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Vandals cause ‘significant’ damage to Boys & Girls Club BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The new home of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region was vandalized over the weekend, forcing the facility to be closed for at least a week. Police Chief Chris Adams, president of the club, said staff arrived yesterday morning to find “significant damage see CLUB page 8



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City Council again defers TIF decision Gunstock Inn purchased BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — After convening a special meeting to consider authorizing a borrowing to undertake a series of projects recommended by the Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Advisory Board the City Council last night again deferred its decision. Presenting the menu of projects, Kevin Dunleavy, director of parks and recreation, reminded the council it had already approved spending $275,000 to improve the gateway to downtown at the Main Street Bridge, in order to ensure that the improvements were incorporated into the design for the reconstruction of the bridge. Likewise, in October the council approved spending $35,000 to extend a ten-inch water

main from Main Street to Veteran’s Square to service the former Evangelical Baptist Church, which is being converted to restaurant. Dunleavy told the council the board recommended investing $400,000 to extend the WOW Trail between Main Street and Fair Street, $25,000 to add signage and kiosks to the riverwalk and WOW Trail, $181,000 to connect the Main Street Bridge to the riverwalk at the Landmark Inn, $121,800 to extend the riverwalk through the Walgreen’s property, and $300,000 to carry the riverwalk from behind the old police station up to the Church Street bridge. Altogether the estimated cost of the projects, including the Gateway Plaza and water main, see COUNCIL page 10

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GILFORD – The Gunstock Inn and Fitness Center has been purchased by Les and Linda Schuster, the current operators of three Weirs Beach area lodging facilities. Les Schuster said yesterday that he and his wife have been working on the purchase for a little over a year – or shortly after the former owners shut the doors citing a poor economy. “Now that the economy is better, we’ve been able to get it all in order,” said Schuster. He said he and his wife plan on opening the hotel or lodging portion of the Inn before Christmas and are working on some Ski-and-Stay packages with see INN page 8

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US vet held in N. Korea says statement was coerced

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress. In a written statement issued Monday, Merrill Newman said he tried to show that the words he read on the recording were not his own by emphasizing the apology’s awkward phrasing and poor English grammar. “Anyone who has read the text of it or who has seen the video of me reading it knows that the words were not mine and were not delivered voluntarily,” Newman said. “Anyone who knows me knows that I could not have done the things they had me ‘confess’ to.” The former Army lieutenant said that while the North Koreans treated him well during his detention at a Pyongsee NEWMAN page 4

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Tech companies unite against gov’t surveillance WASHINGTON (AP) — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood. A coalition that includes Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft lashed out in an open letter printed Monday in major newspapers and a new website, http:// . The crusade united eight companies that often compete fiercely against each other, but now find themselves banding together to limit the potential damage from revela-

tions about the National Security Agency’s snooping on Web surfers. Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and AOL Inc. joined Google Inc., Apple Inc., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in the push for tighter controls over electronic espionage. The group is immersed in the lives of just about everyone who uses the Internet or a computing device. As the companies’ services and products have become more deeply ingrained in society, they have become integral cogs in the economy. Their prosperity also provides them with the cash to pay for lobbyists and fund campaign contributions that sway public policy.

Monday’s public relations offensive is a by-product of documents leaked over the past six months by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The records reveal that the NSA has been obtaining emails and other personal data from major tech companies under secret court orders for the past five years and scooping up other data through unauthorized hacking into data centers. Silicon Valley has been fighting back in the courts and in Congress as they seek reforms that would allow them to disclose more information about secret court orders. Several of the companies are also introducing more see TECH page 5

Baca defended the department, pointing to reforms since allegations surfaced in 2011, and said the problem wasn’t an institutional one. Sixteen of the 18 defendants were arrested earlier Monday and five criminal cases were unsealed alleging unjustified beatings of jail inmates and visitors, unjustified detentions and a conspiracy to thwart the FBI’s investigation into the misconduct. Federal officials say 18 current and former see LA SHERIFF page 27

LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as “World of Warcraft.” Stories carried Monday by The New York Times, the Guardian, and ProPublica said U.S. and U.K. spies have spent years trawling online games for terrorists or informants. The stories, based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, offer see GAMERS page 8

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N.H. joins 7 other states in petition asking for ‘upwind states’ to cut air pollution emissions CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states petitioned the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions. The petition is aimed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It seeks a reduction in emissions carried by prevailing winds that contribute to the formation of ozone in the downwind states. States filing the petition are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The petition seeks what it says are long-overdue commitments from the upwind states to protect the health of downwind residents and to level the playing field for businesses. “Even if the people of New Hampshire took every car off the road, we would, at best, reduce ozone by only 3 percent on bad air days,” New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said. “And on those bad air days, New Hampshire receives more than 95 percent of its air pollution from upwind states.” The petition asks the Environmental Protection Agency to require the nine upwind states to join the peti-

tioning states in what is known as the Ozone Transport Region. Under the federal Clean Air Act, states added to the region would have to take actions to reduce pollution consistent with downwind state efforts. “Delaware air quality remains overwhelmed by air pollution from upwind states, even though we have reduced emissions within Delaware of ozoneforming pollution by more than 70 percent since 1990,” said Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. The EPA is required to approve or disapprove of the petition within 18 months. Unhealthy levels of ozone can cause coughing, throat irritation and chest pains. It can aggravate asthma and other chronic lung diseases. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court said it will consider reinstating a federal regulation intended to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. The court said it will review an appeals court ruling that overturned the EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule. The appellate court said the EPA exceeded its authority by imposing “massive emissions reduction requirements” on plants in upwind states.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. It’s National Influenza Week, and the department’s division of public health services is highlighting the availability of the vaccine. The flu season has just started and generally runs until May. The department said in the 2012-2013 flu season, nearly 50 percent of people who were eligible

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New tradition teaches Elm Street School students the joy of giving LACONIA — In only its second year, “The ESSence of Giving” is already well on its way to becoming a holiday tradition at Elm Street School. More than 140 students took part in the event Saturday morning which provided students with an opportunity to select and wrap Christmas gifts for their family members and loved ones. ‘’There was a line waiting all the way back to the door when we got here to open the gym Saturday morning,’’ said first grade teacher Donna-Marie Gamlin, who came up with the idea for the program which was started last year. Gamlin said that members of VISTESS (Volunteers in Service to Elm Street School) collected about 1,500 gifts this year and that the gifts were set up in the school’s multi-purpose room where they were grouped in different categories like a department store for the student shoppers. Students then shopped for presents and then wrapped them with the assistance of adult volunteers. ‘’Some of the students even brought in their own toys which they had outgrown so that we could use them as

gifts,’’ said Gamlin. As children shopped and wrapped their gifts, their parents and family members were served hot cocoa and snacks in the school library so that the element of surprise for the student gifts could be preserved. ‘’The best thing is that it didn’t cost one cent. Every gift was donated by some very generous and thoughtful people,’’ said Gamlin, who estimated that more than 30 volunteers were involved in Saturday’s event by bringing the collected gifts to the school, setting up tables in the gym where the gifts were displayed and helping the children wrap the gifts. Leftover gifts will go to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, along with cash that was collected at collection canisters set up in the hall and inside the library. Last year some $385 was collected for the food pantry. Fifth grader Ashlynn Baron, 10, said that she was wrapping presents for seven people. ‘’It’s a good program. Kids get free presents to give to their family and it makes them feel really good to be able to give,’’ she said. ‘’I’m getting presents for my Mom and Dad and sister and brother. It’s a lot of fun,’’ said fourth grader Kiara Ellsworth.

NEWMAN from page 2 yang hotel, an interrogator told him repeatedly that if he did not apologize for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and during his visit to the communist nation, he would be sentenced to 15 years in jail for espionage. “Under these circumstances, I read the document with the language they insisted on because it seemed to be the only way I might get home,” he said. Newman, who was deported Friday and returned home to California on Saturday, was detained in late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea. His visit came six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war while serving

in one of the U.S. Army’s 8240th unit, an early special forces unit also known as the White Tigers whose missions remained classified until the 1990s. He was scheduled to visit South Korea following his North Korea trip to meet some of the former fighters he had helped train. Before he arrived in North Korea, Newman said he was given permission to visit the region where he spent his war years advising the clandestine Kuwol fighters. Once he got to Pyongyang, “I innocently asked my North Korean guides whether some of those who fought in the war in the Mt. Kuwol area might still be alive, and expressed an interest in possibly meeting them if they were.


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Rep. Chandler endorses Christopher Boothby for executive council

MEREDITH — State Rep. Gene Chandler of Bartlett, who is serving his 13th term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and his 17th year as chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Bartlett, has endorsed Republican Christopher Boothby’s bid for the Executive Council in District 1. “Christopher will be an excellent executive councilor,” Bartlett said in a prepared statement, “not just for the North Country or the District, but for the entire state.” He said that Boothby is not only familiar with many issues but also is “very open to learning about people’s concerns.”

A former majority leader, Speaker of the House and longtime chairman of its Public Works and Highway Committee, Chandler said, “The people in my district expect top-notch constituent service” and “Christopher is the person to deliver that service.” Boothby said that Bartlett’s endorsement meant a great deal. He said that like the late Ray Burton, who represented District 1 for more than 35 years, Gene Chandler is a champion of the North Country. “It is a high bar to set,” he said, “but one I intend to meet.” — Michael Kitch

TECH from page 2 encryption technology to shield their users’ data from government spies and other prying eyes. Monday’s letter and the new antisnooping website represent the technology industry’s latest salvo in an attempt to counter any perception that they voluntarily give the government access to users’ email and other sensitive information. Although the campaign is ostensibly directed at governments around the world, the U.S. is clearly the main target. “The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual — rights that are enshrined in our Constitution,” the letter said. “This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It’s time for a change.” Civil liberties aren’t the only thing at stake. One of the reasons the technology companies have become a rich vein for crime-fighting authorities is that they routinely store vast amounts of personal data as part of their efforts to tailor services and target advertising. By analyzing search requests, Websurfing habits, social networking posts and even the content of emails, the companies are able to determine, for instance, the type of digital ads to show individual users. The NSA revelations have raised fears that people might shy away from some Internet services or share less information about themselves. Such a shift would make it more difficult for companies to increase their ad revenue and, ultimately, boost their stock prices. In a statement, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the NSA disclosures had “shaken the trust of our users.” Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, two of the richest people in the world, also chimed with statements urging the U.S. to adopt reforms to protect personal information. U.S. intelligence officials have staunchly defended the electronic espio-

nage, contending the NSA’s tactics have helped disrupt terror attacks. Officials also insist that the agency takes care not to look at the content of conversations or messages by U.S. citizens. Obama has asked a panel of handpicked advisers to report on the spying issue this month and recently said he’ll propose the NSA use “some self-restraint” in handling data. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden indicated the administration expects to address many of the concerns raised in Monday’s letter after Obama’s advisers complete their review. “As we have said repeatedly, we are committed to conducting intelligence activities with appropriate constraints, oversight, transparency and accountability,” she said. Monday’s letter goes farther than the companies’ previous statements in favor of overhauling surveillance practices, according to Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. He notes that the new principles put forward by the companies include “an unambiguous condemnation” of bulk data collection as conducted by the NSA. It was a shrewd move for the companies to disseminate the open letter through newspaper ads, said Daniel Castro, a senior analyst for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank. By virtue of connecting directly with a massive proportion of the U.S. population, the companies “have a huge reach,” Castro said. “They want people to be supporting and rallying around this effort.” The Silicon Valley companies also are waging an attack in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, where they are fighting to be allowed to reveal more details about how frequently the NSA has been seeking user data. U.S. law currently prevents the recipients of national security orders from breaking down the number of demands they get under the Patriot Act.

