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Prosepct Mtn. teachers aim unfair labor practice complaint at principal ALTON — The Prospect Mountain Teachers Association filed an unfair labor practice with the state labor board charging the school principal violated the terms of their labor contract when her ordered teachers to submit “learning goals” for their classrooms. According to paperwork made available by the Public Employees Labor Relations Board, the teachers see PM page 9
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ter — and its use by the town’s employees. Town Administrator Scott Dunn and the rest of the town’s department heads have been working on the policy. Selectman Gus Benavides said there was no particular incident or infraction that caused selectmen to consider implementing a social media policy. “It’s just a proactive approach to the world as it is today,” Benavides said.
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GILFORD — Selectmen delayed implementing a new town social media policy earlier this week, asking the town administrator to more clearly define the chain of command for potential abuses. The policy seeks to define appropriate behavior as it relates to social media — such as the online giants Facebook and Twit-
Among the prohibited actions are the use of town-owned websites and computers for personal use; using any logos, badges, letterhead, or other town property for nontown uses; and distributing privileged or sensitive information, like accident photos or fires, without department head approval. The policy would also “reserve the right to require employees and candidates for see GILFORD page 9
Many caught by surprise that DWP post is potential Huot Center site LACONIA — School Superintendent Bob Champlin said that the idea of moving part of the Huot Technical Center to the lot on Bisson Avenue that currently houses the Depart-
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CAUQUENES, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday, centered in almost exactly the same spot where last year’s magnitude-8.8 quake spawned a tsunami and devastated coastal communities. Electricity and phone service were disrupted and thousands of people fled to higher ground following Friday’s quake, but the government quickly announced that there was no risk of a tsunami, and there were no reports of damage or injuries. In the following hours, a dozen aftershocks ranging from magnitude-3.9 to magnitude-6.3 shook the seismically active area. President Sebastian Pinera appealed for calm and praised his government and Chileans in general for responding quickly. “Today we’re better prepared,” Pinera said. “I think we’ve learned the lesson of Feb. 27, 2010.” Rodrigo Ubilla, the vice interior minister, said the navy had “totally discounted any risk of a tsunami.” Still, the strong earthquake frightened many Chileans, especially see CHILE page 15
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‘Egypt is free,’ crowds chant after Mubarak quits CAIRO (AP) — Cries of “Egypt is free” rang out and fireworks lit up the sky as hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium Friday after 18 days of peaceful pro-democracy protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to surrender power to the military, ending three decades of authoritarian rule. Ecstatic protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir, or Liberation, Square hoisted soldiers onto their shoulders and families posed for pictures in front of tanks in streets flooded with people streaming out to celebrate. Strangers hugged each other, some fell to kiss the ground, and others stood stunned in disbelief. Chants of “Hold your heads high, you’re Egyptian” roared with each burst of fireworks overhead. “I’m 21 years old and this is the first time
in my life I feel free,” an ebullient AbdulRahman Ayyash, born eight years after Mubarak came to power, said as he hugged fellow protesters in Tahrir Square. An astonishing day in which hundreds of thousands marched on Mubarak’s palaces in Cairo and Alexandria and besieged state TV was capped by the military effectively carrying out a coup at the pleas of protesters. After Mubarak’s fall, the military, which pledged to shepherd reforms for greater democracy, told the nation it would announce the next steps soon. Those could include the dissolving of parliament and creation of a transitional government. Mubarak’s downfall at the hands of the biggest popular uprising in the modern history of the Arab world had stunning implications for the United States and the West, Israel, and the region, unsettling
rulers across the Mideast. The 82-year-old leader epitomized the complex trade-off the United States was locked into in the Middle East for decades: Support for autocratic leaders in return for stability, a bulwark against Islamic militants, a safeguard of economic interests with the oil-rich Gulf states and peace — or at least an effort at peace — with Israel. The question for Washington now was whether that same arrangement will hold as the Arab world’s most populous state makes a potentially rocky transition to democracy, with no guarantee of the results. At the White House, President Barack Obama said “Egyptians have inspired us.” He noted the important questions that lay ahead, but said, “I’m confident the people of Egypt can find the answers.” see EGYPT page 15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly a decade after the scandal over sexual abuse by priests erupted, Philadelphia’s district attorney has taken a step no prosecutor in the U.S. had taken before: filing criminal charges against a high-ranking Roman Catholic official for allegedly failing to protect children. “I love my church,” said District Attorney Seth Williams, himself a Catholic, “but I detest the criminal behavior of priests who abuse or allow the abuse of children.” Williams announced charges Thursday against three priests, a parochial school
teacher and Monsignor William Lynn, who as secretary of the clergy was one of the top officials in the Philadelphia Archdiocese from 1992 to 2004. The three priests and the teacher were charged with raping boys. Lynn, 60, was accused not of molesting children but of endangering them. A damning grand jury report said at least two boys were sexually assaulted because he put two known pedophiles in posts where they had contact with youngsters. “The rapist priests we accuse were wellknown to the secretary of clergy, but he
cloaked their conduct and put them in place to do it again,” the report said. The grand jury report went further and suggested that the archbishop at the time, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who retired in 2003, may have known what was going on. But no charges were brought against him. The report said that there is no direct evidence against the cardinal and that his lawyer testified that the 87-year-old Bevilacqua is suffering from dementia and cancer. “On balance, we cannot conclude that a successful prosecution can be brought see MONSIGNOR page 9
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N.H. House considers putting a cap on school construction aid CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s House is considering legislation to cap school construction aid at $50 million a year — an amount that just covers the state’s current costs. Witnesses told a House committee Friday that a moratorium on state support for school construction projects expires in July and communities will begin lining up support for millions of dollars in new projects. State Rep. Rick Ladd, a Haverhill Republican and sponsor of the bill, said the state must do something to ensure the aid program is sustainable into the future. Ladd said his bill should be considered with other reform bills filed this session. Capping aid won’t be enough unless lawmakers award aid grants based on need, he said. “We’re going to have to have a hierarchy of needs,” he said. Ladd said the state can’t stop school construction but must decide what it can support. For example, the state should consider whether it wants to limit construction by design or size. School districts also need to be held accountable for having a capital planning and maintenance plan in place so the state knows they have maintained existing buildings before asking for the state’s help, he said. Edward Murdough of the state Department of Education said state law requires the department to pro rate aid payments if the Legislature doesn’t budget enough money to cover the state’s annual share of project costs. The moratorium had discouraged communities from coming forward with new building projects which is keeping the state’s share at about $50 million annually over the next budget, he said. That amount will cover current costs but no more, he said. The state has provided the aid since 1955 and paid cash until the economic downturn when Democrats approved borrowing $131 million for the program * INVENTIONS AND TRADEMARKS PROTECTION - US and Foreign Patent Applications - Patentability and Infringement Opinions - Trademark Searches and Registrations * WALTER F. DAWSON, Esq. - Registered Patent Attorney - Electrical Engineer - Member NH and MA Bars - Past President Boston Patent Law Association - 30 yrs. - Patent Law Practice and Resident of Laconia * FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION - 883 Weirs Blvd. Laconia, NH 03246 603-366-4912 or 978-204-4912 (mobile) email@example.com
over Republicans’ objections. New Hampshire reimburses school districts between 30 percent and 60 percent of the costs of construction, land acquisition, planning and design, furniture, fixtures and equipment. The state sets some limits on the size of projects eligible for aid, but communities are free to exceed that at their own expense. The state does not pay its share up front, rather it pays its portion of the principal of a district’s bond payments over the life of the borrowing. If not enough money is budgeted, districts get a prorated amount.
The state has a separate construction aid program for kindergarten. Gov. John Lynch backed borrowing the state’s share of the costs to help balance the state budget, but the state treasurer says the state can’t rely on borrowing to fund the program. Dean Michener of the New Hampshire School Boards Association testified against the bill and against setting limits on the funding program. The aid program is part of the state’s constitutional duty to provide an adequate education to public schoolchildren, he said.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A memorable “Seinfeld” episode features Kramer and Newman taking thousands of cans and bottles to Michigan so they can get a nickel more per container than they would in New York, but beverage distributors say there’s nothing funny when it happens for real. In Maine, which has a more expansive bottleredemption law than neighboring states, three people have been accused of illegally cashing in more than 100,000 out-of-state bottles and cans for deposits, the first time criminal charges have been filed in the state over bottle-refund fraud, a prosecutor said. A couple that runs a Maine redemption center and a Massachusetts man were indicted this week for allegedly redeeming beverage containers in Maine that were bought in other states. Thomas and Megan Woodard, who run Green Bee Redemption in Kittery, face the more serious charge of allegedly passing off more than 100,000 out-of-state containers — with a value of more than $10,000 — as if they had been purchased in Maine. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
An estimated 90 million cans and bottles are fraudulently cashed in each year in Maine, costing beverage distributors $8 million to $10 million, said Newell Augur, executive director of the Maine Beverage Association. People from other states — especially New Hampshire, which has no “bottle law” — routinely redeem loads of cans and bottles in Maine, Augur said. Redemption centers pay customers 5-cent refunds on most beverage containers and 15 cents for wine and liquor bottles. The centers, in turn, get that money back from distributors, plus a 3½- or 4-cent handling fee per container. In the 1996 “Seinfeld” episode, Kramer and Newman hatch a plan to drive a truckload of cans and bottles to Michigan, because the redemption fee there was 10 cents, double New York’s nickel deposit. “That was a very funny episode,” Augur recalls. “But this is not a laughing matter.” Officials estimate that up to 1 billion beverage containers are sold in Maine each year.
