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RUMNEY — After searching for three days, New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers found the body of Thomas Perkins of Plymouth among Rumney Rocks, a popular rock climbing venue of more than see CLIMBER page 12

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Meredith vets elect to keep City manager says Laconia can’t justify spending money to tear down Weirs saloon smoking at Legion Post BY ADAM DRAPCHO THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — Smokers, in the past several years, have experienced an increasing constriction of the number of places where they can legally enjoy a cigarette. Viewed from the other side of the ash tray, nonsmokers have more and more places where they can go without fear of inhaling secondhand smoke. Outside of their own private property, one of the final remaining gathering spaces where people can light up is in private clubs, including canteens operated by veterans’ organization like the American Legion and see SMOKING page 14

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Hilton denies charging government $16 each for muffins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government did not pay $16 apiece for breakfast muffins at a Justice Department conference, no matter what the department’s inspector general thinks. So says Hilton Worldwide, which hosted the 2009 legal training conference in Washington. Even the IG’s own report issued this week acknowledges that the government got more than muffins for its money. Hilton Worldwide, which manages and franchises hotels including the Capital Hilton where the conference took place, says the price included not only breakfast baked goods but also fresh fruit, coffee, tea, soft drinks, tax and tips. It says the report misinterpreted its invoices, which often use shorthand and don’t reflect the full menu and service provided. The IG’s audit of excessive spending at see MUFFINS page 14

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Dow falls 391 points on worldwide fears about economy NEW YORK (AP) — Investors began giving in to fears Thursday that a global recession is already under way, and stock markets shuddered around the world. Selling started in Asia, picked up speed in Europe and sent Wall Street near its worst finish of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 391 points and at one point was down more than 500, a return to the volatility that gripped the market this summer. One financial indicator after another showed that investors are losing hope that the global economy can keep growing. The price of oil and metals such as copper, which depend on economic demand, fell sharply. Traders bought Treasury bonds and the dollar for safety. FedEx, a company that ships so many goods it is considered a barometer of the U.S. economy, had to lower its earnings forecast for the year because customers

are putting off purchases of electronics and other gadgets from China. The Dow fell 391.01 points, or 3.5 percent, and closed at 10,733.83. The selling was not just steep but broad: Nineteen stocks on the New York Stock Exchange fell for every one that rose. At one point, the Dow was down more than 500 points. “Markets rely on confidence and certainty. Right now there is neither,” said John Canally, an economic strategist at LPL Financial, an investment firm in Boston. It was the second consecutive rout in the stock market since Wednesday afternoon, when the Federal Reserve announced a change in strategy for fighting the economic slowdown — a bid to lower longterm interest rates and get people and companies to spend more money. Economic news was bad around the world. A closely watched survey in Europe indicated a recession could be on the way

there, and a manufacturing survey suggested a slowdown in China, which has been one of the hottest economies. “The probability of going back into recession is higher now than at any point in the recovery,” said Tim Quinlan, an economist at Wells Fargo. He put his odds of a recession at 35 percent. Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said the world economy was “entering a dangerous phase.” She told an annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank that nations need credible plans to get their debt under control. In the United States, investors poured money into American government debt, which they see as less risky than stocks even as the nation wrestles with how to tame its long-term budget problems. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note hit 1.71 percent — the lowest since the see STOCKS page 15

GENEVA (AP) — One of the very pillars of physics and Einstein’s theory of relativity — that nothing can go faster than the speed of light — was rocked Thursday by new findings from one of the world’s foremost laboratories. European researchers said they clocked an oddball type of subatomic particle called a neutrino going faster than the 186,282 miles per second that has long been considered the cosmic speed limit.

The claim was met with skepticism, with one outside physicist calling it the equivalent of saying you have a flying carpet. In fact, the researchers themselves are not ready to proclaim a discovery and are asking other physicists to independently try to verify their findings. “The feeling that most people have is this can’t be right, this can’t be real,” said James Gillies, a spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research,

or CERN, which provided the particle accelerator that sent neutrinos on their breakneck 454-mile trip underground from Geneva to Italy. Going faster than light is something that is just not supposed to happen according to Einstein’s 1905 special theory of relativity — the one made famous by the equation E equals mc2. But no one is rushing out to rewrite the science books just yet. see NEUTRINO page 12

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N.H. declares Celina’s death a homicide; specific cause kept a secret WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — The death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a river last month was a homicide, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday. Investigators said they also know what caused the death of Celina Cass. But they aren’t making it public, because they say doing so could harm the integrity of the investigation. “The investigation into the facts and circumstances of Celina Cass’s murder remains active,” Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said

Government opposes giving full severance pay to gays dismissed from military under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law. The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking class action status for 142 people who only got half pay after their discharge because of being gay. But the Justice Department asked the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to dismiss the case. Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller said she probably will let the case continue and questioned why the government wouldn’t pay now that the law has changed. see GAYS page 4

in a statement. Celina was reported missing July 26. Her body was found a week later in the Connecticut River, not far from her West Stewartstown home. A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest. No suspects have been named. Young said Thursday that the cause of death was determined through information gleaned from the investigation and from toxicology tests. The news came after investigators met with Celina’s mother and sister for two hours. Luisia Cass

told The Associated Press she had no comment after leaving the Coos County attorney’s office in Lancaster. Luisia Cass was accompanied Thursday by a friend and her 13-year-old daughter, who was clutching a stuffed panda bear. A family friend confirmed that Luisia Cass has separated from Celina’s stepfather, Wendell Noyes. He has a history of psychiatric issues and has been in and out of hospitals since Celina disappeared.

ATLANTA (AP) — Bedbugs don’t make you sick. But the poisons used to kill them can. A government study released Thursday found that dozens of Americans have fallen ill from the insecticides, and a North Carolina woman died after using 18 cans of chemical fogger to attack the tiny blood suckers. Because many of the cases, including the lone death, were do-it-yourselfers who misused the chemicals or applied the wrong product, federal health officials are warning consumers to be careful and urging them to call professionals. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 80 illnesses and one death linked to the insecticides over three years. Most of the cases were in New York City, the apparent epicenter of a recent U.S. bedbug comeback. The CDC was able to get data from 12 states, and

only seven had reports of such illnesses. One was New York, where bedbugs have become a highly publicized problem and where health officials have also been extra vigilant about reporting unusual chemical poisonings. Investigators were relieved to find a relatively small number of cases. “At this point, it’s not a major public health problem,” said Dr. Geoff Calvert, a CDC investigator who co-authored the study. Bedbugs are wingless, reddish-brown insects that bite people and animals to draw blood for their meals. Though their bites can cause itching and welts, they are not known to spread disease. “There’s nothing inherently dangerous about bedbugs,” said Dr. Susi Vassallo, an emergency medicine doctor who works at New York City’s Bellevue Hossee BEDBUGS page 10

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Laconia man, on the run for 3 years, brought back home after arrest in Tenn. By gAil oBeR


LACONIA — A former city man who was convicted for simple assault after his girlfriend dropped from a third-story downtown apartment window in 2005 is back in local custody after being on the run for three years. U.S. marshal and Sheriff’s Deputy William Wright who who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force said Joshua Knight, 31, was found in Cookeville, Tenn. after a run-in with police in that community. Knight has had numerous encounters with area police, most notoriously when he was initially accused of throwing his former girlfriend from a third story Colonial Theater building window in October of 2005. Charges of first degree assault were dropped and he pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault and served a year in jail.




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office. When the probation officer tried to call Knight to reschedule, his phone message machine was full. A Belknap County grand jury indicted Knight for felony assault on Sept. 25, 2008. According to court records attempts in October of 2008 to find Knight were unsuccessful. On Dec. 12, 2008, Belknap County Judge Larry Smukler issued a warrant for his arrest. According to Wright, Knight remained a fugitive until August of 2011 when he was allegedly involved in a crime in Tennessee. He said Tennessee authorities decided not to prosecute him on their charge but rather charge him for being a fugitive from justice and contacted Wright make arrangements for his return to New Hampshire. Wright said Knight waived extradition and has been in transit from Tennessee until yesterday. Judge James O’Neill III signed a a bail agreement yesterday for $15,000 cash bail for the probation violation in Belknap County Jail. GAYS from page 3 “Your timing is exquisite — two days after the policy goes into effect eliminating ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ here we are,” she said as she took the bench. “I would consider this to be an unenviable argument to have at this time,” she told the government’s attorney later. The case was filed by the ACLU on behalf of former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins of Clovis, N.M. He was honorably discharged in 2006 after nine years of service when two civilians who worked with him at Cannon Air Force Base reported they saw him kiss his boyfriend in a car about 10 miles from the base. The decorated sergeant was off-duty and not in uniform at the time, according to the lawsuit. In an interview Thursday, Collins said he and his partner, who are still together, always have been discreet about showing affection in public. “That one time I just happened to lean over and kiss him on the cheek,” he recalled. “He said something sweet.” The Air Force paid Collins $12,351 instead of the $25,702 he expected after his discharge. Separation pay is granted to military personnel who served at least six years but were involuntarily discharged, part of an effort to ease their transition into civilian life. But the Defense Department has a list of conditions that trigger an automatic reduction in that pay, including homosexuality, unsuccessful drug or alcohol treatment or discharge in the interests of national security. That policy went into effect in 1991, two years before “don’t ask, don’t tell” became law. The suit argues it is unconstitutional for the Defense Department to unilaterally cut the amount for people discharged for homosexuality. The administration is not defending the merits of the policy. Instead, Justice Department lawyer L. Misha Preheim argued the defense secretary has sole discretion to decide who gets what separation pay and the court cannot rewrite military regulations. from following page volunteers the tools they need for affective advocacy. Jennifer Beetle, who along with her husband, Allan, hosted the meeting, says that she has been involved with CASA for two years. “It was something I thought I’d do after I retired. But then I realized that I was able to do it now, that I could fit it into my schedule and I wouldn’t have to wait. It’s a very rewarding experience and I hope to see more people get involved,’’ said Beetle. Sink said that CASA received 40-percent of its overall revenue from a contract with the state court sytem but has to raise $600,000 to $700,000 a year in additional revenue. She said that cities like Manchester and Nashua have provided local funds for CASA, as have towns like Tilton and Sandwich, which she says is very encouraging. Tilton selectmen attended the meeting and board member Katherine Dawson said that the CASA volunteers “fill a huge gap’’ and that she is in awe of the dedication and commitment that they show.

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A public hearing will be held at5:30 pm on the 24th day of October 2011, at the upper cul-de-sac of Phoenician Way, regarding the layout of a public road over Phoenician Way, which is currently a private road. The council will then reconvene at 7:00 pm for the continued public hearing at Laconia City Hall at 45 Beacon Street East. The request to layout a public road over Phoenician Way results from the City Council approval of the road layout at the September 12, 2011 City Council meeting to conditionally accept Phoenician Way as a class V city road pending the outcome of a betterment assessment. City of Laconia Planning & Zoning Dept 45 Beacon St East 603.527.1264

Marcia Sink, president of Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire, Judge Edward Gordon  of the Franklin District Court and Jennifer Beetle, a CASA volunteer, spoke at a meeting last night at  Patrick’s Pub in Gilford about the important role CASA plays in protecting abused and neglected children.  (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Volunteer advocates for children earn special praise from judge, more needed BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — A cadre of dedicated and well-trained volunteers, who are working to help the 1,100 New Hampshire children who are thrust into court each year because they are victims of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment, have earned praise from Franklin District Court Judge Edward “Ned” Gordon. Speaking at an informational meeting about the role of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) last night at Patrick’s Pub, Gordon said “what we see is very good outcomes for kids’’ as a result of the involvement of the volunteers, who Gordon says are far more effective in representing the best interests of children than are court-appointed guardians. Gordon said that when he became a judge six years ago one of the people who testified on his behalf at a confirmation hearing was an Ashland woman whom he had helped in 1995 and whom a court-appointed guardian sought to bar from a courtroom on a custody hearing about her two grandchildren, who were in state custody as a result of abuse and neglect charges. “She didn’t feel her daughter was getting a fair shake. And it was obvious that the court-appointed guardian hadn’t seen the kids at all. It was clear that the children didn’t have a voice in court that day,” said Gordon. He said that incident and others created within him a degree of cynicism about the representation children received in court and it wasn’t until he started seeing the effectiveness of CASA volunteers in representing children in cases that came before him that his mind was changed. Gordon said that Franklin is a “tough town’’ with a high incidence of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and that from the bench “what you see is kids who have no chance in life. What CASA does to make a difference for them is inspiring. There are real people out there knowing what’s good for kids who can make a better case for them than a lawyer or a social

worker.’’ He urged those attending the informational reception to get involved and make a difference by becoming a CASA volunteer. CASA came to New Hampshire in 1988 as the result of an Marcia “Martry” Sink’s effort. Sink, who is now president and CEO of CASA, had been a foster parent, and, subsequently adopting a foster child who became one of her three sons, She says that she came to the realization that victimized children of New Hampshire needed advocates to give them a voice in court. In 1988 she founded CASA of NH, bringing the Seattle-based concept of providing volunteer court advocates to the victimized children. Now, 23 years later, CASA has a statewide network of offices with 23 staff members, 14 of whom provide direct supervision and oversight to CASA’s 450 volunteers, and represents 85 percent of all children who come before New Hampshire courts in abuse and neglect cases. Sink said last year in Belknap County there were 47 such cases involving 76 children and that while CASA has 23 volunteers in the county it can use many more. Bob Landry of Laconia, a retired military officer, said that he has been a CASA volunteer for two and a half years and feels that it is his job “to be the eyes and the ears of the judges around the state’’. Landry said that he works with three families and four children and that his work, typically around 10-15 hours a month, is both challenging and rewarding. Like other volunteers, he had to complete a comprehensive 40-hour pre-service training. The curriculum is designed to inform volunteers about courtroom procedures, the dynamics of abuse and neglect, cultural differences and effective advocacy techniques. Professionals from social service agencies, lawyers and judges participate with the CASA staff to share their expertise, helping give see previous page

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What developing countries can teach the United States As Barack Obama huffs and puffs about his tax plan, which is unlikely to pass in the Democratic-majority Senate much less the Republicancontrolled House, Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, has provided a much broader view of where the United States stands amid great changes in the world and some useful guidance on what direction public policy ought to take. Zoellick spoke at George Washington University on Sept. 14, midway between Obama’s Sept. 8 speech to a joint session of Congress calling for a second stimulus package and his Sept. 19 speech in the Rose Garden laying out the tax increases that he evidently believes will, somehow, lead to the creation of jobs. Zoellick devoted some of his speech to World Bank business — his “Beyond Aid” proposals to stimulate Third World development through private-sector involvement and his call for programs to address the needs of women. But he also provided a much broader perspective than most officials do, starting with a comparison of where things stood when the foundations of the World Bank were laid at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944 and where we are today. Back then, developed countries accounted for 80-percent of the world’s gross domestic product and the United States for nearly 50-percent. Much of the world was in ruins, starvation was rampant, disease afflicted millions of children. Today, we’ve been seeing enormous growth in what we have been accustomed to call “developing” countries. They have been growing nearly four times faster than “developed” countries, and they account for nearly half of total global investment and global economic growth today. In effect, we are going through a period when China and India — with one-third of the world’s population — are moving rapidly from (to use the old terminology) Third World to First World status. That’s true as well of millions in developing countries in Latin America, Asia and even Africa. Nothing like this enormous transformation has ever happened before, and nothing like it will ever happen again. Interestingly, these countries have developed in part by copying Western institutions but also by creating their own public policies. Examples cited by Zoellick include Brazil’s and Mexico’s cash transfers (bolsa familial) to mothers who vaccinate children and send them to school, Turkey’s macroeconomic policies, Singapore’s open economy and intolerance of corruption, India’s information technology services and Colombia’s mass transit systems.