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Reagan & the zebra “Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue.” So said Ronald Reagan in his 1986 message to Congress vetoing the “sweeping and punitive sanctions” Congress was seeking to impose. Reagan equated the sanctions to “declaring economic warfare on the people of South Africa.” His Treasury Secretary James Baker said Sunday that Reagan likely regretted this veto. But having worked with the president on his veto message and address on South Africa, I never heard a word of regret. Nor should there have been any. For in declaring, “we must stay and build not cut and run” from South Africa, Reagan, whose first duty was the defense of his nation in the Cold War with the Soviet empire, saw not only the moral issue but the strategic imperative. In 1986, there were 40,000 Cuban troops in Angola, where South Africa was a fighting ally and backer of anti-Communist Jonas Savimbi. In Zimbabwe, Robert “Comrade Bob” Mugabe, having butchered thousands of Ndebele of rival Joshua Nkomo, was communizing his country. Southwest Africa and Mozambique hung in the balance.Reagan was determined to block Moscow’s drive to the Cape of Good Hope. And in that struggle State President P. W. Botha was an ally. Second, as Reagan declared, the sanctions ban on sugar imports would imperil 23,000 black farmers, and cutting off Western purchases of natural resources would imperil the jobs of 500,000 black miners. “The Prime Minister of Great Britain has denounced punitive sanctions as immoral and utterly repugnant,” said Reagan in July of 1986, “Mrs. Thatcher is right.” “Are we truly helping the black people of South Africa — the lifelong victims of apartheid,” said Reagan in his veto, “when we throw them out of work and leave them and their families jobless and hungry in those segregated townships? Or are we simply assuming a moral posture at the expense of the people in whose name we presume to act?” Zulu Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi had come to see Reagan to implore him to block sanctions, as they would harm his people. Alan Paton, author of “Cry the Beloved Country,” the conscience of South Africa, wrote: “I am totally opposed to disinvestment ... primarily for a moral reason. Those who will pay most grievously for disinvestment will be the black workers of South Africa. I take very seriously the teachings of the Gospels, in particular the parables about giving drink to the thirsty and the food to the hungry. I will not help

to cause any such suffering to any black person.” “Nor will we,” declared Reagan. He cited an African leader who described South Africa as a zebra: “If the white parts are injured, the black parts will die, too.” The greatest forces for equal opportunity, higher wages and better working conditions in South Africa, said Reagan, are the U.S., British, French, Dutch and German businesses. Sanctions will force them to divest, depart and sell out to Afrikaners at fire-sale prices. How does this help the black majority? Calling capitalism “the natural enemy of such feudal institutions as apartheid,” Reagan noted it was not in the Great Depression but in the prosperity of the 1960s that segregation collapsed in the USA. While decrying the Pretoria regime’s repression, Reagan also attacked “the calculated terror by elements of the African National Congress — the mining of roads, the bombing of public places” and the “most common method of terror ... the so-called necklace. “In this barbaric way of reprisal, a tire is filled with kerosene and gasoline, placed around the neck of an alleged collaborator and ignited. The victim may be a black policeman, a teacher, a soldier, a civil servant — it makes no difference, the atrocity is designed to terrorize blacks into ending all racial cooperation and to polarize South Africa as a prelude to a final climactic struggle for power.” In his speech Reagan called specifically for Nelson Mandela’s release, and the release of all political prisoners. Not for four years would Mandela be let go. But when he was, he, like Reagan, recognized that just as Xhosa and Zulu built South Africa, so, too, had 5 million Boers and Brits. And peace between them — reconciliation, not reprisals, not revenge — was essential if the promise of the country was to be realized. Undeniably, the American right was suspicious of Mandela and an ANC that condoned and practiced terrorism in the struggle for power, and aligned with enemies like Moammar Gadhafi and Fidel Castro. Yet, in the last analysis, Ian Smith, the World War II Spitfire pilot and last ruler of Rhodesia, got it right: “I was right about Mugabe, but wrong about Mandela.” As for Reagan’s veto, issued in the face of a certain override during a major epidemic of moral posturing, it was both courageous and correct. No regrets needed. (Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)

LETTERS I wanted title over my letter to read: ‘Motive counts for something’ To The Daily Sun, Whatever you want to call it, situation ethics, moral relativity or practicality, it seems to have generated some responses from — you guessed it — the “fringe”. I am referring to my letter concerning “the end justifies the means”, a title that I did not choose since this newspaper takes it upon itself to change the original titles not only with me but with everyone else who contributes. Of course they will choose a title that is the most inflammatory and provocative to get more readers and to generate responses. Whatever, it’s their paper and they can do what they wish. The title I submitted was: “Motive counts for something” which I wanted to be the central theme of the letter but since a few gullible contributors took the bait they failed again to see the overall focus. As I have said earlier, it is not my intention to debate, refute or mention anyone’s name (again, it’s still a sucker’s game). The opinion pages are not the proper venue to discuss ethics. I would suggest that those who spend their time attacking academia could benefit from an ethics class. I’m sure Lakes Region Community college is accessible to all. Since a few like to give results of polls here is the latest CNN poll concerning Obamacare. I’ll summarize for you. The majority of Americans believe: 1. Obamacare’s problems will be solved. 2. It’s too early to tell if Obamacare is a success or failure. 3. The majority of Americans do not support Conservative critiques of Obamacare. Republicans have bet everything on “failure” and if they lose that bet it will be an absolute disaster for them in the next election — and deservedly so. As for moral relativity let’s examine briefly if the question is as simple as my detractors imply. If you think the ratification of the 18th Amendment did not justify the ends then your beef is with the Temperance League, John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford, not with me. Case #2: The U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to force Japan to surrender rather than invading. If you don’t

believe that the means justify the end in this case then your beef is with the U.S. government — not with me. Case #3: Politicians using all kinds of nefarious means to get elected. If you don’t believe that the means justify the end in this case then your beef is with them — not me. And of course the classic Robin Hood who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. If you don’t think the means justify the end then your beef is with Hollywood — not with me. I defy anyone that has seen that film to tell me they were rooting for the king! Of course conservatives can be magnanimous when it comes to the “make believe” world but in reality they would prefer that the rich steal from the poor as is the case today in this country. And lastly we have the “good book”. If you think that all the horrors and atrocities perpetrated in those pages justify the end then your beef is with your priest, minister or rabbi — not with me. If one persists in seeing the world in black and white, then I will reiterate my suggestion to take that ethics class. One of the requirements to gain full benefit is to have an open mind, which might eliminate a few. Personally, I would recommend PSU. Don’t count on seeing me there since I’ve been retired for 13 years. By the way, is working now. You might want to contact Senator Forrester and ask her why she voted against Medicaid expansion while Texas, with all its money, is choosing to negotiate Medicaid expansion. So in the final analysis — to answer the question about the ends justifying the means — it appears that it all depends on the situation and who you’re talking to. I’m sure the citizens of Nagasaki would have a different answer than the more dense contributors to this paper. Lastly, some fatherly advice to a few of the people who contribute to these pages. Try to control your rage. It’s becoming a hobby like needlepoint with you guys. Not good for the heart. George Maloof Plymouth

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LETTERS U.S. could learn at lot from Norwegian health care system To The Daily Sun, I have been online chatting with my Norwegian relatives (in Norwegian) about their government and its highly successful health care system. Before I enumerate the numerous differences in the two systems, we need to compare the two countries and their comparative abilities to support such an endeavor. A good comprehensive measure would be the Legatum Prosperity Index (check it out online), which measures such things as national wealth and economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital. Each category has a number of criteria to meet and all point to a measure of quality of life and well being within a country. Norway is ranked #1 in the world, the U.S. #11. Norway has held steady at #1 for the last five years. Now for a comparison of fiscal management. Checking the U.S. debt clock website (it contains an amazing display of running data), the U.S. has a national debt of $17.1 trillion. That comes to over $54,000 for every man, woman and child among our population of 317 million people. Norway has a SURPLUS of over 800 billion U.S. dollars, which is about $160,000 for each of their five million people. With a gross domestic product of about $15.7 trillion, our national DEBT is 1.1 times GDP. Norway’s GDP is about $500 billion so their SURPLUS is about 1.6 times GDP. To get a grip on the enormity of this, consider that if our nation had a national surplus of 1.6 times GDP, that SURPLUS would be 25.1 trillion dollars. Norway has displayed a long history of fiscal responsibility and has maintained an average yearly surplus of about 13.5 percent over expenditures for the last dozen years. The surplus was not built overnight. Norway wisely did not join the European Union or else this little country would have been bled dry propping up the several fiscally irresponsible and much larger EU nations. Norway can afford full uniform (meaning it is the same for each and every person) healthcare to ALL of their people. Their government has managed their wealth in an entirely different way than our government has managed ours. Now for the comparison of health care plans. Norway has a single pay system with the government reimbursing the health providers DIRECTLY. The U.S. system must utilize the trillion dollar plus insurance industry as an intermediary that stands between the government bureaucracy and the health care providers. This intermediary is a big fat cat that must be fed. All these insurance companies add another massive

bureaucracy and expense that the Norwegian system does not have. All the many different insurance companies involved must pay for their operations, their management, their employees and show a profit for themselves and their stockholders. If they are not profitable, our system provides for a subsidy at taxpayer expense. The whole scenario is a bonanza for the insurance industry. Participation is mandated (except for those politically granted exemptions) and federal subsidy is provided for those who can’t pay. The Norwegian system is uniform and nation-wide in its application and the U.S. system is a patchwork of an uncountable number of different and complicated non-uniform insurance policies, with fines for non-compliance. The Norwegian system covers everyone, the U.S. system does not. Here are few other related facts you may consider important relating to the way our government and our nation functions. The Forbes Happiness Index, just out this past week, puts Norway #1 in the world, the U.S. #11. The United Nations Human Development Index has ranked Norway #1 for the last three years running. The U.S. trails but is presently a respectable #3. Norway’s life expectancy is listed at 81.3 years and the US 78.7. The Democracy Index, compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit (google it), ranks Norway at #1 in the world and the U.S. #21. The land of the free has suffered setbacks in our First Amendment rights of free expression and speech at the hands of executive actions and court rulings (legislation from the bench by politically appointed judges) that bypass the electorate and the will of the people. We have a two party system (in function, but not constitutionally mandated), which limits representation choices, and the parliamentary system has room for multiple parties and a better chance for diverse expression at the top. The Scandinavian countries are at the top of the democracy list. Also it is obvious that the functionality of our government at present is not what it was created to be and should be. In summary, several things stand out. First, we are in such a financial mess that we are not in a position to afford the health care system we (our elected representatives) have voted in. Secondly, the system we have voted in is too expensive and inefficient due to the unnecessary addition of insurance companies and their bureaucracy. It is an unfair patchwork of non-uniform insurance policies that do not cover everyone equally and some not at all. The system is flawed. George Eric Brunstad Meredith