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No such thing as a good earmark The blubbering has hit the road projects, as the congressional ban on earmarks becomes reality. Tea partiers and other foes of “Big Government” demanded the end to earmarks, also known as pork. Earmarks are but a drop in the federal spending pool, so you can imagine the howls that will emerge from the major budgetary surgery to come. We read that folks in Wisconsin’s rural Burnett County now fear a possible property tax increase because they can’t get a $1-million earmark for improving their communications system. Some use such worthy examples to argue that earmarks aren’t all that bad. Not me. If Burnett County residents want to modernize their communications system, why shouldn’t they pay for it? I can assure them, my property taxes are a lot higher than theirs. Earmark funding sends the bills for such projects to me and other federal taxpayers. I don’t object to federal spending on needs that individuals or local governments can’t efficiently meet. But I don’t see why I should pay for others’ infrastructure because some congressman was able to skirt the normal budgeting channels, which is what earmarking is all about. Pork breeds corruption, and that makes it objectionable, no matter where the money goes. Some lawmakers, such as Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii, don’t see the earmark ban that way. “The reality is that critical needs in communities throughout the country will be neglected,” he said. The truth is that these needs will be neglected only if the communities neglect them. At least Inouye is honest in his support of earmarks. He doesn’t engage in the two-faced maneuvering more prevalent among some of his Republican colleagues — denouncing government spending while churning out press releases about the pork they’re bringing home. How interesting that Tea Party Caucus members asked for more than $1-billion in pork last year, according to Citizens Against Government Waste. How predictable. Some clever fellows go around the pork embargo by not calling earmarks “earmarks.” How about “let-
termarking”? When Republican Rep. Mark Kirk ran for President Obama’s old Senate seat, the Illinois Republican condemned earmarks, natch. Turns out that Kirk had previously written a letter to the Department of Education seeking money for a local school district. This is an example of lettermarking. “Phonemarking” involves making similar requests by telephone. What’s wrong with just asking for money? A lot when the request is really a threat against the department or agency being approached. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Kirk held power over their budgets. Sen. Kirk has just issued a press release announcing his new assignment on the Senate Appropriations Committee, which, he notes, “has authority over all discretionary expenditures made by the federal government.” Without earmarks, politicians will have to navigate the proper avenues for federal funding, but they won’t be on Easy Street under Obama’s five-year plan to freeze discretionary domestic spending. Valuable or not, favorably reviewed or not, many projects will not get federal dollars from the increasingly dry well. And we’re talking about a lot more money than the $16-billion spent on earmarks last year. But the earmarks ban has been more personally felt up to now. Here’s what Steve Tribble, an official in Kentucky’s Christian County, had to say about the loss of earmark funding for a road plan: “I am against some earmarks,’ he told The New York Times. “Not the good ones. I can promise you, this is not a road to nowhere.” And I believe him. But if this road goes somewhere important, the locals should be more than happy to pay for it. There is no such thing as a good earmark. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)
Self protection my tush. What in the world in going on here? To the editor, An open letter to Governor Lynch and Members of the N.H. General Court: As a registered republican in N.H. for the past 51 years we sometimes get a little confused by members of both parties who say one thing and then do another. We requested a copy of the Republican agenda from Representative Bettencourt some time ago and haven’t seen anything in response yet but the news media claims it is to return city
and town responsibilities to the cities and towns yet now we have not one, but two House bills that take the local police chief’s job to determine those that are to obtain concealed gun permits away from them. We spent over 20 years in law enforcement and shuddered when the gun ban in the statehouse was done away with and now this. What in the world is going on in their minds — self protection my tush. We believe they are trying to turn New Hampshire see next page
LETTERS Please ask your legislators to uphold 45/30 boating speed limits To the editor, I am writing to voice my support for the ongoing, commonsense 45/30 mph boating speed limits law for Lake Winnipesaukee (45 mph day and 30 mph night). Senate Bill 27 seeks to repeal or modify this important law by stripping the 45/30 off and substituting “reasonable and prudent,” with no specific numbers. Can you imagine if we had this on our roads? “Reasonable and prudent” means something different to each driver — it is too ambiguous. I am against this effort by speed limit opposers (go-fast boaters) to take away a critical safety law that is working for Lake Winnipesaukee. Fortunately, with the last two years of the boating speed limits laws, there haven’t been any high-speed accidents on Lake Winnipesaukee. As a physician, involved with trauma care my whole career, I can directly attest to the dangers of high-speed injuries on our state’s highways. The injuries in boating accidents are no different. Boat-to-boat contact can be just as devastating as with autos. High-speed boaters causing injury and even death to slower speed sailors, kayakers, water skiers, and swimmers are no
different than autos striking motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. I have seen those patients, treated their grave injuries, and counseled their grieving families. Just like the speed limits on our roads for cars and trucks and on trails for snowmobiles and ATV’s, we have the reasonable 45/30 mph limits for Lake Winnipesaukee for boats. It allows the broadest spectrum of boating activities to occur side by side, comfortably and safely. It makes sense. It works. Please contact your legislators to urge them to uphold the 45/30 mph boating speed limits law for all lake enthusiasts on Lake Winnipesaukee. Urge them to protect the safe, family-friendly reputation of our state’s largest lake and not to be swayed by the illogical arguments of the go-fast crowd to drop the numbers and merely use “reasonable and prudent,” or to raise the limits, or to make The Broads unlimited speed. Please ask them to vote “Inexpedient To Legislate” on Senate Bill 27 and to support the current 45/30 law as it is with NO changes. Douglas M. Joseph, M.D. Nashua & Meredith
BCEDC does not loan Belknap County funds to local businesses To the editor, Belknap County’s contribution of $75,000 to the Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) represents approximately 30-percent of this organization’s operating budget. The balance of operating budget is raised through donations from the private sector, grants, and revenues generated from programs and other activities including the countywide revolving loan fund we manage. It is important to correct Representative Tyler Simpson’s misconception that the BCEDC uses county funding to lend to commercial enterprises. The revolving loan fund (RLF), which to date, has lent over $8-million to some 50 plus local businesses and organizations is self-funding. The reuse of revenues generated by the loan fund carries restrictions. Revenues earned are committed back to relending with
only a small percentage available to offset the cost of the BCEDC providing technical assistance to businesses and municipalities. The BCEDC’s request of $75,000 for funding by Belknap County has remained the same since 2003. If any member of the public has questions about the BCEDC’s budget request or would like to know more about the services we provide to businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs, or municipalities, please call me at 603-524-3057 or visit our website — www.bcedc.org. With the support of the county, we look forward to continuing our activities to enhance economic opportunities for all in Belknap County. Together we are making a difference! Eliza Leadbeater Interim Executive Director BCEDC
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LETTERS Please allow us to buy our driveway from Town of Alton for $240 To the editor, In March. Alton voters will be asked to vote on Article 44, which asks that you allow the town to sell us a portion of town-owned land approximately 20 feet by 90 feet for $240 as determined by the Town Assessor. I am writing this letter to clarify a couple points. You may remember that last year we were very vocal in trying to get the railroad walking path voted down due to the impact on our home. The land you are asked to allow us to purchase is our existing driveway, which by the way, we are paying taxes on and has been in the same location at least since my parents purchased the house in 1977. Last year we approached the town with the following information. We did indeed try to present evidence on our own but had no luck getting through. Our house was built in approximately 1898. The railroad was in full swing at that time. If you are familiar with our home you know that our driveway runs parallel with the railroad bed. Obviously the owners of this property were under the impression, as were we, that when the railroad no longer existed the land would revert to the abutters. I can say this with a great deal of confidence as the barn which is attached to our house is original to the house and can only be accessed from the driveway. I don’t understand why owners of this house would sell their driveway along with access to the barn to the state for $1 after the railroad ended, but this is what we have been told. If you look at the survey the town
had done for the walking path you will see that it shows that the property in front of our house extends past the utility pole directly in front of our property. There is an easement in our deed granted in 1968 to that utility pole. We were told we were “reading it wrong, and the easement in our deed doesn’t mean anything.” We also pointed out that the DOT survey shows that our property extends out in a similar shape but extends across Depot Street. Again, we were told that we were not looking at it correctly. At this point we have two surveys that we were told were the basis of how the town determined ownership, and just on our property alone show two very different things. We took it to a professional surveyor who read it the same way we did, and again, were told that the surveyor was not looking at it correctly. The one point in all this that the town did determine was correct according to these surveys was that our driveway was part of the original railroad property. So, here we are, having to purchase our own driveway which has always been used as such with the potential of running up even greater expense as the town may require another survey done along with who knows what? The dimensions and the price were not determined by us, it was put together by the selectmen, and written as Article 44. Thank you for your time and please consider voting yes on Article 44 so that we may try to move forward with some sort of resolution to our situation. Kim & Robert Patterson Alton
Since 2007, Lions Club has spent $84k on its ‘rent free’ clubhouse To the editor, About 3 1/2 years ago the Moultonborough Lions Club realized that it had to address the fact that about $25,000 of funds raised each year through raffles, annual golf tournament, BINGO, donations etc. was being spent on maintaining and operating the clubhouse instead of serving the community and that is just not what Lionism is all about. A committee was formed to address this situation and after months of discussions, investigations, presentations etc. it was determined that the club had three choices: sell a portion of the 18 acres, sell the entire 18 acres to a developer, or try to sell the 18 acres to the town. Lion members voted to try to sell the property to the town. The committee then approached the selectmen and found that there was some interest. Thus, the negotiations between the Lions Club and the town began. Of course it wasn’t that simple from preceding page into the old wild west. We used to belong to the NRA but quit when they decided to need automatic weapons for hobby and hunting use. This isn’t the party we grew up with, where everyone is afraid of their own shadow. It’s about time they grew up and stop acting like a bunch of fools. Who is in charge, the agenda setters or the whole damn army? Bill Bertholdt
