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Historic Demolition Review Ordinance proposed in Belmont

BELMONT — A group of citizens has petitioned a warrant article on to the March 2014 SB-2 ballot that would create and adopt a Historic Demolition Review Ordinance. The ordinance, if passed, would create a review committee that would be comprised of at least three members of the Heritage Commission. see BELMONT page 8



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GILFORD — The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) and Planning Board, meeting jointly last night, decided to

continue consideration of a proposal to erect a cell tower at the foot of David Lewis Road that has aroused the ire of several nearby property owners. According to federal law, the

ZBA has another 150 days to grant the special exception the project requires. To grant a special exception the ZBA must find, among other things, that the cell tower will not have a

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collection program was disclosed by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, provoking a heated national and international debate. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon granted a preliminary injunction against the collecting of the phone records of two men who had challenged the program and said any such records for the men should be destroyed. But he put enforcement of that decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal, which may well end up at the Supreme Court. The injunction applies only to the two

individual plaintiffs, but the ruling is likely to open the door to much broader challenges to the records collection and storage. The plaintiffs are Larry Klayman, a conservative lawyer, and Charles Strange, who is the father of a cryptologist technician who was killed in Afghanistan when his helicopter was shot down in 2011. The son worked for the NSA and support personnel for Navy SEAL Team VI. Leon, an appointee of President George W. Bush, ruled that the two men “have a substantial likelihood of showing” that see NSA page 11

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor and hiding her body in a trash bin had been building a snowman with her just hours before she was reported missing, investigators said Monday. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park where they lived, a sheriff’s investigator said. He later joined neighbors and relatives in a search for her, a neighbor said. Metsker was arrested Sunday, about 12

hours after deputies found second-grader Reann Murphy’s body. A judge ordered him held in jail on a $1 million bond after his appearance in court on an aggravatedmurder charge. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office described Metsker as a family friend and neighbor. Capt. Douglas Hunter said Metsker has a “diminished mental capacity,” but he wouldn’t release information about a specific diagnosis.

People who live in the trailer park said Metsker would play outside with the neighborhood children and built a playhouse out of blankets alongside his home, where he’d spend time with youngsters less than half his age. Reann and her mother had just moved into the trailer park a few months ago around the beginning of the school year, relatives said. They lived in an apartment above a maintenance garage at the park outside Smithville, see GIRL page 12

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Presidentelect Michelle Bachelet vowed on Monday to initiate profound social changes in Chile, a day after winning the seat with the biggest victory in eight decades. Analysts, however, noted that the 41

percent voter turnout was the lowest since Chile’s return to democracy, suggesting she’ll need to move deliberately, not radically, when she begins her second turn in office next year. Bachelet will be sworn in March 11,

giving outgoing President Sebastian Pinera nearly three more months in office. They shared an hourlong breakfast at Bachelet’s home Monday to discuss the transition. “In the transition, we’re going to prepare see CHILE page 8

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Who’s who of N.H. politics pays tribute to the late Ray Burton at PSU gathering BY THOMAS P. CALDWELL FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

PLYMOUTH — Those who knew the late Raymond S. Burton gathered on Dec. 14 at Plymouth State University in remembrance of the District 1 Executive Councilor who served the North Country for 35 years, celebrating the legacy of “a true public servant”. Many of those attending were current and former elected officials who had worked with Burton. “Hey, I’m doing what I love and loving what I do, every day,” said Sen. Lou D’Allesandro of Manchester of Burton’s attitude toward his job. “He loved serving the people and making a difference.” Burton’s unrelenting efforts to get officials in Concord to “look north, look north,” were as much a part of his legacy as his trademark “Burton For Certain” buttons and combs which he handed out to everyone he met, along with potholders that said, “No issue is too hot for Ray Burton”. Remarking on their shared claim of being the longest-serving officials in their respective roles, former Gov. John Lynch said he and Burton had spent 1,040 hours together in Governor and Council meetings alone, not to mention the many committee meetings and other duties they shared. Saying he got to know Burton very well as they covered some 62,400 agenda items, Lynch said, “No doubt, he’s with the Lord now, urging Him to look north, look north.” Many of the speakers had similar tales of Burton’s persistence in promoting the interests of North Country residents. “He served the people, not the other way around,” Lynch said. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen recounted that, when she won election as governor, she received a congratulatory call from Burton who then immediately got on to the purpose of his call: to ask her to tour the North Country. During her remarks at the beginning of the service, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen told of her first meeting with Burton. “He was very straightforward,” she said. “He said, ‘I want five things from