Raising minimum wage will result in fewer entry level openings To The Daily Sun, I listened to a person telling us that while visiting Greece he experienced a supermarket waiting line of over an hour! What the heck? There were 12 checkout lines with only one open on a Saturday afternoon! What gives? The answer; the government raised the minimum wage to the point where it is

mum wage causes layoffs and diminished service? Who’s surprised? Cause and effect right? Worse, the job loss impact is to the least prepared; people new to the workforce and those who are not ready for higher skilled work. Makes sense to me, and I’m not a politician. But why then are the Democrats moving to raise the minimum see next column

Neighbors in Need needs new contributors to fill a 50% gap To The Daily Sun, In December 2007, I sat in front of my computer to compose my first holiday letter for Neighbors in Need. I had replaced Bob Decamp that year as president. Of course, no one could actually “replace” Bob, NIN’s “founder,” as he had spend 20 years of his life working to help families in need in the Lakes Region community. In looking back six years later, I realize that few knew what was to be forthcoming in terms of the worst economic disaster since the 1930s for our country and our local community. I reflected on how these “hard times” had changed what we’ve done over the ensuing years. In looking at the “numbers,” the first thing to meet the eye is the dramatic increase in the amount of assistance needed and rendered. Given the economic climate, this would seem obvious. Families and individuals who had never needed help before were now faced with much financial distress. The number of local organizations rendering assistance to the community, especially churches, has also increased as more and more people seek help from the institutions that are closest to them. This has helped the Lakes Region immeasurably, as the need has grown so much. Neighbors in Need benefited from this increase in assistance providers, since we only work through and depend on other non-profits in providing help. The type of assistance has also changed . Six years ago Neighbors in Need was hardly involved with child care or transportation costs. Now, with most adults in a household forced to work just to make ends meet, quality child care is now essential. Additional, as purchase of new autos becomes too expensive, folks retain their older

automobiles, and car repairs become more burdensome. The year-end holidays have themselves created additional needs to be addressed. More and more families depend on the Thanksgiving and Christmas food, toys, and clothing programs. Neighbors in Need has kept pace by providing financial help to keep these programs viable. Finally, one of the most distressing change over the last six years has been the fall-off in contributions from our supporters. 2013 donations are half as much as 2007. This is not because the Lakes Region is less generous. However, as our long-time contributors “go to their heavenly rewards”, there have been fewer new supporters as their incomes are themselves impacted by a slow economy. So, this year, I’m appealing for more help from as many of you as possible. If you’ve been a supporter for these many years — our heartfelt thanks and a request to “dig a little deeper” if your financial situation permits. Also, please think about recommending us to your friends and family. If you haven’t supported us in the past, won’t you consider a gift no matter how small. If fact, we would really appreciate your taking up Bob Decamp’s original appeal so many years ago, to consider a monthly or quarterly donation, as the need continues throughout the year. You want more information about Neighbors in Need, just give me a call (494-0482) or send a letter (14 Country Club Dr, Gilford) or send an e-mail ( Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to all in the Lakes Region. Bill Johnson, President Neighbors in Need Gilford

from preceding column wage if the result will be less opportunity and fewer entry level openings? Might it be that they’re already past this effect and looking forward to more unemployed? More people forced onto the government dole? Increasing the minimum wage will force more people into the dependent class — a

voting block the Democrat Party can depend upon. What a demoralizing, debilitating, demeaning strategy. Real leaders encourage and build independence, not dependence. Wealth transfer hurts everyone. This is not the American way! Vote conservative. Dave Rivers Thornton

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Escalation of dispute with neighbor leads to arson charge for local man By Gail OBer

LACONIA — An investigation into a report of a restraining order violation has led to arson charges against a local man. Justin M. DeWolfe, 30, of 15 Lyford St., allegedly started a fire to the exterior of his neighbor’s house on June 1, 2013, in retaliation for some bullying between teenaged girls. DeWolfe is being held on $25,000 cash bail following his arraignment yesterday. Affidavits obtained yesterday from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, supporting the arson charge against DeWolfe said that police and fire officials were called to 16 Lyford St. at 11:34 p.m. on June 1 for a report of a suspicious fire. A number of shingles on the outside of the house were charred. Firefighters

extinguished what they described as a small fire near the porch. Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Beattie said yesterday that firefighters stayed long enough to make sure the fire was out and turned the scene over to police. He said they removed a couple of shingles from the house. Officials determined there were 10 people in the building on the night of the fire. Paperwork said the primary resident of the home told police the family had been having some problems with a neighbor over allegedly bullying between some teenaged girls. At the time, the victim told police she thought it could have been the girls who started the fire. Fast-forward to Nov. 2 and police responded to 15 Lyford St. for a call for an assault.

GAMERS from page 2 an unusual take on America’s worldspanning surveillance campaign, suggesting that even the fantasy worlds popular with children, teens, and escapists of all ages aren’t beyond the attention of the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ. Virtual universes like “World of Warcraft” can be massively popular, drawing in millions of players who log months’ worth of real-world time competing with other players for online glory, virtual treasure, and magical loot. At its height, “World of Warcraft” boasted some 12 million paying subscribers, more than the population of Greece. Other virtual worlds, like Linden Labs’ “Second Life” or the various games hosted by Microsoft’s Xbox — home to the popular science fiction-themed shoot-em-up “Halo” — host millions more.

Spy agencies have long worried that such games serve as a good cover for terrorists or other evildoers who could use in-game messaging systems to swap information. In one of the documents cited Monday by media outlets, the NSA warned that the games could give intelligence targets a place to “hide in plain sight.” Linden Labs and Microsoft Inc. did not immediately return messages seeking comment. In a statement, Blizzard Entertainment said that it is “unaware of any surveillance taking place. If it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission.” Microsoft issued a similar statement, saying it is “not aware of any surveillance activity. If it has occurred as reported, it certainly wasn’t done with our consent.”


CITY OF LACONIA Public Hearings Notice Community Development Block Grant Project The Laconia City Council will hold three consecutive Public Hearings on December 23, 2013, during the regular Council Meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246. Community Development Block Grant funds are available to municipalities through the NH Community Development Finance Authority. Up to $500,000 annually is available on a competitive basis for economic development, up to $500,000 for public facility and housing projects, up to $350,000 in emergency activities and up to $12,000 is available per each Planning grants. All projects must primarily benefit low and moderate income persons. The subjects of the hearings are as follows: 1. A proposed application to the Community Development Finance Authority for up to $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for improvements to The Stafford House (aka The Tavern). The Stafford House contains 50 one bedroom and efficiency units at the corner of Main and Church Streets. All of the units are occupied by low income tenants. 2. The Housing and Community Development Plan 3. The Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan. Provisions for persons with special needs can be made by contacting the City Manager’s Office, via telephone or mail, at least five days prior to the public hearing. City of Laconia 45 Beacon Street East Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 (603)527-1270

DeWolfe was charged with one count of simple assault and freed on personal recognizance bail by a bail commissioner with the order to stay away from the victim. DeWolfe allegedly violated the temporary no-contact order — that became a final order on Nov. 19 — seven times. Complaints and affidavits said DeWolfe repeatedly contacted the victim — who had moved to another address — by calling her, text-messaging her, and at one point allegedly drawing his hand across his throat and mouthing the words, “You’re dead.” During the course of the breach of bail investigations, DeWolfe’s former girlfriend told police that he was the one who lit fire at 16 Lyford St. on June 1. Police said they interviewed two juveniles associated with DeWolfe as well as his former girlfriend and all of them said he had admitted to using charcoal lighter fluid and a lighter to start the June 1 fire. The three said he told them he did it because he was “tired of people treating them ‘like (explicative).’” City Prosecutor James Sawyer argued yesterday that DeWolfe should be held on $20,000 cash-only bail for

the arson charge, and $5,000 cashonly bail for the seven breaches of bail violations. He said DeWolfe was dangerous and appeared to acting out of anger when he allegedly set the neighbor’s house on fire as well as in the tone of his communications to his ex-girlfriend. At one point, Sawyer said, DeWolfe was allegedly impersonating a police officer and contacting the ex-girlfriend. “He can’t control himself,” said Sawyer, adding that DeWolfe gets angry at school children things. DeWolfe’s attorney, Justin Littlefield, argued that his client should be freed on $1,000 cash or $10,000 corporate surety. He said the arson happened in June but only came to light recently and in the wake of a custody battle between DeWolfe and the woman who told police about the arson. “This encourages healthy skepticism,” said Littlefield as DeWolfe, who was appearing by video, began nodding in agreement. At least four people supporting DeWolfe were in court for his arraignment. Judge James Carroll determined there was probable cause for the arrest and agreed to Sawyer’s request for a total of $25,000 cash.

INN from page one the Gunstock Mountain Resort. There are 25 rooms at Gunstock Inn, Schuster said. In addition to the hotel and fitness center, the building also houses a restaurant. Schuster said he already has similar packages involving Gunstock and his other three lodging properties – the Lazy E Motor Inn, the Bear Tree Lodge, and the Lakeside Getaway. “We have hired a staff of four senior level employees and a housekeeper,” Schuster said, noting that they are local people. “This is the most tied to the community we’ve ever been.” He said the restaurant will be called Schuster’s Tavern and he hopes it will be serving food by February. He said they would start with dinner and add from there. As to the Olympic-sized saltwater swimming pool, Schuster said they need to get their permits but couldn’t make any applications until they officially owned the property. “That’s about all that’s holding us back,” he said. He said he would be “open to any uses that were in place before it

closed” - including the Gunstock Stingrays who used the Gunstock Inn as its home pool until it closed but said the primary purpose of the pool would be to support the inn and its guests. Schuster said there will also be gym memberships. Schuster said in a media release that the Gunstock Inn was originally built as barracks for workers who came to Gilford to build the Gunstock Ski Area – one of the first projects of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” era. He said the Inn has a history of being family owned and operated and that his family plans on doing the same thing. Schuster said he and Linda are working with the Service Credit Union to provide the funding needed to restore the Inn to “its former glory” and to meet the needs of today’s travelers and guests. At one point, the Inn was being considered as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility by the owners of the Phoenix House who ultimately decided on a Northfield site for their business.