These policies have spurred growth in places where few experts predicted it would be possible, from steamy Singapore to Brazil’s sugary northeast. They are a reminder that policies that encourage self-advancing behavior and leave the way open for human creativity to flourish can accomplish more than simple transfers from the affluent to the impoverished. That this unprecedented rapid development has caused some problems for the United States and other advanced countries should be no surprise. Any sweeping change renders some old practices obsolete and requires some institutional adjustment. Zoellick, who served in the Reagan and both Bush administrations, says he is skeptical of predictions of American, European or Japanese decline, but admits we have work to do. The U.S. needs “credible and definitely possible action — not just short-term fixes — on debt and deficits to restore confidence.” Nations need, he said, to “focus on structural and tax reforms to spur private-sector growth, boost productivity and create jobs.” And advanced countries need to practice what they preach on fiscal discipline, free trade and sustainable debt. All of which sounds like a pretty stringent critique of what Barack Obama has been up to lately. One of the underappreciated truths about Obama is that he isn’t all that interested in public policy — much less so than Bill Clinton, considerably less so than George W. Bush. He was content to leave the details of the stimulus package to congressional appropriators and the details of Obamacare to the dealcutters squeezing out the last few votes in Nancy Pelosi’s office. The result is laws that don’t work nearly as well as advertised. His latest proposals, for $447 billion of stimulus spending and goodness knows how much in tax increases, are not designed to become law but to provide a backdrop for campaign ads. The Obama formula of higher taxes and no significant change in entitlements is a formula for transforming America into something like continental Europe — even as it becomes clearer than ever that the European model is collapsing. The times call for serious governance, as Zoellick says. But Obama seems uninterested in serious policy issues and interested only in cheapshot campaigning. (Syndicated columnist Michael Barone is senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)


LETTERS Don’t blame DOT, it’s the Legislature that’s been cutting budget To the editor, I read with interest the front page article in The Sun’s September 20 issue reporting that the state does not have funds to reconstruct portions of Meredith Neck Road that are in disrepair. It was reported that State Rep. and Meredith Selectboard member Collette Worsman stated that the DOT was responsible for the road, and asked why they could not reconstruct the road and what their plans were for the road for the next 12 months. They stated there are no plans for the road. Yes, the DOT is responsible for the roads but the Legislature is responsible for giving them the budget to do what they are responsible for. As a member of the House Finance Committee, Rep. Worsman would be well aware of what was taken out of the DOT budget this year and in subsequent years. It should not be a surprise that there are not plans for the road: without sufficient state funding the DOT has insufficient resources to deploy. The budget that was passed this year has a significant impact on the DOT budget, with an 11.5-percent decrease in 2011, an additional 11-percent decrease in 2012 and an additional 13-percent decrease in 2013. In response to their reduced budget, the DOT has cut 42 employees; reduced the winter maintenance budget by some $2-million; reduced the salt and sand budget by 26-percent; has a plan to not plow “low volume roads” (roads that are traveled by 5,000 or fewer cars a day) between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.; and to allow snow to build up to 5 – 7 inches before sending plow crews out.

The chair of the Transportation Comm., Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) said that these DOT plans are not acceptable and could have “huge ramifications” on tourism and revenue for N.H. Isn’t it his committee that is responsible for ensuring the DOT has the funding required to keep the roads safe and appealing to tourists? Many have said that the budget cuts Reps. Chandler and Worsman help pass are unacceptable but they were passed regardless of the loudly voiced concerns. Now even Reps. Chandler and Worsman are voicing concern over some of the negative consequences of this budget – a budget which dramatically reduced revenues; made sweeping draconian cuts; and downshifted costs to the cities and towns — a budget they both help architect. The major factor to the DOT budget reduction was the Legislature’s decision not to renew the $30 motor vehicle registration surcharge – causing a reduction of $90-million in revenue primarily targeted for road maintenance. A loss of $90-million in revenue to the DOT is very significant to the state and potentially our safety. Who would not have paid that $30 for necessary road maintenance? Dangerous roads are one of the consequences of the budget, there are and will be many other dangerous consequences. As we travel the slippery roads this winter; don’t’ look at the DOT and town crews as responsible – look at the N.H. Statehouse. Denise Doyle Meredith

Professor has cherry picked facts, omitted info & told whoppers To the editor, Plagiarism, plagiarism I say! Here in Tuesday’s paper I find Leo R. (you know who) Sandy has stolen my oft written words and made them his own. Leo, I’m really surprised at you. Actually, to use the “lol” thing (laughing out loud) as the younger folks like to use, Leo has turned the very things I have been accusing him of for years and is now saying them about his critics. The professor has so often cherry picked facts, omitted information, and told whoppers. I’m

others of doing the very same thing. Geeeeeze! What makes his column even more bizarre is he claims that he was lied to by everyone from birth to collage except grandma. What about mom and dad? Frankly, if it were me, I would be far more suspicious of those college teachers telling me that everyone who loved me , cared for me and taught me up to that point were lying SOBs. Do you really think we’re all that dumb? Steve Earle

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LETTERS The Constitutional definition of treason is right there in Article 3 To the editor, In regards to Mr. Kyntych’s response to my assessment of Harry Accornero’s rhetoric, he says I gloss over the facts. Harry did not present facts; he presented specious claims accompanied by rash accusations. Then Mr. Kyntych goes on to criticize the source of the immigration chart I presented but did not present any “facts with sources” to refute mine. He thinks because he says something is so, it is so. It doesn’t work that way in the real world. And do note that Mr. Kyntych uses the word socialist and the phrase immigrant-rights precisely because right wingers will automatically reject data due to this tactic. Anti-abolitionists and anti-suffragists also used the word socialist frequently, too. Where are Mr. Kyntych’s alleged facts from? Throwing out numbers without backing them up is not a rebuttal. He goes on to say that Obama refused to enforce immigration laws. Immigration is a very difficult issue because it deals with real people with real dreams; American dreams, not numbers on a piece of paper as a heartless GOP crowd might think. Reagan, Bush I and Bush II all believed in immigration reform that the far right hated. John McCain pathetically changed his position just to get the nomination in 2008. Now Mr. Perry from Texas gets booed by right wing extremists because he won’t punish children for their parents ‘crime’ of looking for a better life in America. These people would let immigrant children die in the streets before they could get an education or medical care. The truth is that Obama is enforcing immigration law better than his predecessors. Then Mr. Kyntych gets to the money issue and falls right into that trap of attacking sources instead of providing his own. This is diversionary and obfuscating. Mr. Kyntych says the oil rig chart doesn’t show the number of drilling rigs. Right across the top of the chart it says in black letters “NUMBER OF OIL-DRILLING RIGS IN U.S”. See for yourselves at http://www. php?src= Then Greg starts talking about government data but again offers no competing sources. And note that the oil rig chart was from Baker-Hughes, one of the world’s oilfield service leaders. Furthermore, Mr Kyntych wants to know why progressives resort to hate speech? There is not a more venomous group than the right. Seen those signs? Now mind you, Mr. Kyntych is defending Mr. Accornero, who made sure he put “HUSAIN” in quotes when speaking of the president. Reprehensible. Harry is deliberately trying to create prejudiced hatred against the president by using a name that is associated with

Muslims. Right wingers hate Muslims. Calling the president treasonous is designed to fuel more hatred and Mr. Kyntych is defending it. Mr. Kyntych also doesn’t seem to know what the Constitutional definition of treason is. It is not “defined as an agregious violation of an oath of office”. There is the very specific definition of treason in Article 3: “Treason against the United States, shall consist ONLY in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.” Attacking Fort Sumpter fits treason better. Calling illegal immigrants entering the country a foreign invasion is also specious. Right wingers lose one case after another in courts because they have a misguided understanding of the Constitution. Mr. Kyntych wants to know “Why is it that the left wing can criticize a Republican president to the point of calling him hateful names but a Republican can’t criticize a liberal president’s policies or actions and when the president is a minority they ignore the facts and start playing the race card?” Tit for tat? The right has proven themselves racists with their signs, birtherism, Kenyan krap, Muslim bunk, nooses, and watermelon jokes. These are very reminiscent of the pro-segregation rallies of the 1960s. The right is appealing to xenophobia: “he is not one of us; he is inferior”. Signs that call the president a half-breed Muslim are what are agregious, Mr. Knytych. Check out my collection of tea party images, signs, and 150 videos at http://nutjobexpress. No criticism of a Republican president from progressives and moderates ever stooped this low. And then we get to Greg’s boast about Republican history. The present day GOP does not even remotely resemble “The Party of Lincoln”. It has been taken over by Constitution Party types, religious fanatics and libertarian extremists who prefer raw quazi-theocratic Social Darwinism to civilization. And look at the way they address the 14th Amendment. They hate the equal protection clause because they realize that it hinders their agenda. They hate the natural born citizenship part because they are rabidly anti-immigrant (non-whites). Who now fights gay rights, reproductive freedom, and worker’s rights? Today’s Republican Party is not a party of Lincoln or liberty. James Veverka Tilton

One way to preserve this great beauty is to recycle & composte To the editor, We attended the community meeting on Wednesday to learn about the PayAs-You-Throw program. It was most informative with a lively discussion by those opposing and supporting the measure. Town officials solicited input

the rising costs of hauling trash. I grew up in Laconia, graduating from Laconia High School class of 1959. After college I lived and worked in Connecticut always looking for the right time to return. Retiring in July, I finally came back. Growing up utisee next page

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A lady from India You’re in the fifth grade and it’s the first day of school. Big stuff. You’re well scrubbed, skinny, trudging along the streets of the South End, from a house on Court Street, over to Academy, across South Main, where a cop of another time, a local legend, Lawrence “Robby” Robinson, mans the cross-walk at the foot of Pine Hill. This man is not a retired person wearing a baseball cap and orange stripes on his back. He is a gruff beat patrolman in full uniform, maybe six feet tall, slinging a night stick. Other kids are there, waiting for his signal to cross. Susan Royal, a classmate, suddenly says “Hi, Mr. Robinson.” He briefly smiles at her, says nothing, but glares at the rest of us as we walk, cars stopped in the street. There is more trudging up Pine Hill, a long walk on boney legs to a 1920s era brick pile that was then Batchelder Street School. But, lo, the teacher is slight and dark, from India, no less. India? Yes, with jet black hair pulled back tightly into a small bun. Her eyes are bright and large, missing nothing. Her voice is exotic with a distinct accent, but her diction is acute, careful, precise, easy to listen to. Loud and strong when it needs to be. Her demeanor is quite forthright, yet kindly. Very sure of herself. Her movements are graceful, like a model’s. I, frankly, did not know what to make of her. We learned later that Miss Pestonji, as we called her, an orphan from Calcutta, was no push-over. She kept us in line both in the classroom as well as on the small sandlot during recess, where we played baseball. But she did so with such class. And she was so nice about it. We have recently read in the newspapers about the passing of Daulette “Dolly” (Pestonji) O’Mara, age 84, a teacher in Laconia for

some 37 years, retiring in 1993. We had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. O’Mara as a teacher and as a friend. We had lost contact since I had moved away, and the years slipped by. But there are memories here. Good ones. It is an irony of life that in her late sixties, my own mother, recently widowed, got on a plane to spend 18 years as a Christian missionary in India, founding schools and orphanages in Orissa, north of Calcutta, retiring only a few years ago, in her mid-eighties. Not often, but occasionally, Miss Pestonji would tell her students of the land of her youth. She spoke of the Dalai Lama, the first we’d heard of this so-called God-Man of Tibet, and his difficulties with Red China, which continue today. Then he was in his 20s. Now he is an old man. And we no longer call China Red, since it is so green with our dollar bills. Miss Pestonji would tell of Mahatma Gandhi and his struggles and assassination, and how it all brought about the birth of the great Indian democracy. I was particularly struck with the saga of the Black Hole of Calcutta, where she said a great atrocity occurred in the 1750s, in which British soldiers and Anglo-Indians were held captive, many dying of the heat and lack of oxygen. Today, some historians say that perhaps not that many died, maybe it was 40 or so, instead of several hundred. No one really knows. It is a mystery. Like Miss Pestonji was a mystery. A pleasant mystery, to a small boy in a small town. A gracious, gentle, beautiful, smart as a whip mystery. (Dean Dexter is a former chairman of the Laconia School Board, at which time, Mrs. O’Mara, the former Miss Daulette Pestonji of Calcutta, continued to take careful note of his behavior.)