This portrait of long-time District 1 Executive Councilor Ray Burton, painted by Craig Pursley was unveiled at a memorial celebration at Plymouth State University on Saturday. The painting is titled “A Public Servant” (Courtesy photo)

you.’ And I responded, ‘I want five things from you.’” While he could be “lighthearted and amused”, she said, he also could be very serious about the issues that were important to his constituents. “Robert Frost, who taught at Plymouth in 1911 and 1912, said his goal in life was to unite his avocation with his vocation, to spend his days doing what inspired him. Ray achieved that; he shaped a life around bettering a place he loved.”

Burton had attended what then was Plymouth Teachers’ College, graduating in 1962, and he was a teacher and school principal who later became an adjunct faculty member at Plymouth State College’s Department of Social Sciences. After he was elected to the Executive Council in 1977, he established an internship program to teach college students about the workings of government. In the years since, there have been 142 Burton interns. One of them, Laconia High School graduate Trevor Chandler, spoke during the program, saying that Burton instilled in them the idea that no issue was too large or two small, and he followed as Burton addressed everything from housing issues to feral cats. “We were continually mystified by his resistance to new technology,” Chandler said, noting that Burton was reluctant to give up a typewriter and utilize a computer, and although they bought him a digital camera, it “disappeared” and he was back using his trusty Brownie. “And he was the only person I ever met who actually used a car phone,” he said. “Facebook was superfluous to Ray,” he added, “because he met people in person.” Indeed, Burton’s ability to remember the first names of the people he met has impressed more than one acquaintance. Chandler noted that Burton made it a point to introduce everyone in the room, from government officials to the local spelling bee champion. Gov. Maggie Hassan said she had heard that Ray Burton was “everywhere in the North Country” and she found that to be true when she went to dine at the Woodstock Inn. As she arrived, she saw his vintage automobile in the parking lot and discovered that he was there as a celebrity waiter at a fundraiser for a local arts group. He joined her at her table and suggested that she go upstairs to address the group, even though she had had no idea it was taking place. “It was a great introduction,” she said. Barely holding back tears, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte see next page

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stance and and bring his hands to his face like he was pointing a gun. Walker, who said he is a former corrections officer, said he had no idea who was coming to his house because it was dark and the police SUV cruiser was very low profile. Walker said Friday that he was not pointing a gun but was putting his hands up to his eyes to see who was approaching his house at 2 a.m. He said that the gun was never pointed at the officer and he thought that “he could brandish it” at whoever was coming up to his deck if he needed to. On Friday, he said when he realized the approaching person was a police officer he put the gun in the house and “assumed the position.” “I came running out of my house with my hands up,” he said. When asked if the officer announced he was a police officer, Walker said he didn’t hear it. He said the wind was loud. After Walker was arrested he said see next page

from preceding page spoke admiringly of Burton’s efforts to fight for his constituents while remaining humble. “For years to come, public servants will look to Ray to see how things should be done. He was the gold standard of public service,” she said. Speaking of what he could still have accomplished, she said, “We all know there were a lot more Burton For Certain combs to hand out.” Gov. Hassan noted that Burton, who died of cancer on Nov. 12, had asked that his memorial service be uplifting and patriotic, and it was that, with the presentation of colors by a blended honor guard of representatives from the Grafton County Department of Corrections, Department of EMS, Littleton Police Department, NH State Police, Bethlehem Fire Department,

Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, and the N.H. Fish and Game Department saluting his memory. Members of the PSU Chamber Singers also participated in the ceremonies. Burton’s friend and neighbor, Duane Baxter, introduced artist Craig Pursley who unveiled his painting, “A Public Servant” — a portrait of Burton standing in a characteristic pose with his Burton cap on his head. The painting will be on permanent display in Concord. Also in his honor, Plymouth State University has established the Honorable Raymond S. Burton ‘62 Public Service Scholarship and a Raymond S. Burton Collection in the Lamson Library’s Spinelli Archives and Special Collections to house his papers and memorabilia.



