the possibility that if the Senate were able to pass a bill acceptable to Democrats, it could still be approved by the House using obscure parliamentary procedures, and sent to the White House. But his House counterpart, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., ruled out that possibility. The only way left to end the shutdown is for the Senate to agree to a previously passed House bill containing $16.5 million cuts in air service subsidies to 13 rural communities that some Democrats — particularly Rockefeller — find objectionable. “The only one holding this up now is Mr. Rockefeller,” Mica said. One of the 13 communities that would lose subsidies is Morgantown, W.Va. The entire air service subsidy program costs about $200 million a year,
lost in uncollected ticket taxes in the first week of the shutdown. The program was created after airlines were deregulated in 1978 to ensure continued service on less profitable routes to remote communities. But critics say some communities receiving subsidies are within a reasonable driving distance of a hub airport. Subsidies per airline passenger range as high as $5,223 in Ely, Nev., to as low as $9.21 in Thief River Falls, Minn., according to Transportation Department data for the lower 48 states. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Republicans were trying to force Democrats to accept policy concessions they would be unable to enact through normal legislative procedures. Democrats tried repeatedly over the past two weeks to pass a bill extending the FAA’s operating authority without the subsidy cuts, but were blocked by Republican senators each time.
Muskrats will host regular season champion Newport in playoff game here Thursday night LACONIA — The Laconia Muskrats grabbed the fourth and final Eastern Division playoff spot on Sunday with a 5-4 win at North Shore. The post season for the New England Collegiate Baseball League starts tonight. Laconia finished the regular season with record of 18-24 and is matched in a best two out of three series with the Newport Gulls, owners of the best record in the entire league (2913). Game one is Wednesday night in Newport (6:35) and the second game will be played at Robbie Mills field in Laconia on Thursday night at 6:05.
If a deciding game is necessary it will be played in Newport on Friday. The other Eastern Division series will match second place North Shore against Sanford. Newport and North Shore were the only two teams in the Eastern division to finish above .500 for the season. The Western Division had four teams with solid winning records, led by Keene at 28-14. The Swamp Bats host Danbury in the first game of a best of three series , while Holyoke hosts Vermont in the other series.
JAYCEE from page 2 selors and psychiatrists, including in 1994 when it was learned that Garrido wore a prosthetic penis during drug screenings. “Garrido would wear a fake penis and use warm Mountain Dew to fool the urine tests conducted with this counselor,” the report states. Yet his parole was not revoked, and he and his wife Nancy continued looking for victims. In one newly released video, shot in 1993, Nancy Garrido asks a young girl to do the splits while she videotapes it. “That’s it. Can you go all the way down?” Nancy says to the girl, who is blurred out in the video released by authorities. The girl says she can go down farther. “Let me see, I bet you can go down really easy,” Nancy Garrido said. When the girl notices a light on the camera, she asks Nancy Garrido about it. “I don’t know anything about that camera,” says Nancy, quickly changing the subject. In a separate interrogation video, Nancy Garrido told a detective she made 10 to 20 of these videos for her husband. Garrido was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison after pleading guilty. Nancy Garrido was sentenced to 36 years to life. The report says Garrido should not have been freed from prison in 1988, where he was serving a 50-year federal sentence and a five-years-to-life Nevada state sentence for a previous kidnapping and rape. Pierson said the parole system relied too heavily on psychiatric advice in determining Garrido’s suitability for parole. After Garrido nabbed Dugard in 1991, Pierson said federal and state parole agents failed to investigate his history of sexual crimes and instead relied on reports from psychiatrists. This led to agents missing numerous warning signs over dozens of visits. One of the key mistakes, the report fund, was that in 1991 a federal parole agent visited Garrido’s recording studio, which a short time later became the first place Dugard was confined and raped after her kidnap. Federal parole officials had said previously that they had seen nothing in their visits that would have led to the discovery of Dugard. “Had the federal parole agents searched the Garrido residence they would have found her,” the report states. The report says Garrido’s federal parole agent only visited his home
once between May 1991 and May 1995. It also provides a list of dozens of incidents in which Garrido should have had his parole revoked, including once in 1988 when he contacted a woman he earlier had been convicted of raping and kidnapping, and other times when his urine tested positive for methamphetamine. In her book and grand jury testimony, Dugard said Garrido would go on sex binges with her after he took amphetamines. Dugard was reunited with her family in August 2009 after her whereabouts were discovered during a meeting with a parole agent who had summoned Phillip Garrido to his office. The meeting came after two University of California, Berkeley police employees grew suspicious when Garrido showed up at the campus with the two girls he fathered with Dugard and asked for a permit to hold a religious event. Pierson said he hoped his report would begin a process of exploring potential legislative solutions that will help law enforcement do a better job of supervising and detecting sexual predators. “The system as a whole failed, and we should all be angry about it,” said Pierson at a news conference Tuesday in the state Capitol. In response to the report, the California Department of Corrections said it has repeatedly acknowledged there was a need for changes in the wake of the Garrido case. The department said it has made “significant improvements,” including requiring parole officers to work with federal and other state parole authorities, and re-evaluating all sex offenders. They’re also using GPS monitoring for parolees. Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, hopes to introduce legislation that would change the rules for evaluating parole of serious offenders, and pass it this month with bipartisan support. He will host a public meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday to discuss the report and possible legislation. Since a 2008 California Supreme Court decision that said the parole board cannot deny release solely based on the nature of the original crime, the number of paroles granted to prisoners serving life terms has soared, Gaines said. He said it would be appropriate to give the parole board more discretion to hold prisoners based on their crimes, especially sexual predators who may be more likely to commit new crimes if released, he said.