because members also voted to make sure that all the organizations currently using the club — i.e. Meals on Wheels, Women’s Club, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts etc. — would also be provided a meeting place before any sale would be agreed to. The club hired a lawyer to work with the town on the details of the sale. At the time the club was willing to sell the property to the town at a discount, however, the N.H. Attorney Generals Office advised the club that they had to sell the property at full market value because of its’ ‘nonprofit status.’ Both the Lions Club lawyer and the town then negotiated and agreed on an appraiser who appraised the property at $495,000. At the time the town had no immediate plans to develop the property so a rent-free lease agreement for up to 10 years was reached whereby the Lions Club agreed to continue to manage the clubhouse and cover all maintenance and operating expenses while the town agreed to maintain the grounds by plowing and mowing. A warrant article was presented to the town in March of 2007 and the town voted to purchase the Moultonborough Lions Club (a total of 18 acres) for $495,000 by a vote of 271 yes to 69 no. Eighty percent of those attending the meeting voted yes to purchase the Lions Club property even after the entire 10 year lease agreement was read aloud to those present. In May see next page
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GILFORD BOARD OF SELECTMEN PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:00pm Gilford Town Hall – Conference Room A The Gilford Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to consider adopting amendments to the Glendale Regulations pursuant to the provisions of RSA 41:11-a; whereby the docking/parking of boats shall be modified as follows: 1. Dock #1-A: The first 50% (approximately 98 feet) shall be reserved for the loading/unloading of boats that shall not be left unattended; the remaining 50% shall be limited to three (3) hours of parking/ docking. 2. Dock #1-B: The first 1/3 (approximately 65 feet) shall be reserved for the loading/unloading of boats that shall not be left unattended; the remaining 2/3 shall be limited to three (3) hours of parking/docking. The current regulations provide that all of Dock 1A shall be reserved exclusively for loading/unloading and all of Dock 1B shall be reserved exclusively for 3 hour parking. Any interested person may attend this public hearing and present testimony related thereto.
LETTERS Our big town spenders have no idea how average Joe survives To the editor, Alida Millham’s interesting letter of Feb. 5 included a fundamental distortion, saying that those she has been begging for are not “charities”, and that in some weird way justifies increasing the property tax on people who are in worse financial trouble! I believe that by her definitions, we are “entitled” to $$$ gifts from the town, and thus all taxpayers. Sorry, but I’m not begging yet (maybe next year). As I understand it, charity is basically the CHRISTAIN loving GIFTS to the poor as per their real needs. That has nothing to do with STEALING from the equally poor, by TAXES, to provide that so called “charity”. Why is it that the super rich want to INCREASE taxes on the poor to provide free support for a few of the “poor”, but seldom donate to that “cause” themselves?. I like Peter and Alida Millham, and respect the great work both have done for all of us. But I guess that neither of them from preceding page of 2007 the town purchased the Lions Club for $495,000. And now for the rest of the story. Initially the club invested the $495,000 in CDs at Meredith Village Savings Bank for one year, while exploring other options. When the year was up the Financial Committee presented the club with two options: staying with MVSB at a decent rate or investing out of state at a better rate. The final vote was to stay with MVSB because members wanted the money to remain within the local community and because “MVSB can always be counted on to help the community”, “MVSB is local charity’s number one friend’, etc…”. Since the town purchased the building in May of 2007 the Lions, in their “rent free clubhouse”, have spent over $84,000 in operating and maintenance expense. This includes things such as a new well pump, a new furnace, new sound system, electricity, gas, heat, cleaning etc… Guess “rent free” really isn’t “rent free”. Since the town purchased the building in 2007 the Lions have made donations in excess of $92,000. The largest donation was $15,000 towards the Carroll County Transit Demand Bus for Moultonborough. (Lions Club
understand the typical person who has worked hard, saved for the future, then find the government (national, state, and local) has no respect for those savings, and wipe them out. The property we own in Gilford has been taxed for years as if we were super rich. Now at 20 times what was invested. Are they telling us to get out of Gilford? At 78, long retired, is government supposed to steal all we saved? Our big town spenders have no concept of the average person trying to survive in Gilford. We gave to real charities for many years, but now we are insulted for not having the income to support those with far more income than we have. Okay you super rich, stop insulting those who regularly help the poor, and do it yourself! Alida, you and Peter have done far more to help all than most others, including us, but your public plea was misdirected this time. Jack Stephenson Gilford giving back to the community.) Since the town purchased the building in 2007 the Lions have awarded $30,000 in scholarships to local students. (Lions Club giving back to the community.) Since the town purchased the building in 2007 the Lions have continued to manage and provide building space for Meals on Wheels, Women’s Club, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, etc. They also provide use of the building free of charge to many non-profit organizations for fundraisers plus a minimal rental fee to others. The club is used day and night and this is done without the town having to hire a manager, maintenance person etc.. (Lions Club helping the community.) What if the Lions had been forced to sell to someone else? Think about it. Where would Meals on Wheels be? Where would Woman’s club meet? Where would the scouts meet? Where would organizations hold their fundraisers? Where would the Fourth of July Picnic be held? The Lions club is the home for sooo many. Could the town provide adequate space elsewhere for all the things that currently go on at the club? Think about it! Patricia Keegan Center Harbor
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LETTERS PP abortion service is offered in compliance with state laws To the editor, I am writing this as a past chairman of a Planned Parenthood affiliate. The attacks on PPNE in the Statehouse are based on a complete lack of understanding of the essential services that it delivers to women of all ages and socioeconomic levels. My mother underwrote a Planned Planning clinic in NYC in 1933. She told me that most of their clients were Catholics who were desperate to avoid pregnancies. The alternative for many those days was back alley abortion. These women were told of ways to avoid pregnancy and the hardship it would bring to them and their families in the midst of a terrible depression. That message has not changed today. But now, 40 years after I was directly involved, the mission has expanded to give many more needed medical services to women who are in great need of them. These include all female health issues, screening for cancer, STDs, yeast infections and offering many other services. A major
part of the mission involves general health education, as well as education on avoiding unwanted pregnancies. Avoiding pregnancy is the surest route to avoiding abortions! The challenge for PP in this society, where access to preventive medicine is not afforded to lower income women, is to provide all services with payments as can be afforded, or free. Abortions are performed by affiliates. These may be surgical, or drug induced. However if the critics would take time to learn the facts they would quickly see from the PP website that the abortion service is offered completely in compliance with state laws. To say that PP lies is not true. The attacks on PP require that we let our representatives know the need to leave PP to perform what they have done for women for 100 years. It also shows the reason each of us can help with contributions to PPNE now. Kent Warner Center Harbor
Why bother to elect this rubber stamp convention in first place? To the editor, Here’s what I think I learned at last night’s Belknap County Budget Workshop: 1. We elect members of a Delegation who we feel can do a good job reigning in uncontrolled spending. By statute, they have the duty and power to approve, line by line, the county budget. 2. The County Commission, not a member of that Delegation, negotiates contracts with the various employees unions and, apparently at his discretion and independent from the Convention, commits the county to certain salaries and automatic raises every year for every employee. These raises not only include an automatic merit increase, whether deserved or not, but also include an automatic cost-of-living increase (“COLAs”), whether the actual cost of living goes up or down. 3. Taxpayers who are suffering through the worst economy in decades, and who object to seeing their taxes raised to fund COLAs for civil servants who are held above the failing economy, are branded “thieves” and “hate-mongers” in the newspapers by those employees, who have developed a feeling of entitlement to those automatic raises. 4. The Delegation meets, thinking they actually have control over their
own budget, but are continually told, “You can’t cut that due to contractual obligations”. (“Who obligated us to that?”… “I did.” What’s wrong with this picture?) 5. The Delegation has no choice except to approve the requested allotments or expose the county to lawsuits for violating its union contracts. 6. Even on those budget line items where the Delegation has the power to do more than act as a rubber stamp, the commissioner may move his spending around during the year, forego doing things that he had budgeted for and the Delegation thought they had approved, in favor of things that the Delegation thought they had denied, and overspend his allotments at his own discretion, so long as he stays within the budget’s final bottom line, which, by the way, not only includes a $75000 set-aside for the “unexpected”, but on top of that overbudgets across the board to cover the same “unexpected”, which amounts both, of course, get used up every year. If the Commission has all this unfettered power to commit and spend our money, why elect this rubber stamp Delegation, except to fool people into thinking they have some control over their taxes? Why have a budget at see next page
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Council eyeing much lower fee for Bike Week vendors who set up away from Weirs BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — In an effort to extend the attractions of Motorcycle Week beyond The Weirs, the City Council will consider changes to the schedule of licensing fees for vendors when it meets on Monday night. During Motorcycle Week the city charges all vendors $450 and surcharges food vendors $50 for each space they occupy irrespective of the location. But the Licensing Board now recommends confining the $450 vendor fee to the commercial resort zone, which includes The Weirs, while charging $100, plus $50 for food servers, for vendors operating elsewhere in the city. City Manager Eileen Cabanel explained that the heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic at The Weirs requires additional law enforcement, fire protection, medical services, traffic control and refuse removal, the cost of which is born by the vendor fees. By confrom preceding page all, except to fool people into thinking there is some order to this mess. And the saddest part was, I was one of only four non-employee attendees in the “crowd”. Nobody seems to care. The taxpayers of Belknap County better wake up and start attending events like the upcoming Budget Approval Meeting on March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Belknap County Complex, 34 County Drive (off Parade Road), Laconia, NH 03246. Otherwise they have no business complaining about their run-away taxes. That’s what I learned. Frank Marino Meredith
trast, there is much less traffic and congestion in other parts of the city, where far fewer resources are required. However, the revised ordinances provides that if the Motorcycle Week Technical Review Committee determines that additional services are required at any venue outside the commercial resort zone, the operator of the site will be required to provide them at their expense. Although there was a smattering of vendors along Union Avenue in the past, in recent years virtually all vendors rented space at The Weirs, mostly at the Weirs Beach Drive-In, Lobster Pound, Water Slide, Funspot and along Lakeside Avenue. Meanwhile, for the last four years downtown has been one of five “festival” sites for the Harley-Davidson corporate exhibit. But, efforts to draw street vendors and other attractions to downtown and Lakeport have been unsuccessful.