GILMANTON — A local man who police said pointed a loaded gun at a police officer has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct in the 4th Circuit Count, Laconia Division Thursday. Daniel Walker, 57, of Chestnut Avenue was facing two felony charges that he reckless placed a Gilmanton Police officer in immediate danger on November 24 and that he purposely placed the same officer in imminent danger. Walker told The Daily Sun that he had been lighting off caps from a gun that he made from a hobby kit. He said it probably “sounded like a cannon.” He described it as an 1858 cap-andball Civil War era revolver. Police were called to Walker’s home on a Sunday at 1:28 a.m. after a neighbor called to report gunshots. While approaching Walker, a responding officer said in his sworn affidavit that he saw him take an aggressive

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Medicaid expansion good for all our pocket books Recently the N.H. Senate turned its back on about 58,000 citizens who, for the most part, can’t afford health insurance. In essence, the Republican leadership wanted to rush all the eligible people into marketplace insurance within a year, and if things didn’t’ go as planned, they’d lose their insurance, the program would end and everybody would be left with nothing. During the debates on expanding Medicaid, all we heard was the same talking points we’ve been hearing since the Affordable Care Act became law three years ago. It was all about Obamacare and how everybody should be afraid of it. No talk about how Medicaid expansion fits into the picture; just talk about disasters and train wrecks and how Governor Hassan was proposing an income tax. That doesn’t sound like trying to find a way to ensure success. Medicaid Expansion is part of the Affordable Care Act’s plan to make affordable health insurance available to everybody. But Medicaid, like Medicare, has been the law since 1965, when it was passed by the 89th Congress. My dad, Ollie Huot, was a member of that Congress and he proudly supported the bill. I think we can agree that Medicare has made a big difference in the quality of life of senior citizens and Medicaid has saved a lot of poor people from unnecessary suffering. Up to now, Medicaid has been extended only to certain kinds of poor people, like children, the disabled, and women with breast and cervical cancer. Now we want to be able to cover everybody under 65 (when they become eligible for Medicare) who can’t afford it. Like those who purchase insurance through the marketplace, preventive services will be included, because, as we all know, medical care doesn’t cost much unless you’re sick or injured. It isn’t just the poor who are suffering because of last week’s decision. If you pay taxes and want to see who else took it on the chin, go to your bathroom and look in the mirror! Health care costs the taxpayers of New Hampshire a lot of money. I’ll give you one example; prisoners. Prisoners in our state prisons (and county houses of correction), get sick and have to go to the hospital. If you’re behind bars you can’t hold a job, so you can’t afford health insurance. Thing is, Medicaid, up to now, does not cover persons 19 to 65 who are not disabled or otherwise eligible. Most of our prisoners don’t qualify so 100

percent of the hospital and medical costs for these folks come right out of the general fund (or your county treasury!). So if you go to Dunkin’ Donuts and pay the rooms and meals tax, or have a beer when you get home from work, you’re paying 100 percent of those medical expenses. And if you think it doesn’t make any difference if we expand Medicaid now or five years from now, think again. The reason Governor Hassan and the House and Senate Democrats wanted to get the program running now, and held a special session of the Legislature, is that the federal government is going to pay 100 percent of the cost of expanded Medicaid for three years; but the three years starts January 1, 2014, not when you decide you’d like to start. Medicaid expansion isn’t just going to help those who can’t afford medical insurance and don’t qualify for Medicaid. Had we voted to start putting the program to work January 1, 2014, over the next eight years nearly $2.5 billion of the money you pay the federal government in taxes would come back to New Hampshire and the drain on the general fund would decrease by almost $47 million. On top of that, our local hospitals, which have to provide care in their emergency departments for the people who can’t afford either health insurance or medical care, is estimated to go down by some $82.3 million a year. Might that have an impact on the cost of medical care for everybody? Finally, the cost of just about everything goes up every year. That includes the cost of providing government services. Not new services, but the same ones we’ve been getting for many years. The money we save with Medicaid expansion is going to keep us from having to find more money just for the things we have now. For example, I read last Saturday that audits by the Legislative Budget Assistant found the Department of Corrections’ halfway houses and the Department of Education’s management of school aid deficient. Both departments agreed, and said that although they are working to make things better, increased costs are preventing them from bringing the agencies back up to snuff. We need to think hard about the decisions made by the Senate, but for it to mean much, we’re going to have to do it pretty soon. (David O. Huot, a Democrat, represents Laconia in the N.H. House. He is a member of the House Finance Committee.)