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Truck hits gas meter A worker from National Grid inspects a broken meter Monday afternoon at the Avid Thermalloy, LLC facility on Primore Drive in Laconia. Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Riley said it appears a truck accidentally backed into the meter and sent a stream of natural gas into the air. He said the building was successfully evacuated while firefighters poured a steady stream of water onto the gas leak to diffuse the chance of explosion. The valve was closed and Riley said National Grid would complete the repair. No one was injured. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)
Shaheen a ‘yes’ & Ayotte a ‘no’ on vote in Senate to raise U.S. debt ceiling CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s two senators had different opinions on the emergency bill President Barack Obama signed to prevent a government default. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted in favor of the bill to raise the debt ceiling on Monday, helping send the bill to Obama, who signed it about an hour later. She says the compromise avoids a devastating default, gives businesses the certainty they need to grow, makes DEBT CEILING from page 2 The bill allows a quick $900 billion increase in borrowing authority as well as a first installment on spending cuts amounting to $917 billion over a decade. Without legislation in place by day’s end, the Treasury would have been unable to pay all the nation’s bills, leading to a potential default for the first time in history. Administration officials warned of disastrous consequences for an economy that shows fresh signs of weakness on a neardaily basis as it struggles to recover from the worst recession in decades. The White House and congressional leaders said legislation was important to reassure investors at home as well as overseas, and also to preserving the nation’s AAA credit rating. Following passage of the debt deal, Moody’s Investors Service, one of the three main ratings agencies, said it was retaining its triple-A rating on U.S. bonds but with a negative outlook to show there is still a risk of a downgrade. This week’s peace pact between the two parties is unlikely to be long-lived. The bill sets up a powerful 12-member committee of lawmakers with authority to recommend fresh deficit savings from every corner of the federal budget. Politically sensitive benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare will be on the table as the panel of six Republicans and six Democrats works against a Thanksgiving
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Lisa & Jim determined to make ‘Our Place’ feel like your place By AdAm drApcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — When Jim Wyatt and Lisa Cox opened the doors to Our Place Family Restaurant on July 19, it was the beginning of a new era for the soon-to-be wed couple. However, it was hardly a step into a new industry for them, as the two have more than 40 years of experience of working at the venerable downtown Soda Shoppe, one of the city’s most well-established eateries. Wyatt, who started as a dishwasher at the Soda Shoppe when he was a teenager, soon found his way behind the grill and spent more than 25 years in the restaurant’s kitchen. Cox waited tables there for 18 years. When it came time for them to cut the Soda Shoppe’s apron strings – “It was time for us to work for ourselves,” said Cox – they decided to create a restaurant that was, as Wyatt said, “a little bit of home.” Cox and Wyatt, who started dating about seven years ago, said they had been thinking for years about starting their own place. As they visited various eateries and compared notes about their likes and dislikes, it became clear that their restaurant would feel familiar and comfortable to their patrons, whether they were first-time visitors or daily regulars. “We like the family feel, the homey feel,” said Wyatt. “We want them to come in, relax, have a good meal at a good price,” said Cox. Diners have responded. Their first several days were successful and busy, a little busier than they expected. Our Place Family Restaurant, open seven days per week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., is located at 981 Union Avenue (just south of the Start Street intersection) and seats 50. They’ve been surprised by the IRAQ from page 2 Zebari said no details were settled — like how many U.S. troops would stay, or for how long, or whether they would be given legal immunity from prosecution. Those issues will be key factors as Washington weighs whether it will continue its military presence in Iraq after more than eight years of war. In a statement, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said it would review the Iraqi leaders’ decision. “We are committed to a broad and long-term partnership with the Iraqi people, and will review our security relationship within that context,” the statement said. from preceding page elections with control of the White House and Congress at stake as a chance to gain greater clout. “Republicans only control one half of one third of the federal government, but the American people agree with us,” he said. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the period immediately ahead “is going to be painful,” particularly if Republicans insist they will not raise any taxes. Numerous Democrats have complained about the concessions Obama accepted in the deal, and Reid and other Democrats sought immediately to change the subject. “We now have the chance to pivot away from budget battles to jobs,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “We can reset the debate, and that’s what we intend to do.”
Lisa Cox and Jim Wyatt, veteran employees of the Soda Shoppe, opened Our Place Family Restaurant in July. Their restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily and is located on Union Avenue, just south of Stark Street, in Laconia. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
weekend breakfast crowd and the amount of takeout business they’ve done. “We’ve seen a lot of familiar faces, we’ve seen a lot of new faces, too,” said Cox. Their menu features American breakfast and lunch standards with a few oddball specials available. Pricing was carefully built so that diners can eat for $10 or less per person. The most expensive item, prime rib and eggs, costs $10.99, most items are several dollars less. Opening and running a restaurant has proven even more exhausting than Cox and Wyatt anticipated. Thanks to hours of labor supplied by friends and family, they were able to open, and they say the
work has been well worth the prize of controlling their own destiny. “If we’re unhappy with something, we can fix it. To come here and do our own thing, it’s nice,” said Cox. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it, it’s definitely worth it.” “When we leave home, we feel like we’ve come home when we come here,” said Wyatt. “We can’t be more thankful for the patrons we have had so far, who have tried us out. Right out of the chute, they were here to support us.” “All we want is a nice family setting,” Wyatt continued. “Whether you’re a stranger to the town or not, you’re going to feel welcome here.”
Iraq’s leaders are torn between the nation’s shaky security and its war-weary public in deciding whether U.S. forces should leave by Dec. 31. The issue has also put Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in an uncomfortable position with one of his top allies, anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is bent on driving American forces from the country. Washington has offered to have up to 10,000 U.S. troops stay and continue training Iraqi forces on tanks, fighter jets and other military equipment. Al-Maliki, who likely will lead the negotiations, has proposed that parliament ultimately could vote on the troop dilemma. That would shield him from
political fallout should lawmakers approve asking the U.S. military to stay, although American officials fear there’s not enough support in parliament for such a motion to pass. Earlier Tuesday, U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen left Iraq after a brief visit during which he urged the government to quickly request the troops to stay — or face their imminent departure. “A significant part of this is just a physics problem,” Mullen told reporters in Baghdad Tuesday morning. “You get to a point in time where you just can’t turn back and all the troops must leave. That’s why it’s so important to make the decision absolutely as soon as possible.”
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Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Carriage House of the WilkinsonBeane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 11:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Androscoggin Homecare & Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd, Auburn, Maine 04210. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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BOSTON (AP) — Pinch-runner Jarrod Saltalamacchia dived across home plate to score the winning run on Jacoby Ellsbury’s single in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on a rainy Tuesday night. Jason Varitek singled with one out in the ninth against Vinnie Pestano (1-1) and Saltalamacchia ran for him. Josh Reddick followed with a single that sent Saltalamacchia to second. Ellsbury then singled, setting up the play at the plate. Center fielder Eziquiel Cabrera threw home and catcher Carlos Santana caught the ball wide of the plate, but Saltalamacchia won the race and scored. The start of the game was delayed by rain for one hour, 35 minutes. Jonathan Papelbon (3-0) got the win after shutting down the Indians on just 10 pitches in the ninth. Boston posted its six walk-off win of the season.
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LHS Cross-Country hosting fundraiser 5K run on Saturday morning The Laconia High School Cross-Country team will host its annual 5K race on Saturday morning at the Robbie Mills athletic facility on Meredith Center Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is by donation, with funds used to supply the team with uniforms and other necessary gear. Runners will be entered into a raffle for several prizes donated by local businesses. Shown here, left to right, are team members Sami Hicks, Timmy Kneuer, Brian and Matt Englesen and coaches Andy Mercer and Alex Hilson. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
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Woman walks Appalachian Trail in just under 47 days (AP) — Jennifer Pharr Davis set the unofficial record for the fastest hike of the entire Appalachian Trail, yet she said she never ignored the beauty of the 2,180-mile trek from Maine to Georgia. She saw 36 bears, moose, porcupines and just about every sunrise and sunset during her journey, which lasted exactly 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes since she left Mount Katahdin in Maine on June 16. “Fastest is so relative,” Davis said Tuesday after estimating she had slept about 30 of the past 48 hours. “My average was 3 mph. So what are you not going to see at 3 mph?” She emerged from the woods Sunday with her husband by her side and walked to the granite slab on Springer Mountain in Georgia at the trail’s southern end. There cheering for her were her parents and dozens of other family members and friends. “There were a lot of tears. Everyone was like, ‘Are those happy tears?’ I just said they’re everything tears. I’m so happy. In a way, I’m sad it’s over. I’m tired. It was just like every emotion was coming out at once,” said Davis, 28.