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from preceding page lizing the natural resources; skiing at Gunstock (Belknap) in the winter, hiking the mountains in the spring and fall, and water skiing on Lake Opechee and Winnipesaukee in the summer, reminds me of our precious environment which is under assault world wide with overuse and a lack of caring for its sustainability. Properly disposing of trash is one way for all of us to leave our footprint. The meeting focused on costs of the program. Differing views emerged with connotations of freedoms, individual liberty expressing the state motto — “Live free or die”. Other views considered that we have a fragile ecosystem and this needs to be considered. One thing was made clear — that an alternative solution to the current rising costs of hauling trash needs to be addressed. Money earned from this program or a similar one could be turned back into the general city fund to offset other costs rather than raise taxes. Some people did not want to consider any proposal that would cost money in the short run. The old motor oil advertisement, “Pay me now or pay me later” came to mind. Not addressing the problem only postpones a more expensive solution in the future. I was struck how emotion can cloud thinking. It seemed that people on both sides come to the meeting with a preconceived way of thinking. Rather than “hear” what is being discussed, knee jerk responses were emotionally put forth. Some did not take the time to understand the information and process of the meeting underway. We all need to take a fresh look at how trash will be disposed in Laconia, face the problem and think of constructive solutions. This need not be a partisan issue. Trash impacts

us all. A clear solution is needed. The City Council has provided a forum for citizen input. It was mentioned that more town meetings would be held seeking input. Relative to the size of Laconia, only a handful of people attended Wednesday night. This is a chance for everyone to get involved. Both papers offer a forum to communicate solutions to the trash problem. Lately, most letters to the editors focus on partisan issues, a microcosm of the national discussions. The highly charged emotional attacks on individuals do little to generate solutions. The local trash issue offers a chance for Laconia citizens to come together to find a solutions. The two local newspapers are one forum through articles and letter to the editor. Through the use of computers, we as citizens could communicate using blogs and other tools. The upcoming forums with city officials will allow for coordination with local government who look for our input. Since coming to Laconia, we have been recycling trash as well as composting all food waste. Since then, trash for two people has dropped from two barrels to 1-2 kitchen size bags. Recycling now includes one green recycling container and one large trash can with recycling stickers. We are planning a raised bed garden in the spring, which will be a token effort for sustainability. Solutions — while the discussion goes on finding solutions to the city trash problem there are immediate steps we as citizens could take: 1. Get ourselves educated about recycling, both in theory and what is occurring locally. 2. Once educated, teach others about sustainability including recycling one’s trash. 3. Recycle, repair, renovate, re-use

4. Begin communicating ideas with each other utilizing local newspapers, community forums, computers using blogs and other social media. 5. Attend community meetings discussing the recycling issues. 6. Commit to practical solutions rather than negative attacks based on ideology. These are my immediate suggestions. Others need to be brought forth for rationale discussion and consideration. Life lessons can be learned here. We can take a step back and listen to what others have to say. This is not a sign of weakness or that we do not have strong opinions. It allows us to dismiss our anger and understand others’ opinions on recycling understanding that they may disagree. In this way we can look at all options and pick the best of what is offered. Humbling ourselves removes anger from the discussion and solutions arise. The emotional ego becomes secondary to solving the problems of recycling. Being flexible reduces contentiousness and defensivness. This does not mean we do not have strong opinions on recycling; only that we respect and consider all the options and cooperate on finding the best solution. Are we going to be takers — not caring about the environment; saying no to recycling because someone may insist that it impinges on our liberty and freedoms? Are we willing to expend effort and yes, some costs, so our children and grandchildren have a clean, sustainable environment? We don’t own the air, water and the natural earth. It is there for all to purposefully enjoy. It must be respected and preserved. I came back to Laconia to enjoy its lakes and mountains in all seasons. I did not realize how beautiful the areas is until I moved away. We need to preserve this. One way is to recycle including trash as well as composting, a simple process that does not require an agricultural degree. Hopefully, we will become givers — preserving the earth for its beauty and sustainability, a gift for our children and generations to come. Recycling is a beginning. If anyone is interested in ways to continue the discussion of recycling you can email me at Dick Smith Laconia

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Perhaps hate signs haven’t appeared at ‘northern’ Tea Party rallies To the editor, To Mr. Earle, in response to your questions in today’s edition I offer this data: Doug Lamborn a Republican Senator (Colorado) on 8/1/11 referred to the president as a “tar baby”. On 8/2/11 he acknowledged the insult and did apologize. You can pull up the video online and watch it yourself. On 8/2/11 on Reverend Al Sharpton’s show, which I was watching, Pat Buchanan referred to the president as a “boy”. On 8/3/11 he tried to make excuses for this insult but admitted he made the statement. The video of this can be pulled up online as well. As to the signs, give it up. They appeared at Tea Party events/rallies. These rallies were broadcast on all TV news stations and several news reporters, including a reporter on WLNH, discussed the signs. Perhaps it hasn’t happened in the northern states but it is a common occurrence in the southern states. Have you attended rallies in Southern states? As to the what you call a “stupid” question the crowd clapped and yelled “let him die” when a hypothetical situation was described and Ron Paul was asked to respond to it. This was a Tea Party event and I highly doubt there were many liberals/Democrats in attendance. This incident has been on all the news stations and many talk shows have been discussing it. As a doctor, himself, I would have thought he would have at least said something to the affect that as a doctor who took an oath he would not in good conscience allow someone to just die

when that person couldn’t even make a decision because he was in a coma. Obviously it won’t matter a bit that I am giving you this information. You simply have decided that you will not believe it anyway and will make any excuse to back up your Tea Party/ Republican beliefs. You still seem to think racist behavior is justifiable. Not once have I ever said the beliefs of the Tea Party are all wrong or that all the people in the Tea Party do this. I have simply responded to inappropriate things happening at these rally’s and did make it clear that I believed that the Tea Party had been infiltrated by many hate groups who were the ones responsible for the signs. As to my going to a Tea Party event. No I haven’t. Nor do I want to. In my opinion right now there is not one Republican candidate I would even think of voting for. As to your continuing to believe what I have cited above is unrepresentative of your experiences you continue to do that. However, you can’t change the facts, erase the actual video coverage’s or say these statements weren’t made when the people who made them do apologize for their remarks. I hope this answers your questions. And I hope you finally realize I am not some “nut job” making up things and stop accusing me of doing that. There are many people who will read this letter who have seen the signs, heard the insults and more then likely feel as I do — that this is inappropriate and certainly not excusable behavior! Nancy Parsons Laconia

Let me tell you the tale of a small town and Project Moon Beam To the editor, It has been a tough summer for Small Town America. The economy is difficult in small cities and towns. The lucky ones are half way between an industrial past and a possible future as something different. Unemployment is currently hovering around 9-percent. It is not static; some months it is 11-percent and in others it is 8-percent, but things are not good. The manufacturing that was the life blood of the community has largely given up. The cost is too high. The regulatory burden is too large. The doors are closing. The mantra of creating skilled labor is turning out to be a hard slog. Those going to obtain new skills are finding that having skills is not a guarantor of getting a job. There’s the cost of borrowing for education. Then even if you

can find a job you’re probably underwater on your house so when you start figuring out that if you have to move to use the skills it is something between painful and disastrous financially. So when the governor or some political official came to town announcing that new jobs will be created assembling widgets for Project Moonbeam, a subsidiary of Really Big Company, and a largely abandoned factory rehabilitated, local press and politicians react with enthusiasm. Sound familiar? That initial warm fuzzy feeling wears off. Few of the promised jobs materialize. Nothing is rolling off the production line. According to the Project Moonbeam spokesperson, the company currently employs a few people in Small Town USA and has ditched initial hiring target. The announcesee next page


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insecticide fogger one day, then the same amount two days later, without opening doors and windows to air out their home afterward. She also covered her body and hair with another bedbug product, and covered her hair with a plastic shower cap. Two other illnesses were carpet cleaners who had not been told the apartment had recently been treated with pesticides. Two more were emergency medical technicians who responded to a scene and were exposed to a white powder believed to be a pesticide. CDC officials said they could not be absolutely certain that the insecticides caused every problem. For example, there was no record of an autopsy on the North Carolina woman. It’s possible that some of the illnesses were coincidental to the insecticide exposure. But it’s also likely these kinds of illnesses are under-reported, Calvert said. About 90 percent of the cases were linked to pyrethroids or pyrethrins, insecticides commonly used against bedbugs. Such products are not a health risk to most people but should still be applied by a trained exterminator, said Vassallo, who is also a toxicologist and a clinical associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. But in some cases, an improper and more dangerous product was used. That happened in 2010 in Ohio, where an uncertified exterminator used malathion to rid an apartment of bedbugs, even though the chemical is never supposed to be used indoors. A couple and their 6-year-old child got sick.

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to create a three-week course to teach the specialized techniques Project Moonbeam uses. Those techniques are so specialized the head teacher at the college, said he had never heard of them, and so difficult that only those experienced in the trade could attempt them. Between January and April, according to the tech college, just 30 people took the course; the company was looking to hire 70. It is turning out that taxes are paying for the jobs. There really is no useful output. The training is nonvalue added because the people can’t afford to move to use it. The Wimpy Plan is all about paying tax dollars today for promises of hope and change that are not coming to fruition. It turns out there is no free lunch. Similar tales are told of the experiences of other small towns. If other small cities and towns are banking on manufacturing to restore their fortunes, they have a long, slow road ahead. Say thank you to the economic planners. Say thank you to your representatives who put the incentives in the tax code for moving manufacturing offshore. Say thank you to your representatives who have installed free trade without understanding the impacts or the process. Say thank you to the your representatives who have run up the debt. Say thank you to the representatives who have abdicated their authority to regulators. Say thank you to the political operative who have becom so skillful at separating the authorization of expenditure from the responsibility for results. Remember you have voted for the representatives repeatedly. It is your vote to cast. Use it wisely. Vote early, vote often. Marc Abear Meredith

ment goes on that Project Moon Beam is expecting to reach only a third of the initial hiring target by someday. The spokesperson blames the sluggish hiring on the weak economy reminding everyone that the path to creating even one job is difficult. Small Town USA is beginning to grasp that Project Moonbeam was a Wimpy Plan. Project Moonbeam decided on building product in America in April 2010. It then started negotiations with the county Chamber of Commerce and the state Department of Resources and Economic Development. Small Town’s greatest asset in sealing the deal was the building itself. Originally used to make something else for the Very Large Company and then Someone Else Inc, the factory had been used as a Halloween house since the latter company left town in 1998. The 740,000 square-foot building has a 1,960 foot long main assembly floor, with a railway line running through the property. The two business-promotion organizations set loose all their connections. There are tax incentives of various kinds and the upshot is that Project Moonbeam will receive up to $11.1-million in subsidies from the state and local governments. The state tax credits were tied to capital investment, not to a job creation target. So those jobs might end up costing taxpayers $284,000 each. Recruitment ads appeared shortly after the deal was signed. The state employment agency, weeded out unsuitable applicants. The jobs drew thousands of hopefuls. The Employment Security Director noted that there is a big gap between flipping burgers and working at a modern manufacturer. The local branch of the tech, a community college, agreed

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Shea-Porter urges Meredith Democrats to get to work By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — “I love campaigning and I’m at full-time every single day,” said Carol Shea-Porter, the Rochester Democrat seeking to reclaim the First Congressional District she lost to Republican Frank Guinta of Manchester last year. “This is a joy,” she exclaimed after speaking to a crowd of about 60 at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant Wednesday night. Reminding her listeners , as she often does, that she was raised in a Republican family, Shea-Porter said that many of the Republicans elected to Congress in 2010 are “not the Republicans I grew up with but an extreme element who have made things difficult.” She recalled during her two terms Democrats and Republicans agreed about the responsibilities of government and argued about how much to spend fulfilling them. Guinta and others, Shea-Porter continued want to dismantle whole departments, especially the Departments of Energy and Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. “Some Democrats and some Republicans find common ground,” she said, “but other Republicans just say no.” Pointing to the dispute over funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency, she said that “some are willing to let the government shut down. This is a sea change.” Shea-Porter conceded that both President Obama and the congressional Democrats have erred. “They are not perfect. You know that. I don’t have to stand up here and tell you that.” In particular, she said

that the third of the stimulus package represented by tax cuts should have been invested in infrastructure projects and “there’s a lot to criticize in the health care reform. I’m not blind to the errors of either party,” she continued, “but, I know one thing. Look at their platform.” “Very few people want to see government dismantled,” said Shea-Porter, who, casting back to the 2010 election declared “we are not outnumbered. We were outworked,” a line she repeated at least three times. “Be as involved as you can this year,” she urged. “This is not a spectator sport.” “I will freely admit that we are up against some pretty strong headwinds,” Shea-Porter said, then turned on Guinta. She reported that his approval rating stands in recent polls at 24-percent, asking “what’s wrong with that 24-percent?” and that a group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington counted him among the 14 most corrupt members of Congress, remarking “it must have been a hard choice for them.” “We will win because we are right,” Shea-Porter declared several times to a round of applause. Afterwards Shea-Porter said that she has found audiences “frustrated and concerned but optimistic. They see the hard right tilt and they don’t like it. And they are ready to work.” Shea-Porter is in a three-cornered contest for the Democratic nomination in the First Congressional District with Andrew Hosmer of Laconia and Joanne Dowdell of Portsmouth.

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for funds to address limited soil and groundwater contamination and plans to redevelop the site. In Franklin, the environmental assessment determined that contamination of the former tannery last occupied by Polyclad Laminates, Inc. was more manageable than first anticipated which enabled the city to purchase the property as the site of a new municipal water department. The New England Yard on Messer Street and Laconia State School on North Main Street have undergone initial environmental assessments while the Colonial Theater recently enrolled in the Brownfields Program. The feasibility of renovating and reopening the theater is being considered by the Cultural Arts Center of the Lakes Region, a non-profit corporation, which is expected to issue its report before the close of the year. Initial environmental assessments have been completed at the former Guay’s Garage in Franklin, I. W. Packard facility in Ashland and Tamworth Inn in Tamworth. The LRPC is seeking to identify other properties in the region where redevelopment may be hampered by real or perceived environmental issues. For more information about the Brownfields Program, contact Eric Senecal, LRPC Regional Planner at 279-8171.