CLUB from page one throughout the building.” According to police much of the damage was caused by water from a sink that was left running. Foodstuffs were also strewn about the inside of the club. Otherwise Adams declined to disclose the specific nature of the damage in order not to compromise the investigation of the incident. The chief said that it is unknown how many people broke into the building — the former St. James Episcopal Church at 876 North Main St. — or precisely when the vandalism took place. However, he said that patrol officers and detectives gathered evidence at the scene and are pursuing

several leads. Adams said, “Cleaning services and contractors have been contacted and we’re hopeful that the club will be up and running in a week.” Meanwhile, Cheryl Avery, executive director of the club, said that the building will be closed until further notice and both the pre-school program and Hands Across the Table, the free evening meal offered at the club on Tuesdays, will be suspended until the damage is overcome. But, she stressed that the after-school program will operate at Laconia Middle School throughout this week, beginning today, Tuesday, Dec. 10.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn. By voice vote, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a 10-year extension of the prohibition against guns that can slip past metal detectors and X-ray machines. The House voted last week for an identical decade-long renewal of the ban, and the measure now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama, traveling to Africa for ceremonies honoring the late South African president Nelson Mandela, was expected to sign the bill before midnight using an auto pen, a White House official said. The device has been used for the signatures of traveling presidents since the administration of president George W. Bush. GOP senators rejected an effort by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to strengthen the ban by requiring that such weapons contain undetachable metal parts. Some plastic guns meet the letter of the current law with a metal piece that can be removed, making them a threat to be slipped past security screeners at schools, air-

ports and elsewhere. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Congress should extend the ban for a decade and study Schumer’s more restrictive plan to make sure it doesn’t interfere with technologies used by legitimate gun manufacturers. He said the bill’s recent introduction suggests that “the real objectives were things other than just getting an extension.” At a news conference later, Schumer said he had “no ulterior motive” in proposing to strengthen the ban and said he hoped to find compromise with Grassley in coming weeks. “The bottom line is technology advances and it does good things and it does bad things,” he said. Underscoring the issue’s political sensitivity, both of Monday’s votes were on unanimous consent requests. That meant any single senator could scuttle the proposals by objecting. It also meant the votes were by voice and that no individual senators’ votes were recorded. For a handful of Democratic senators seeking re-election next year in GOP-leaning states, the day’s votes could have been difficult. The National Rifle Association, which has been instrumental in blocking gun restrictions, expressed no opposition to renewing the law. But the gun lobby said it would fight any

COUNCIL from page one totaled $1,337,800. Dunleavy said that the board decided to shelve its earlier recommendation to spend $200,000 on a pocket park where Water Street, Pleasant Street and Main Street come together downtown. The projects would be funded by borrowing $1,350,000 against the annual revenue to the TIF account at an estimated interest rate of four-percent over 20 years. The TIF account has a current balance of $311,353 and projected revenue of $173,687 in 2014 and an additional amount each year thereafter for a total of $4,250,212 during the next 20 years. When the debt is retired, assuming no further borrowing, the TIF fund would be left with a balance of $2,811,654. City Manager Scott Myers has assured the council that the revenue accruing to the TIF fund is sufficient to service the proposed debt and, within a reasonable time, support another borrowing. Alan Beetle, president of the WOW Trail, told the council that with the $400,000 he was confident that his organization could raise the $200,000 required to construct the second phase of the trail, from Main Street to the Belmont town line, in 2014. Councilor Brenda Baer (Ward 4) said that although “the purpose of the projects is to revitalize downtown, I haven’t heard one word about revitalizing downtown. The WOW Trail will not revitalize downtown,” she continued, doubting the findings of an economic impact study, which she said relied on the effects of similar trails in “upscale areas.” Baer questioned applying $400,000 in TIF funds to the WOW Trail. “I beg to differ,” countered Councilor Henry Lipman (Ward 3), who stressed

that the projects would attract people downtown, which is the essence of revitalization. “To throw a wet blanket on it is not consistent with why we’re raising the money,” he said. “I’m not throwing a wet blanket on it,” replied Baer, who expressed her support for the WOW Trail. “The WOW Trail is a city park,” interrupted Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), who added that like the recent project at Laconia High School it was a successful private-public partnership. When Baer said that the overriding question is “what do we want downtown?” Lahey replied flatly “people,” which projects like the WOW Trail and riverwalk would bring to the center of the city. Lipman questioned the wisdom of investing in segments of the downtown riverwalk on the south bank of the Winnipesaukee River before the pathway along the north bank is complete. In particular, he said that the segment running through the Walgreen’s property “doesn’t go anywhere” because those to either side of it are not yet on the construction schedule. Dunleavy pointed out that Walgreen’s contributed $25,000 to engineer the project and indicated the city may be obliged to draw those funds within a specific time or forfeit them. If that were the case, Lipman suggested funding the design and engineering but not the $121,800 in construction costs. Warren Hutchins, who chairs the Planning Board but emphasized he was speaking as an individual, said he favored all the board’s proposals, but urged the council revisit the traffic pattern and flow downtown. Laconia, he remarked, “is the most inconvenient place for a person to navigate.”

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The Laconia Middle School boys’ A-team rolled to its first victory of the season Dec. 4 over opponents from Alton, 67-8. The game was dominated by Laconia’s big men as center Logan Bell (18 points, 7 rebounds) and power forward Drew Muzzey (14 points) led their team. Small forward Ryan

McCrea chipped in 8 points and point guard Christian Gaspa added 7 points to go with 7 assists. On the defensive side of the ball Gaspa had 5 steals while Riley Roy had 3 blocked shots. Laconia will play host to Winnisquam Wednesday in the home opener.

Wavemakers 4 meets into competition season The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team has begun its competition season. With four meets already under their belt, several of the swimmers had best times from last season with many placing in the top ten. The following swimmers have placed in the top 10 at the meets: Kayla Cisernos, Rebecca Cook, Kaitlyn Callahan, Hayley Cochrane, Alex Dimario, Laurel Gingrich, Murphy Harris, Joshua Kelleher, Ayden Malloy, Eric Phelps, Kayla Phelps, Charlotte Phillippy, Garret Shaffer, Rose Sinkus, Ela Goucher, Jacob Green, Hannah Hibbert, Alyxandra Huckaby, Syndey

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Local 8th graders shine in R.I. football tournament A number of local 8th grade football players recently competed for Team N.H. in the prestigious Football University Tournament held recently at Bryant College in Rhode Island. The tournament consists of Allstars from

the states of N.H. (including Maine), Mass., R.I., and Conn. competing against one another for a chance to advance to the National Championship held in Austin, Texas. see next page

from preceding page of the half the teams were even at 16 points each. Pressure on the basket and quick passes helped give Laconia an advantage to start the third. The advance by Laconia was short-lived however, as Newfound eliminated Laconia’s four point lead. With 3:27 left in the third period, Laconia coach Jeff Greeley called a time out, though the tactic did little to slow the host’s momentum. As soon as play resumed, Newfound increased its lead by sinking a free throw and two consecutive two pointers, resulting in a score of 25-20. At the end of the third period, Laconia was looking at a 14-point deficit. Compton had a chance to bite into Newfound’s lead at the start of the fourth, earning a couple of shots at the free throw line. She missed both, though, and Newfound continued to roll, stretching the lead to 20 points. Laconia finally got some traction, cobbling together a basket by Marchione

and two free throws by Compton. However, any hopes of as Sachem comeback were cut short by fouls. Technical fouls proved to be the Sachems’ downfall. Three players fouled out and Laconia was whistled for two back to back technical fouls within the last few minutes of the game. The teams left the court with a final score of 50-26 Newfound. Compton, Marchione and Nute each scored six for Laconia. Karissa Boney led Newfound with 16 points. Newfound was 12 for 27 at the foul line, while Laconia sank 5 of the team’s 12 penalty shots. “We had a great first half, but a poor second half. I knew that the game was going to be difficult, and I pushed the girls to new places,” stated Greely in response to the game. “I look forward to watching the film, because it will help us see where we need to improve so that we can have a better game next time.” The Laconia girls’ team will have its home opener today at 6:30 p.m.

Wis. ‘Snuggle House’ closes its doors MADISON, Wis. (AP) — So much for snuggling in Wisconsin. The owner of Madison’s new Snuggle House has decided to shut it down just three weeks after it opened, choosing to pack up his pillows and beds under intense scrutiny from city officials who questioned whether the place was a front for a brothel. The business announced its closure on Facebook late Friday evening. Timothy Casper, the owner’s attorney, confirmed the closure to The Associated Press on Monday, saying Matthew Hurtado was sick of the city harassing him and negative publicity. “He’s tired of people taking potshots at him,” Casper said. “He doesn’t need that.” The Snuggle House, part of a growing trend of touch therapy establishments and cuddle parties around the country, was located above a bar about

a block from the state Capitol. It offered customers an hour of cuddling in a bed with a professional snuggler for $60. The place got off to a rough start, even in uber-liberal Madison. The business’s original October opening got pushed back to mid-November after city officials raised concerns about whether it was really a front for prostitution and the potential for sexual assaults. They also questioned why Hurtado, who has filed for bankruptcy twice, had no business plan and no business insurance. Hurtado developed a policy manual forbidding sex during snuggle sessions, installed security cameras and a panic button in each snuggle room, and promised to perform background checks on clients, assistant city attorney Jennifer Zilavy said.

from preceding page Representing the Lakes Region for Team N.H. were QB Riley Roy (Laconia), TB/S Drew Muzzey (Laconia), C Steven Towers (Laconia), OT Travis Adams (Laconia), OT Ethan Ormes (Gilford), WR Dylan Gansert (Gilford), LB Dexter Hanson (Kingswood), FB Tommy Pellerin (Franklin), G/DE Dylan Hixson (Plymouth), and LB/TB Garrett Macomber (Plymouth). Team N.H. opened up with a game against R.I. and showed they were in the tourney to win it. N.H. controlled the action with a punishing ground game led by Muzzey (who had 2 TD’s) and Macomber (who racked up nearly 100 yards on the day). When Team N.H. was rushing all over the field, Roy was throwing strikes to his receivers under the protection of Towers, Ormes, and Hixson. Team N.H.’s defense was just as strong as Macomber, Muzzey, and Hanson limited Team R.I. to just 3 first downs on the day. When the game finished, Team N.H. found themselves in the championship with a convincing 26-0 victory. Next up was defending champs; Team Mass. Team N.H. tried their potent ground attack again, but found they were up against a much different team this time around. Sensing the need for a change, Roy went to the spread formation, which opened

things up for receivers Gansert and Muzzey. Once the Mass. “D” softened, it was bruising fullback Tommy Pellerin who took over and was able to chew up large chunks of ground behind big holes made by Hixson and Adams. Unfortunatley for the youngsters from N.H., the experience combined with the speed and size of the Mass. team proved to be too much for Team N.H., as Mass. walked away with a 34-0 victory. The coaches for Team N.H., Rod Roy (Laconia), Chip Nyhan (Laconia), Eric Shirley (Gilford), Mike Robbs (Gilford), and Bob Polish (Bow) had nothing but praise for their team. “What a great bunch of athletes we had.” said Coach Roy. “They all played extremely well and showed not only what extraordinary talents they have, but also what extraordinary hearts they have. Team Mass. is a great football team, but our boys never quit, never got down, and never gave up. They battled right until the end. I wish I could coach this team of kids for the next four years because they are a special group of kids.” Team N.H. would like to thank FBU director Tim Snow (Winnisquam) for the opportunity to play in the tournament and a very special “Thank You” to all of the parents who supported their boys throughout the last 12 weeks.