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Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph hosting Old Home Day Bake Sale & Craft Fair
BELMONT — The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph Parish will hold its annual Old Home Day Bake Sale and Craft Fair on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlight of the day is the bake sale, often the first stop of the day for locals hoping to get their pick of the homemade pies, cakes, cookies, and fudge. The church kitchen will be open for refreshments all day long; those arriving early can get a cup of coffee and a baked good, and there will be ice cold drinks avail-
able all day long. At lunchtime, there will be chili, chicken salad rolls, and hot dogs with potato chips or homemade baked beans. The hall will be filled with local vendors offering all kinds of handmade, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts., from Phyllis Shoemaker’s fresh baked bread and legendary maple rolls to hand-knit Norwegian mittens. , there is sure to be something for everyone. Aimee Gendron will be painting the faces of the young and young-at-heart and there will be a penny
raffle to take a chance on winning an item or two donated by vendors. All the money raised on Saturday will go to benefit the food pantry of St. Joseph Parish. The food pantry currently serves more than 60 families in the communities of Belmont, Canterbury, Loudon, Northfield, Gilmanton, and the Iron Works and the need is everincreasing. Cash donations and donations of non-perishable food and personal care items will be collected by the Altar and Rosary Society on Saturday.
Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop holding storewide clearance sale this month
GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is holding a storewide clearance sale which will run through Saturday, August 20. Adult clothing, shoes and accessories are priced at $1 for the sale with children and infants clothing, shoes and accessories priced at 50 cents. The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop committee, with help from the Gilmanton School, will again this year be assisting families in need with school supplies. Those in need of assistance for the upcoming school year should contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934, or Jane Sisti at 364-7437 or sign up at the Food
Pantry during regular business hours. The thrift shop is located on Rte. 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market. It is open on Monday from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m .– 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donation to the Food Pantry are needed and can be made during regular business hours. There are
also collection bins at the Academy Building in the Corners, the Year Round Libraby and at the Iron Works Market. The pantry is accepting non-perishable food items. Monetary donations should be mailed to the GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton IW, NH 03837.
PLYMOUTH — Country rock legends Pocco will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at The
Flying Monkey Performance Center. The four-member group features Rusty Young plucking his mandolin and singing the classics and pioneered the well defined link between rock ‘n roll and country in the late 60s and early 70s. Judy Collins, now in her 70s and a true American folk icon, will be on stage at the Flying Monkey at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August, 10 at 7:30 p.m. With an impressive career spanning more than 40 years, Collins is noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s ``Both Sides Now ‘’ and Grammy Award Song of the Year ‘Bring in the Clowns’ Tickets for both shows are on sale now starting at $29 for Pocco and $45 for Judy Collins. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 536-2551.
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Donna Goldfarb, Brady Lynch and Jonathan Weber will star in the Winnipesaukee Playhouse production of `Gigi’, which runs Aug 3-13. (Courtesy photo)
Winni Playhouse produces original script ‘Gigi’ LACONIA — Seven years before Maurice Chevalier immortalized the words “thank heaven for little girls” in the movie musical `Gigi’, the Broadway play version of Collette’s novel was taking Broadway by storm and introducing to the world a young, unknown actress named Audrey Hepburn. Anita Loos, best known as the author of `Gentlemen Prefer Blondes;, adapted the 1944 novel about a young Parisian girl being groomed by her grandmother and great-aunt for a career as a courtesan and the wealthy, cultured man who falls in love with her. The play was the first opportunity that Hepburn was given star billing and, upon seeing her name in lights, she reportedly said, “Oh, dear. And I’ve still got to learn how to act.” The play was a critical and financial hit and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse will return to the original Broadway script of the 1951 stage play with it’s production of `Gigi’ which opens tonight and runs
through August 13. Brady Lynch, a recent PSU graduate making her Playhouse debut, plays the title role of Gigi, the spirited teen who is bored with her lessons on jewels and etiquette, but enjoys joking and playing cards with family friend, Gaston Lachaille. The handsome playboy, played by newcomer Jonathan Weber, also finds himself bored with high society and seeks solace in the home of Gigi’s family. Donna Goldfarb, who won a NH Theatre Award last year for her role as Bubie in the Playhouse’s production of Crossing Delancey, is featured as Gigi’s grandmother. Rounding out the cast are Beverly Miller, making her Playhouse debut as Aunt Alicia, John Piquado as her stalwart butler, Candace Clift, returning after a two-year absence, to play a saucy maid and Sasha Castroverde, recently seen in The Tempest and Shipwrecked!, playing Gigi’s mother. see next page
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GOP presidential candidate Thad McCotter ‘On Deck’ in Barnstead on Sunday evening BARNSTEAD — Congressman Thaddeus “Thad” McCotter of Michigan will be the guest speaker on Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m. in the ‘On Deck 2012’ speaker series at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant on Rte. 28. McCotter, representing Michigan’s 11th Congressional District since he was elected in 2002, recently announced his presidential candidacy.