CLIMBER from page one two dozen crags strewn across the south face of Rattlesnake Mountain. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of death. Deemed a strong, experienced climber familiar with the terrain, Perkins, 25, apparently drove to the spot on Monday afternoon. The next day, after he failed to return home as expected, his family contacted authorities, who mounted a search. Perkins’s car was found in the parking lot off Buffalo Road where he was last seen. Search teams scoured the area until dark on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. In a formal statement, Sergeant Brian Suttmeier

of the Fish and Game Department, said that searchers were challenged by the steep, broken, wooded and rocky ground. Conservation officers,, state police troopers, Rumney police officers together with personnel and volunteers from the White Mountain National Forest, Upper Valley Search and Rescue and New England K-9 Search and Rescue and local rock climbers took part in the search, with the support of a K-9 unit and helicopter of the New Hampshire State Police. The Darmouth Outing Club describes Rumney Rocks as “a sport-climber paradise” that “ has “arrived” as one of the top climbing destinations in America.”

NEUTRINO from page  2 It is “a revolutionary discovery if confirmed,” said Indiana University theoretical physicist Alan Kostelecky, who has worked on this concept for a quarter of a century. Stephen Parke, who is head theoretician at the Fermilab near Chicago and was not part of the research, said: “It’s a shock. It’s going to cause us problems, no doubt about that — if it’s true.” Even if these results are confirmed, they won’t change at all the way we live or the way the world works. After all, these particles have presumably

been speed demons for billions of years. But the finding will fundamentally alter our understanding of how the universe operates, physicists said. Einstein’s special relativity theory, which says that energy equals mass times the speed of light squared, underlies “pretty much everything in modern physics,” said John Ellis, a theoretical physicist at CERN who was not involved in the experiment. “It has worked perfectly up until now.” France’s National Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics Research collaborated with Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory on the experiment at CERN.

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WEIRS from page one Thurston said the Weirs Beach business community is responsible for about 26-percent of all the tax revenue generated by the city and yet the city’s unwillingness to spend money to tear down an eyesore that “is the first and last thing” visitors see when they come to the Weirs is shortsighted at best. “Look at that thousands of dollars we spent on the (Weirs) sign and now it’s part of the National Historic Register,” he continued. Thurston said the city should do what’s right and, in his mind, what’s right is to petition the court to tear down the saloon. “We’re right where we were a year ago, only worse,” he said. Ward 1 Councilor Ava Doyle, a business owner in the Weirs herself, declined to comment officially, saying she hasn’t spoken to Myers about the Wide Open Saloon recently and that it would be inappropriate for her to say anything because there is still some unresolved legal action between Baldi and the city. From a personal standpoint, Doyle said something needs to be done with the building. “I don’t know the Baldi’s but I’m sure they would like to see something happen as well,” she said. In late May, N.H. 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division Judge James Carroll ordered Baldi to tear down the charred remains of the former restaurant/hotel, upholding the city’s argument that it posed an imminent danger of collapse. Baldi appealed Carroll’s order to Belknap County Superior Court saying that because no code inspector

had ever been inside, there was no way for the city to make the determination that it was in danger of collapse. A structuring conference (a court determined timeline for when motions and arguments must be filed) is scheduled for the first week in October. Myers has said that in order to have the city tear it down, it must first apply for a warrant to get inside and evaluate what remains, pay for a hazard mitigation evaluation and then remove the structure. The property is the subject of four individual legal actions — the one with the city of Laconia that’s in Belknap County Superior Court; one where Baldi has sued her fire insurer, Lloyds of London, for not paying her claim; one against the N.H. State Fire Marshal who is refusing to release information regarding the fire; and one where she is the respondent for the alarm and sprinkler company that claims it was never paid. Ideally, Myers said he would like to see Baldi’s insurance claim resolved which would allow her to demolish and rebuild something in the same spot. Doyle said it is such a key piece of Weir Beach real estate — especially because of the traditional Weirs Beach sign lighting ceremony that was forgone this spring — she said she would love to see the building at the foot of Lakeside Ave. put back into use. For Thurston, even it it can’t be restored as a hotel or restaurant, a vacant lot is better that what sits there now. “Heck, the city’s always talking about green space. They can make it a park. anything is better than what’s there now,” he said.

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SMOKERS from page one the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Even at these locations, though, the rule makers are questioning whether their clubs would be better off if smokers were relegated to the patio. The American Legion Post in Meredith, number 33 in New Hampshire, held a vote earlier this month as to whether or not members and guests would be permitted to smoke. The proposed ban failed, with seven members voting for it and 13 voting against. Unaffected by the recent vote, the Meredith Post continues to maintain a policy that forbids smoking in its hall and canteen during events that welcome the public, such as luncheons following memorial ceremonies or during its meat bingo fund raising events. Bob Kennelly, commander for the post, said the idea for a general smoking ban was brought up at a meeting in June. He sent out a letter to all 180 members of the post, informing them of a vote on the matter during the September meeting. 40 people showed up, including some non-members. According to Tom Weeks, sergeant-at-arms for the Legion, only about a third of the 20 voters were smokers. Their cause was taken up by another third of sympathetic non-smokers. “They didn’t feel that it was their right to take away rights of the other member veterans,” he said. Weeks voted against the ban. He smokes, but said, “Even if I didn’t, I would still not vote to say, ‘I don’t like it, so you can’t smoke’...You’re still taking a right away from someone.” Kennelly, as commander, only votes to break a tie. Had he the opportunity, he said he would have voted to ban smoking at the post. “We at the American Legion have tried every filter, everything in the world,” to remove smoke from the air in the post, he said. Despite their efforts, the smokey conditions continue to be irritating to some non-smoking members. Kennelly doesn’t smoke and he noted that many members won’t be seen in the canteen. “They can’t come in here because of the smoke, you’re driving people away.” “But, I’m commander of all the people, not just myself. When they speak, and they did, I have to listen,” Kennelly added. Weeks took a different view from Kennelly. “If all the people who smoke, left, I don’t think the club would survive very long.” The post canteen gains revenue through sales of drinks and instant-win gambling tickets. Many of the club’s present members served during a period when their “K-rations,” distributed to troops in a combat situation, included a pack of cigarettes. The Meredith Post, like many other veterans organizations, is hoping to attract the active membership of

Tom Weeks, sergeant-at-arms for the American Legion Post #33 in Meredith, lights a cigarette in the post’s canteen. Members of the post recently voted against a proposed ban on smoking. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)

the veterans currently serving their country. Voting on a ban now, Weeks noted, would enact a rule affecting future post members both current and future. “It’s not that we mind or don’t mind smoking, it’s another right that’s being imposed upon,” he said. “Don’t I have rights?” Kennelly countered, “You’re taking away might right to come into a smoke-free environment.” The American Legion Post in Meredith isn’t the only one wrestling with the question. According to Kennelly, about 60-percent of legion posts around the country have banned smoking.

The post in Alton is among them. Ed Russell, the bar manager and a member of the Alton Post, said smoking has been against the rules there since spring of this year. Because the summer is typically the post’s slowest time, he said it’s too early to tell whether the rule will result in more traffic in the bar. Anecdotally, he said some regular visitors have taken their cigarette packs to the post in Rochester, where no such ban exists. He suspects those members will return when they tire of the drive. “We’re getting new faces coming in here and we’ve seen some people leave, but they’re slowly coming back.”

MUFFINS from page 2 10 Justice Department conferences was one of those news stories that make the public sit up and take notice. Once again, the profligate government was overspending. But it wasn’t billions. Or even millions. It was muffins at $16 apiece, according to the IG’s office. The report referenced the $16 muffins half a dozen

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Despite dreadful September, Red Sox still have upper hand in wild card race BOSTON (AP) — The pitching is in shambles. The hitting is spotty. And the defense? The Boston Red Sox are dropping the ball there, too. In less than three weeks, they’ve blundered their way from a smooth ride to the playoffs to a bumpy trip toward a spot on the list of historic collapses. And, somehow during their wacky September, they still have the inside track on a postseason berth. But, boy, what a way to go. “I’ve been here, what, nine years? We’ve never collapsed that bad,” said David Ortiz, his room-brightening smile replaced by a blank stare. “We’ve been through some tough times, (but) it’s bad. No matter what we do, things are going to be bad.” The freefall began on Sept. 4 when the Red Sox began play with a nine-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL wild-card race — more like a runaway at the time — and just a half-game deficit in the AL East standings behind the New York Yankees. STOCKS from page 2 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis started keeping daily records half a century ago. It was 3.66 percent as recently as February, when the economic forecast was brighter. Yields fall as investors buy bonds and send their prices higher. Small yields are a sign that investors are just looking for a safe place to park their cash. “They want to get their money back,” said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Capital Markets. “How much they earn is secondary.” Besides U.S. bonds, investors bought American dollars. The dollar rose to an eight-month high against the euro because of fears that Europe, staggered by debt, will bear the worst of a global downturn. The Dow almost matched its lowest close of the year, 10,719 on Aug. 10. The stock market was seized by volatility last month, and at one point the Dow strung together four consecutive days of 400-point moves up or down. In a sign of what a rocky year it has been for the stock market, Thursday’s decline isn’t even close to the biggest in 2011. The Dow fell 634 points on Aug. 8, 519 points on Aug. 10 and 512 points on Aug. 4. It would have to fall 485 more points to reach the traditional definition of a bear market — a 20 percent decline. The Dow was at 12,810 on April 29. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, a broader measure of the stock market, and the Nasdaq composite, which is more heavily weighted with technology stocks, both fell more than 3 percent for the day.

Since then, they are 4-14. Going into Thursday’s games, they led the Rays and Los Angeles Angels by just 2½ games for the wild-card spot and were 7½ games behind the Yankees, who clinched the division title on Wednesday night. It would have been worse if the Rays hadn’t lost a doubleheader to the Yankees while the Red Sox were falling to Baltimore 6-4. They got a break from the misery on a Thursday with a day off while the Rays and Angels played. That will leave each of the contenders with six games remaining. But the Red Sox must go into Yankee Stadium for the start of a three-game series on Friday night before finishing with three in Baltimore. “Nobody’s going to lay down for us. Nobody’s going to hand us any wins,” captain and catcher Jason Varitek said. “We’ve got to go out there and get it on our own.” A few wins over the Yankees should quiet comparisons to the New York Mets’ collapse of 2007 when they missed the playoffs, squandering a seven-game lead by going 5-12 in their last 17 games. “Anything left that we can try,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia asked. “We can play better. That’s basically it.” Before the latest loss, pitcher Tim Wakefield snuck a peak over his shoulder at the clubhouse television as he walked toward the field, glove in hand. It was the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 4-2 win over the Rays in the opener of the doubleheader. The TV was off after Boston coughed up a late lead for the second straight day, walking back to the clubhouse to loud boos from home fans one day after the team passed the 3 million mark in attendance. At the time, the Yankees were minutes away from another 4-2 win. “We have to take care of ourselves and then from from preceding page an inclusive price of $16 per person,” Hilton Worldwide said in a statement. “Dining receipts are often abbreviated and do not reflect the full pre-contracted menu and service provided, as is the case with recent media reports of breakfast items approved for some government meetings,” Hilton Worldwide’s statement added. On Thursday night, IG spokesman Jay Lerner said that “we stand by our report.” The IG’s report allocates $4,200 for the muffins but also noted 15 gallons of complimentary coffee, 30 gallons of complimentary ice tea and 200 pieces of free fruit included in the overall price of $39,360. The IG says that the total cost per person at the reception was $14.74 — 2 cents over the allowable

there we’ll worry about what happens,” Varitek said, “but we control what we do by playing good baseball.” The Red Sox reject observations that they lack an inner fire. “Completely asinine,” closer Jonathan Papelbon said. But they went meekly in Wednesday night’s loss. In fact, they failed to get a runner — grounding out harmlessly on their last five at bats — in the last two innings after falling behind 6-4. They say they’re not pressing. “I don’t see it,” Ortiz said. It’s indisputable, though, that the Red Sox are playing bad baseball. “You have a day off to regroup,” manager Terry Francona said. “We certainly haven’t made it very easy for ourselves. That doesn’t mean we can’t get where we want to go. “But, we have our work cut out for us.” During the current 4-14 slide, they’ve scored just 54 runs in the losses, the same number they’ve put up in the wins. The pitchers have an ERA of 5.81, starters have gone more than five innings in only six of the 18 games, and fielders have made 22 errors to just 10 for their opponents. One of the costliest flubs came in Tuesday night’s 7-5 loss to the Orioles, a game the Red Sox led 5-4 before Papelbon, who entered with 22 straight scoreless innings, gave up a three-run double to Robert Andino in the eighth. The error came in the third when right fielder Josh Reddick took a step in on Vladimir Guerrero’s liner then couldn’t get back in time to make the catch, which would have ended the inning with just one run. The ball ticked off Reddick’s glove and the Orioles scored four. Justice Department limit. Totaling up the items in the IG’s report, the 534 attendees over five days were given 1,150 pastries and 1,350 pieces of candy and fruit. In its report, the IG’s office said the cost of the muffins was one of many food items that “appeared extravagant and potentially wasteful.” “Many individual food and beverage items listed on conference invoices and paid by the” Executive Office for Immigration Review for a legal training conference “were very costly,” said the IG report. “The EOIR spent $4,200 on 250 muffins and $2,880 on 300 cookies and brownies. By itemizing these costs, we determined that, with service and gratuity, muffins cost over $16 each and cookies and brownies cost almost $10 each.”

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Speare Hospital coordinating Community Health Fair Saturday PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Choice Physical Therapy, Mid-State Health Center, Pemi-Baker Community Health, Oliver Drug and Sound Advice Hearing Center, are planning the greater Plymouth area’s annual Community Health Fair for Saturday, September 24 from 8–11 a.m. at Boulder Point, just off Tenney Mountain Highway. Free health screenings and information are offered to community members to help promote wellness and learn about the many area health service providers located in the region. Ample parking is available at Boulder Point, providing easy access to the many booths to be located at Speare Memorial at Boulder Point and the Health Center shared by Mid-State, Sound Advice Hearing Center and

Pemi-Baker Community Health. “The health fair is one of our most important community outreach initiatives,” explains Michele Hutchins, director of community relations at Speare Memorial Hospital. “Over the last three years we have seen a significant increase in the number of people attending the fair. For many it is their opportunity to get necessary annual health screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol/glucose, bone density, skin cancer and dental care.” A complete list of screenings and information is available online at, and a directory will also be handed to people as they arrive at the fair that morning. There will be a coffee and water station available, as well as food prepared by the Plymouth Regional High School Culinary Arts Program.