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Surprise guest at GOP Christmas party tonight in Barnstead ALTON — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) will have a surprise guest on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead. This month’s meeting will feature BARC’G’s annual Christmas Party. BARC’G meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. Also, a “surprise” guest has been invited to attend the meeting, and he’s sure to liven things up. Per their usual meeting format, those interested GILMANTON SUPERVISORS OF CHECKLIST

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MOULTONBOROUGH — Kristin Gates will be presenting a slide show about her historic outdoor adventures at Holland Hill Studio this evening at 6:30 p.m. This summer, at the age of 26, Kristen became the first woman to traverse Alaska’s Brooks Range solo. Kristen will also present on her 1,000 mile expedition across Alaska’s Arctic and her long distance hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Arizona Trail and the Great Enchantment Trail. While Kristin currently lives in Moultonborough, she most recently lived for three years in Alaska and grew up in Connecticut. For more information about Kristin and her adventures, see her webpage The presentation is free and open to the public. No reservation needed. Call Holland Hill Studio at 4762476 for more information or visit hollandhillstudio. com. Holland Hill Studio is located at 97 Holland Street in Moultonborough.

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Greater Meredith’s Career Partnership Program nominates Golden View Health Care as a ‘Champion Business’ MEREDITH — On Monday, December 2, many schools and businesses gathered at Southern NH University to celebrate local business and school connections at the “Breakfast of Champions”, sponsored by the NH Scholars Program. Inter-Lakes High School’s “Career Partnership Program”, which is a collaborative effort between the Greater Meredith Program and the InterLakes School District, nominated Golden View Health Care Center as a champion business. Scott Powers, Director of the NH Scholars Program, which is part of the State Scholars Initiative, a national program that uses business leaders to motivate students, called Inter-Lakes and told the school

that Inter-Lakes’s nomination had won. Golden View Health Care has always been a long supporter of local business and youth connections with the school. Golden View has supported the Inter-Lakes students with one day job shadows, internships and guest speakers visiting the classrooms. This year the school has already had two students visit for job shadows and another is on board for a second semester nursing internship. Frank Vignand, Director of Residents and Community Services, has always been willing to take time for the InterLakes students. Inter-Lakes High School and the Greater Meredith’s Career Partnership Program.

Plymouth Chamber’s Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday to discuss customer service

PLYMOUTH — Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, will share his knowledge and insight about Excellent Customer Service and how it can help grow business at a Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Luncheon Seminaron Thursday, December 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pease Public Library on Russell Street in Plymouth. Bring lunch or just come to listen as Tetnowski explains the value of good customer service and how it can help increase sales. Learn simple and effective tips to make good service

part of your business brand, retain and attract new customers, and grow the bottom line. This seminar is offered at no cost to the public, but space is limited, so reserve a seat by calling the Chamber office at 536-1001. Tentnowski has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical see next page

from preceding page explain why she has decided to run for Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate seat, and, at the same time, she will share her position on various issues affecting New Hampshire and the United States. In addition, with the upcoming primary for the Executive Council District One seat, the three Republican candidates, Christopher Boothby of

Meredith, Mark Aldrich of Lebanon and Joe Kenney of Wakefield are expected to attend. Those interested in having dinner or wish to socialize before the meeting should plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m. The committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

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LRGH Auxiliary offers Tree of Love service Thursday LACONIA — The LRGH Auxiliary Tree of Love is offered every holiday season, and involves placing an angel, decorated by local school children, on a tree displayed in the LRGH Atrium. The highlight of the Tree of Love is the remembrance service, which includes the reading of names on each angel hanging on the tree. “The Tree of Love is one of our most popular and rewarding fundraising efforts,” says LRGH Auxiliary President Nancy Paterno. “The holiday season is a time to celebrate family and friends, past and present and the Tree of Love is a great way to remember

and honor our loved ones. Personally, I have more than a dozen angels on the tree, including three for very special family pets.” The Remembrance Service will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the atrium at LRGH, and all are welcome to attend. If you would like to purchase an angel for the Tree of Love, visit the LRGH Gift Shop. Angels are $3 each, and proceeds benefit the LRGH Auxiliary to help fund programs and services at LRGHealthcare, which benefit the community. Any questions, call the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop at 524-3211, ext. 3172.

TILTON — A free Christmas Concert entitled “Celebrate His Incarnation” will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Tilton. For more information call 536-4022.

LACONIA — NH Right to Know GMO will host a free viewing of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives at the Laconia Public Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. Genetic Roulette, an award-winning documentary by Jeffrey M. Smith, explores the potential dangers created by the growing use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Approximately 70-80% of all processed foods contain at least one genetically modified ingredient. This movie explores a long list of serious health concerns that have been associated with genetically engineered foods. Although admittedly speculative, these claims are supported by citations of investigative reports and discussions with a wide range of physicians, scientists and activists. The film also see next page

Free Christmas concert GMO issues explored in Genetic Roulette movie Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Tilton shown tonight in Laconia

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Sponsors launch LakeFest toward Guinness goal LACONIA — LakeFest returns to Lake Winnipesaukee on August 3, 2014. LakeFest 2014 will feature a Guinness Rematch, as paddlers try once again to capture a Guinness World Record for the largest free floating raft of canoes and kayaks. On-land, the free family-friendly Festival will expand, with more food vendors, additional programming, exciting new activities, popular live bands, and more activities. These Founding Sponsors have already come aboard to help, and invite area organizations to join them: AB Aquatics, Bridge & Byron Printers, City of Laconia, Devine Millimet, Imagine Gallery, Irwin Marine, New England Milfoil, NH Marine Patrol, Outdoor ESCAPES New Hampshire, Speedy Printing & Copying, The Common Man, The Lobster Pound. LakeFest 2014 planners are hard at work crafting

a larger event with expanded partners, additional corporate and recreational paddling groups, new family programming, increased educational displays and a bigger vendor assortment. Sponsor opportunities start at just $250, and all organizations who commit their support in 2013 will receive special recognition as Founding Sponsors. Learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities by emailing or calling 603.226.0299. Funds raised through LakeFest 2014 directly support NH LAKES’ work to protect local lakes and their watersheds through education and advocacy. Since 2002, hundreds of paid and volunteer NH LAKES Lake Hosts have conducted more than 576,000 courtesy boat inspections and have made more than 1,409 “saves” of aquatic nuisance plant fragments that were about to enter or had just left a waterbody.

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New Owner Event at Irwin Automotive on Wednesday LACONIA — Irwin Automotive will be hosting a New Owner Event on Wednesday December 11 from 5-7 p.m. All Toyota, Ford, and Lincoln owners are invited for an evening of fun and education. The Irwin team will make presentations on how to properly maintain your vehicle so it keeps its value. Chris Irwin, Vice President of Irwin Automo-

tive, says, “It’s important to know the ins and outs of your vehicle. It allows you to properly maintain your vehicle and keep it running for a long period of time.” RSVP to Ed Kelley by calling 603-581-2953 or e-mail

from preceding page reports the intertwined relationship between the US government and the biotech industry, and raises questions as to whom, exactly, is responsible for the safety of our foods? 64 countries including Japan, China, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Syria and the entire European Union already mandate the labeling of GMOs. Polls consistently show that a significant majority of Americans want to know if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs. Approximately 26 states

have bills pending with state legislators, which will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Two states, Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, although they have not yet taken effect. New Hampshire legislators will vote on a bill that would give NH citizens the Right to Know what is in the foods they eat. HB660 would require labels to be placed on retail foods which have been genetically engineered or contain ingredients that have been genetically engineered.

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Ayers Joins Faith, Hope and Love board of directors LACONIA — The Faith Hope and Love Foundation has announced that Hillary Ayers has joined its board of directors. Ayers lives in Gilmanton and currently works as a NH certified level II Para Educator at the New Hampton Community School.She is an Americorps NCCC alumni volunteering for Hillary Ayers (Courtesy photo) such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and Trail Maintenance. She currently volunteers her time working with autistic children.

Ayers said that she looks forward to the opportunity to be part of a positive network of women making a difference in the community. Co-Founder Laura Brusseau said that FHL is lucky to have Hillary. ‘’Her enthusiasm and passion for making a difference in the lives of children aligns perfectly with the mission of FHL to bring relief to children and youth suffering from poverty, hunger and homelessness and to bring them faith and love, so that they may accomplish all of their dreams.’’ Up next for FHL is their annual scholarship due February 14 and their signature event- The 8th annual Gowns for Girls which will be held Saturday April 12 at the Meredith Bay Colony Club. The foundation will begin collecting dresses in March. The Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation is a 501-c-3 not of profit organization. It was founded in 2006 by Jessica Dutille and Brusseau. Since 2006 they have awarded thousands of dollars to area youth in need.