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Director Neil Pankhurst says, “it is always our artistic policy to present both new and recycled works as well as audience favorites and we’re pleased to present this example of a classic love story. Gigi is a lush, sweet romance with a vintage feel. Written in the 40s but taking place at the turn-of-the-century, it has old-world charm combined with a spunky leading character who shows some of the sensibilities of a modern, liberated girl on the brink of womanhood. While Gigi’s great-aunt and grandmother are stuck in the 1800s, her views on love and relationships take a giant leap into the 20th century.” The shabby chic Parisian set is designed by David Towlun and the vintage costumes designed by Lesley
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By Holiday Mathis relax. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A perfectly lovely conversation will get hijacked by someone who desperately needs to be noticed. This person will talk endlessly about himself unless you do something to spread the attention more equitably. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Though imitation is a sincere form of flattery, avoid it this week. It’s better to flatter with your words and keep looking for the muse that is completely, utterly your own. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Like it or not, you are a point of contact for your friends, neighbors and colleagues. They will call you for information and support. They will lean on you because they see you as a pillar of strength. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll think about an opportunity you missed years ago. Would life have been different had you made another choice? Rest assured, you made the right choice then. The future brings even better opportunities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Timing is everything. You have all of the right ingredients for a situation that hasn’t happened yet. It’s your turn to faithfully wait. Stay strong and positive. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (August 3). Others are inspired and enthralled by you, magnetized by your aura of glamour. This month, you will benefit from a political change. New people come into power, and you find a comfortable niche. September shows financial growth. You’ll be celebrating your love in October. December is a personal high point. Cancer and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 26, 33, 25 and 20.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll make big plans because you realize that without them you’ll be reacting to life instead of creating it. Even though some of what happens is not up to you, your intention will affect destiny. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Realizing that people want what they cannot have, you’ll use reverse psychology. You’ll make sure that what you offer has an aura of exclusivity about it. You’ll make it seem nearly impossible to attain. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can take care of yourself, and you don’t need a loved one to exercise authority over you. You’ll resist all forms of control. You’ll remind everyone where your personal boundaries lie. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel something you want slipping away from you. Let it go for now. Bargaining won’t work in this case. Work on your own feelings of worthiness instead. Your confidence will be a magnet for the best things in life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When misunderstood, it’s human nature to say the same thing again, only louder. You’ll wisely go another direction. You’ll change your language, speaking sweetly and softly to get what you want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You desire to be successful at an endeavor that just happens to be highly competitive. You have several things going for you, including the fact that you enjoy the work so much that you’ll spend many tireless hours on it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Things start out well, but by the end of the day could get rough. Hungry, tired people will not be on their best behavior, but you will help matters by providing sustenance and a comfortable place to
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2011. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the 100-meter sprint. On this date: In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Va., charged with treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.) In 1811, Elisha Otis, founder of the elevator company that still bears his name, was born in Halifax, Vt. In 1921, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis refused to reinstate the former Chicago White Sox players implicated in the “Black Sox” scandal, despite their acquittals in a jury trial. In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. In 1949, the National Basketball Association was formed as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League. In 1958, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater. In 1966, comedian Lenny Bruce, 40, was found dead in his Los Angeles home. In 1981, U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan they would be fired, which they were. One year ago: Engineers began pumping heavy drilling mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well in an attempt to permanently plug the leak. Today’s Birthdays: Author P.D. James is 91. Broadway composer Richard Adler is 90. Singer Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires) is 87. Singer Tony Bennett is 85. Actor Martin Sheen is 71. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 70. Singer Beverly Lee is 70. Rock musician B.B. Dickerson is 62. Movie director John Landis is 61. Actress JoMarie Payton is 61. Actor Jay North is 60. Country musician Randy Scruggs is 58. Actor Philip Casnoff is 57. Actor John C. McGinley is 52. Rock singer-musician Lee Rocker is 50. Actress Lisa Ann Walter is 50. Rock singer James Hetfield is 48. Actor Isaiah Washington is 48. Country musician Dean Sams is 45. Rock musician Stephen Carpenter is 41. Actress Brigid Brannagh is 39. Country musician Jimmy De Martini is 35. Actress Evangeline Lilly is 32. Country singer Whitney Duncan is 27. Actor Jon Foster is 27. Singer Holly Arnstein (Dream) is 26. Actress Tanya Fischer (TV: “The Defenders”) is 26. Pop-rock musician Brent Kutzle (OneRepublic) is 26.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 21st Annual N.H. State Police D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race. 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon. On-site registration $20. 71st Annual Lakes Region Art Association Show & Sale. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room on New Salem Street in Laconia. Featuring 24 works by watercolorist Elinor Lewis. Annual meeting of the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association. 6:30 p.m. at the former Souther NH University building at 2 Airport Road in Gilford. American Red Cross Blood Drive. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gilfod Hannaford supermarket. Each donor will receive a free Red Cross/Red Sox T-shirt. Free outdoor concert at the Winnipesaukee Marketplace at Weirs Beach. 7:45 p.m. Lakes Region Chorsdsmen (barbershoppers). Divorce Care Series. 7 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday through August 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Half-hour themed video followed by a support group session. Refreshments. For information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Call/leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Cub Scout Pack 143 meets at the Congregational Church of Laconia (across from Laconia Savings Bank). 6:30 each Wednesday. All boys 6-10 are welcome. For information call 527-1716. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Summer Stories for ages 3-7 at the Meredith Public Library. Travel the world through stories and crafts. Sign-up is helpful.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 N.H. Music Festival Classics Concert - My Country, My Home. 8 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. Featuring soloist Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano. Ticket information at www.nhmf.org. 71st Annual Lakes Region Art Association Show & Sale. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room on New Salem Street in Laconia. Featuring 24 works by watercolorist Elinor Lewis. Music Clinic Theatre Company production of “I Do! I Do!”. 7 p.m. at the theatre, across from China Garden Restaurant on Rte. 3. in Belmont. For tickets call 677-2777. Tim O’Dell/Matt Langley Quartet at the N.H. Jazz Center at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia (New Salem Street). 8 p.m. $10. BYOB. Workshop on how to start a community garden. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sanbornton Community Garden (next to the town library). Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension. For more information call 527-5475. Laconia Main Street Outdoor Marketplace. 3 to 7 p.m. at the municipal parking lot in downtown Laconia (adjacent to the Village Bakery). Shop for locally produced vegetables, fruits, meat, bread, eggs, raw milk, wine, photography, soaps, jewelry and more. Enjoy the music of a featured artist each week while you shop and visit with your fellow residents. Every Thursday through early Oct.
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Dear Annie: I married my wife, “Debbie,” more than a decade ago. I genuinely believe we were brought together by divine providence. The only thing that troubles me is our kids -- Debbie’s children from her first marriage. They didn’t get off to a great start -- the biological father is a deadbeat dad, philanderer, alcoholic and a repeat-offender criminal. I wish I had been there from the start, but that’s the way it goes. I’ve had a lot of catching up to do. Debbie’s son is terrific -- smart, friendly, talented and putting himself through college. The daughter, however, is a walking soap opera. She’s had two kids (one at age 16), several abortions, multiple divorces and broken relationships, and she’s usually strung out on pills and pot. Her current boyfriend is a married man. The oldest granddaughter lives with her father, who married someone else and has built a solid family. The younger granddaughter (age 11) lives with her mother. The kid does all the cooking, housekeeping and grocery shopping. My stepdaughter even tried to get the girl to fake a urine sample for a drug test. My wife and I are at the end of our rope. We cannot endure anymore of this woman’s drama. We know we can’t fix her, so right now, all we want to do is rescue our granddaughter before her life is ruined. I feel like I’m aiming a squirt gun at a forest fire. How can I help my family? -- Stepfather of a Train Wreck Dear Stepfather: Is the father of this child capable of caring for her? If so, you should encourage him to ask for custody. Barring that, you and your wife ought to consider petitioning for guardianship of your granddaughter. The best way to “rescue” this child is to get her out of her mother’s home and into a stable, loving environment. Please make every effort to do so.