CONCORD — Women who want to take Hunter Education and prefer learning in the company of other women can take advantage of a special Women-only Hunter Education Course offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department this fall. The course entails self-paced online study, a written exam and a field day in Holderness on Sunday, October 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must be 15 years of age or older. There are two required parts to the Women-only Hunter Education Course; both of which must be

completed to receive certification: an online study course taken at the applicant’s own pace, (with a $15 fee), and, after passing the online exam, a women’s only field day at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, in Holderness. The field day includes both written and field exams. Students participate in a firearms-handling session, a map-andcompass lesson and a live-fire course, capped off by a field exam. After the successful completion of the exams, participants will be a certified hunter, ready to buy a license and enjoy hunting.

MOULTONBOROUGH — Brady Carlson, the voice of All things Considered on New Hampshire Public Radio, will be the featured speaker at an Author Luncheon on Wedenesday, September 28 at noon in the Winnipesaukee Room at The Castle in the Clouds. Carlson wears many hats at New Hampshire Public Radio. He hosts All Things Considered every weekday afternoon. He also serves as NHPR’s Digital Host, where he interacts with thousands of listeners and residents through email, Twitter, Facebook and NHPR’s Public Insight Network. He writes the “Here’s What’s Awesome” blog for Word of Mouth, and is a fre-

quent guest on the show, discussing internet culture, media and technology. For six years he served as NHPR’s webmaster, where he expanded the station’s online offerings to include interactive features, photos, video, discussions, timelines and more. The site won the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006. The visit is sponsored by the Friends of the Moultonborough Library and tickets for the event, which cost $30 and include lunch with a choice of entrees, are available at the library. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. light, jazz music will be provided on the keyboard. by Tom Robinson, an instructor of jazz at Plymouth State University.

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‘Your Hit Parade’ Tuesday in Gilmanton GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Historical Society will present “Twenty Five Years of America’s Top Hits” at its final summer program on Tuesday evening, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works. “Your Hit Parade” aired on radio, and then on television, from 1935 until 1959. It set the standard for American popular music. Calvin Knickerbocker will outline a quarter century of the show’s history as a tastemaker, fea-

turing songs inspired by the Great Depression, World War II, and on through the advent of rock and roll. Refreshments and social hour begins at 7 p.m. and the program starts promptly at 7:30. The public is welcome. There is no charge but donations are appreciated. The program will be preceded by a brief annual meeting. Those interested in working with the historical society, as a board member or volunteer, can contact President John Dickey at 267-6098.

Brown bag seminar on ‘sandwich generation’ 9/27 PLYMOUTH — Bill York of Live Free Home Health Care, LLC will present a program for the “Sandwich Generation” at the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Brown Bag Luncheon seminar on Tuesday, September 27 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pease Public Library. According to the Pew Research Center, more than one in eight Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 are caring for multi-generational family members, thus “sandwiched” between child rearing and elder care; both requiring financial and physical assistance of the hard-working, middle-aged. This endemic continues as the US Census Bureau statistics indicates that the number of American’s aged 65 and older will double by the year 2030 to over 70 million.

York has been actively involved in the health care industry for several years as Director of Development with Community Health & Hospice; Marketing and Public Relations for Live Free Home Health Care; a frequent public speaker on health care issues, including programs on regional cable access TV and radio; and co-facilitator of community based caregiver support groups. A past president of the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce and New Hampshire Press Association, Bill resides in Hebron with his wife and beloved pets. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. Reserve a spot by calling the Plymouth Regional Chamber at 536-1001 or emailing info@

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Plymouth State University’s (PSU) Frost School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Magnitude Media to present another class in their popular series of “How-To, Hands-On” Web Marketing Workshops on October 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the Lamson Library computer lab on the campus of Plymouth State University. Leslie Poston, founder and CEO of Magnitude Media, is a veteran web marketer who will share her insights, wisdom, and marketing savvy to help local businesses create a Facebook business page in a small classroom style with step-by-step instruction. The workshop is for business owners or marketing managers who want to include the social media interaction of Facebook in their marketing mix, and would like guidance navigating Facebook’s preferences while generating an enticing and engaging business page.

Leslie Poston, founder and CEO of Magnitude Media, co-author of Twitter for Dummies, contributor to the Social Media ProBook and author of the Grande Guide to Social Advertising, is a speaker and leading authority in emerging media, transmedia, brand and business development with a concentration in food, wine, spirits, tourism, hospitality, off-beat brands, corporations, music and film. She also founded Social Media Breakfast New Hampshire, PodCamp NH and the nationwide Strong Women in Tech initiative. She sits on several boards of directors, including Portsmouth Public Media. The workshop will be held in the computer lab at Lamson Library (Room #102) on the campus of PSU from 5-8 p.m. A link to register, including the $25 workshop fee, is available on the Chamber’s website. Space is limited for this class due to the one-on-one attention needed. To reserve a spot log onto www. .

LACONIA — Each month The Salvation Army provides food baskets to those in need. Each basket provides families with a wide variety of items such as; fruit, peanut butter, pasta, soup, vegetable, juice, and protein. The Salvation Army is looking for help restocking the shelves with much needed food. Those who donate any non-perishable item(s) between September 19-October 31 will receive a

discount coupon to the Thrift Store good for 10% off their entire order. Donations can be dropped off at the Thrift Store located at 77 New Salem St., Laconia. Hours of operation are: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at the main office located at 177 Union Ave Laconia. Hours of operation are: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

MEREDITH — The 4th Annual Inter-Lakes PTO Walk-a-thon and Family Fun Fitness Day will be held September 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the InterLakes High School football field. The event will feature games on every lap, locally-

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Owl Brook Hunter Education Center hosting open house HOLDERNESS — Enjoy a fun day with handson activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at a public open house on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H. Admission is free. The event is part of Fish and Game’s celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Special activities during the event include a chance to try Owl Brook’s practice archery range, a 3-D woodland archery course and a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Try your luck breaking clay targets at the shotgun range, using shotguns provided by Sturm Ruger, and test your marksmanship on the center’s environmentally friendly rifle range with Thompson/ Center Arms firearms. See how solid your safety knowledge is by trying a tree stand safety activity. New Hampshire Trappers Association members will demonstrate trapping techniques and bring the center’s re-created trapper’s cabin to life. Visitors to the Open House can enter a free raffle for quality firearms donated by Thompson/ Center Arms and Sturm Ruger; other prizes include a halfoff coupon for a firearm from Savage Arms and gift certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Also, cool off with free ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion. The Open House is a great chance to tour the grounds at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, located on 500 forested acres of land in Holderness.

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LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and Belknap County Economic Development Council have joined forces for a collaborative half day event providing regional resources for new and growing business. The Lakes Region Business Resource Fair, presented by Meredith Village Savings Bank, will be held Wednesday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Margate Resort. Keynote address will be presented by Congressman Frank Guinta. Break out workshops that follow will include two tracks. Track A will focus on ideas to income and realizing the entrepreneurial dream with a panel of local business owners sharing their startup stories. Track B will focus on commercial credit and getting the financing businesses need to grow. There are a wide range of alternative financing resources available to businesses in the Lakes Region and presenters will give an overview of financing programs featuring: Belknap County Economic Development Council, Wentworth Economic Development Corporation, Grafton County Economic Development Council, NH Community Loan Fund, NH Community Development Finance Authority, NH Business Finance Authority, US Small Business Administration, and US Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. A plenary session is offered on marketing and promotion and the event will close with networking in an exhibit area providing business resources in the area of financial services, accounting, IT, business counseling and marketing. There is no cost to attend. To register, go to or call 524-5531 to reserve a seat.

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LACONIA — Robert H. Irwin Motors, Inc is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program to the Laconia community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Laconia High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Laconia High School on Thursday, September 29, Robert H. Irwin Motors, Inc. and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to LHS. Funds generated will help support the Band Booster Club.

Central NH VNA & Hospice flu clinics start 9/28

LACONIA — Anyone can get the flu, but the disease Is more severe for some people. Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop lifethreatening complications (such as pneumonia) as a result of the flu. An average of about 36,000 people per year in the United States die from influenza, and more than 200,000 have to be admitted to the hospital as a result of influenza. Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice has scheduled flu clinics for the next three months and encourages people who are most vulnerable to receive a flu vaccine shot. Following are the times and places to receive vaccine: — Wednesday, Sept. 28: Belmont Senior Center (14 Mill St,Belmont) 10:30 a.m.-noon. — Monday, Oct. 24: Laconia Senior Center (17 Church St, Laconia) 12-2 p.m. — Thursday, Nov 3: Community Room of Methodist Church, Gilford, 9-11 a.m. Clinics are able to bill the following insurances: Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem Blue Cross. Otherwise it will cost $25. For more information call Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice at 569-2729.

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Rail Trail birding walk planned Sunday morning ANDOVER — Local birders and would-be birders are invited to join Alan McIntyre, coordinator of Proctor Academy’s Environmental Program, on a birding walk along Andover’s Northern Rail Trail on Sunday, September 25, from 8-10 a.m. Sponsored by Proctor Academy and the Friends of the Rail Trail in Merrimack County, the walk will begin and end in the parking lot beside Carr Field on Main Street in Andover. The lot provides easy access to the trail, which in turn provides easy access to several spots where a variety of birds are often found. Recent sightings include Indigo Buntings, Eastern Bluebirds, Blue and White Warblers (as well as other warblers), Tree Swallows, Great Blue Herons and a Sharp-shinned Hawk. The walk is free and does not require advance registration. Sturdy shoes are advised. Bring binoculars if possible; several pairs will also be on hand for loan. Bad weather may cause cancellation. Call 735-5021 to confirm. A veteran birder, McIntyre is a former program director for the Audubon Society of New Hamp-



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2011. There are 99 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 5:04 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by delivering the “Checkers” speech, in which he defended himself against allegations of improper campaign fundraising. On this date: In 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeated the HMS Serapis in battle. In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British. In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest. In 1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle (GAH’-luh). In 1908, an apparent baserunning error by Fred Merkle of the New York Giants cost his team a victory against the Chicago Cubs and left the game tied 1-1. In 1957, nine black students who’d entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside. In 1962, New York’s Philharmonic Hall (later renamed Avery Fisher Hall) formally opened as the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In 1973, former Argentine president Juan Peron won a landslide election victory that returned him to power; his wife, Isabel, was elected vice president. In 1981, the Reagan administration announced plans for what became known as “Radio Marti.” One year ago: The U.S. delegation walked out of a U.N. speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after he said some in the world had speculated that the U.S. staged the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in an attempt to assure Israel’s survival. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Mickey Rooney is 91. Actress Margaret Pellegrini (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 88. Singer Julio Iglesias is 68. Actor Paul Petersen is 66. Actress-singer Mary Kay Place is 64. Rock star Bruce Springsteen is 62. Rock musician Leon Taylor is 56. Actress Rosalind Chao is 54. Golfer Larry Mize is 53. Actor Jason Alexander is 52. Actress Elizabeth Pena is 52. Actor Chi McBride is 50. Country musician Don Herron is 49. Actor Erik Todd Dellums is 47. Actress LisaRaye is 45. Singer Ani (AH’-nee) DiFranco is 41. Rock singer Sarah Bettens is 39. Recording executive Jermaine Dupri is 39. Actor Kip Pardue is 35. Pop singer Erik-Michael Estrada is 32. Actress Aubrey Dollar is 31. Tennis player Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN’) is 20.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Swamp Walk at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center in Holderness. 10 a.m. to noon. An easy hike along the edge of red maple swamp and through the middle via the Chamberlin-Reynolds Memorial Forest boardwalk, all on the first day of autumn. $8/member. $10/non member. Reservations and payment in advance required. Call 9687194 or visit Fall Prevention Awareness Day marked at the InterLakes Senior Center in Meredith. Program featuring Tai Chi and yoga demonstrations and information about the Fit Walk group starts at 10: 30 a.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Gilmanton Farmers Market. 3 to 6 p.m. at the Academy building on Rte. 107. Guided hike on Turtleback Mountain in the Ossipee Range. Hosted by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Assembly at 9 a.m. near the upper parking lot at Shannon Pond. Returning at 2:30. Call 253-3301 for more information. 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. Sanbornton Farmers’ Market. 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 7 at 520 Sanborn Road (Rte. 132) in Sanbornton Square. Tot Time at the Meredtih Public Library. 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Stories, songs and crafts for ages 1-3. Drop-in Storytime at the Gilford Library. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Stories and songs to foster early literacy skills. Knit Wits gathering at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All knitters welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Autumn Festival at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness. Live animal presentations and crafts for children throughout the day. Regular trail admission. $15/adults. $12/seniors. $10/youth. No charge for members. Carter Mountain Brass Band concert at First United Methodist Church in Gilford. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. A part of the congregations celebration of the 150th anniversary of the church’s founding in the Lakes Region. 5th Annual Family Fun Fest at Praise Assembly of God Church (180 School Street) in Tilton. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Public breakfast hosted by Tilton Masons. 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building at 410 West Main Street. Full breakfast, including eggs cooked to order. $6. 38th Laconia Farmers’ Market. Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot. www. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 6 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at

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Dear Annie: I think my brother-in-law’s wife is attracted to my husband, “James.” James believes this to be true, as well, but he rather enjoys the attention. Whenever we are at his brother’s house, the wife is always flirting with James, touching him and finding reasons to be near him. When it’s time for us to go, she practically begs him to stay. She also often makes subtle suggestive comments, and this really gets on my nerves. As an added twist, my husband and I are not sexually active. We’ve not been intimate in nearly two years. This was a mutual decision. James is always tired when he gets home from long-distance driving. I’m on two separate antidepressants that just about kill off any shred of sexual interest. A few times, I’ve told James that if he is interested in sex, I’d be quite amenable, but he repeatedly tells me he’s too tired. I asked him why he lets her flirt with him, and he says it’s fun, but insists he’s not interested in having an affair with her or anyone else. We have been married for 12 years and have no children, so he has all of my attention and plenty of affection. This flirtation was going on even before she married into the family. I had hoped that after five years and two kids it would end, but it hasn’t subsided in the least. I admit I am slightly jealous, but am I completely off base thinking there is something wrong with this? -- Green-Eyed Dear Green-Eyed: There are a lot of things wrong with this. We don’t care how tired your husband is, surely he could work up some interest in sex in two years. The fact that he hasn’t is worrisome and, combined with the attention he receives from another woman, puts your relationship at risk. We don’t know why James’ brother turns a blind eye to his wife’s flirtations, but that is his problem. Yours is to find a way to reconnect intimately with your husband. Talk to a

counselor, get some books from the library, watch some videos or take a long vacation, but please do something before it’s too late. Dear Annie: Our grandchild is 4 years old. He pushes and slaps his father while laughing and yelling. His dad retaliates, often rolling on the floor with him, all in fun. This “fun” is getting more violent, and we worry that the child will grow up shoving and hitting and having a problematic life. His father laughs at our concerns. What do you think? -- Worried in West Hills Dear Worried: A certain amount of roughhousing is OK if neither the child nor the parent is getting hurt, feels anxious or becomes over-stimulated. The father should be aware, however, that the boy is not capable of controlling his enthusiasm and things can get out of hand. We recommend that Mom discuss it with her pediatrician. Dear Annie: “Happy Senior” said she avoids the person who is “so hard of hearing that conversation is tiresome.” My mother was socially active and popular in her small circle. She joined the Scrabble club and started tap dancing classes, pursuits that she had enjoyed in the past. But before new friendships could take root, she began to experience hearing problems that became so severe that she was unable to readily interact with people in group situations and withdrew from her outside activities. Despite the latest hearing aid technology, she is still functionally hard of hearing. Certain considerations can lead to less tiresome encounters: Face the person squarely and engage in one-on-one conversation. A quiet place is likely to be more conducive to conversation. Anyone making the effort to engage my mother in such conversation will find an intelligent, caring and funloving human being. -- C.