Last month Cabanel told the council that although Harley-Davidson intended to return for this year’s rally, the company was exploring other locations nearer the crowds. Cabanel said that the adjustment to the licensing fee was intended to provide an incentive for vendors to operate in other parts of the city, which would expand the opportunities for local merchants to prosper from Motorcycle Week as well as draw rallygoers to the Harley-Davidson Road Show. Already the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa is planning to host a six-day event in Lakeport featuring vendors, food and music, which will be capped by a motorcycle show. Vinny Boulanger, who is staging the event with his wife Debbie, anticipates hosting as many as 20 vendors at the site. He said more details will be posted on the website — www.shows by vinnyanddeb.com — in the coming weeks.
CONCORD — Adjunct faculty members in the Community College System of New Hampshire, including Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, have formed a union. On Friday, the Public Employee Labor Relations Board ruled that a majority of the system’s adjuncts had signed authorization cards selecting the State Employees’ Association (SEA) as the new collective bargaining representative for the 557 eligible faculty members. The SEA already represents full-time professors of the college system, as well as clerical, maintenance and other employees. Adjunct faculty members are generally understood to be non-tenure track teachers serving in a temporary
or auxiliary capacity to teach specific courses. “Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty among adjunct faculty,” said Craig Cushing, NHTI Concord Adjunct Professor of English. “Working together through the SEA, we will bring positive change to the Community College System. Improved working conditions will benefit students – and bring better value for the taxpayers of New Hampshire.” “Education suffers when there is high turnover and low morale,” said Mary Lee Sargent, an adjunct professor who teaches at both NHTI-Concord and Lakes Region Community College. “By joining together in a union, the adjuncts will have a voice at the table and will be respected as educators.”
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GILFORD from page one employment to provide access to their personal social media website(s) as part of a background investigation or official investigation” if it is related to their job or potential employment. Employees who engage in “willful or deliberate malicious acts” that disrupt a department’s workplace relationships will be treated as if the behavior took place while at work. These actions include defamatory, slanderous or obscene language regarding a town official; conduct that interferes with work-place discipline; actions that are obscene or derogatory that damage or impair the reputation of the municipal department or any Cyber-bullying directed at any town employee. PM from page one claim the demand makes a “unilateral change in working conditions” and require an additional 30 to 45 minutes of work time to prepare. In its defense, management says the collective bargaining agreement between the teachers and management expired in June of 2010 and though the provisions of the old contract still apply, there is nothing in it that “restricts the principal’s right to require teachers to perform tasks associated with their teaching duties.” The School Board’s reply cites Article 2.1.1 that states “as professionals, teachers will devote the time necessary to accomplish their duties” as well Article 2.1.3 that states “teachers are expected to obligate the time needed to carry out their professional obligations to the students and parents.” Management claims teachers have always been required to develop lesson plans and the new demand “asks teachers to do nothing more than what the should be doing anyways.” School Board member Eunice Landry of Barnstead said the unfair labor practice claim has nothing to do with the ongoing contract negotiations but declined to comment further. She said the teachers union and the board are working on a new contract and are scheduled to meet next week. But, said Landry, even if an accord is reached, it is too late to include any of the money items on this year’s town meeting and SB-2 sessions, which make appropriations for the 2011-12 school year.
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Cabanel to propose makeup of 12-member committee to come up with business plan for Colonial Theater LACONIA — When the City Council meets on Monday, City Manager Eileen Cabanel will propose the make -up of the Colonial Theater Advisory Committee, the group charged with developing a plan for the acquisition. renovation and operation of the theater. Cabanel recommends appointing three members with business and/or theatrical expertise, one member well versed in cultural resources, one member from the educational community, one member drawn from each of three local banks and the four members with whom she has worked since
the option to purchase was signed last April. The four members of the current committee are City Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), Rod Dyer, chairman of Laconia Savings Bank, Bob Selig, president of the Boqrd of Trustees of Laconia Public Library and Rusty McLear of Hampshire Hospitality Holdings, Inc. in Meredith. When the council met on January 24 it authorized Cabanel to make the individual appointments. — Michael Kitch
HUOT from page one When the newspapers appeared Thursday morning, many, including employees at DPW and some city councilors, were taken by surprise. City Manager Eileen Cabanel said that she learned the School District was eying the Bisson Avenue property from Mayor Mike Seymour and was unruffled by the news. She said that she had would not reject the prospect out of hand, but stressed that a suitable home for the DPW would have to be found. Paul Moynihan, director of DPW, described the discussion as “very preliminary” and said the department was willing to contribute to it. Champlin said that both the DPW and Aavid were being considered and both had disadvantages. He said that there is no intention of building a
new technical center on the 3.3-acre lot on Bisson Avenue. Instead, he said that the building trades and automotive servicing programs, which require the most space, would remain at the high school under that plan, while the remaining programs would be housed on Bisson Avenue. The property has a right-of-way leading to Union Avenue, directly across the street from the school. The Huot Center Renovation Committee has discussed acquiring 80,000-square-feet of the 180,000 square-foot building owned by Aavid. The site would be 20,000 square feet larger than the center’s existing quarters, space enough to house existing programs and add new ones. The cost of busing students to and from the industrial park prompted the committee to explore alternatives.
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CONCORD — State officials warned Senate lawmakers against ordering the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) to distribute surplus funds to its policyholders when a bill that would just that was heard by the Executive Departments and Administration Committeer on Thursday. Senate Bill 170, sponsored by Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry), would forbid the state from taking any funds held by the JUA and prescribe a procedure and timetable for distributing excess funds to policyholders. Carson, who chairs the committee, said that the bill is the result of two years of controversy and litigation stemming from the effort by the state to transfer $110-million from the JUA to the general fund to balance the 20092011 state budget. Policyholders, led by LRGHealthcare of Laconia, challenged the state’s claim, insisting that the rules governing the JUA and their contracts with it granted them a right to a share of the surplus. In January 2010, the New Hampshire Supreme Court denied the state’s claim and upheld the right of the policyholders. However, the administration declined to comply with the decision and instead sought to rewrite the rules of the JUA only to be thwarted by the Legislature. Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny told the committee that he sought only “to preserve the integrity of the JUA” by ensuring it has sufficient funds to pay pending and projected claims. “We are actively working to resolve the controversy,” he said. Sevigny remarked that his department took no position either for or against the bill and instead submitted a written statement providing “information regarding the potential consequences of legislation.” The department claimed that the bill threatened “to kill the tax-exempt status of the JUA” and “disrupt the market for medical malpractice.” When the JUA was established in 1985, it was granted an exemption from federal and state taxes on the understanding that it is an integral part of the state. Doubt was cast on the tax status of the JUA when a Belknap County Superior Court justice ruled that the JUA was not a state agency. Ever since attorneys for the state have insisted that if the JUA distrib-
uted surplus funds to policyholders, it would forfeit its tax-exempt status. The department claimed that its tax experts estimated that if the JUA is not deemed a state agency and distributes funds to its policyholders, the federal tax liability could be between $20-million and $100-million. At the same time, the JUA would become liable for New Hampshire taxes — the Business Profits Tax and Business Enterprise Tax. The JUA was established because the voluntary market for for medical malpractice insurance was not competitive, but by law is required not to hinder private carriers from entering or participating in the market. The department advised that a distribution of “millions of dollars to JUA policyholders” would impair the market. Attorney Scott O’Connell, representing more than 300 JUA policyholders, thanked the sponsors of the bill, among them not only the chairman but also the other three Republican members of the committee, for introducing the bill, which he said “does no violence to the JUA.” Instead, he continued, the bill does what the courts have ruled the law, the contracts and the rules require. Acknowledging that the tax consequences pose “a real issue,” he expressed confidence that it could be resolved with minimal adverse effects to the JUA. Henry Lipman, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of LRGHeathcare reminded the committee that when he first learned the governor included the funds in his budget, he was concerned about the impact on LRGH’s insurance coverage and premiums. Later, he said that he was among those suggesting compromise by which a distribution would be made to policyholders and other funds applied to medically underserved populations. He applauded the sponsors of the bill for stipulating that any funds remaining after ensuring the integrity of the JUA and honoring the rights of policyholders be used to provide health care to the needy.