Dear Annie: My husband and I have been together for 25 years, and the entire marriage has consisted of his continuous lies about money, gambling and drinking. The latest adventure is his obsession with Internet porn and singles websites. We attended counseling individually and as a couple. He knew these things were ruining our marriage and vowed over and over to change. Instead, he played me. He would change just long enough for me to forgive him. But I have stopped playing his game. We share a house, and that’s about it. Years ago, girly magazines were just pictures. Today, there is streaming video of real people who call you by name and can even contact you. After I read the conversations my husband had with other women, any intimacy went out the window. He wonders now why I had a hard time showing him affection. Guys need to stop and think with their hearts and not their computers, and realize the permanent damage these things can do to a marriage. -- Over and Out Dear Over: We agree that Internet porn is a huge problem these days, creating intimacy and trust issues in relationships. Your husband also has other problems and seems unwilling to work on them. So we have to ask -- why are you still with him? Please give some serious thought to your alternatives. They might be more attainable than you think. Dear Annie: This is for “At the End of my Tether in South Dakota,” who is frustrated with her daughter’s filthy room. The easiest way to deal with this is to tell the daughter that her room is her own business, but she may not have anything in there that can bring vermin into the house. This means no food in her room, and the trash needs to be emptied regularly. Mom should keep the door closed and let the daughter be a slob, but draw a line where it affects the sanitation of the house. It is not about the daughter. It is about health and safety. -- Ventura, Calif.
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2-bedroom first floor, newly renovated, off street parking, $750 month (plus utilities)- $850/Month (heat included), security deposit, first months, references, no pets. One stall garage available at an additional rent. 2 bedroom second floor, newly renovated, off-street parking, $700/Month (plus utilities) $800/Month (heat included), security deposit, first months, references, no pets. One stall garage available at an additional rent. 1 bedroom third floor, newly renovated, off street parking, $650/Month (plus utilities) $750/Month (heat included), security deposit, first months, references, no pets. One stall garage available at an additional rent. Tioga Properties 387-4066. www.tiogaproperties.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 40 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at 373 Court Street, Laconia. BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement, $220/ week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.
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(2) Senior Cats are homeless: Loving, good Angora and Tiger, fixed. Paulette, 204-0133. Leave message.
1994 Audi Convertible: 72k original miles, V6, Automatic, silver, excellent condition, summer use only, $9,000. 279-9876.
International 500 Series Track Dozer with 4-in-1 bucket. Diesel 4-Cylinder. Asking $2,000. 998-6986
MUST Sell; Moving 95 Larson V8 22ft. Bowrider, always garaged, with trailer $7900 obo. 279-7293
AKC Reg. West Highland White Terriers DOB Feb. 12, 2011, m/f, $550-650. Trained. Affectionate 524-4294
1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up. Standard, Cap & Liner. 2WD $1,000. 527-2560
German Shepherd Collie mix. Female, 8 months old, up to date on shots, spayed. $300. 528-9448
2000 Dodge Dakota Sports 2X4. A/C. Air Suspension, extras. Clean. 72K. $3,500/OBO. 527-0828
LOST CAT Large grey and white Siamese mix. answers to Isaac. Please call Pam 603-505-5646.
2000 ML-320 Merc SUV immaculate condition, 101K original owner, all maintenance records, $9,900. 603-279-0623.
2001 FORD Explorer sport utility 4D, 71k miles. $6,000. 476-5017
WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER : Call for appointment. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Meredith, NH.
2003 Chevy Impala. Excellent condition inside & out. Needs nothing. $5,500 or B/O. 630-1799
Autos 1986 GT Fiero V6, 2.8 Monza standard transmission. Original condition. 150K, needs clutch. $2,200. 998-6986 1988 Chevy 1500 305 Liter V8 5 spd, standard, 75k, must sell $1000/ obo. 393-3563. 1988 Chevy K-1500 4X4 350 V-8, 5-Speed standard transmission. 33 inch tires, chrome rims, custom vehicle. on-road/off-road $2,800/OBO. 603-393-3563
87 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo Con vertible one owner, 80K miles, silver/ blue leather $2000/BO 603-520-5352. C60 Chevy Dump- GDW 27,500-32,000. Front plow attachment, new 366 Goodwrench engine. $1,500. 998-6986 CASH FOR junk cars & trucks.
Top Dollar Paid. Available 7 days a week. 630-3606 CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
KEN BARRETT AUCTIONS SUNDAY ANTIQUE AUCTION
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @ 10am • Preview at 8am Log on to: www.auctionzip.com ID#5134, for 375 photos We have collected some great finds from area homes to be sold at public auction. This auction will be over 400 lots and a nice selection for everyone. Please join Ken Barrett and his team for a Sunday morning of fun and opportunity to buy some great items!
Auction Held at 274 Main St. Tilton, N.H. • 603-286-2028 firstname.lastname@example.org Lic # 2975, buyers premium, cash, checks, credit cards.
TOP Dollar Paid- $150 and up for unwanted & junk vehicles. Call 934-4813
BOATS 1984 Wellcraft 19.5 ft. I/O 5.7 350 HP. New engine & new upholstery. In water. $3,000. Two axel boat trailer $1,400. 603-630-2440. 2010 Tohatsu 9.8 HP 4-stroke outboard motor. 15 inch shaft. manual start, fuel tank/line, tool kit, owners manual. Nearly new. $1,575. 603-279-6422 BOAT SLIPS For Rent At the Winnipesaukee Pier Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable rents installments payments for the season. Call 366-4311. Kayak- Wilderness Pungo 120- 12 ft. Yellow, as new, includes paddle, cover, jacket. New $1,100/Sale $700. 387-2311
PONTOON BOAT- 20 ft. 60HP Mercury oil Injection outboard. New cover, battery, newer canopy. Squam Lake. $5,000/OBRO. 603-253-3117 STINGRAY 606ZP 20’6”. 1995 Only 230 hours. 5.7 EFI -250HP. Economical power. Deluxe interior with removable hard front cover and fishing well. Canvas, trailer. Insurance Co. at $9K. Thinking $6K. 279-2580, pics available. Used boat lift. $350 or best offer. (508)577-2507 Ron
Employment Wanted Man Seeking work for Drywall, Plastering, Carpentry/Decking. 20 years experience in masonry/ brick paving. Cheap rates. Call 524-6694 NURSE WILL assist you or your loved one at home. Affordable medical, wound, personal care & medication assistance. 18 years experience. 603-293-0484.