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




AKC German Shepherd puppies ready 10/15, 1 all black female, 1 all black male, $1500/ea. 6 bi colored $1200/ea. Eilene (603)374-9257.


2001 FORD Explorer XLT4-Wheel drive, 4-door, immaculate interior, body excellent condition, AC, 71,000 miles. $5,500. 603-476-5017

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

2002 Ford Focus Station Wagon SE: 58,000 miles, good condition. $5,900. 524-8213.

Australian Shepherd Puppies for sale. 2 males remaining. Blue/green eyes, registered parents. For more information, please call 603-455-4058

2003 Cadillac CTS- Black. 93K miles, excellent condition. $8,000. Call 603-707-0102 2003 Monte Carlo V6 w/76,000 miles CD/Radio, built in Amp Good, clean condition and alarmed $4,000 OBO 556-7307

DOBERMAN puppies with registration, three red males left. Tails and dews done. Parents on site. $750.00. 581-9152

ROTTWEILER Pups, AKC, tails, shots done, parents on premises, $950. 340-6219


Autos /FOR Sale 1999 Jetta Gls, 260 K miles, new Michelin Tires, completely tuned up. $2400 848-0014 1992 Buick- 6 Cylinder, auto, 4 door. Gets around 20 mpg. New brakes. $1,500. 603-539-5194


1999 Ford Ranger. Runs good, looks good. $1,200. 603-524-1242

WE Pay CA$H for GOLD and SILVER No hotels, no waiting. 603-279-0607, Thrifty Yankee, Rte. 25, Meredith, NH.

2002 GMC Sierra X-cab 4X4. SL package, AC, AM/FM/CD. 130,000 miles, well-maintained. Asking $6,495. 476-5164

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Leavitt Park 334 Elm St., Laconia Wakefield green wicker chaise, Vict sewing bird,5 Morgan dollars, paper, Excelsior accordian, sax, clarinet,jewelry, HO trains, sterling dresser set, 4 gal. jug w/ blue décor, old keys & locks, many small boxes full of interesting trinkets,wedding band quilt. For more detailed list & photos go to & enter ID 4217 D Cross lic 2487* email

phone 603-528-0247 Buyer Premium * No out of state checks unless known to us!

2004 Dodge Ram 1500- 39K miles, V-6, excellent condition, new tires. $7,995./BO 455-6296 2006 Ford 500- Original owner, AWD, 26+MPG, 89K miles, extras. Excellent condition. $12,500. 253-4590 2007 Honda CRV. 1 owner, excellent condition, 85k miles, black w/ tan leather interior. Many options. Carfax. $14,900/obo (603)539-3185.

CASH in your pocket for junk cars and trucks! 7 days a week. 603-717-6340 leave message. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars & trucks. $200 & up. Avaiable 7 days. 630-3606 WANTED- 2000-2009 Toyota Tacoma or Tundra or SUV with little rust, under $12,000. 293-7937

BOATS 1972 Scotty Craft: 27ft, red & white w/trailer, 2 Buick 155hp twin engines. $15,000/b.r.o. 524-7901. 1973 Glastron Carlson 16 ft. 100 HP Mercury 1985. Stored inside, 36 years. $4,900. 293-2111 MOBILE shrink wrapping and winterization, $10 a foot. 630-3198


For Rent

1984 Wellcraft 19.5 ft I/O 5.7 250 HP. New engine & new upholstery. Runs great. With twin axle trailer included. $2900 obo. Must sell. 630-2440.

Franklin-Duplex/Condo- Large 4-bedroom 1-bath, deck, newly renovated, washer/dryer hook-up, 4-season porch, 2-car parking. Security & references required. No smoking/pets. $1,050/Mo. + utilities. Available 10/1. 978-290-0801

1986 Carrazza 21ft. Speed boat very fast, rebuilt motor & outdrive, new interior, newer trailer. $5,000. 387-3824.

GILFORD 3 bedroom waterfront winter rental. Dock, washer & dryer. Available through May 31st. $900/mo. + Utilities. Oil heat. No pets. (603) 778-9515 GILFORD Condo: 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath, granite counters, fireplace, pool/tennis/washer/dryer. $1,100/month plus utilities. No pets. 617-501-8545 GILFORD Small 1-bedroom house w/galley kitchen, porch & private drive. $600/Month +utilities, no pets. 293-2750 GILFORD waterfront winter rental, 3Br furnished, outdoor hotub, some utilities paid. Available thru 5/31. $1500/mo 781-844-0444

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Business Opportunities LACONIA Pizza- Deli -Market. 25 years, same owners. Business & Real Estate. N. Main St. $475,000. 293-2111

Child Care BEFORE/AFTERSCHOOL Childcare: Laconia mother of two has openings, days only, 527-8129. CHILDRENS Garden Childcare: Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, pre-K environment, one acre yard, central location. 528-1857. MEREDITH grandmother offering childcare in my child-friendly home. Will transport to and from school. 393-9079

For Rent 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath home in country setting, close to everything. $1200/mo plus utilities and i month security deposit required.603-393-8424 Alton- Unfurnished home. 5-years young 2-3 bedrooms, fully applianced w/washer/dryer, eat-in kitchen, jacuzzi garden tub. Garage, ceramic tile kitchen & bath, farmers porch. 1st & security, $1,285/Month. Steve 401-241-4906 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, Rt. 106. Taking applications for Year-round RV/Travel trailer sites. 267-0853 BELMONT-1 bedroom, heat, hot water, cable included. $175/week. no pets, security, references. (603)520-5132 BELMONT: 2 bedroom, 1st floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement. $220/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. CLEAN UPDATED studios in Tilton. Heat/Hot Water included. $590/Month. Cat okay. 603-393-9693 or 916-214-7733 Laconia: Single Occupancy Furnished Rooms $107/wk

Quiet riverside location in downtown Laconia. Shared kitchens and bathrooms. Make Riverbank Rooms your home.

524-1884 or 934-3287 Gilford- 4 bedroom house for rent. $1,500/Month. First & last

GILFORD: 2 and 3-bedroom units from $250/Week includes heat & utilities. Pets considered. Security/References. 556-7098. GILFORD: Spacious Stonewall Village Condominium, 1,800 sq.ft., 3-bedroom, 2-bath, laundry hookup, no smoking/pets. $1,600/month. 603-556-7788. GILFORD: 1BR WITH AMAZING VIEWS, includes heat, hot water, electric, cable. Newly remodeled, dead-end location, quiet, 3 miles to downtown. No pets, $165/week. Sec. plus first week. 455-8319 Gilmanton 4-Corners, 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. Wireless internet and hot water included, propane heat and electricity separate. Coin-op laundry, parking, backyard. Security deposit and lease req'd. No smoking or dogs. $680/month 267-1711.

HEAT INCLUDED! Two 2-bedroom units $800/Month. Security deposit required. Newly painted, quiet location. 387-8664 LACONIA -Beautiful, large 1 bedroom in one of Pleasant Street!s finest Victorian homes. Lots of natural woodwork, Beamed ceilings, fireplace, washer/dryer, heat & hot water included. $900/Month 528-6885 LACONIA 1 Bedroom with garage, $550/ month plus utilities. Security, deposit, references. Please call 520-8212. LACONIA 2 Br, $950/mo heat and hot water included, laundry hook ups. No pets, no smokers. 707-1908 LACONIA 3 bedroom homeShore Dr. $1,100/Month. First & Last security. No pets. 387-7543 Laconia 3-4 Bedroom. Huge enclosed porch, washer/dryer hook-up. No pets. First + Security. $1,100/Month. 387-6810 LACONIA ONE bedroom efficiency apartment, partially furnished, second floor, close to hospital. $130/week, Includes heat/hot water, lights. Very clean, owner lives in the home. Security deposit and references required. No pets/smoking. 524-5437 LACONIA Pleasant St. Studio apartment $650/Month. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837

LACONIA South Down Shores 3-Bed, 3-Bath Townhouse with Garage $1,400 + Utilities

(603)455-9189 LACONIA waterfront condo rental, 1-BR next to Naswa, private beach, no pets $725/mo. 978-855-2112 LACONIA, Large 1-bedroom, $165/week. Includes parking, heat and hot water. No pets. Refer-

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LACONIA- 1bedroom 1st floor w/private fenced in yard for $728. 3 bedroom townhouse for $875. W/D hookups. Private yard, full basement, dishwasher & A/C in convenient Laconia location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO.

LACONIA:2 apartments (2BR) Lyford Street $850/mo or Elm area $825/mo. bright, convenient apt. in great “walk to everything” neighborhood. Private parking, plenty of closet space. . References needed. 603-318-5931.

SMALL 1 BR, w/d, garage parking for 1 car. Union Avenue, Laconia NH. $650/mo. Plus Uttilies. Available Oct. 1 774-230-0109

Laconia-O’Shea Industrial Park

LACONIA- Charming 1-bedroom apartment with private entrance and exit. Flower garden, large living room and kitchen. Utilities included. $750/Month. Call 524-5557 LACONIA -Ideal 1-bedroom, large living room, hardwood floors, modern kitchen & bath, washer/dryer, Pleasant St. Heat & Hot water inlcuded.. $750/Month 528-6885 LACONIA-VERY large apartment 1,048 sf. Includes garage, laundry hookups, porch. No pets. $850 +utilities. 603-455-0874 LACONIA: 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, near hospital. $185/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2 story apartment with access to basement and attic. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234. LACONIA: Duplex, near downtown, 2-Bedrooms, $750 +utilities. References & deposit required. Available10/1/11. 387-3864. LACONIA: Large, updated one bedroom apartment with heat & hot water included. Two full bathrooms, bons room with built-in cabintes. Perfect for office or storage. No dogs. Quiet neighborhood. $650.00. 566-6815

LACONIA:NEWLY REMODELED 2BR, 2BA fully furnished condo, $700/month, no utilities, no pets. Available now-May. 978-423-2310 LAKE Winnisquam waterfront. Sanbornton, cozy cottage for 1-2 people. Beautiful views, no utilities/pets/smoking. Unfurnished, Reduced to $725/ Month. 524-1583. MEREDITH 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, fully furnished, washer/dryer. Beach access, boat slip. $900/month plus utilities. Non-smokers, no cats. Now-June. (508)265-6817. MEREDITH 3BR farm house, unfurnished, great location, year lease, pets allowed, $1,200/month plus utilities, please call 455-8011.

MEREDITH In Town - Fully Renovated 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath Condo with Garage. Quite location, Energy efficient. $1,095 + utilities No pets No smokers.

Rick (781)-389-2355 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, Pets? $850/month 455-5660.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large 2-bedroom apartment. Second floor, parking. $800 + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Large 3-bedroom apartment. Second floor, parking. $850 + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294. LACONIA: Large 4-bedroom apartment. Second floor, parking. $850 + utilities, security/backgound check required. 603-781-6294.

TILTON-DOWNTON 1st floor studio apartment. $800/Month includes all utilities. 286-4391 Two 2-Bedrooms in the Weirs. Nice, washer/dryer hook-ups. $850-950/Month, Heat/hot water included, $500/security Call 494-3232. WANTED TO RENT- Responsible Single 62 year old man, with 3 older dogs looking for monthly/winter rental in the Bristol area. Have References 603-219-3934 WATERFRONT Townhouse Southdown Shores. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, $1,150/ month, + Utilities. (617) 254-3395. WEIRS BEACH Stand Alone Condo. 3-Bedrooms 2-Baths. Beach & Pool. $1,100/Month Pets OK. (203) 372-8185 Weirs Beach- Winter rental. 2-bedroom, 2-bath furnished condo. 10/1-5/31. First+Security. No Pets. $700+ utilities. 603-366-4373 WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$170/week. $400 deposit. 387-3864.

LACONIA: 2-3 bedroom, good location, full basement, washer/dryer hook-up, one stall garage, 2 porches, good condition, $950/month. Low heat costs. No dogs/smoking. 293-7902. Owner/Broker. LACONIA: 3 bedroom. Clean, quiet, new carpet, near park. Short walk to town and schools. $1,100. Heat & hot water included. Call 524-0703.

Sussievale- Spacious 2 bedroom home. Parking & storage. references & credit check. $1,000/month (757) 876-9559

NORTHFIELD: Small 2 bedroom trailer in 11 unit trailer park with coin-op laundry on site. $200/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234.

PREFERRED RENTALS Long term and winter rentals available in the towns of Moultonboro, Meredith, Center Harbor, Sandwich, Gilford, Laconia and Sanbornton. Starting at $650/ month. Please call for list of inventory at 603-253-7811 or visit our website at MEREDITH: Room for Rent, quiet country setting, shared living/ kitchen, electric/hw/heat/gas cooking included. Smoking ok. References required. $125/week or $500/month. Contact 707-9794.