LETTERS Voicing ‘opinions’ as truth, without proof, is same as fabrication To The Daily Sun, While I can understand why Earle would be discomforted by the mention of “birthers”, considering the embarrassment they brought upon themselves and the Republican Party, he is well aware that they are alive and well and have redirected their efforts to a new conspiracy I have referred to as the Transcript Disorder. The notion that any Obama record is “sealed” is false. Research will show, that the word “sealed”, when applied to documents refers to records that would normally be public information, but that a judge has ruled cannot be released without the court’s permission. These supposedly “sealed” (they like the term “sealed” because it makes it appear so much more sinister) records that Earle refers to, are private documents that Obama hasn’t released — and as I’ve stated before, other presidents haven’t released them either. It is public knowledge that President Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School and was elected president of the law review, which should make it clear that he obtained good grades and really didn’t have a difficult time graduating. Graduating with honors is granted to undergraduate students who achieve high grade point averages. To obtain the honor of graduating Magna Cum Laude, one must obtain a grade point average of 3.65 to 3.79. This may vary slightly from school to school. So, for Obama to claim a 3.7 gpa is well within the whelm of possibility. I would hope that Earle would enlighten us with his conspiracy theory as to how Obama could be elected president of the Harvard Law Review, considered the most prestigious law reviews in the country, as

the first black president in its 104year history. The position is considered the highest position at Harvard Law School. Earle insists that I point out his various lies. Most recently, his lies have been to claim the President defrauded Columbia and Harvard, that the administration has six American Islamic activists working for them that are Muslim Brotherhood operatives, and closer to home, that I get my information from MSNBC. He continues to justify these lies by claiming they are his “personal views”, or a “difference of opinion.” While I recognize his “personal views” and respect his “difference of opinion”, Earle doesn’t seem to understand that when voicing these “views” and “opinions” as truth, without proof, they are considered fabrications. He submits these concocted “views” and “opinions” often, not knowing whether or not they are actually true — false statements made with the intent to deceive. Earle’s lame defense for this misinformation is that he relies on a “blog site he trusts”, his “reliable sources”, and the “accuracy” of others. It would be enlightening if Earle could support his contentions with facts and appropriate sources to substantiate his claims. Lacking this information, we must conclude that his statements are manufactured. I would caution Earle not to equate “lack of proof” as “proof.” Another observation I’d like to make, is that centrist independents now determine election outcomes, and no one that can rub two healthy brain cells together is buying the various conspiracy theories which emanate from the far right. L. J. Siden Gilmanton

Doing good depends on the end result, not on original intention To The Daily Sun, George Maloof wants points for “good intentions.” Really, I do believe he he wants to do good but I’ll give no points for intentions when he says, “the ends justifies the means” — they do not. If points were given for good intentions then the Salem witch trials get points. Even the old KKK believed

doing good. They were not. Neither example, in spite of good intentions, were good. Doing good depends on the effect, not the intention, and George’s side in this debate has not been doing good in spite of intentions. Steve Earle Hill

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LETTERS You can’t make the wind blow on demand. . . or make it stop

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To The Daily Sun, Who would have imagined Grafton Country would be Ground Zero for New Hampshire’s anti-wind movement, pitting people power against wind power? Economics is what’s causing the greatest drag on wind power today. Lagging wind seen at Groton wind power plant have prompted residents to tilt against additional wind turbine plants for the area. As the future of worldwide wind expansion scales itself back, the New Hampshire government wants to move forward? Additional wind plans for this region, coming without data from the Groton wind plant, makes no sense. Residents are concerned. Too much, too fast is what’s happening here. Economics must be discussed first, before another project can be approved. Is Groton simply a case study for what is to come for the rest of New Hampshire? Are we not paying close enough attention to our cautionary tale — Groton Wind? Would taking a look at Groton Wind reports be essential reading for N.H. energy officials as they look for the light at the end of our wind tunnel? What has happened at Groton?