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1-800-742-4686 THE HODGES COMPANIES 201 Loudon Rd. Concord, NH 03301 LACONIA2 ROOMMATES WANTED for great deal. Requirements: You must have a steady job and a good credit score. You must be a non-smoker and with no pets. Each roommate must have $345 in cash. The rent is $115 per week, per person. You have your own bedroom and your own off-street parking for one car. Heat and electric is included (within given guidelines). Use of full kitchen, washer/dryer included. You will have use of a deck and side yard for picnics or cook outs, etc. You must share a large living room and two bathrooms. You must be quiet and clean, (No parties or partying), be able to get along with your roommates and go through the qualification process with the landlord. Call landlord at 781-283-0783. Laconia- Spacious 3 bedroom. Hookups, garage, 2 porches. No pets. $900/month + Utilities. 455-0874 LACONIA-1 Bedroom, $750/month, utilities included. No Pets. Call GCE @ 267- 8023 LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, near hospital. $190/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234
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Laconia: 1-bedroom duplex, 2nd floor, off-street parking, heat/hot water included. No pets/no washer/dryer. $165/week. Security deposit required. 455-6115
$105-$125 weekly 524-1884 GILFORD- Small 1-bedroom house w/galley kitchen, porch & private drive. $650/Month + utilities, no pets. 293-2750 GILFORD studio apt, ground floor, year round, convenient. No pets, no smokers. $620 a month incl util. 293-4081. GILFORD- Small 1 bedroom house. New carpet and paint, $850/Month + utilities. No pets 293-2750 GILFORD: Cute one bedroom HOUSE for rent. One small pet considered. $650 per month. 566-6815 LACONIA 1 Bedroom, heat and hot water included, $800/month. Pets OK. Sec. deposit required. 387-8081. LACONIA 1 mile from Weirs Beach. Fully furnished one bedroom condo, avail now, college student welcome, $675/month 802-338-0952. LACONIA 3 rooms, one bedrm, South Main St., first floor, $165/ week plus utlities, 524-7793. LACONIASpacious, newly renovated and energy efficient units with washer/dryer hookups. 2 BR $825/Month, 3 BR $1,100/Month. BELMONT- 2 BR $725/Month; washer/dryer hookup. Call GCE @267-8023 LACONIA-1 BR, $600/Month. NORTHFIELD - 2 BR with on-site laundry room; $750/month. No
LACONIA: 2BR, 2BA fully furnished condo, $700/month, no pets. Available August to June 978-771-7831. LACONIA: 3 bedroom. Clean, quiet, new carpet, near park. Short walk to town and schools. $1,100. Heat & hot water included. Call 524-0703. Laconia: 3-bedroom duplex. 1st floor, off-street parking, heat/hot water included. No pets/no washer/dryer. $275/week. Security deposit required. 455-6115 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large first floor one bedroom apt. with two full bathrooms, Large living room, good sized kitchen with breakfast bar. Extra room suitable for office or storage. Heat/HW included. Quiet Oppechee neighborhood. $675.00 a month call 566-6815 LACONIA: Spacious 2 bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Management (603)524-6673. EHO. LAKE Winnisquam waterfront, Sanbornton, cozy cottage beautiful views, no utilities, no pets no smoking, unfurnished, $750/ month. 524-1583.
MEREDITH In Town - Fully Renovated 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath Condo with Garage. Quite location, Energy efficient. $1,095 + utilities No pets No smokers.
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MEREDITH: 2-Bedroom, 1st floor, great view of lake and Meredith! Near stores. Refrigerator, stove, modern bath, laundry hookup, heated, huge deck. No pets/smoking. 1-year lease. $995/month +security. 603-622-1940 or 603-867-8678.
Hodgman Quality Hip Waders. Womens Size 9. Cushion insoles, fully guaranteed. New in box, never worn. $25. 677-6528
IMMEDIATE NEED, ENTRY LEVEL RETAIL: The original hearth & spa center, Energysavers is looking for our next "Dedicated Advisor". We are a highly recommended 36 year old Lakes Region retailer of well known hearth and spa products. Our Advisors learn all aspects of our product lines, making them the best in our industry. You can earn while you learn! No prior experience required. You'll be able to lift and carry 50 lbs., and have a valid driver's license. Performance based compensation includes an hourly base pay, a retirement program, and paid vacation after one year. Health insurance is available. During store hours: See Nate Anderson or stop in for an application. Energysavers, Inc., 163 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH EEO.
NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living. NORTHFIELD: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, separate entrance, coin-op laundry & storage in basement. $220/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. TILTON/SANBORNTON- Bright NEW 1 bedroom 2nd floor; Walk to Beach. All utilities included; $700/mo: No Smoking /Pets 455-0910 TILTON: 1 bedroom, 1st floor, $195/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234 TILTON: 1-BEDROOM 3rd floor spacious apartment. Convenient location, no pets. $550/Month. plus utilities, heat. Available 9/1. Security deposit, references. 286-8200 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$185/week. $400 deposit. 387-3864.
For Rent-Commercial 65 WATER STREET LACONIA First floor roomy 1200+ sq. ft. suite in historic building. 4/5 offices plus common area. Available 10/1. Great location includes parking. Call 524-7206.
For Sale 1- 8 ft. construction cap w/lockable tool boxes and ladder carries. $300. 279-6921 15 Inch Crager Wheels. Chrome, universal. Will fit early Chevy or Ford. $150/OBO. 528-2309 2 axel trailer w/18 inch high sides, partially decked. $695. 279-6921 20-Foot A&E Systems by Dometic Sun Awning, great for use on a Deck or Replacement for your Motor Home, $300/B/R/O 603-744-7944.
INTEX ROUND POOL COVER: 12-ft., Brand new in box. Paid $25, will sell for $15. 455-3686. Kubota 2009 BX-1860 with 35 hours, Front bucket, mid & rear PTO, turf-tires. Asking $9,000. 253-3120 Lawn Care Equipment- 42 in. tow behind de-thatcher $55, 42 in. tow behind aerator $75. Lawn tractor cover $25. Buy all for $145/OBO. 528-5202 Marshall & Wendell Baby Grand Piano. Large solid oak dining-room table W/2 leaves/10 chairs. 603-875-0337 MOVING Sale! Many quality items priced to go! Set of snow tires (4) P-235/70R, 16 Broan range hood30 in Stainless, Futon Queen size (great for college) 30 gal. Water coolers (2) Cherrywood end tables (New Thomasville) Cherrywood framed mirror 32”x44” (exc shape) set of custom wheels (Audi) w/ tires (18”) Diamond toolbox for truck (Ranger or like) TVs (All work and more) 630-3408 cell, 528-3703
POOL: 18-ft.x26-ft. above ground, compete with deck and fencing. Paid $18,000, willing to sell for $3,000. Just needs liner. (603)393-5756. Sears Tecumsa Outboard Motor. 7.5 HP, runs good. $225 528-6505 10am-9pm
EXPERIENCED Line Cook 30-35 hours/week.