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Mason you are my pride and joy. I can’t imagine a better son than you. Love Dad Hanna you are the smartest and prettiest daughter anyone has ever had love Dad.
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Holden Smrekar You bring me life when mine is dull Together we’ve become one wild pair On this day would you be mine? Still the spark to light my fire I love you forever, and always �Heidi you’ll have my heart
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We love you Dad, You take us for walks. When we get home, you pick ice from our paws! You give us a cookie, then rub both our bellies And you don’t even mind if we’re stinky or smelly! We love the affection and return it with licks we especially like it when you check us for ticks! So today our tails wag, as we think about you HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY DAD For all that you do! Love, Abby & Katie
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Greg, You are my love, my friend and my life. I love you with all my heart, Pam
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CHILE from page 2 along the coast, where people quickly moved to higher ground. “There was a preventive self-evacuation,” said Vicente Nunez, who directs the National Emergency Office, ONEMI. But he said Chileans could safely return home. Residents fled their homes in Talcahuano, a port city whose center was ravaged last year by huge walls of water that sent shipping containers and fishing boats into downtown buildings and streets, municipal spokesman Javier Gonzalez told The Associated Press. Skyscrapers swayed in the capital of Santiago, and in the inland town of Cauquenes, mothers ran into the
streets carrying babies in their arms. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck offshore, about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of the city of Concepcion. The epicenter was relatively close to the coast, at 36 degrees south latitude and 73 degrees west longitude — almost exactly where the Feb. 27, 2010 earthquake was centered. Friday’s quake was half as deep, at 11 miles (18 kilometers), as the devastating temblor of Feb. 27, 2010. And while last year’s massive quake killed at least 521 people and left 200,000 homeless, this time it seemed that Chile emerged relatively unscathed. Chilean officials measured movement in the ocean but said there was no risk of a tsunami.
EGYPT from page 2 The United States at times seemed overwhelmed during the upheaval, fumbling to juggle its advocacy of democracy and the right to protest, its loyalty to longtime ally Mubarak and its fears the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood — or more radical groups — could gain a foothold. Mubarak’s fall came 32 years to the day after the collapse of the shah’s government in Iran, the prime example of a revolution that turned to Islamic militancy. In Egypt, persecuted democracy activists frequently denounced the U.S. government for not coming down harder on Mubarak’s rights abuses. Washington’s mixed messages during the crisis frustrated the young protesters. They argued that while the powerful Brotherhood will have to be allowed to play a future political role, its popularity would be diminished in an open system where other ideologies are freed to outweigh it. Neighboring Israel watched with the crisis with unease, worried that their 1979 peace treaty could be in danger. It quickly demanded on Friday that post-Mubarak Egypt continue to adhere to it. Any break seems unlikely in the near term. The military leadership supports the treaty. Anti-Israeli feeling is strong among Egyptians, and a more democratic government may take a tougher line toward Israel in the chronically broken-down peace process. But few call for outright abrogating a treaty that has kept peace after three wars in the past half-century. From the oil-rich Gulf states in the east to Morocco in the west, regimes both pro- and anti-U.S. could not help but worry they could see a similar upheaval. Several of the region’s rulers have made pre-emptive gestures of democratic reform to avert their own protest movements. The lesson many took: If it could happen in only three weeks in Egypt, where Mubarak’s lock on power appeared unshakable, it could happen anywhere. Only a month earlier, Tunisia’s president was forced to step down in the face of protests. “This is the greatest day of my life.”, Nobel Peace laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, whose young supporters were among the organizers of the protest movement, told The Associated Press. “The country has been liberated after decades of repression,” he said adding that he expects a “beautiful” transition of power. Perhaps most surprising was the genesis of the force that overthrew
The protests were started by a small core of secular, liberal youth activists organizing on the Internet who only a few months earlier struggled to gather more than 100 demonstrators at a time. But their work through Facebook and other social network sites over the past few years built greater awareness and bitterness among Egyptians over issues like police abuse and corruption. “Facebook brought down the regime,” said Sally Toma, one of the main protest organizers. When the online activists called the first major protest, on Jan. 25, they tapped into a public inspired by Tunisia’s revolt and thousands turned out, beyond even the organizers’ expectations. From there, protests swelled, drawing hundreds of thousands. The Muslim Brotherhood joined in. But far from hijacking the protests as many feared, it often seemed co-opted by the protesters, forced to set aside its hard-line ideology at least for now to adhere to democratic demands. About 300 people were killed in the course of the turmoil. Police attacked the first protests with water cannons and gunfire and then a force of regime supporters —believed to be paid thugs — assaulted Tahrir trying to dislodge the protesters, only to be beaten back in two days of pitched battles. Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. executive who earlier this year secretly created a Facebook page that became a crucial protester organizing forum, said he “went mad” when he heard the news of Mubarak’s ouster. “I expect a bright future. I trust in 80 million Egyptians,” Ghonim, who was arrested immediately after the protests began and held for 12 days, told The Associated Press. Mubarak, a former air force commander came to power after the 1981 assassination of his predecessor Anwar Sadat by Islamic radicals. Throughout his rule, he showed a near obsession with stability, ensuring control through rigged elections, a constitution his regime wrote, a ruling party that monopolized the levers of state, and a hated police force accused of widespread torture. He resisted calls for reform even as public bitterness grew over corruption, deteriorating infrastructure and rampant poverty in a country where 40 percent live below or near the poverty line. Throughout the crisis, Mubarak backpedaled with concessions, replacing his government, purging his ruling party and moving to prosecute
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32nd Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby starts this morning Gavin Haddock, a three year-old from Center Harbor, announces to his mother, Michelle Foley, that he sees the bob house on Meredith Bay that is occupied by his grandfather Michael Foley and uncle Eric Foley. Michelle said the family would be spending the weekend participating in the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby, which will conclude on Sunday. afternoo at 3. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/ Adam Drapcho)
from preceding page some of its most unpopular figures. But the moves did nothing to diminish the regime’s power — and did not satisfy the steadily swelling protests. Up to the last hours, Mubarak sought to cling to power, handing some of his authorities to his newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman while keeping his title. But an explosion of protests Friday rejecting the move appeared to have pushed the military into forcing him out completely. Hundreds of thousands flooded the main squares of cities around the nation. Soldiers stood by, even threw cookies and biscuits to protesters who massed in front of Mubarak’s palaces in Cairo and Alexandria, chanting for him to go. Others blockaded the
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The Trift Shop is also beginning a Winter Wear Drive, collecting new or used, in extremely good condition, coats, snow pants, boots, hats, mittens and gloves. All sizes, from infant to adult extra large are welcome. The items collected will be given to children in need in the community next fall, during the Adopt-A-Child Program. Winter wear may be brought to the Thrift Shop during normal hours of operation or call Sisti at 364-7437 to make other arrangements. The Thrift Shop is located on Rte. 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market. It is open Monday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Wednesday ( 3 to 7 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Parking is located in the church parking lot, next door.