To The Daily Sun, In order to understand how we got to where we are today from being a nation in which Christianity exerted a central influence, you need to understand a peculiarity about our American culture. I outlined in my last letter (11/30/13) the process that caused the influence of Christianity on our culture to be weakened, but the push that began the actual severing of that influence depended upon a quirk in American culture that you might not notice if you’ve never experienced life in another culture. The Frenchman and historian Alexis de Tocqueville toured the U.S. in 1831. As a result of this visit, Tocqueville wrote the now famous historical work, “Democracy in America”. In this commentary on our then fledgling nation, one of the things he notices is that though we in America have by constitutional guarantee freedom of speech, in our culture we draw a circle around what is acceptable speech and any speech that falls outside of that circle is ridiculed and not taken seriously. Please stop and ponder this phenomenon for a few moments, for once the truth, by consensus, is removed from the center of that circle; a nation so constituted is in trouble. Another thing that deserves some serious contemplation is the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When I first started paying attention to political thought one of the first constitutional controversies that I was made aware of was the question as to if the free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment was to be interpreted broadly or narrowly. The establishment clause and the free exercise clause together read: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Just by the hermeneutics of these two clauses it is the establishment clause that should be narrow in its application for it states specifically that this restriction is for Congress. Congress is the branch of our federal government that writes legislation, therefore it would seem permissible to conclude that its intent was to forbid our federal government from interfering with religion. More then that I’m afraid is to try to fashion it’s meaning to suit ones own opinion. On the other hand, the free exercise clause hermeneutically is broad. Again this is for Congress, our federal lawmakers. Clearly this amendment was to keep the federal government out of religion, not just religious opinion either for the clause specifically states that Congress shall not interfere with the “free exercise of religion”. With the matter stated so clearly in the amendment itself the only restriction the federal government should be allowed to place on the free exercise of religion is if a religion engages in an activity that is without controversy wrong like murder and stealing, etc. Then for the court to apply the establishment clause (Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion) through the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, to the states — which the court has been doing since 1947, which is a whole other letter — the equal protection clause says, “nor shall any state”... “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”, is to run afoul of the 9th Amendment

That information provides a valuable lessons regarding how appealing or unrealistic wind plants are in this area. What are underlying costs, problems, concerns, impacts, and the complexity of that wind power plant? Over the past year, the N.H. government has looked the other way on the Groton wind plant. Now is the time to discuss Groton before we rapidly sign other wind contracts. You can create electricity, burning coal or natural gas, when needed. But you can’t make the wind blow on demand, and sometimes you can’t make the wind stop blowing. Doesn’t make sense, does it? In New Hampshire, wind tends to produce power when consumers don’t need it. And on the flip side... too much wind creates an operational problem that requires reducing output from hydro, nuclear, and/ or other wind turbines. I wonder if a New Hampshire bean counter will ever get to see Groton’s numbers. Lessons from the Groton power plant provides valuable insights on what’s to come for our area. So why don’t we have access to those numbers? Makes you wonder — doesn’t it? Ray Cunningham Bridgewater

There is a mass culture of looking away & we need to change, now To The Daily Sun, You can be conservative, liberal or in between, religious, spiritual, agnostic or atheist, of any race or nationality, able bodied or disabled, but if you are breathing, you cannot deny that we need to treat our children better. You can be for or against welfare, guns, war, the government, more regulations, taxes, GMO or higher minimum wage but how can you be against the children? When you see a child being abused and psychologically damaged by any other human being, how can you look away? If we send children into the future without a foundation of security and respect for each other and a healthy, undamaged brain, how can we ever expect to solve our political, social and economic problems? Our world is full of damaged children now grown, who we have to support, carry, keep and tamp down. How could

you not want to deliver our children, intact, into adulthood? You can change the world, one act of courage at a time. If you see something, dig deep and say something. Find your courage to protect our young. They are ours, not his or hers. Do not look away. The abuse that occurs every day to our young human beings is way out of balance, and still we look away. We say dont get involved. We say its not worth putting yourself through that. We say there is nothing we can do. We say look away and dont disrupt your life. There is a mass culture of looking away and that needs to change, now. I ask you to take a step, any step that feels right to you to help stabilize the lives of our children, and evolve. We can do this. That is my Christmas wish. Lisa Robinson Gilmanton

Ray Burton will be sorely missed but he will not be forgotten To The Daily Sun, Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the memorial service for Ray Burton at Plymouth State University. Kudos to the university for arranging such a wonderful tribute to Ray! He would have been so pleased and honored to see so many Republicans and Democrats in one room together. From the president of the university to one of Ray’s interns, every speaker had their own unique perspective, but the theme throughout was a continu-

ous acknowledgement of Ray’s commitment to the people of the North Country, District 1, and the entire state. He set a standard of excellence that all public servants should strive to achieve. Ray was a mentor and a friend to me and to so many others — he will be sorely missed, but not surely not forgotten. Senator Jeanie Forrester N.H. State Senate, District 2 Meredith