Rental Assistance Available Apply Now At

LEDGEWOOD ESTATES • Spacious units with a lot of storage area • Low utility costs • On-Site Laundry & Parking • Easy access to I-93 • 24-hour maintenance provided • 2 bedrooms with a 2 person minimum per unit. Rent is based upon 30% of your adjusted income. Hurry and call today to see if you qualify, or download an application at: 603-224-9221 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118 An Equal Opportunity Housing Agent

WINNISQUAM: 1 Bedroom Second Floor Garden Style Condo; 450 SF of Living Space; Close To Lake Winnisquam & I-93; Mint condition; $700/Month, includes all utilities. 455-0910

WINTER RENTAL CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.

72 Primrose Drive •10,000 Sq, Ft. WarehouseManufacturing. $5,800.00 • 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office Space $2,800.00 • 3,340 Sq. Ft. WarehouseManufacturing $1,800.00

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

(603)476-8933 For Sale 2001 Kropf 37 Special Edition Park Model- Exceptionally clean, 1 bedroom. Loaded w/extras, plenty storage, upgraded insulation, appliances, furniture included, Attached 9x16, 3 season finished porch w/ furniture- must move. Currently in lakes region camp -$25K call 508-963-3504

For Sale

LOVE Free Jewelry & Parties with Friends? Call 603-452-5405 for more information NASCAR Tickets for this weekends race. Laconia Grandstand. Section C Row 33, Seats 12/13. Turn 4. Retail $110. Pair $150. 707-6970 OAK Entertainment Center with 32” TV: Excellent condition, 58H, 38W and 21D. Asking $150 or best offer. Fantastic buy ... will go fast! Call 393-9667.

2008 150cc 4 stroke scooter. 1400 miles, 55 MPH, $695 OBO. Scooter platform w/wheel chock, 2 in. receiver hitch & ramp. $200 OBO. Summit Tree Stand $100. 603-340-7066 4-white mags. 16 inch, low-profile with tires. $250. 4-large outside building security lights. $150. 279-6067 6-FT. Truck Bed: Fits Chevy 1988-1999, $400. 630-0957. 7 ft. pool table, good condition, includes all accessories $199. Brass bar railings and footings, $199/ set. 401-580-4419. 8FTX25FT Aluminum Ground Level Box Trailer: Good storage. Why rent when you can own? $800. 630-0957. ALTIMAX (1) New 215/70R15, $45; (2) Snow tires, 205/75R15, $35/both; Ventvisor, new in package for Chevy S-10, Blazer, GMC Jimmy, Sonoma, Isuzu Hombre, $20. More info, 524-9778.

CRAFTSMEN 10” compound miter saw with Craftsmen adjustable table, and an adjustable Craftsmen extension. Like new $125 firm. 293-7641

For Rent-Commercial

Electric Wheelchair- New battery $395. 387-0855 9am-9pm

Commercial Building for Rentoffice space, cold storage bay, 10x10 overhead door, 750 sq.ft. $700/Month plus utilities. 524-4518

FLY Rods- Winston (IM6) 8ft-3-Weight, 3-piece. $285. Orvis 71/2ft. 1 weight, 2-piece $225. 524-0284 5pm FRIGIDAIRE refrigerator and freezer side by side with ice maker, 3 years old, $500. 527-1149.

Steel Buildings Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600. 36x58– Reg $21,900 Now $18,800. Source# 1IB, 866-609-4321 TRAILER 4 x 6 Steel Mesh with ramp, $495 new, never used. Alton Bay 364-0195 USED FIREWOOD EquipmentSaws, splitters, accessories, chains, Ariens, Husky, Echo, Poulan and Homelite. All about 1-year old. 1/2 price. 998-7337

Çoffee & end tables, TV console, Chair (like new) and more! 455-9244

WANTED TO BUY Gold, (scrap rings, jewelry, etc.) Silver,

ONE year old Maytag washer/dryer set $500, Toyotomi new oil heater $1000, miscellaneous tools, subwoofer $25, 4 Jetta snow tires with rims $100, coat rack $15, 2 travel dvd players $40, $25, brass floor lamp $40. Call after 5 pm. 520-5321

(coins, flatware, etc. )

Antiques & Unusual Items Call 279-3087 or Stop In at

Waukewan Antiques 55 Main St. Meredith

YARDMAN 16 1/2 HP Yard Tractor with leaf bagger, runs great! $150/best offer. (603)455-8789.

2002 MXZ 600, 1900 miles, good shape,$1400 Complete scuba set with computer, $500. 848-0014

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

TILTON-OFFICE building for Rent. Highly visible location, 800 sf. $500/Month. 387-1692

For Sale GOLF balls Approximately 750 excellent condition all makes. Please call 279-7124

Furniture REFRIGERATOR, 8.8 cubic ft. chest freezer, Oak tall corner entertainment center, commercial meat slicer, best offer. 279-5598. RUG hooking stand $25, industrial Singer sewing machine, parts, thread, etc. $100, 20+ yard of wool cloth for braiding rugs $60. 776-2571. Several wood working tools for sale. Most power. Good condition, best offer. 293-4451 SHED: 12ft. x 16ft., 4 years old, $500. You take it away. 387-3824. Solid Maple Dining room set. Table, 2 leafs, hutch, 6 chairs. $450. Bench press weight set with/bench $100. Solid wood desk $25. 279-5510

20% off In-stock furniture! 10% off in-stock matresses! Fall clearance overstock sale! Cozy Cabin Rustics 517 Whittier Hwy. Moultonboro, NH. Open Daily. Call Jason 603-662-9066

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. BEDROOM Set- 5-pieces- Queen bed, 2-bedside tables, triple dresser w/mirror, armoir. White & green. $900/OBO. 603-524-2503 COFFEE Table & 2-end tables. Blond wood w/glass tops. $200/OBO. 524-2503

LNA Part-Time/Full-Time Part-Time Laundry Aide Come make a difference and promote our mission of caring for our residents, with compassion, dignity and respect. For more information, please visit our Human Resource section on our website or contact Deb Laflamme at 729-1245.

Applications received by October 3, 2011 will receive primary consideration. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V

LACONIA HIGH SCHOOL JV Girls Basketball Coach This coaching position is for the Winter 2011 season. Interested candidates please send letter of interest and application to or for more information contact: James Chase, Athletic Director Laconia High School 345 Union Avenue Laconia NH 03246 Telephone: 603-524-3350 Applications are available at the high school or online at EOE

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Dining room furniture- Drexel Heritage brand. Table, 3-leafs, 8 chairs, custom pad, buffet, & chest with lights. $10,000 new, Sell for $1,895. 603-253-3362


Restoration Technician

IMMEDIATE opening for part-time front office assistant at Gilford Physical Therapy & Spine Center. Must have strong computer and typing skills and be able to multi-task in a busy office. Must be able to work late afternoon/ early evening hours Monday thru Friday and be flexible to cover additional shifts if needed. Email resume to gilfordpt@gilfordphysicaltherapy. com.

Were looking for a self motivated, energetic, responsible person that has experience in water and fire restoration and a background in construction. Must have a valid drivers license with 4 points or less. Please come to the office to fill out an application. All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. 41 Country Club Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

MOVING- Do not want to store! Must be seen to appreciate beauty and quality. Ivory brocade 3 cushion couch in excellent condition: 75 in. long- seat 25 1/2 in. deep. $250. 2 custom rust-colored overstuffed side chairs with small gold leaves throughout. Paid $950 ea. 2 years ago. Asking $250 each or best offer: 39 in. wide, 30 in. tall, seat 26 in. deep. Call to view. Gilford 603-527-0828

Free FREE PALLETS- Union Ave., Lacoina. Call for access. 528-5001 FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful item garages, automobiles, etc. estates cleaned out and yardsale items. . (603)930-5222. T&B Appliance Removal. Appliances & AC’s removed free of charge if outside. Please call (603)986-5506.

Help Wanted AKA TOOL, INC. 1st Shift Quality Control Manager. Must have exprience in Machining Industry. Required to have a background in ISO 9000 and have a complete understanding of GD&T. Experience with programming and operation of DCC CMM also required. Salary 50K + Excellent benefits, Health/Dental/401K plan. 477 Province Road, Laconia, NH 03246. 524-1868. Email:

JCS Now HIRING 1st & 2nd shift. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with great attitude. No exp. required. This is an appointment scheduling position; JCS is the lead marketing company in the vacation marketing industry. Commission based, top performers make $19-$25 per hour. For interview call Christina Pagliarulo at 603-581-2452 EOE


2 clerical support positions in fast paced office, full time, with benefits. Medical office experience a plus, some office experience and computer skills required. Must be pleasant, flexible and professional. Send r e s u m e t o PART-TIME and per diem Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant positions available in a busy medical office that offers a variety of opportunities. Medical office experience preferred. Must be professional, pleasant and flexible. Send resume to


ATTICS, garages, barns, cellars and yards cleaned out. 279-6921

Saturday’s Required Clerical duties require strength in math, writing and MS. Office to create & revise documents, sales binders, showroom signs & communication for customer service & telephone duties. Prior experience in field a plus! FT potential, position available immediately. E-mail Resumes to

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 20 Hours flex time: Responsible for community outreach, fund raising, volunteer and program management. Good leadership, communication, organizational and computer skills required. Non-profit experience preferred. Contact: 253-9275 Mail: CHMM Community Caregivers, P.O. Box 421 Center Harbor, NH 03226 Experienced form carpenters needed. Call 529-4961 EXPERIENCED line cook. Apply at the Main Street Station Diner, Downtown Plymouth. FULL-TIME gas attendant, apply

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library is looking for Library Director. This position is 24 hrs a week (Tue/Thur 1-7 & Wed/Fri 10-4), starting in Oct. Duties: responsible for overall operation of the Library, oversees staff and volunteers, covers circulation desk, collection maintenance, promotion of programs and compilation of stats and reports for the Board of Directors. Qualifications: MLS preferred. The right person will be enthusiastic and responsible with attention to detail. Must have experience in library procedures, familiarity with circulation and cataloging software and good computer skills. Great people skills a must! Closing date: October 10, 2011 Salary: $17-$20 per hour. Send resume, letter of interest & 3 recent references to or GYRLA, 1385 NH Rt. 140, Gilmanton IW, NH 03837

Call 279-6214

Home Care

Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Nursing background, activities of daily living, companionship, cleaning, shopping, meal prep. Flexible hours and overnights. 581-4877

Instruction BALLROOM DANCE Private lessons, couples only. Professional Instruction, reasonable rates. 279-1329.

Land BELMONT: 3 acres with 180' on paved town road, all dry land. Good gravel soils for building, driveway already roughed in, owner financing available. $54,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

BELKNAP HOME SERVICES Residential Cleaning (Weekly & Monthly Rates). Also Personal Chef, Housesitter, Gardening & Pet Care services available. Reasonable Rates. 10% Discount to new customers. Call 603-707-8791 or 528-1750

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 James Akerley Home Improvements

Low Cost Quality Work

455-8820 Over 30 Years Experience JAYNE ’ S PAINTING is now Ruel ’s Painting ...Same great service! Jason Ruel, customer satisfaction guaranteed! 393-0976


PAINTING CO. Interior/Exterior Since 1982 ~ Fully Insured

Powerwashing GILFORD: 1 1/4 acres of level and 100% dry land. 175' on paved town road, just over Laconia line. $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

279-5755 630-8333 Bus.



Rightway Plumbing and Heating Over 20 Years Experience Fully Insured. License #3647


Call 393-4949

2010 Harley Police Bike- 500 miles, 103 c.i., mint condition. $14,900/BO. 455-6296

M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607 PASSION FOR FASHIONcustom sewing. & alterations. Ask about fall specials September -October. 393-5878

(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.

Personals MEN learn square dancing: Thursdays, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6. Leavitt Park Clubhouse, 7pm. 934-3749. Leave number.

Recreation Vehicles 2011 North Country Travel Trailer. 29 ft. w/slide. Like new, used 4 times. Selling because of health. Hitch, covers, jacks, hoses and sewer equipment, inc. New $20,000; asking $16,500. (603) 539-4578

FIRST Baptist Church, 49 Church Hill, Belmont Saturday 9/24, 8 am - 2 pm Something for everyone, clothes, household items and much more... Bag Sale noon - 2 pm. GARAGE Sale: 55 Shore Drive, Laconia. Saturday, 9/24, 8am-4pm. Clothes, dishes, TV!s, dressers, easy chairs, Xmas decorations, etc.

LACONIA Indoor Yard Sale Computers, laptops, electronics, household goods, men!s clothing, plus size women!s cothing. Saturday, Sept. 24th, 8am-3pm. 115 North St. LACONIA 70 Sarasota Lane, Sat urday 9/24 9 am - 2 pm household items, gas grill party size, John Deere riding lawnmore w/grass catcher, mens clothing, billy goat leaf blower, large Sears air compressor and much more ...

LACONIA MOVING SALE NOW! Good, clean beds, chairs, dressers, lamps, tools. Everything must go! 88 Summer St. Friday-Tuesday 9am-4pm. LACONIA- Saturday, 9/24, 30 Morningside Drive, 8am-1pm. Rain or Shine! A good variety of household items. Everything priced to sell!

MEREDITH Multi-Family Estate Sale Saturday 9am-3pm Clearview Builders & Landscaping Property Maintenance Home Repair, Painting, Finish Work, Decks, Dock Work, Lawn Mowing, Pruning, Mulch, Fall Cleanups & Tree Trimming. Call 387-9789

23 Needle Eye Rd. Off Rt. 3


Winter Covers, Service, Maintenance, Equipment, Liners, 22 years. 603-785-8305.

Real Estate

Household items, furniture, childrens accessories & clothes 0-4T, womens clothes. MEREDITH yard sale, Sat. Sept. 24, 9-1 rain or shine. Furniture, baby stuff, kids' books and educational items, TV, microwave, audio equip., bedspreads and lots more. All proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen and Jimmy Fund. 86 Blackbrook Rd. No early birds. Please park on the road.

FOR Sale By Owner: 2-Bedroom house, 1-11/4 bath. 180 Mechanic Street, Laconia. 524-8142.


Yard Sale BELMONT - ARTHRITI S FOUNDATIONbenefit yard sale, 9/24, 9 to 2, 28 Vineyard Way (off Cotton Hill). Table saw, La-Z-Boy, household items Belmont- Moving Sale. Saturday, 9/24, 9am-2pm. Sunday, 9/25, 9am-12pm. Household goods, tools, bikes, patio set, dishes, craft books, fans and much more! 88 Wildlife Blvd.