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from preceding page The group welcomes anyone who is looking for the “Democratic wing” of the Democratic party or who wants a channel for progressive ideas and activities outside the existing party structures. Handouts at the meeting will include an in-progress Mission Statement. According to Manny Krasner of Rochester, who facilitates the meetings, “We need to create a strong voice for the progressive viewpoint in New
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are open-minded. The more people you query the smarter you become. Someone will tell you what’s important, and you will weigh this person’s opinion against your own. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is very little that can surprise you today. Even when you are technically out of your element, you are still within reach of the sophistication and confidence of your own mind. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Keep your eyes open because it’s a lucky day for finding conversation-worthy objects. You’ll be drawn in by oddities, and you could even find a curio to add to your collection. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are graciousness personified, as you take care of your friends with a compassionate and selfless attitude. You are moving up on everyone’s “favorite person” list. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s easy for you to be all sweetness and smiles, because you are inwardly trouble-free. However, when it’s time to protect the happiness of your loved ones, you will get tough fast. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 12). You are an exuberant participant in life. You’ll be celebrated and adored all year, especially in the first five weeks of the year. There’s a career breakthrough in June. You’ll make changes to accommodate a special relationship, and they’re all worthwhile. Family additions happen in September. Capricorn and Sagittarius people bring zest to your world. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 23, 1, 50 and 13.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may not like it when someone disagrees with you, but in today’s case, you will be much better off because of it. You’ll strengthen your position and build a better argument for next time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes it feels as though your personal stock is not quite as high as you’d like it to be. However, you can always raise your perceived value by adjusting your own thinking about what you have to offer. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Whatever your beliefs are, you feel them with more passion today. So much so that someone who didn’t share your convictions may suddenly be convinced or converted. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be pulled in at least three different directions, mostly due to the fact that you have three people who adore you and want your attention. There’s a way to satisfy all of them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be drawn in by the mysteries of your ancestors. The holes in your parents’ history likely will hold intrigue. You can find the answers if you ask the right questions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll find a worthy discussion partner -someone who can lead you into deep and compelling conversation. There are financial opportunities present today, as well, especially in the afternoon. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may realize that what you thought was no big deal is, in actuality, a very big deal. There are complexities involved that you didn’t understand before. And there’s more at stake, too.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2011. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky. On this date: In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who’d claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were beheaded after being condemned for high treason. In 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James. In 1908, the first round-the-world automobile race began in New York. (It ended in Paris the following July with the drivers of the American car, a Thomas Flyer, declared the winners over teams from Germany and Italy.) In 1915, the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C., a year to the day after groundbreaking. In 1940, the radio play “The Adventures of Superman” debuted with Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel. In 1959, the redesigned Lincoln penny with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side went into circulation. In 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place. In 1999, the Senate voted to acquit President Bill CLinton of perjury and obstruction of justice. One year ago: On the day the Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nodar Kumaritashvili (noh-DAHR’ KOO’-mah-ree-tahsh-VEE’-lee), a 21-yearold luger from the republic of Georgia, was killed in a high-speed crash during a practice run. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 88. Actor Louis Zorich is 87. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 85. Former Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is 81. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 77. Actor Joe Don Baker is 75. Author Judy Blume is 73. Rock musician Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is 72. Country singer Moe Bandy is 67. Actress Maud Adams is 66. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 65. Actor Michael Ironside is 61. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 61. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 59. Actress Joanna Kerns is 58. Actorformer talk show host Arsenio Hall is 56. Actor John Michael Higgins is 48. Actress Christine Elise is 46. Actor Josh Brolin is 43. Singer Chynna Phillips is 43. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 41. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 40. Actor Jesse Spencer (“House, M.D.”) is 32. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 31. Actress Christina Ricci is 31. Actress Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 18.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS 82nd World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia. 9 a.m. start to racing with the start/finish line in the field across Parade Road from the former state school property. Open race starts at 1 p.m. More information at www.lrsdc.org. 32 Annual Great Rotary Fishing Derby. Headquarters trailer is located in Hesky Park, on Meredith Bay, in Meredith. Tickets are $30. Fish must be registered by 3 p.m. on Sunday to be eligible for prizes. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. A production of the Winni Players, the award-winning community arm of the Playhouse. Tickets at 366-7377. www. winniplayhouse.org. Valentine Cabaret featuring singer Elizabeth Soychak at Trinity Episcopal Church in Titlon. 8 p.m. A set of pop standards and swing selections will be accompanied by pianist Crig Jaster and bassist Chris Gilb. All proceeds will benefit the Open Door Dinners outreach ministry. $17.50 in advance or $20 at the door. Beverages and dessert included. For tickets call 286-3120. Presentation of “My Trip To The Holy Land In Pictures and Stories” by Shirley Powers. 7 p.m. in the undercroft of the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC. Light refreshments of Mediterranean foods will be serves. All are welcome. Performance by psychic and medium Lauren Rainbow at The Middle NH Arts & Entertainment Center in Franklin (Franklin Opera House). For tickets, call 9341901 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. 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 email@example.com. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Friday in the first-floor conference room. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 82nd World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia. 9 a.m. start to racing with the start/finish line in the field across Parade Road from the former state school property. Open race starts at 1 p.m. More information at www.lrsdc.org. 32 Annual Great Rotary Fishing Derby. Headquarters trailer is located in Hesky Park, on Meredith Bay, in Meredith. Tickets are $30. Fish must be registered by 3 p.m. to be eligible for prizes. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on stage at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 2 p.m. matinee. A production of the Winni Players, the award-winning community arm of the Playhouse. Tickets at 366-7377. www.winniplayhouse.org. Valentine’s Dinner at Mame’s Restaurant in Meredith to benefit Inter-Lakes High School Chem-Free After Prom Party. Students will serve dinner guests and their tips will also be added to the After Prom fund. Menu will feature a dinner buffet with carved roast beef au jus, lemon chicken and mushroom ravioli with a port wine reduction sauce. Dr. Phil and Jan Sanguedolce will provide music for entertainment. $20 per plate, plus tax. Reservations at 279-4631 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pianist William Chapman Nyaho in concert at Brewster Academy’s Anderson Hall. 2 p.m. A program celebrating the Wofeboro Freinds of Music’s 75th Season. $20 at the door. www.friendsofmusic.org. “A Musical Valentine” presented by the Vertias Quintet at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. 1 p.m. For tickets call 535-2367 or visit www. silver.plymouth.edu.
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Dear Annie: My father married my stepmother 20 years ago. Three years ago, he suffered a stroke. Though moderately disabled, he is still mentally sharp, didn’t lose his speech and is able to do most things for himself. He is happy as a homebody, but my stepmother has made it increasingly clear that he will be going off to a care facility soon. Dad has reluctantly agreed. The problem is, the place she’s chosen is nowhere near any family members. She claims she will visit him often, but we know she is planning to do more traveling, and my father will be left completely isolated. She refuses to consider a closer alternative and shuts anyone down who mentions it. Dad is afraid to speak up. We are all heartbroken. What can we do? -- Need To Protect Dad Dear Need: Is this possibly a financial issue? Is the chosen facility less expensive than one near you? Could you contribute to the cost? Otherwise, if your stepmother is deliberately isolating Dad, it could be considered elder abuse. Explain the problem to Dad’s doctor and ask for assistance. You also can contact the local Adult Protective Services or get information through the Eldercare Locator (1-800-677-1116) and the National Center on Elder Abuse (ncea.aoa.gov). Dear Annie: After 47 years of marriage, we have a problem we can’t resolve. My husband does not like my only niece, “Gina,” and doesn’t want her to visit our home. He expects me to tell her she’s not welcome. He believes Gina is a user, but she has never done anything to him or taken advantage of us. Gina lives 300 miles away, and I love her and enjoy her rare visits. On top of that, my 97-year-old mother lives with us, and I think Gina has the right to see her grandmother whether my husband likes it or not. He thinks I should forbid Gina from coming to our home because our wedding vows includ-
ed “forsaking all others.” It would break my niece’s heart if I told her she cannot see her grandmother. I won’t do it. I believe my husband is way out of line. And how would I tell my Mom that her only granddaughter won’t be coming to see her anymore? Am I wrong to think he’s being unreasonable? -- Frustrated and Depressed Dear Frustrated: “Forsaking all others” does not mean cutting off your family. It means married people don’t have affairs. And although Hubby’s feelings should be taken into consideration, so should yours. He is being extremely unfair to you and your mother. Decisions like this should not be unilateral. Everyone who lives in the house gets a vote. If your husband doesn’t want to see Gina, he can absent himself when she comes for her infrequent visits to Grandma. Dear Annie: I thought your response to “Still Smoking” was very polite. I find it hard to be that nice since my stepfather was addicted to smoking and lost most of his tongue due to cancer. Dad used to take offense when we didn’t agree that it was his right to smoke and refused to join him in the smoking sections of restaurants. That story has changed now that he has to eat with a stomach tube. While we enjoy family dinners, he watches from the sofa. He has lost his career as a trial lawyer because he can no longer speak. It is compassionate to explain that you value your health enough to move away from a smoker, and smokers should not take offense. In fact, if they could meet my stepfather, they’d quit on the spot. I guarantee my children will never smoke. They often share this story with their classmates at school. -- Compassionate Non-Smoker Dear Compassionate: We wish your guarantee worked for everyone, but people drift into smoking and later find quitting nearly impossible. We appreciate your taking the time to write and know your letter will help others.
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BLUEBERRY PLACE 57 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH Accepting applications for Active Wait List Federally assisted property features 25 two-bedroom apartments, 10 three-bedroom apartments, including 2 ground-level wheelchair-accessible apartments. Apartments feature washer and dryer hook-ups, storage closets, landscaped grounds, and townhouse design. Apartments are close to City services, playgrounds, beaches and schools. Please call the Laconia Housing Authority at 524-2112 to request an application or visit our office at 25 Union Ave. Laconia, NH • HUD income restrictions apply • Tenant rents are based on income The Laconia Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or age.
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LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available. 524-4428. LACONIA: Large 4 bedroom apartment. Second floor, new paint and flooring, parking. $850 + utilities, security and references required. 603-781-6294.