which reads, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” If I am not mistaken up until this time the people had retained the right to the free exercise of religion. For the more local the government, the more closely the government reflects the will of the people and consequently unless these state and local governments are free to work these religious issues out themselves there is no free exercise of religion, not in the public sphere. And in effect, holding to the application of these amendments in this manner, to borrow an allegory from George Washington, has been to create a tool to remove the threads of religious piety from the fabric of our nation. The 1962 Supreme Court case of Abington School District v Schempp (this case was an application of the principle discussed above), the case in which the Warren court ruled that state sponsored school prayer was “unconstitutional”, on the pretext of protecting the minority from the tyranny of the majority, for as it was, a student could be excused from the Bible recitation in question, in school with a note from his parents. No one was forced against his will to participate in them. If there had been forced participation, I believe the exercise would have been in violation of the free exercise clause, here the court would have had legitimate constitutional authority to intervene through the equal protection clause, and the opinion of the court does lip service to this view, but then turns around and hamstrings the state and local governments with adherence to the establishment clause which they had no constitutional authority to do. The 9th Amendment forbids it. The objection was that those who did not participate in these exercises would be made to feel like outsiders, not part of the group. Please, no matter what the consensus is, to what is true, someone is going to feel like an outsider. Please let us now go back to Tocqueville’s observation of acceptable speech. For in our culture there is going to be a circle drawn around acceptable speech. What the Warren Court did in banning these Scripture readings from our public schools was to insure that Scripture reading would be outside of what would be acceptable speech for the generations to come. What the court decreed was that Christians were to be the outsiders in our schools, even were they held a majority. I find it hard to believe that these judges — eight of them voted to ban these Scripture readings — did not know what they were doing, for Tocqueville’s Democracy in America would be standard reading for someone studying law. This I believe was the main thrust of a stroke to sever the influence of Christianity and consequently God from our culture. Also you might note that Supreme Court justices are quite likely to have spent many years in the school system heavily influence by secular-humanism that I talked about in my last letter. If God and the publishers are willing I will bring this back to Duncan v State of New Hampshire in my next submission. John Demakowski Franklin

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CELL from page one meeting as an informational opportunity in advance of holding its first public hearing on the proposal in January. New Cingular Wireless PCS, doing business as AT&T, and American Tower Corporation, LLC, the construction manager, have applied to erect a 100-foot monopole tower with 12 antennas on the southeast corner of a 148-acre tract owned by the Traditional Catholics of New Hampshire, most of which is a farm worked by Armand and Ernie Bolduc, who raise buffalo and tap maples on the property. The tower would be topped by a beacon specified by the Federal Aviation Administration to alert aircraft The site would include an equipment shelter, 12-feet by 20-feet, and emergency diesel generator within a 50-square compound surrounded by chain link fence six-feet high and topped with barbed wire. A 12-foot driveway leading from the southwest corner of David Lewis Road would provide access to the tower. The tower would stand 100 feet from the property line of two adjoining lots, one a house lot at 38 David Lewis Road owned by Kevin Lacasse and the other a vacant 5.27-acre parcel reached from Stark Street owned by Roger Baron. Although the tower would not be as close to the home of Charles and Winifred Hughes at 48 David Lewis Road, the slope of the land would make it very visible from much of their property. Moreover, to reach the tower a 12-foot wide road would be built within a 50-foot right-of-way from David Lewis Road adjacent to their property line. Will Dodge, an attorney representing AT&T, explained that the tower is intended to expand voice and data coverage in the immediate area by reducing the extent of zones where coverage is frequently intermittent or altogether lacking. He claimed that set in a wooded area the tower would be visible from

only a few locations and would not be seen from public roads. Radio frequency emissions, Dodge said, would be “well, well below” the recommended threshold to ensure public safety. Neither Baron nor Lacasse were persuaded. Calling the tower “very offensive,” Baron said “there is no doubt in my mind that it will devalue my property.” He told the boards that an appraiser could not measure the precise impact because she could not find comparable circumstances where a cell tower was erected so close to a residential neighborhood. Baron also presented photographs of cell towers that caught fire, asking how the Gilford Fire-Rescue Department would deal with a 100-foot tower ablaze. Lacasse said that the tower would reach at least 30 feet above the tree line, dismissing claims that the trees would screen the structure from view. Apart from occasional noise when it was running, the generator he said would emit exhaust fumes on to his property. He also expected that the tower would become a target for vandalism and attract “all kinds of riff-raff.” He urged the board to “come to the defense of the little people in Gilford” by rejecting the proposal and “have them look for another location.” Steve Nix, acting as chairman of the ZBA, sought clarification of the relationship between local land use ordinances and the federal telecommunications law, which stipulates that zoning ordinances cannot be used to prohibit telecommunication service. Dodge said that AT&T has equipment on other towers in the area, but cannot provide the coverage it needs without the proposed tower. He said that the federal law provides that each provider of cellular service is entitled to fill in the gaps in its coverage, not simply to ensure that competing providers together provide adequate service to a given area. The ZBA will return to the proposal when it meets in January.