SHOWROOM SALES Fast paced stove shop is looking for a motivated salesperson to join our team. Weekend availability a must. Email resumes to

BRISTOL Multi-Family Saturday, 9/26 9am-4pm Rude Rd. Off Rte. 104 Tools, Furniture & More

Lakes Region: Property Maintenance Cleaning (Res. & Bus.) Yard Work Painting Errands Pet Care (While Away) Elder Care Special Needs


Buy • Sell • Trade

PT Position for Meredith Flooring and Window Treatment Store.

Yard Sale

THE Galleria Salon & Day Spa is now accepting applications. Please apply in person & have resume ready. 1 Pleasant St., Laconia.

GILMANTON: 2-acre lots, on paved Sawyer Lake Road, $40,000- $50,000. Owner financing available. 267-1258.

Area Manager looking for motivated self-starters who love jewelry. Part or Full-time. 603-452-5405


CALL THE HUNGRY PAINTER: Painting, small tree work, dump runs, odd jobs, water damage/dry-

LACONIA: 41 Elizabeth Terrace, Saturday, 9/24, 8am-2pm. Antiques, Wedgewood, Fenton &

RUMNEY YARD SALE huge! Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm. Household, sporting, tools & more! 39 Stone Hill Rd. From Rt. 25 go 2 miles up Stinson Lake Rd., then right on Stone Hill, Follow signs. W. Alton- Echo Shores. 3 Family Moving/Garage sale. Saturday, 9/24, 8am-2pm. #80, #94 & #132 Minge Cove Rd., (Off Rte. 11) Furniture, kitchen sets, refrigerator, air compressor, fish-

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Many area homes featured in Green Buildings Open House tour October 1 LACONIA — The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual Green Buildings Open House, the largest sustainable energy event in the Northeast, will be taking place on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buildings in the Lakes Region which will be hosting tours include: Center Sandwich: Dick and Ruth Stuart, 677 Squam Lake Road; Michael Babcock, 330 Little Pond Road. Holderness: Jane Bindley; 752 Route 3. Laconia: Troy and Tammie Mahoney, 371 White Oaks Road. Sanbornton: Andrea and Jeffrey Burns, 106 Osgood Road; Jack Potter, 30 Lower Smith Road; Sant Bani School Upper Building, 19 Ashram Road. Wolfeboro: Single family home, 241 Cotton Valley Road. At host sites, participants are able to talk with home and business owners, ask questions, and see how their renewable energy technologies actually work.

For more details view the full list of GBOH sites and learn more about their features at http://www. GBOH operates in conjunction with the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour and helps to kick off National Energy Awareness Month. For the past 15 years, the GBOH pro-

gram has inspired thousands of individuals to learn about and implement energy efficient and renewable energy solutions in their homes. The goal of the GBOH event is to enable participants to see, firsthand, energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in their communities and motivate them to adopt similar solutions for their own homes.

LACONIA — Fall has arrived and with the colder weather each year comes flu season. “The flu vaccine is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and our families from the flu,” says LRGHealthcare Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Abigail Dacuycuy. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. “We support this recommendation,” says Dr. Dacuycuy. “For some people, the flu is truly a health risk; for others, it is just an inconvenience, but everyone benefits from limiting its spread in our community. Widespread vaccination, including vaccination of children, is the best way to protect everyone in our community.” Beginning Monday, October 3, flu shots will be offered at the following locations: • Laconia Clinic. For Laconia Clinic patients,

walk-in clinic dates have been scheduled in the month of October. Call the Laconia Clinic Flu Hotline 527-2752 for dates and times. • Lakes Region General Hospital Emergency Department—Fast Track (EFT). Flu vaccines are available on a walk-in basis, seven days a week from 9 a.m.–noon; and 4-7 p.m. The flu vaccines are available in the EFT and FIT for anyone three years and older. • Franklin Regional Hospital’s Infusion Transfusion Department (FIT), by appointment only, call 934-2060 ext 8850. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8a.m. – 6 p.m. The flu vaccines are available in the EFT and FIT for anyone three years and older. For children under the age of three, call your child’s pediatrician to schedule a time for a pediatric flu vaccination.

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre is offering an early bird special on season passes and flex passes for the Summer 2012 season.

The season pass (specific performance and seat) and flex pass (call as you go) offers a five tickets see next page

Flu season just around the corner, time for your shot

Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park


Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, A/C, Computer Room, 3-Season Room, Gas Fireplace, Deck, Shed & More! K-1

Early bird special on summer theater tickets ends 9/30


Laconia Office

Meredith Office

528-0088 279-7046

Office: (603) 267-8182 • Fax: (603) 267-6621 Route 140E, 3 miles on right from Exit 20, off I-93.


mlS# 4081751

mlS# 4089561

Public oPeN houSe

60 North Rt 132, New Hampton, NH

Public oPeN houSe

Sat. 9/24, 9:00-11:00

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


oPeN houSe

Sat. 9/24, 1:00-3:00

65 cumbeRlaNd Rd.,

10 PRideS Pt., lacoNia (long bay) $389,900.

Gilford (Gunstock acres) $169,900. MLS# 4089561 Gunstock Acres. 2+

MLS# 4081751 Stop by our office at

BR home w/ beach rights to the Acres Beach. Private setting, many upgrades!

entrance to this gated community, or call (603) 491-4624 to enter gate.

at Nature’s View, Laconia.

OPEN HOUSE at Governor’s

SatuRday 9/24

11:00 am - 2:00 pm New construction at Nature’s View, Laconia. 53 Port Way, Lot 14. Cape II Model. Large living room w/ FP, dining room, sun room. 3 BRs, 2-car att. garage. $291,497.

“WHY” Pay Rent??? $799 a month, and you’ll own your own ranch home. New “Over 55” land lease village. $6,000 down 240 at 6.5% or $59,995.

Nature’s View is located off Elm St., Laconia, to Mass. Ave, to North St., to Nature’s View Drive.

Crossing, Sat. & SUN.

9/24 and 9/25, 10:00-3:00

major price reductions! “THE JEFFERSON” 19 Sterling Drive:

“ THE WENTWORTH” 37 Sterling Drive: Price slashed from $309,900 to $249,900 7 rooms, 3BRs, 2.5 baths, HW and tile floors central a/c, 2 car garage, energy star rated for huge savings. mls 2802831

$299,900. This is the model w/ all the upgrades: 7 rooms, 2 full baths, bonus room over 2-car garage, granite counters, HW & tile, central a/c, central vac, irrigation sys. Luxury master bath Directions: From Weirs Beach bridge bear L. on to Rte. 11-B, go approx. 1 mi., see signs on R. w/ jet tub, & much more! mls 2802820

Public oPeN houSe

sunday 9/25, 10-12 29 Hanson Dr., Moultonborough; MLS# 4074641

PRice Reduced by $100,000! Now well below assessed value! This Winnipesaukee Lake home was originally built in 1969 but was totally remodeled in 2002 and has become a graceful, comfortable home with breathtaking views of the “big lake”. Now $1,099,994. Come take a look!

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

Inexpensive investment opportunity! Immaculate single family in a convenient intown location close to all amenities. 2 bedrooms, open concept kitchen-living room. Many upgrades including appliances, carpet and tile flooring. $95,000 Sandi Grace 520-0936

Uniquely updated 2 BR, 1st floor condo. Open floor plan, high ceilings, hardwood floors and over-sized windows that allow plenty of natural light. Recently painted with a master suite, central air, washer & dryer. Great location close to parks, shops, restaurants, and the beach. $149,900 Bronwen Donnelly 630-2776

The perfect package! 4 BR, 5 bath home with inlaw apt, parquet floors, a large master suite, 2 propane fireplaces, central vac, 2 garages, and lots of areas that bring the outdoors in. In-law apt. has its own entrance. Lovely lot abuts 34 acres of conservation land with trails. Easy access all Meredith & Laconia locations, & I-93. $399,000 Kristin White 520-4352

Breathtaking views from is 12.38 acre parcel. On a town-designated Scenic Road! Commanding mountain views and serene quiet with no road noise. A balance of beauty, nature, privacy, location, yet only minutes to I93, shopping and schools. $109,000 Debbie Tarlentino 491-5404

$39,900! 3 bedroom,1 bathroom home with 1 car attached garage on level lot is well located near Webster Lake, with access to points north and south. Large living room and a finished basement with rec room. $39,900 Dennis Potter 731-3551

This six unit money maker has a new roof, new hot water heater, and a separate garage for storage. Nice yard, plenty of parking, and a fantastic location where you can walk to schools, downtown, and city beaches. $225,000 Bob Gunter 387-8664

THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Friday, September 23, 2011 — Page 27

Lakes Region singers open rehearsals on September 27 at Gilford church GILFORD — The Lakes Region Singers adult chorus will resume rehearsals for the fall concert season on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 pm., at the First United Methodist in Gilford. They will start preparing for their well-known Christmas Concert to be held on Friday, Dec. 16. The program this year will be a fresh mixture of secular and sacred holiday music, designed to appeal to all segments of the community and to jump-start the

holiday spirit for listeners. “If you’re interested in joining Lakes Region Singers,” said chorus director Karen Jordan, “rest assured that we don’t need professional voices, or even soloists, just people who can blend with the group and have a desire to sing. You’ll find the social atmosphere here is just as rewarding as the musical one.’’ She says auditions are not needed and encourages singers to show up at the next rehearsal on Tuesday.

from preceding page for the price of four. Early birds will recieve an additional pass for two seats, making the deal seven tickets for the price of four. Early birds must call 1-888-245-

6374 by September 30 to get this deal. The 2012 season includes: “Nunsense!” (featuring an an ILST All-Star Cast!), “West Side Story”(pending approval), “Annie”, “Singing In the Rain”, and “Little Shop of Horrors”.

524-6565 Fax: 524-6810

E-mail: 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE AT: Public Open House Sat 9/24…10:30am-12:30pm Sun 9/25 …10am-12pm 2 RIDGE RD MEREDITH… REDUCED TO $249,000



Newly Remodeled In Meredith. The Paint Has Barely Dried ..The Flooring Is Brand New!! Corner Lot Surrounded By 1.4 Acres. 9 Rms, 5 Bedrms, 2 Baths, 2 Fireplaces ,2 Car Garage. 34x8 Enclosed Screened Deck, Fenced Yard And Newly Vinyl Sided.

A Beautiful Condo Community…With Low Condo Fees…Gracious Single Floor Living W/ Light Filled Lower Level. Beautifully Decorated !…Master Suite, 2 Additional Bedrms Down, H/w Floors, Vaulted Ceilings And Lots Of Glass & Deck Looking Out To Private Backline. 2 Car Garage. Freestanding.. $284,900

On Your Way To The Race..Stop In For A “Pit Stop”.. Nice Antique Farm House On 2.2 Commercially Zoned Acres With 500’ Of Road Frontage. Huge Attached Barn. 2000+ Sf On The First Level With Room To Expand On Second Floor. Lots Of Possibilities.. Now…$190,000

Dir; Rt#25 Just Past Interlakes HS Rt On Barnard Ridge Rd To Ridge Rd

Dir; No Main St Or Parade Rd To Old North Main St To Woodgat Commons

Dir; Rt#106 South, Just Past Faraville And Lamprey Rd On Rt.




Just Listed In Gilford..Just $99,900…Calling All Hgtv Enthusiasts!! Bring Your Fresh Ideas And Finish The Renovations On This Cute N’ Cozy Cape. Two Remodled 2nd Floor Bedrooms With A First Floor Bedrm Too. Wood Floors, Knotty Pine, Kitchen With Built-ins And Nooks N’crannies. One Acre Lot W/1 Car Garage. Check This Out!!

Just Reduced To $114,000…Cute As Can Be New England Home With 1 Car Garage. Newly Vinyl Sided, Vinyl Windows, Charming Appl Kitchen, Custom Interior Plantation Shutters, 3 Bedrms, And Private Back Deck. Some Hw Floors..Come See!!

Lake Winnpesaukee Now..$499,000..A “Best Buy” On The Big Lake!! Built In 2004, Close To The Water On 69’ Of Sandy Shoreline. Sweeping Views With A 30’ Dock. 2600 Sf, 4 Bedrms And 3 Full Baths. Cherry Hw Floors And Gas Fireplace.

Agent; Mitch Hamel

Agent Donna Royal

Agent; Trish Balint

Center Harbor Office 32 Whittier Hwy Center Harbor, NH 03226 (603) 253-4345

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

Camelot Homes

O PEN Daily & Sunday Rt. 3 (Exit 20 off Rt. 93) Tilton, NH


14 Wide $25,995 Double Wides $49,995

Gilford $879,000


An idyllic setting for this lovely home overlooking a stunning pool & surrounded by woodlands & perennial gardens. #4093484

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Ellen Mulligan 603-253-4345

Gilford $279,000

Lovely, private setting for this cozy year round 2 BR condo cottage in a small association w/ dock & sandy beach. #4076117

Judy McShane 581-2800


Gilford $259,000

Beautifully updated & maintained 3 BR plus loft Samoset condo in a private location w/ newly constructed deck. #4059349

Susan Bradley 581-2810

Canterbury $160,000

2 Story 34x28 $84,995

Gilford - $849,900

Spectacular lake & mountain views from this incredible Adirondack. 2 min. walk to Assoc. beach & day dock. #4092391

Modular Cape $62,995

15 Single, Double And Mods On Display.

Delightful ranch just steps away from New Pond. Would make a great primary or second home. #4061760

Jim McShane 581-2875

Laconia $235,000

Free standing, open concept home w/ 1st floor master, upgraded kitchen, & spacious bonus room. #4058023

Judy McShane 581-2800

Tilton $149,900

Adorable turnkey 2 BR, fully furnished, cottage condo w/ deck overlooking Lake Winnisquam. #4061984

Pat Bernard 581-2843

Moultonboro - $198,500

Newly constructed in 2001. Bright & sunny with plenty of room for family & friends. 5zone irrigation system. #4055063

Kristen Jones 603-253-4345

Moultonboro - $114,900 – $130,900

Lovely new condo. development set on 84ac. 12 units available. Ranch style or duplex, all with 1 car garages. #Various

Danielle McIntosh/Bob Williams 603-253-4345

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