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Friday, December 13 the businesses of Moultonborough Village will be hosting a number of open houses and other events to celebrate the holiday season. Events will be taking place throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the “open houses” there will be a holiday decorating contest. The public will decide who has the best display. Stop in at any of the participating locations to pick up a “holiday décor” contest ballot. Ballots will be collected at Zelek & Associates throughout the day until 8 p.m. Viking Tire – Open House from 9 a.m. to noon with refreshments and door prizes. Melcher & Prescott Insurance – Open House from noon to 4 p.m. will be serving refreshments and will be leaving their lights on for everyone to enjoy. Meredith Village Savings Bank – will have their Moultonborough Village Branch lobby open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be serving coffee and cookies with holiday lighting and decorations. Bank of New Hampshire – will have their Moultonborough Village Branch lobby open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with coffee service, lights and decorations. Beyond Obsession – Open House from 10 a.m. to

8 p.m., offering a free gift with a purchase, serving refreshments and a hosting a bonfire. The Old Country Store – In addition to regular store hours, the store will be hosting their Open House from 4-8 p.m. with a 20% off special during the open house and holiday decorations. Burns Automotive – Open House from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with coffee, cocoa, cookies and holidays decorations. The Lacewood Group – Open House from 4-8 p.m. with refreshments and holiday decorations. Zelek & Associates – Open House from 4-8 p.m. serving hot cocoa, holiday cheer, appetizers, a Christmas Cookie Buffet and indoor and outdoor holiday decorations. The Moultonborough Recreation Dept - is hosting their annual “Kids Night Out “ from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for children preschool to grade 4. This night out will include pizza, face painting and crafts, and will end at the library with a sing-a-long and visit from Santa. Register in advance (476-8868) as space is limited and reservations are required. Moultonborough Library – Open House from 11 see next page

Moultonborough Village is opening its doors and lighting the street throughout the day on Friday

SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS We hear a lot about side effects of medications on TV commercials – but let’s keep in mind that drugs don’t know what we want them to do – they just do what they do (regardless of whether or not this meets our primary purpose for taking them). Do you know the oral side effects of the medications you take? Here is a brief overview of medications that can affect the condition of your mouth: Many drugs, including antihistamines, antihypertensives, and diabetes meds (among others) can cause your mouth to become dry. Decreased flow of saliva is a concern because saliva helps to keep soft tissue lubricated and this cleanses the teeth and mouth. Other drugs can cause an overgrowth of gum tissue which makes it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene. Some medications have been linked to the development of oral sores, inflammation or discoloration (e.g., tetracycline products can cause permanent staining on developing teeth). Aspirin and other blood-thinning drugs reduce clotting and this can cause bleeding problems during oral surgery or periodontal therapy. Your dentist needs to know every over-thecounter and prescription medication you are taking in order to provide optimal care. Make sure you keep your health history up to date. Remember – there’s no “free lunch” in pharmacology! You pay a price for everything you get when you take a drug… so be aware of what you’re taking and how it affects you.

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Ellen Wolff given Genesis Behavioral Health’s Holbrook Award

Genesis Behavioral Health honored community leaders for their commitment to mental health at the 47th Annual Meeting, held on October 22 at The Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth. Each year, the Helen Holbrook Leadership and Service Award is presented to an individual who leads by example and gives of themselves to strengthen the cause of mental health in the Lakes Region. This year’s recipient was Ellen Wolff, RN, MS, who serves as the Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice-President of Patient Care Services at LRGHealthcare. Ms. Wolff was instrumental in advocating for and establishing the Designated Receiving Facility at Franklin Regional Hospital and has been a partner in ensuring a continuum of care for people with mental illness. Wolff, center, is shown with Genesis Behavioral Health Executive Director Maggie Pritchard, left, and Mrs. Helen Holbrook, right. (Courtesy photo)

Meredith Art Walk on Thursday will benefit Inter-Lakes Got Lunch

MEREDITH — On Thursday evening, December 12, from 4-7 p.m. seven galleries in Meredith will participate in the 4th annual Meredith Village Art Walk, to benefit the InterLakes “Got Lunch” Program. The “Got Lunch” Program works in concert with individuals, businesses, the school system, community service agencies and faith based organizations, to provide a healthy lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the 10 weeks of summer recess. During the Art Walk, visitors can stroll through candlelit storefronts in quaint Meredith Village and view beautiful local and international works of art while chatting with local artists. Gallery-goers can also catch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, which will loop around the village several times and make stops at all the participating galleries and restaurants, from preceding page a.m. to 2 pm. At 1 p.m. “The Christmas Visitors” starring Vinette Cotter and Frank Wells – special performance of Karel Hayes’s playlet based on Karel’s new book “The Christmas Visitors”. At 6:30 p.m. Holiday sing-a-long, holiday goodies and a visit from Santa. Moultonborough United Methodist Church – Door will be open from 4-8 p.m. with refreshments and gift bags for young and old and Christmas music in the Sanctuary.

including the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Gallery 51, VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, The League of NH Craftsmen, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Hawkins Photography and Framing and The Arts Collaborative, Mame’s Restaurant and Kara’s Cafe. The wagon, provided by The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, will be pulled by horses from Heritage Farm and will have Santa and one of his elves on board all evening. At each location, guests will enjoy music, refreshments, and unique discounts, as well as a special 50/50 raffle that will provide donations for the Inter-Lakes, Got Lunch Program. Raffle tickets will be on sale for$ 5 each at all of the participating galleries. Ogelthorpe Fine Arts & Crafts will stay open late for the event and will have an assortment of fine arts and crafts. They are also hosting a wine tasting by Hermit Woods Winery. VynnArt Gallery will feature art by local artists. Several of the artist will be on hand to share their techniques and talk about their work. Also featured at VynnArt are over fifty (4” x 6”) original matted paintings by members of the Lakes Region Art Association, all for an affordable price of $12 each. Gallery 51 will be showing new work by artist and owner, Christine Hodecker-George. Christine will be on hand to talk about her work and see next page

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Local restaurants donate to Keep the Heat On PLYMOUTH — Every year, the committee for the annual Keep the Heat On (KTHO) fundraiser is overwhelmed by the generosity of local restaurants’ menu contributions, and this year is no different. As preparations move forward for the 9th annual KTHO dinner on Wednesday, January 15, owners and chefs are again stepping up to offer their delicious creations to make this event special, and to help their local community. Over the past 8 years, the annual KTHO event has raised $200,000 for fuel assistance to 15 local communities and hopes to go over the $240,000 mark this year. Plymouth’s Main Street will again be represented by an all-star lineup that includes Biederman’s Deli, Burrito Me, Café Monte Alto, Chase Street Market, the Lucky Dog, Main Street Station, Mandarin Taste, Manny’s Downtown Pizza, Six Burner Bistro, and Thai Smile. Other area restaurants joining the effort again include the Country Cow, Fugaki, Mad River Tavern, Tony’s Italian Grill, the Sunset Grill, and Walter’s Basin. Joining KTHO for the first time are the well-known Coyote Grill in Waterville Valley and

Remington’s, open since last summer and already a landmark on the Plymouth - Rumney line on Route 25. This memorable evening will take place at Plymouth State University’s Prospect Hall for the first time this year, and the KTHO Decorating Committee is already hard at work planning the décor to set the mood. The January 15 event opens with for tasty appetizers at the 5 p.m. “Social Hour,” followed by a Silent Auction with many high-quality contributed items and services, as well as the popular “Energy Room” featuring displays, discussions, and information about alternative energy. This will be followed by the bountiful dinner buffet and a spirited Live Auction with auctioneer Lisa Lovett. Tickets for the 9th annual KTHO Dinner Auction are $35 each, and are on sale only at Chase Street Market, in limited numbers again this year. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats (PAD) partnered with PACC in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors.

BELMONT — The Belmont Police Explorers have teamed up with the Shaker Regional School District and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Belmont for this year’s Santa’s Little Helpers program. The program works to help less fortunate Belmont families with children from infant to 15 years old to have a proper Christmas. The program is continuing

to take donations, including cash donations. Anyone interested in helping support the program can make checks payable to the Belmont Police Explorers Santa’s Little Helper. Checks can be dropped off at the Belmont Police Station or deposited directly at Northway Bank next to the Belknap Mall.

from preceding page discuss the classes that are offered at Gallery 51 throughout the year. The lakes gallery at chi-lin, located at 17 Lake Street, will be hosting two events. The first will be a preview of it’s winter workshop series entitled “the Romance of Ancient Arts.” In the upcoming series together, Suzanne & Master perfumer, Tamsan will

explore the poetry of blending both teas and fragrance. The second event is the opening of “The Scholar’s Studio,” an exhibit by Bruce Iverson, featuring Chinese Brush Painting paintings with a “touch of gold.” The League of NH Craftsmen Gallery at 279 DW Hwy, features contemporary and traditional fine crafts by over 300 artists. Inside you will discover hand turned bowls, colorful pottery, hand blown glass, jewelry by some of the state’s finest jewelers, fiber art and more. Though not part of the horse and wagon route, The Arts Collaborative, located on the corner of Rt. 104 and Winona Road, is very much a part of the Art Walk. Come and see The Hand Crafted Iron and Wood furniture and acessories made by Steve Hayden and Dave Little as well as blown glass, turned wood and other works by New Hampshire artists.

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Today’s Birthdays: Soap opera creator Agnes Nixon is 86. Actor Tommy Kirk is 72. Actress Fionnula Flanagan is 72. Pop singer Chad Stuart (Chad and Jeremy) is 72. Actresssinger Gloria Loring is 67. Pop-funk musician Walter “Clyde” Orange (The Commodores) is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ralph Tavares is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jessica Cleaves (Friends of Distinction) is 65. Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is 62. Actress Susan Dey is 61. Jazz musician Paul Hardcastle is 56. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh is 53. Actress Nia Peeples is 52. TV chef Bobby Flay is 49. Rock singer-musician J Mascis is 48. Country singer Kevin Sharp is 43. Rock musician Scot Alexander (Dishwalla) is 42. Actress-comedian Arden Myrin is 40. Rock musician Meg White (The White Stripes) is 39. Rapper Kuniva (D12) is 38. Actor Gavin Houston is 36. Violinist Sarah Chang is 33. Rock musician Noah Harmon (Airborne Toxic Event) is 32. Actress Raven-Symone is 28.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Experiencing something radically new will have the effect of slowing down time. Each second will seem to require a heightened level of attention from you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Stop and fix your contact list. It’s easier to feel in control of your life if you feel in control of your time, and feeling in control of your time is closely related to the organization of your life systems. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A prize hangs in the balance. Who will go home with it? The one who wants it the most. Before you make your first effort, ask yourself how badly you really want it, and go from there. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 10). This year marks your leap into even greater autonomy. You’ll bolster your resources and become well stocked with everything from money to emotional sustenance so that truly you will come to relationships from a place of generosity and abundance instead of need. January and July are your windfall months. Leo and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 14, 33, 28 and 1.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your purpose is like the rudder of a ship. It helps to steer you through calm seas, but in bad weather, you still may be at the mercy of the storm. Hold to your purpose while watching the conditions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Win or lose, you’re in the game to master it or at least to improve. If you learn from your mistakes, you eventually will come around to being glad you made them. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Guided by the messenger planet, you know more than anyone that news travels fast -- and outrageous news, faster. Whether the news is true or false has no bearing on its traveling speed. CANCER (June 22-July 22). “Later” is a myth. There won’t be any more time later than there is now. So don’t wait for later to do the things that make you happy or to do the things that are necessary to make your dreams come true. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want home upgrades, and a better shower nozzle or new curtains isn’t going to cut it. You can focus on relationships, or you can focus on the aesthetics. Either way, both will improve, as these parts of your life are related. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You want to increase your power, and it all starts with honing your presence. Note that powerful people don’t hurry or seem busy. Be deliberate, but don’t rush. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). One way to get on your own side is to make a plan that has a chance of actually working. It’s a little much for you to expect yourself to accomplish a goal if there are no stakes involved and no one to hold you accountable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). In an attempt to make yourself feel better, you risk making yourself feel worse. Short-term pleasures are usually the culprit. Thinking long term will prevent you from making mistakes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You usually find that tedious work is made bearable by good company, but today it’s made downright enjoyable. Chalk it up to a shared sense of humor.