MARINA from page one they would like the money, should town voters accept the offer, to be put into the Building Maintenance Capital Reserve account. Marina president Ed Crawford said in his written offer that the three garage bays would be used for servicing boats. He said that Winnisquam Marine works on boats year-round and the three additional bays would be perfect for his operation. He described his business as environmentally sensitive and quiet. An added benefit, he said, would be to ease some of the parking problems created in the summer by his marina. In October, selectmen voted to lease the station to the marina for storage. The marina has plowed and kept up the surrounding parking lot. Crawford said his company has always worked well with the Belmont Fire Department and had made various donations to what was once an all-volunteer department. The building has not been used as a fire station, except for storage and for occasionally responding to the lake with the fire boat, for the seven years since the former Winnisquam Fire District disbanded. Repeated attempts by elected officials in the towns of Tilton and Sanbornton to put the station back into service have failed. About five years ago, the Department of Parks and Recreation took over one half of the building. Earlier this year, a town study performed on all

municipal buildings concluded that the building was in too much disrepair for use as a fire station. In November, the Belmont Department of Parks and Recreation relocated from their half of the building to the second floor of the Belmont Mill into a space once used as a classroom and vacated in 2012 by the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Program. The meeting hall, said Crawford, would be used for administration, merchandise and parts which would free some space at the existing marina now used for sales and a showroom. The second floor would be used for records storage. Crawford said he would power wash and paint the exterior and do some landscaping around the building. He provided selectmen with a contractors estimate for $71,000 from a local contractor to do some immediate repairs and expects to spend more on the building as his marina expands. This is the second major marine purchase and third large property purchase made recently by Crawford. He also purchased the former Adams Marina in Tilton for $750,000 in 2012 and in 2004 he bought the former Sarge’s County Store property, also in Tilton, for $400,000. Selectmen noted last night that Crawford was the only entity who offered an expression of interest in the building when the town advertised it.

CHILE from page 2 pare all steps so that when we get to March we can immediately start governing with all the energy, dynamism and strength that is needed to fulfill the mandate handed to us by the people,” Bachelet said at a news conference. Bachelet also met with congressional party leaders who will be key to approving her $15 billion program to overhaul education, improve health care and reduce the vast gap between rich and poor. The moderate socialist ended her 2006-10 presidency with an 84 percent approval rating despite failing to achieve any major changes. This time, many vow to take over the streets again if politicians don’t follow through. Chile is the world’s top copper exporter, and its fast-growing economy, low unemployment and inflation are the envy of Latin America. But millions of

Chileans who have protested in recent years say more of the copper wealth should be used to reduce income inequality and fix public schools. Bachelet’s rival, Evelyn Matthei, got just 37 percent of the vote, the center-right’s worst performance in two decades. Still, Jovino Novoa, vice president of the right-wing Democratic Independent Union, asserted Monday that Bachelet “doesn’t have the representation nor the mandate for extreme positions.” The center-right Renovation National’s president, Carlos Larrain, was more accepting, saying: “Michelle Bachelet is the president of Chile and she’s been elected with a very solid majority.” Bachelet’s center-left New Majority coalition, which now includes Communist Party members, enjoys a majority in both houses need to achieve some of her tax and education reforms. But chang-