SHED: 12ft. x 16ft., 4 years old, $500. You take it away. 387-3824. SINGER Sewing Machine. Advance model #7422 purchased 11/07, like new, $70. 528-4810 Tonneau cover off 2008 Ford Ranger with 6 ft. bed. Silver, excellent condition. Asking $750. 253-3120 Toro 12-32 XL Riding mower with bagger. Runs great. Call 524-6145
Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-size mattress set, Luxury Firm European Pillow-top style, Fabulous back & hip support, Factory sealed - new 10-Yr. warranty. Cost $1095, sell $249. Can deliver 603-305-9763.
2003 38 foot Forest River Travel Trailer like new, sleeps ten. Comes with a new 28 foot deck and paid seasonal site at Moose Hillock Campground Warren, N.H $21,000.. 524-0067
Very solid maple dining room table. Round with drop leaves. 4 captains chairs with 2 side chairs. $325/set. Antique black Queen Ann desk with drawers. $195. 630-2157
Body by Jake Ab Scissor. Very good condition, a few minor cosmetic flaws, scratches, scuffs. $50/OBO. 677-6528 Cash for antiques, coins, silver & gold, guns, knives, military, etc. One item or a house full. Dave 528-0247 FISHING TRIP- Surf fish Marthas Vineyard in a 4WD, exploring 17 Miles of surf fishing. Stripers, bonito, albacore, blue fish. 7 full days (negotiable). Housing, food, rods & reels all included. Any
EXPERIENCED line cook and part-time waitress. Apply at the Main Street Station Diner, Downtown Plymouth. We are looking for a part-time highly skilled pet groomer to join our amazing staff at VCA Laconia Animal Hospital. Please send resume to Lisa Dockham, Practice Manager, VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, 1266 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 03246 or email: email@example.com
TWIN beds-Mattresses, box springs & comforters. $70. Oak Media/book case wall unit with 2 drawers & door cabinet. 71 in. High X 5 ft. Wide X 17.5 in. deep. 528-0517
AMAZING! Beautiful pillowtop matress sets, twin $169, full or queen $249, king $399. See AD under “Furniture”.
EXPERIENCED HAIR SALON manager needed at Debs Hair Salon in the Gilford Village Marketplace. Also, 3 booths available for rent. $450/Month, experienced hairstylists with own clientele. Applications available at Pizza Express in Gilford Village Marketplace. Call 630-2212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Groomer Wanted NEW golf clubs complete set, woods and irons, blue bag and new pullcart. $250 524-4786.
2001 F-350 4X4 w/28 ft. Owens box trailer w/rear O.H. door and curb-side walk-in and two 5th wheel hitches. 279-6921
4 31” Goodyear Wrangler LT 265/75/R16 tires, mounted on aluminum rims; less than 4 months used. $600 obo. 934-4447
Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH is looking for someone to manage our housekeeping department. The job includes supervising a staff of 8 to 15, scheduling, finding, hiring and training new people, counseling and disciplining staff, inspecting rooms to make sure they are spotless, and generally managing the department. This is a year round position, and you must be available weekends. Pay will depend on your skills and experience. Apply in person and bring your resume. Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee, 17 Harris Shore Road, Gilford, NH 03784
Free FREE Tanning Bed- Stand up or lay down. 875-1232 or cell 344-9190 Twin wooden bed frame, six drawers below, bookcase-type headboard; free for pick up; call 279-4764
Help Wanted CPA Conway, NH certified public accounting firm seeks CPA with 3-5 years public accounting experience. Great salary and benefits package. Partnership potential will be available in the next 24-36 months to the right candidate. Pease send resume to Gamwell, Caputo, Siek & Co., CPAs, Attn: T. Scott Gamwell,
Salary commensurate with experience. Apply in person. .Rossi’s Restaurant Route
104 New Hampton or e-mail resume to email@example.com JCS is expanding due to Record Production. Now hiring 1st & 2nd shift. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with great attitude. No exp. required. This is a year round, appointment scheduling position; JCS is the leading marketing company in the vacation marketing industry. Average pay $19-$25 an hour. For interview call Christina at 603-581-2452 EEOC
LEGAL SECRETARY Professional legal secretary needed for busy Lakes Region, NH law firm. Word processing (Word) skills necessary, ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a busy environment and solid communication skills a must. Legal office experience preferred. Position may involve occasional tape transcription, filing and telephone answering. 30 hours per week. Please send resumes to: Laconia Daily Sun Box A 65 Water Street Laconia, NH 03246
SECURITY STAFF Must have at least 2yrs. experience, and transportation. Must be able to work every weekend night. Call 366-2494 Paradise Beach Club. Lv. Mesg.
OWN your home for as low $59,995 or $6,000 down and $799 for 240 months inc. land lease. Apr 6.5%
Open House Sunday 12 to 2 Call Kevin 603-387-7463. Mansfield Woods, 60 North, Rt 132, New Hampton, NH.
Modular/Manuf Homes 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath doublewide in upscale Laconia park. Private back deck, storage shed, new roof. Reduced for quick sale. $49,000 603-387-0237.
Motorcycles 1990 Suzuki GS 500E 16K miles, runs, needs some work. $700/OBO. 524-3653
MEREDITH area, part-time mornings janitorial cleaning, five days a week (Thursday through Monday morning), $10 an hour, 10 hours per week, must clear background check. 524-9930
1994 Kawasaki Vulcan 750, excellent cond., must see. $2800 obo. 527-2558
1997 Harley Davidson XL 1200C 6K miles, $4,500/OBO 524-3653
LICENSED NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING
LACONIA. Female caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimers. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position offering 10-20 hours each week. 978-807-7470
Mobile Homes Over 55 Village
Licensed Nurse Assistant Training, Laconia, NH. Starting Saturdays & Sundays, SEPT. 10 to OCTOBER 23. Theory 8am 4pm; Clinics 7am - 3pm. Choose a career that makes a difference! Call Clinical Career Training 1-800-603-3320 or 744-6766. Payment Plans & State Assistance Available. www.clinicalcareertraining.com.CL INICAL Career Classes.
Land BELMONT: 3 acres with good gravel soils, no wetland, driveway already roughed in, owner financing available, $54,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.
Recreation Vehicles LIGHTWEIGHT trailer. Clean, heat, AC, many extras. Never had pets or smokers. $8,000 obo. Call Sally 524-3058
Real Estate For Sale By Owner- 2 Bedroom house, 1 1/4 bath. 180 Mechanic St. Laconia. 524-8142
Real Estate, Commercial OFFICE CONDO for sale or rent with option to purchase, 1900 square feet + or -, excellent location Route 11A Gilford. Price adjusted to meet buyers needs. 344-8999
Temporary help needed doing yard clean-up and other small jobs. $10 per hour. 729-0398
Holy Trinity Catholic School Part-time Music Teacher • One day a week • Grades 1-8 • NH Certification or eligible preferred
Integrity - Quality - Respect - Resident Centered Taylor Community has the following career opportunities for a:
Full Time Activity Coordinator
TOWN OF MEREDITH
Become a member of a great team. We’re looking for Experience & Enthusiasm: Experience as an Activity Professional in a long-term care setting. High energy and flexibility (some weekends & evenings required). Expertise in working with persons with Dementia. Musical Interests & talents (preferred). Commercial Driver’s License w/passenger endorsement (preferred).