LACONIA: 1-2 Bedrooms starting at $685/Month. Includes Heat/Hot Water & Electric. No dogs. 496-8667 or 545-9510. LAKE Winnipesaukee, Gilford One bedroom condo with balcony overlooking Paugus Bay. All new appliances, rent includes heat, electric and cable, high speed Internet. covered parking. $800/ month. Call David 603-345-5555. MEREDITH 1 bedroom first floor, carpeted, washer/dryer hook-ps, parking, near town, non-smoking, $600/Month no utilities 279-7887 or cell 781-862-0123 MEREDITH One bedroom apartment on second floor. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, very elegant and rustic. Plowing, parking and dumpster included, no dogs. $795/month 455-5660. MEREDITH- ROOMY 2-bedroom near downtown. Heat/storage included. No pets, non-smoker, References, security & lease required. $750/Month. 455-4075 MEREDITH: In-town 1-bedroom, includes heat, $600/month. Parking w/plowing. No Smoking. No pets. Security deposit. 387-8356. MUST SEE - LOVELY MEREDITH HOUSE 1st floor of 2-family home, full basement, W/D hookup, close to town, large, 2BR, hardwood floors, porch, $975/month +utilities. No Smoking/Dogs. Security,references. 279-4376
NORTHFIELD Are you tired of living in run down, dirty housing, then call us we have the absolute best, spotlessly clean and everything works. We include heat & hot water and all appliances, Townhouses & apartments, in Northfield one block from I-93 Call 630-3700 for affordable Clean living.
NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, coin-op laundry in basement, $250/week including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 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 TROPICAL Paradise: Marco Island, Florida waterfront condo. Dare to compare, from $500/week and up. (603)393-7077. WINNISQUAM: Small efficiency apartment and a cottage including heat, hot water and lights. No pets. $150-$175/week. $400 deposit. 528-2757 or 387-3864.
For Rent-Commercial LACONIA- Retail store with office and garage. Great location (1073 Union Ave.) $850/Month + Utilities. Possible sub-divide for right tenant. 603-520-7882 LACONIA Prime retail. 750 sf., parking, includes heat. $550 per month. Also 1325 sf. $675/month Security deposit & references.
Palmer Scooter Brand new $6,000-OBO. Pace Saver Premier Plus scooter, approx. 4-years old. $600. 528-0788
Belknap Landscape Company
Belmont- 2 Bedroom Manufactured Home on its own 1/2 acre lot Town water & sewer, newly renovated and energy efficient, nice location. For Sale owner financing available call for details. For Lease - $1000/month. Call 2678023 GC Enterprises Property Management
BELMONT: Near 106, easy communte north and south, country setting, includes all utilities, deposit, references, $595. (603)630-1296.
SEASONED firewood 2 years, hardwood, dry. $265 per cord. Meredith, Laconia. 440-8292. Cash only.
LACONIA: Two 1 bedroom apartments available, both on 2nd floor. $180 & $190/week including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234. LACONIA: Year-round furnished rental. Two bedrm, two bath condo. $800/month No Pets 978-851-2816.
Furniture AMAZING! Queen or full mattress set. Beautiful Luxury firm European-pillow-top, new in plastic, costs $1,095, sell $249. Can deliver. 603-305-9763 Meredith- Office studio space. 2nd floor 3 rooms, carpeted 1,000 sq. ft. heated, near town, non-smoking. $625/Month. Cell 781-862-0123 home 279-7887
For Sale Amana Microwave late model, $40, Antique radios & many power tools. 744-6107 AMAZING Beautiful queen or full pillow top mattress set only $249. See ad under “furniture”. Antique hall tree $600 B/O, Antique vanity $250. Coleman 5,000 Watt Generator $400 B/O. Call 279-0490 BED- Orthopedic 11 inch thick super nice pillowtop mattress & box. 10 Yr. warranty, new-in-plastic. Cost $1,200, sell Queen-$299, Full-$270 King-$450. Can deliver. 235-1773 BEDROOM- 7-piece Solid cherry sleigh. Dresser/Mirror chest & night stand (all dovetail). New-in-boxes cost $2,200 Sell $895. 603-427-2001 Computer System XP $110. XP tower, $65. Receiver $35. 60 Disk CD player $40. 524-6815 Custom Glazed Kitchen Cabinets. Solid maple, never installed. May add/subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6,000 sacrifice $1,750. 433-4665 FIREWOOD Is 'an icebox where your camp used to be'? Stove, Fishing, Campfires. $25-1/8 cord. EASY Self-Serve. Variety. In Belmont, near Belknap Mall/Winnisquam bridge, I Mile from PICHE's ski shop. Up Union Rd., left on Arlene Drive #18-GREY Wood Shack. Free kindling when available. May Deliver-see sign. FIREWOOD-ALL quantities available. Bundles, 1/8, 1/4 & 1/2 cords. Full cord/$180. Pick-up/delivery. 998-7337/Leave Message HONDA SNOWBLOWER: Good condition. Call 279-0641. Large stuffed living room chair with pattern. Modern rustic, bought at Grievior Furniture. Asking $250. Call 524-8306 New snowmobile helmet, size small. $45, 36 in. Toshiba TV (36A11) $175, Weider Crossbow home gym $125. All in excellent condition. Call 729-0199 Northfield, NH
Help Wanted HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH. WAITPERSON: Full-time, nights and weekends. Apply in person, Bobhouse Reel !n Tavern, or call 253-1025.
has immediate openings for ground and roof shovelers.
With winter in full swing, we continue to hire temporary on-call shovelers. No prior experience necessary, but roof shoveling experience is a plus. Wage for hired shovelers during storms is $15/hour! Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen, and be physically able to shovel for lengthy shifts. Applicants must be 18 or older, have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Completed applications will be reviewed by:
Belknap Landscape Co. Inc. Human Resources 25 Country Club Road, Unit 302 Gilford, NH 03249
HVAC TECHNICIAN - Laconia Foley Oil Co. is looking for a qualified candidate. Must have minimum 5+ years of experience in the residential field. Must be proficient and have strong trouble shooting skills in all areas of residential HVAC equipment i.e. gas, oil, A/C, warm air & hydronic systems. Must be Gas Certified. NATE certified a plus. Will participate in a compensated on-call rotation. Benefits include 401(k) Plan, health insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to email@example.com or apply in person at 281 South Main St. Laconia.
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(603)447-1198. Olson’s Moto Works, RT16 Albany, NH.
Elan Publishing Company Small printing/book binding company in Moultonborough is accepting applications for our production team for first and second shifts. Applicant should have mechanical aptitude and be physically capable of standing and performing repetitive lifting. Benefit package includes matching 401k, health, life and disability.
Please stop by Mon-Fri, 9-3pm to fill out an application at 492 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough
Alton Central School Alton, NH Immediate Openings Part-time Speech and Language Assistant to work with Preschool through grade 8 public school students. Varied caseload and flexible schedule. Certification preferred. Full time Special Education Para Educator position open for grade 7/8 Resource Program in K -8 school setting. Prior experience working with students with challenges is preferred. Good technology and math skills a bonus to the position. Please forward your letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, proof of certification and three current letters of reference to: Catherine Dix-Herndon Special Education Director SAU #72, 252 Suncook Valley Road Alton, NH 03809 Application Deadline: Until filled EOE
Therapy Works, Inc. is looking for the right person to work with us at our clinic in beautiful New London, NH. If you are a physical therapist looking for a position in a busy outpatient clinic, and you are motivated to provide the highest quality care to individuals with a variety of clinical conditions, then you should talk to us. Therapy Works, Inc. is a privately owned orthopedic physical therapy clinic in the Lake Sunapee area. We have a very experienced staff of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who are successful in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions in a busy, supportive work environment. New London is an active community with 4 seasons of activity and a beautiful setting in which to work and live. Candidates should be Physical Therapists with a current NH license. If you are interested in learning more about this position, contact Beth Swanson, PT, DPT, OCS at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax resume and letter of interest to (603)526-2618. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, and a sign-on bonus.
LACONIA/ GILFORD HOUSEMATE wanted for beautiful home. Sunny private furnished room, includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, dish, laundry. $125/week, $450/Month. Call 528-8030.
ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? Enjoy the quality of life found in the Mt. Washington Valley while working in a progressive hospital that matches advanced medical technology with a compassionate approach to patient care. Join our team and see what a difference you can make! In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes health/dental, generous paid time off, matching savings plan, educational assistance and employee fitness program. We have the following openings:
• Physical Therapist- Per Diem. Min Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Previous inpatient exp pref. Current NH PT License and CPR Cert req. Wknd and Wkday cov. • RN- Full-time, 40 hr/wk with rotating call, OR exp, min 1 yr pref. ACLS, BLS & PALS with 3 months. • Clinical Coordinator- Full-Time. RN with Wound Care exp. Resp. to coordinate clinical activities of the Wound Care Center. Must have organizational and leadership skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing pref. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS, infection control, safety and all unit required skill review. • LNA- Full-time - Provide care and activities of daily living multiple residents of the Merriman House. Experience and NH LNA license required. • Clinical Applications Support- Full-time. Support Ambulatory EMR System, RN with IT experience. Clinical Informatics Degree preferred. 5yrs recent ambulatory experience required. Clinical liaison between IT and the clinical practices. Office Assistant- Part-time, Responsible for all functions of the front desk, including answer telephone, photocopy medical records and filing. Previous medical office and coding experience preferred. Cook- Full-time, 3 years experience in food preparation and sanitation or equivalent combination of education and exp. Preferred. Serve Safe certified pref. High School Diploma or GED. Diabetes Nurse Educator- Full-time, Involves both individual and group instruction in Diabetes self-management skills. Responsible for the insulin pump/CGSM programs and assist with inpatient hyperglycemic protocols. Needs to be a self-starter and exp. In Diabetes Care/Education. Requirements include CDE, BSN and NH nursing license. Biller- Per Diem, Performs billing and collections functions of accounts with balances due from insurance companies. 2 yrs business college or specialized program preferred. Office and hospital exp pref. A completed Application is required to apply for all positions Website: www.memorialhospitalnh.org. Contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital, an EOE PO Box 5001, No. Conway, NH 03860. Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121
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Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park
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with the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association (NHSEA) and the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI). She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Plymouth State University. Created by legislation in 1983, CDFA is a nonprofit public instrumentality of the State of New Hampsee next page
MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
AT PUBLIC AUCTION March 2, 2011, at 3:30 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 33 FALLS AVENUE
PER TAX RECORDS: CAPE STYLE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, FINISHED BASEMENT, SUNROOM, DECK AND ATTACHED GARAGE ON 1.5 ACRES OF LAND
Laconia: Well maintained inside & out. Great Belmont: Winnisquam Waterfront, beautiful sunsets from this 4BR, 2 bath well maintained neighborhood. 3 season room overlooking large year round home. New Dock! Great rental history. corner lot, replacement windows & garage. Will go RD & FHA. Motivated Seller! $129,900 369,900.00
ALL REDUCED TO SELL!
CONCORD — BetterBuildings NH, a Beacon Community project run by the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), has announced the hiring of Madeline McElaney as community manager of its Plymouth office. McElaney will work with residents and businesses to identify and finance deep energy savings in their homes or buildings. She has previously worked
Lisa Adair 455-3581
Belmont: Spacious Colonial with beautiful mountain views. Wonderful private 4 acre lot with open fields, perfect for horses. New family room & sun room. 214,900
Madeline McElaney new community manager for Plymouth operation of BetterBuildings
Gilford: Well cared for home in Edge of Woods MH Park. New bath & roof. Large sun porch, 2 decks. Excellent location with Gilford beach & boating at your finger tips. 29,900
MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2306, Page 675 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246
AT PUBLIC AUCTION March 8, 2011, at 4:30 PM on the premises SINGLE FAMILY HOME 196 ELM STREET
PER TAX RECORDS: 2 1/2 STORY CONVENTIONAL STYLE HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, WOOD FLOORS, WOOD STOVE FLUE, FIREPLACE, UNFINISHED BASEMENT AND WOOD DECK MORTGAGE REFERENCE: Recorded in the Belknap County Registry of Deeds at Book 2368, Page 255 TERMS FOR THE SALE: $5,000.00 deposit must be presented in cash, certified check or banker’s check satisfactory to the mortgagee at the time and place of sale. Balance due within 30 days from the date of sale. Attorney Thomas Haughey Haughey, Philpot & Laurent Attorneys at Law 816 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246
PIECE OF MIND
ROOFS CLEARED: 29 years experience, insured. Call Eric, (603)387-4996.
$30/ hour. Let me clean, organize or restyle your home. Dependable and trustworthy, impeccable references. Call Cindy at 520-2150.
Fast, Reliable Master Electrician. No Job Too small, Lowest Rates, Top Quality. Mail me an insured competitors residential proposal & I!ll beat it! Call 520-7167.
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Individuals and Businesses No return is too small. E-Filing available Accounting and Auditing Roger Marceau, CPA 387-6844 or e-mail email@example.com
Green Valley Lawn Care- Snow removal, roofs, driveways, parking lots. Fully Insured. Dan 524-5295
Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277
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CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214
DESROCHERS Burner Service Meredith, NH (603) 677-2666. Oil Heat Tune-ups, Repairs, Installations Emergency service. Free Estimates.
Ice-Dam Removal & Roof Shoveling. Fully insured. 10% of profits donated to Salvation Arny. 603-455-2848
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M.A. SMITH ELECTRIC: Quality work for any size electrical job. Licensed-Insured, Free estimates/ 603-455-5607
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Howland • 524-2009 Roof Shoveling- Don't have time or desire to get up on the roof and do it yourself? Please call Dan at 603-527-8670 Quick and reasonable service ROOF Shoveling: Usually $50-$100 per roof. 455-6945. ROOF snow and ice removal. Fully insured, free estimates. Call John 603-801-3513.
Wanted To Buy FISHER WOODSTOVE BABY bear size that takes up to 16” logs Call anytime, leave message 293-8545 or 630-6539
MILES COMPUTER REPAIR Virus Removal, Computer Tune-ups, Hardware Install, Network Install, Same Day Service. 603-998-2326. ROOF Clearing Specialist: Hardworking, experienced, references. No job too big or small! Matt Labranche, (603)393-4937.
Roof Snow Removal- Experienced, insured roofer. Dan 496-1886 or 279-5806 ROOF, Deck Shoveling, Snowblowing, Snowplowing. Reliable, prompt professional service. Residental/ Commercial. Fully insured 387-1073.
NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361 Before 2pm.
Old antique guns and ammunition Call anytime, leave message. 293-8545 or 630-6539
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Altrusa Club of Meredith supports Central NH Military Family Group
373 Court Street, Laconia 527-1111 www.exitlakeside.com
Call Brenda 393-7713 GILFORD $117,000
In support of the Central NH Military Family Group, the Altrusa Club of Meredith recently donated $100 to the Blue Star Mothers of NH. Lisa Davis (left) and Laurie Brothers (right), Altrusa community service co-chairs, present a check to Connie Leggett (center) of Blue Star Mothers of NH for the purchase of two Hero Trees. (Courtesy photo)
MEREDITH — The Altrusa Club has given $100 to the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire. The donation will be used by the Central NH Military Family Group for the purchase of Hero Trees decorated with stars featuring the names of servicemen and women. Black stars remember POW/MIA troops, blue stars are those who are cur-
rently serving, and gold stars are those who have been lost. The trees will be displayed in public places where those in the community can add the names of their loved ones who have served. To learn more about The Altrusa Club of Meredith, e-mail mailto:meredithnhaltrusa@hotmail. com or visit www.altrusadistrict1. com/meredith/.
from preceding page shire. CDFA administers nearly $40 million in funding resources, which includes a combination of state tax credits and federal Community Devel-
opment Block Grant, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Energy Reduction Funds. For more information about CDFA and its programs, call 226-2170 or visit www.nhcdfa.org.
Large home, all new appliances, galley kitchen with bright cheerful dining room, cozy library with woodstove and book cases, large living room with fireplace, large family room with slider to patio overlooking the lovely garden pond, large 2 story, 2 bay garage.
Nicely landscaped corner lot with completely fenced back yard. Single level living with lst floor laundry, bright cheerful rooms, 1 car attached garage, full basement perfect for family room or den, walk out to private fenced back yard, close to all of the Lakes Region amenities.
GILFORD $242,000 Lovely 2 level, end unit condo, with gas fire place, private fenced patio, balcony off master bedroom, 2 baths, possible boat dock and garage, next to tennis courts and across from swimming pool.
2 family and NOT a bank owned! Perfect for owner occupy or income property, great location close to hospital, shopping and all other amenities.
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A Landscaped Dream Changing Colors Throughout The Season! Immaculate Inside & Out. Central Air, Berber Carpet, Crown Molding Throughout, Florida Rm Overlooks Spectacular Flower Garden...$70,000.
Absolutely Beautiful Layout 3 Bed Mfg. Home Only One Owner. Split Bedrm Plan, Guest Quarters W/2 Bedrms, Bath & Den, Large Eat-in Kitchen, Formal Lr/ dr W/hw Flr. Deck Overlooking Woods For Privacy. Sitting Porch, Oversized 1 Car Garage W/plenty Of Storage Rm...$145,000.
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Open Concept Cape W/post & Beam Construction, Wood Flrs, Wood Stove And Hearth In Kitchen. Master Bed W/ bath And Jacuzzi Tub, Screen Porch Off Living Rm. Attached 26x26 Two Car Garage...$299,900.
Exquisitely Maintained Cape W/beams, Hw Flrs. Grand Center Chimney W/ fireplaces In Kitchen, Formal Dining And Living Rms. 2 Car Garage Attached W/ additional Detached 5 Car Garage. Inground Pool W/cabana And Tennis Court...$374,000.
Lake Winnisquam Family Compound W/ 100’ Frontage, U-shaped Dock, 2 Jet Ski Lifts, Waterside Screen Porch & Deck. This Huge 5 Bed, 5 Bath Waterfront Home Is Perfect For All Your Friends & Family, 2 Fp’s, Big Remodeled Kitchen, Extended Living Space On Lower Level...$599,000.
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