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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Financial Aid Night for high school seniors and parents/guardians presented by NHHEAF/Center for College Planning. 6:30 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium. Showing of the movie “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives,” about the use of genetic modified organisms in food, Laconia Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Pasquaney Garden Club holds its last meeting of the year featuring music and a carol sing-along. 11 a.m. Potluck lunch available at noon at the Bristol Baptist Church. For more information call 744-9485. Exhibition on the Sled Dog Derby presented by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. 6 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. For more information call 527-1278 or email Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or email Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 North Main St., Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House. Events at the Meredith Public Library. Computer Club at the Meredith Library 10-11 a.m. TAB Meeting 5-6 p.m. The TAB is a group made up of 10- to 18-year-olds who want to have a something to say about their library and their community. Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees 6-7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Newfound Area Churches (NAC) hold their annual Advent services. Noon at New Hampton Community Church followed by a light luncheon. For more information call 744-3885. The December meeting of the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group. 5 p.m. at the Live Free Home Health Care offices in New Hampton. For more information contact Bill York, Support Group Facilitator at 254-7397. Animals & Me at the Meredith Library 9:45-10:45 AM & 1-2 PM. Ages 3-5. Snacks served. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Weirs Beach, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, New Hampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness.

Holy Trinity staffer receives youth ministry award LACONIA — Holy Trinity Catholic School’s own Mrs. Maggie Gibbs is the latest recipient of the Diocesan Youth Ministry Award. The Companions on the Journey Award, the highest recognition from the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry, is presented to adults who exemplify the best attributes of ministry and Catholic teaching to youth. The Companions on the Journey Award is conferred on adults who demonstrate: Excellence in youth ministry, Commitment to ongoing education and formation, Longevity in ministry, Commitment to young people, Outstanding leadership at the local and/or diocesan level. Gibbs received the award during the World Youth Day ceremony held in St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Oct. 20. “Maggie Gibbs has faithfully served and touched the lives of students of Holy Trinity School for 28 years as school secretary, and for many years,” said Holy Trinity Principal Jack Fortier. “Maggie guided the faith lives of the young people of Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Andre Bessette Parish as Director of Religious Education. In all things, Mrs. Gibbs has

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been a wonderful witness to the love of Christ — her leadership and presence to the youth of our community was celebrated with the gift of this prestigious award presented on World Youth Day.”

Gilmanton resident is civilian aide to Army Secretary CONCORD — The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was recognized during a ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Executive Council Chambers at the Statehouse. Peter Burdett, Gilmanton Iron Works, was selected by Secretary of the Army John McHugh to represent the State of New Hampshire. CASAs, who were formally recognized in 1922, have become a vital part of the Army, promoting good relations between the Army and the public and advising the secretary about regional issues. Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are

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usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities. Burdett retired from the Navy in August 1993 at the rank of commander. He works for Merrill Lynch and is a financial advisor, an Assistant Vice President and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). He graduated from Springfield College with a B.S. in physical education and Health, 1972. He received a master’s degree in public administration and manpower management from Golden Gate University in 1980. He also received a Certificate in Financial Planning from Merrimack College 2001. erans Square in Laconia. Franklin VNA & Hospice will hold a free Hospice volunteer training class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the VNA office in Franklin. For more information or to register for Hospice volunteer classes, contact Beth or Bruce at Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603) 934-3454. (Through Dec. 18) TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

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AFL sponsors life streaming of Children’s Auction BELMONT — AFL, a manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, is helping to sponsor the televised portion of the annual WLNH Children’s Auction which raises funds for a number of community organizations in the central New Hampshire area. Seán Adam, general manager for AFL’s Noyes test and inspection division, presented the sponsorship funds to Denise Beauchaine, executive director for Lakes Region Public Access (LRPA), an organization that provides public access services to towns and cities. The sponsorship is made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program. “The annual Children’s Auction has become a major campaign in this area dedicated to improving the lives of area children in need or at risk,” commented Adam. “With early intervention and support by these organizations and programs, children who might otherwise ‘fall through the cracks’ can receive help and support from the community and, in the long run, be guided toward productive and rewarding lives.” Over the past 31 years, more than $2 million has been raised for local charities, all through volunteer efforts, community donations and corporate sponsorships. Nonprofit organizations that have benefited include the Salvation Army, Greater Lakes Region Santa Fund, Laconia and Gilford Police Departments Relief Family Funds, St. Vincent de Paul Children’s Foundation, Genesis Behavioral Health, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, Central NH VNA Pediatric Program, Lakes Region Child Care Services, Greater Lakes Region Child Advocacy Center, and the Health First Family Care Center. The Children’s Auction is scheduled for today

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through Saturday on LRPA, and will be televised in its entirety. Those who want to watch the auction can tune into MetroCast, channel 25, or watch online at Click on the “Watch CH25 Live!” link to access the live video stream. For more information about the Children’s Auction, visit www. AFL’s Community Outreach Program was created in response to the growing need for support in our communities and the desire to make a difference. The program consists of grants, employee engagement projects, tree planting initiatives and more.

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Dear Annie: I’ve been employed for two months at a large retail outlet and have gotten to know many of the people who work there. “Amanda” is in the food section, and I am in the clothing department. I’m a straight woman, and she is bisexual. Two weeks ago, the two of us went out to dinner for her birthday. Since then, I have developed strong feelings for her. I asked Amanda to dinner the other night, and she turned me down, saying she had plans. Yesterday, another co-worker told me she saw Amanda having lunch with a woman who works in the automotive section. The co-worker said the two of them were very touchy. This made me really jealous and sad. Should I tell Amanda I have feelings for her? If so, how do I do that? -- Confused and Maybe in Love Dear Confused: There are different types of jealousy. Amanda seems to be a popular girl. If you consider yourself to be straight, you should examine whether your jealousy is romantic in nature or whether it’s the type that female friends develop when one of them picks a different “best friend.” If you want a romantic relationship, let Amanda know by asking her again to lunch, dinner, a movie or other entertainment outside of work. If she is repeatedly “busy,” it means she is not interested. Dear Annie: Seven years ago, my closest cousin died. His wife wanted me to have his wardrobe, which included a tuxedo. This cousin’s daughter is going to be married soon, and the wedding is black tie. Would it be proper to wear that tux? I don’t intend to broadcast the fact that it belonged to her late father, but it seems wearing it would allow a part of him to watch his only child marry. What do you think? - Dressed-Up Cousin Dear Cousin: We think it’s a lovely idea. No one will

know that you are wearing this particular tuxedo, except perhaps your cousin’s widow. If she mentions it, please tell her what you told us -- that you thought it would allow a small part of him to be there in spirit. We hope she will find it as touching as we do. Dear Annie: I hope it’s not too late to comment on the letter from “Can’t Believe Adults Act This Way,” whose daughter, a teacher, was being bullied by her co-workers. This happened to me when I was younger. One day, one member of that group gave me some advice. She said, “Play dumb and pretend you don’t know they are talking about you. Always be pleasant, say ‘hello’ and ‘good morning’ to everyone, even when they do not respond. Join them in the lounge. Make a pleasant general comment, and then turn to your magazine or whatever you have to do. Always have something to occupy your time. If you have to ask anyone a question about work, ask it in the lounge in the presence of everyone. If they make a nasty comment, just brush it off and pretend that you didn’t realize it was nasty. When you really need a breather, occasionally go off on your own, but don’t make it obvious.” And I also made it a point to look fabulous every day. This may not appeal to everyone in such a position, but it worked for me. It was terribly hard for the first few months, and then it became a routine. Eventually, the ringleader asked me where I was when I didn’t come into the lounge the day before. After that, I was completely accepted by the group. I have lived by that rule ever since and have passed it on to my children. One cannot fight with someone who will not fight. You keep your dignity and, above all, gain their respect. It works in school, at the workplace and even with your own family. -- Yvonne from Montreal

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3 AKC female doberman puppies. Parents on premises Ready to go 12/15. 603-581-9152

2005 Chevy Malibu 4-door remote start, power locks windows, sunroof, 66,300 miles, great condition. $6800. 524-4298

BELMONT: Two 2 bedroom apartments available. 1 on first floor $225/week, 1 on ground floor with separate entrance $245/week, includes heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

LACONIA 2 Br house on large in town lot. Newly renovated, must be seen to appreciate. Hardwood floors, 16 x 14 deck, full basement with washer/dryer hook up. $1150 plus utilities. Non smoking. 603-455-5253

BRISTOL- 2 bedroom. Renovated and sunny, second floor. Good closet space, new appliances. New, energy efficient heating system. $700 per month plus utilities. Security Deposit and References required. 387-6498

LACONIA 3 bedroom, $920/ month plus security deposit. Include heat & hot water. 603-455-8277.

ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $800. 603-340-6219 TWO female aussies. 11 weeks, raised with a toddler, very friendly, alert, fast. $400/each. 455-7463

Announcement GREAT BARGAINS! Thrift & Gift a unique non-profit thrift store. 80 Bean Rd. Center Harbor Christian Church. Bring a non-perishable food item, get 10% off your total. Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm 253-8008.

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

Employment Wanted CARING mature woman available to help with cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, shopping and appointments. Good references and dependable. Call Joan at 968-7617


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CENTER HARBOR House- 1 bedroom, year round, central propane heat. Credit report required, security, lease, no pets/no smoking, tenant pays utilities. Call between 5pm-8pm. $400/Month. 603-253-6924

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606

ALEXANDRIA 2 Bedroom home w/small yard, recently renovated. Pets considered. $800/month plus utilities. 603-744-9369

GILFORD 2-Bedroom $600/ month+ utilities. References, security deposit, no pets, laundry hookups. Available now. 520-5171.

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

GILFORD/ALTON Line: 2BR Cottage, $200-$245 per week +utilities; 3BR apt., $230-$275 per week +utilities. Cable & internet included. Beach access. 1st & security. 603-365-0799.