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Part Time (20 hours) Marketing Assistant
• Accepting applications until August 12, 2011 Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, college transcripts and 3 recommendations to: Holy Trinity School Attn: Jack Fortier, Principal 50 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246
The Town of Meredith, and the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Front Desk Associate at the Meredith Community Center. Duties to include greeting and assisting visitors and answering phone inquiries. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-1pm; starting pay at $10.73 per hour. Employment applications can be obtained at www.meredithnh.org and must be submitted electronically; any questions should be directed to Trish Laurent at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Town of Meredith employees must successfully pass a criminal record check.
Become a member of a great friendly team. We’re looking for a: Marketing and Admissions support professional Strong Communications, Detailed and Friendly Proficient Computer Skills Must have 3 years experience in office environment preference in marketing, advertising or sales. If you are interested in joining the caring staff of a well established leader in a smoke free continuing care retirement community services, please apply at our website www.taylorcommunity.org Criminal background and Pre-hire testing must be satisfied. Taylor Community is an EEOC employer.
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Real Estate, Wanted
LOOKING to Rent Large Water front Lakes Region house. Off-season, September 6-October 12th. 3+ bedrooms, 2+ baths, two docks. Call Gene 954-565-0047 Leave message
Services LAWNMOWING & Property Maintenance: 15 years experience. Call Rob, serving Laconia/Gilford area. 393-4470. M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607
MASONRY: Custom stonework, brick/block, patios, fireplaces, repairs/repointing. 726-8679, Paul. email@example.com MINI-EXCAVATOR for hire. Drainage, grading, handset & machine set stone walls. Reasonable rates. 25 years experience. Hancock Masonry 267-6048
BOUGHTON Landscape & Construction, LLC: Sitework, Concrete and General Contracting, 267-7129.
PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs
Our Customers Dont get Soaked!
528-3531 Major credit cards accepted
SPARKLY Clean. We make your house, business or commercial job sparkly clean from top to bottom. Best rates around. Give us a call. 707-9150
Small Jobs Are My Speciality
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 INSIDE N Out Cleaners. Residential homes, small offices, condos and rental units. Fully insured, free estimates. 10% discount for first time customers. 603-393-5220 JAYNE ’ S PAINTING is now Ruel ’s Painting. Same great service! Jason Ruel Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! 393-0976
Wanted To Buy FISHER WOODSTOVE BABY bear size that takes up to 16” logs Call anytime, leave message 293-8545 or 630-6539
Yard Sale CENTER HARBOR - 3-Family Yard Sale. Saturday, 10am-3pm. 278 High Haith Rd. Household items, craft supplies, saws, carpentry tools, wrenches, sockets, small furniture items, 6 ft. patio door, canoe & row boat.
CLEANING SERVICES Accepting new clients in the Lakes Region area; household or office. Over 30 years experience. References upon request. Eco-friendly products 603-455-9472 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALENDAR THURSDAY, AUG. 4 continued from page 20 Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.
Guided Story Walk at Waukewan Highlands hosted by the Meredith Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open to all. Walk is under a mile. Butt Pillow craft time at the Meredith Public Library. Bring in those old jean and make a pillow. Sign-up required. Snacks. For ages 10 and up. Crafters’ Corner at the Gilford Public Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m. For knitting, crocheting and other needlework projects. “Novel Destinations: Ghana” at the Gilford Public Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Don and Barbara Carey lead a tour via pictures and narrative.
Country Village Quilters’ Guild meets tonight MOULTONBOROUGH — The Country Village Quilters’ Guild meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building. The first meeting on August 3 ``One Quilter’s Trash’’ will see a swap of
books, notions, embellishments and . The August 17 meeting will feature a Jelly Roll Race in making a new quilt with prizes offered. Tickets are still available for the 2011 raffle quilts which will be awarded following an October 5 drawing.
Texas jury hears tape of polygamist discussing sex with teenage girls SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors played two audio recordings Tuesday of a polygamist sect leader instructing his 14-year-old “spiritual wife” and several other young women on how to please him sexually, and thus win favor with God. Warren Jeffs, 55, is head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which believes polygamy brings exaltation in heaven. He is accused of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15, he took as brides in what his church calls “spiritual marriages.” A forensic analyst testified Monday that Jeffs was the father of the 15-yearold’s child. On Tuesday, prosecutors played a tape of Jeffs talking to the girl when she was 14, after Texas Ranger Nick Hanna testified about documents and electronic files seized during a 2008 police raid at the church’s remote compound in West Texas. The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sexual crimes. Among the materials recovered during the raid was a record of Jeffs’ marriage “for time and all eternity” with the 14-year-old in January 2004. An excerpt from hundreds of pages of Jeffs’ personal journals said the child was “pure and innocent and willing to obey” and that he summoned her parents and “informed them of their girl belonging to me.” Followers see Jeffs as a prophet who is God’s spokesman on earth. Hanna read from Jeffs’ journals, which said he took the 14-yearold the night after their wedding with him and another of his new wives on a car ride for “training.” There, he instructed them on their responsibilities as his wives and had the session taped. The recording was transcribed and placed in church records later seized by police. Lead prosecutor Eric Nichols played the tape
along using transcripts. “A good wife is trained for her husband and follows the spirit of peace,” Jeffs is heard saying. He also makes reference to “drawing close” or “being close,” which is how church members refer to sex. Two female voices say “OK.” In describing the session in his journal later, Jeffs said he told his wives they were “honorable vessels, property of your husband’s kingdom and the Kingdom of God on Earth.” Jeffs has represented himself since firing his high-powered attorneys last week. He objected half a dozen times to the tape being played, arguing that the training session was protected by religious privacy rights. State District Judge Barbara Walther overruled him. Later, Nichols played a 58-minute clip of another so-called training session from December 2004, this one involving what he described as 12 “young” ladies, including the one from the first recording. Jeffs stood up and talked over it, rambling about how a holy trust was being broken. “I am but a mortal man seeking peace,” he said. “I am not a threat to anyone. My faith is my only weapon.” Nichols said Jeffs was interrupting too much and shouldn’t be allowed to represent himself. Walther let Jeffs continue. “Mr. Jeffs, I do not want you to be removed from this courtroom,” the judge said. “But you are jeopardizing your right to represent yourself with your continued behavior.”
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