1987 Chevy Silverado with plow. Excellent shape, tons of work done to it. $1,700 dollars firm. Call Randy 603-759-2895 1999 Chevy 2500 4x4, regular cab, no rust. Never plowed with but has plow. New tires, brakes, exhaust, paint. 125K miles, auto. $2500 524-9011

2002 BMW 330 Ci.- 82K miles, great condition. Second owner, well maintained, loaded. $9,000. 293-8044 2002 Cadillac Seville 72K miles. Great condition $4,000 Or best offer. 832-3535 2002 Jetta New motor, clutch, needs to be key coded. $1200.

Do you need someone to run errands or sit with adult? Call Brenda, Laconia, 207-949-4993

BEAUTIFUL/FURNISHED one bedroom apartment. Country setting. Common area kitchen and bath shared with one another. Second tenant only home 2 weekends per month. Single occupancy only no doubles. $700 per month including everything and cable. 603-759-2895 BELMONT 2 bedroom 2nd floor heat & hot water included $800/month. Housing Vouchers accepted. 781-344-3749 BELMONT 2-bedroom condo, $865/month plus security and utilities. First month 1/2 off. No dogs. 630-1296. GILFORD, 2 BR Condo, fully applianced kitchen, washer & dryer, 1.5 baths. First, last security re-

HOUSESHARE: Belmont, Quiet country-home. Easy commute North and South. utilities/internet included. References required. $600/month. 630-1296. LACONIA CHEAP TO HEAT!!! 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, $750/Month + utilities. Washer/ dryer hook-up, Off-street parking. Available Now! 520-4348 LACONIA 1 bedroom $650/Month. $250 credit towards first oil, Freshly painted, utilities not included. 581-6463 LACONIA 1 bedroom- 3rd floor $150/week includes heat/hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, $950 + utilities.

LACONIA- 1st floor 2-bedroom. $175/weekly, you pay all utilities. Monitor heat, no smoking/no pets, parking, security deposit & references. Call 286-4618 after 5:00pm LACONIA2-bedroom 2-bath apt. on quiet dead end street. $950/Month all utilities included, no pets. Call after 5:00pm. 527-8363. Laconia- 3 room 1 bedroom 1st floor. Completely remodeled, $175/week + utilities. $600 security. 524-7793 or 832-3735

LACONIA/ CONDO Convenient, quiet, 1BR, diningroom, living, kitchen, laundry rm. washer/ dryer included, garage. No dogs, no smoking, $750/ month, 279-4376. LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $210/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, first floor. parking, W/D hookups, no smoking, no dogs, $850/ month + utilities, security/ references. 603-318-5931. LACONIA: spacious one and two bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included in rent. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Security deposit required. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt.

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LACONIA: Cozy 1-bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. $775/Month +deposit, heat/hot-water included, small pet considered. 520-1179. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Huge 3-bedroom, 1st floor. Bonus 3-season room. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No pets/smoking. $1100/month. 603-387-6810. LACONIA: Large one bedroom, second floor, hot water included. $700/month plus security. No smoking. 528-2044. LACONIA: Large updated, first floor apt. all utilities included. Lg. master with two lg. closets. Quiet Bldg. Nice neighborhood. $780. 566-6815 LAKEPORT: Cute 1BR House, quiet street No Pets/No Smoking 1-month Security, references. $200/week +utilities. 254-6019.

NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom 1st floor $195/week, 2 bedroom 2nd floor $220/week, 3 bedroom trailer $265/week, all including heat, electric & hot water. 4 bedroom house, $1,320/month plus utilities. 524-1234

LAKEPORT Exceptional 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 floors, basement w/washer-dryer hookups, private, porch, no dogs, no smoking, $825/ month + utilities, available Jan. 1. 366-4712. MEREDITH - Nice secure second floor 2 bedroom apartment, all newly renovated and fully applianced. Includes heat and air conditioning. Tenant laundry room on premise with great parking. Available immediately at $995.00 a month. The rest of this month free. Cats allowed, no dogs. Call our office at 455-9433


TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water included., great location, no dogs. $630/month. 603-671-7481 or 916-214-7733. VERY NiCE AND GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. $700/mo. Off-street parking, no smoking, no pets. Looking for quiet, clean tenant. Call Jen @ 387-6167.

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ASHLAND- 8,200sf. storage building with loading dock. 1 Mile off I-93. Rent $2 per square ft. per year. Call 968-9950 ask for Dale

Rick (781) 389-2355 MEREDITH- Great studio apartment. Bright, sunny, clean, walk to town. $500/month +utilities. 520-6931 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront 2 bedroom cottage. Long term, $850/month. Small pet considered. Available 12/1. 603- 253-8848 NEW Hampton/Meredith. Rooms for rent $125 and up. Shared laundry, kitchen, porch, cable TV. No pets, Coldwell Banker Old Mill Properties. 744-8144. Randy. TILTON 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 2nd floor apartment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking. 934-2788

LACONIADowntown. Prime storefront. approx. 900 sq. ft., ideal for snack shop, retail, etc. Good exposure & foot traffic. $750 includes heat. Also, in same building, sm storefront approx. 450 sq ft. $375 includes heat. 524-3892 or 630-4771

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For Sale BLACK powder Jukar Flintlock 45 long riffle $300, Jagar Kentucky Flintlock 44 pistol, $200, Navy Arms 44 revolver $200, All for $600. 875-0363. DRY firewood $240/Cord. Green wood available for $200/cord. Round wood dry & green. 16-18 cut. Free delivery. 524-9011 FIREWOOD- Approx. half cord, 4ft and 2ft. Oak, maple & ash. $75 707-9365 FIREWOOD : Loads over 3/4 cord, green, cut, split, delivered, $175. STACKED, $200. Call Charlie, 603-455-1112. FIVE 215/65R15 Tires. Excellent condition, $200. Brand New Trek FX 7.3 bike, $350. New GE dehumidifier $150/OBO. Full set square two golf clubs. Excellent condition $100. 603-524-1167 or 603-630-1366 HENDERSON Chief Sander, 8, 1.7 cu/yds, 8hp, Briggs electric start, painted stainless. $1,500.00 279-7990



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K EEP C HECKING , NEW A RRIVALS D AILY LA SHERIFF from page 2 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies saw themselves as being “above the law,” engaging in corruption and civil rights abuses that included beating inmates and visitors, falsifying reports and trying to block an FBI probe of the nation’s largest jail system. The charges were announced at a news conference on Monday after 16 of 18 defendants were arrested earlier in the day. At least two are no longer working for the department and some of those charged are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court Monday. “These incidents did not take place in a vacuum — in fact, they demonstrated behavior that had become institutionalized. The pattern of activity alleged in the obstruction of justice case shows how some members of the Sheriff’s Department considered themselves to be above the law,” U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sheriff Lee Baca would comment later Monday afternoon. “We’ve cooperated fully with the FBI in their investigation and we’ll continue to do so,” he said. Four grand jury indictments and a criminal complaint include accusations that deputies plotted to impede the FBI by moving an informant in the jails and attempting to intimidate a lead FBI agent outside her house; that deputies unlawfully detained and used force on visitors to Men’s Central Jail, included detaining and handcuffing the Austrian consul general in one example, and in another, grabbing a man by the Services neck, forcing his head into a refrigerator, then throwing him to the floor and pepper spraying his eyes; and that deputies falsified reports to make arrests seem lawful or in another case, struck, kicked and pepper sprayed an inmate and made false reports to have the inmate charged with and prosecuted for assaulting deputies. The FBI has been WET BASEMENTS, investigating allegacracked or buckling walls, tions of excessive force crawlspace problems? and other misconduct Crawlspace encapsulation and dehumidification. Backed by at the county’s jails 40 years experience. Guaransince at least 2011. teed, 603-447-1159 Among those charged with conspiracy and Storage Space obstruction of justice are two lieutenants, one of whom oversaw the department’s safe jails program and another who investigated allegations of local crimes committed by sheriff’s personnel, two sergeants and three deputies. All seven are accused of trying to prevent the FBI from contacting or interviewing an inmate Wanted To Buy who was helping federal WE buy anything of value from agents in a corruption one piece to large estates. Call 527-8070. and civil rights probe.


Ambulance docking stations at LRGH designed to reduce exhaust fumes entering emergency room LACONIA — For the past two decades, truck stops around the country have been equipped with electrical outlets and heating/air conditioning connections to prevent long-haul truckers from idling their engines and emitting dangerous diesel fumes for extended periods. Now, Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia has implemented this same technology for ambulances. After patient delivery or before patient transport, ambulances often idle for extended periods of time, sometimes an hour or more, in order to keep medical equipment charged and to keep vital medications at the proper temperature. Diesel exhaust contains a variety of toxic components including carbon monoxide, particulates and volatile organic compounds linked to asthma, emphysema and even cancer. Ironically, ambulances often idle directly outside emergency room doors where their exhaust emissions can easily travel into the emergency room. Ambulance anti-idling kiosks look similar to gas pumps but instead of fuel, they provide a power cable that connects to the ambulance, keeping the motor battery and medical equipment charged. They also offer a window-mounted duct that supplies heated or air-conditioned air to the ambulance. These allow the ambulance to wait for long periods of time with the engine turned off. The hospital received a $19,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Services to partially cover the purchase and installation of two MediDock kiosks outside the emergency room. Funding came through the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2008 that appropriated funds for diesel emissions abatement efforts throughout the U.S. Angela Drake, Director of Environmental Compliance and Waste Stream Management, stated that with the success of the anti-idling kiosks, emissions from ambulance idling will be cut drastically and someday, be a thing of the past.

One of the MediDock anti-idling ambulance kiosks at Lakes Region General Hospital. The two new anti-idling ambulance kiosks will allow ambulances to wait for extended periods of time with engines shut off, eliminating emissions.(Caption only)

Annual cookie contest at Gilmanton Year-Round Library will be held on Saturday afternoon GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library’s annual cookie contest is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 1-3 p.m. Children will enjoy a visit from “the man of the season” – Santa -- and a colorful holiday face painting from Miss Betty. To enter the contest, bring 3 dozen cookies (and the

recipe) to the Library on Friday, December 13, from 4 - 7 pm. All bakers are invited to support this event whether or not they enter the contest. Town Moderator Mark Sisti will lead a panel of judges, include one lucky student selected by lottery. Cookies will be on sale Saturday, December 14 at the Library.

Christmas concert Dec. 17 at Calvary Christian School PLYMOUTH — A free Christmas concert entitled “Hallelujah! Christ Is Born” will be presented on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:15 p.m. at the Calvary Christian School, located at 115 Yeaton Road in Plymouth. The students of Calvary Christian School, kindergarten through 12th grade, bring a night of music

and carols to honor the holiday. For more information about the event call 5364022.












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