BELMONT from page one Any proposed demolition of a building that is older than 50 and is visible from an adjacent public land or is listed or is eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places would have to be reviewed by this committee but the committee would not have to legal power to stop it. Twenty-six people signed the petition and the Office of the Town Clerk Tax Collector has verified them. The petition was filed with the town on Dec. 11. Linda Frawley of the Heritage Commission said the idea of an ordinance has been in the minds of members of the commission for at least a year but it was only in autumn of this year when the commission approached the Planning Department and asked them to craft an ordinance that could go on the annual town meeting warrant. She said the Heritage Commission hasn’t weighed in on this specific petitioned warrant article but said three of the seven members signed the petition — including herself. The other two are Alice Jewell and Priscilla Annis. She said the initial draft of the ordinance was generated by the Planning Department after a lengthy discussion with commission member Wallace Rhodes and it included buildings throughout the entire town. “That was much greater than we wanted,” Frawley said yesterday. Frawley said she rewrote the proposed ordinance to restrict it to the Factory Village Historical District. In her opinion, the ordinance would apply to all buildings, including those owned by the local government. Town Planner Candace Daigle said the Factory Village Historical District exists but at this time it is not a regulatory district — meaning there are no specific planning or zoning ordinance that apply to it and it alone. She said it was designated as an official district two years ago as a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District. Daigle also said that town-owned property is not subjected to planning and zoning ordinances because Belmont voters have not officially voted to include all municipal property as subject to planning and zoning regulation. “We do try to adhere, though, “ Daigle said. When Frawley was asked how this ordinance would specifically address the Gale School, she said she didn’t know but allowed the school is in the Factory Village Historic District, which she said was designated in 2002 or 2003. Frawley said that as of yesterday, the submitted version of the proposed ordinance has not been vetted by the town attorney. Daigle said that while original Planning Department’s draft was reviewed by counsel, the petitioned version was still undergoing a review. Daigle said there would be only one public hearing on the petitioned article and the earliest it could be held is January 13, 2014.. She said that no changes can be made to a petitioned warrant article by any government agency or at the annual deliberative session. She said the Planning Board will make a recommendation but only after the public hearing.

ing the Pinochet-era electoral system and constitution require super-majorities. “She’ll achieve some things: The tax reform is in her pocket. ... I think student leaders who have been elected to Congress will sign off on educational reform. Bachelet’s expectations are high, but things will be achieved,” said Kenneth Bunker, a Chilean political scientist. Patricio Navia, a Chilean political scientist at New York University, sees a tough road for Bachelet, who ran the U.N.’s women’s agency after leaving the presidency. “Her biggest challenge will be to match expectations with reality,” Navia said. “She campaigned that the country was going to continue growing at 6 percent a year and it’s barely going to grow at 3 percent a year. The expectations are much higher than what she’ll be able to deliver.”

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N.H. Supreme Court sides with town in its dispute with Meredith Zoning Board By Michael Kitch

use for the property, the ZBA could not determine whether the five criteria for the variance were met. He set aside the variance and remanded the case to the ZBA. Foundry Avenue Realty Trust amended its request, limiting the proposed use to “building trade or repair shop.” The ZBA again granted the variance. The selectmen again appealed and O’Neill reversed the ZBA’s decision, again ruling that the proposed use was not sufficiently precise. “Given the endless possibilities of types of trade and items that can be repaired,” he wrote, “it is arguably impossible for the ZBA to reasonably grant the variance absent more specificity.” Foundry Avenue Realty Trust and the ZBA then appealed to the Supreme Court. At the Supreme Court Foundry Avenue Realty Trust, represented by attorney Ed Philpot of Laconia, argued that O’Neill erred by requiring that the proposed use be more specifically defined than the zoning ordinance requires. The justices noted that the five criteria that the ZBA must find are met to grant a variance are established by statute, not the local zoning ordinance. “Accordingly,” they held, “the burden on the applicant to address the particular characteristics of the specific proposed use arises independent of, and is not a function of, the uses that are specifically enumerated in the town ordinance.” The justices explained that the responsibility of the ZBA to determine that the five criteria are satisfied cannot be delegated to the planning board. They cited a case in which the court ruled that the Alton ZBA erred by granting a special exception despite severe traffic issues, expecting the planning board as well as state and local officials to resolve the problem.


MEREDITH — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of the Belknap County Superior Court setting aside the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) to grant a variance to allow a variety of commercial uses on the portion of the lot at 22 Foundry Avenue. The litigation, which began in 2010 pitted the Board of Selectmen against the ZBA. The selectmen were troubled by so-called “zoning creep,” by which uses permitted in one district are extended to another by annexing abutting property as well as by the prospect of a commercial operation in the Waukewan Watershed Overlay District. The property at 22 Foundry Avenue, owned by Foundry Avenue Realty Trust, originally consisted of two lots that were merged in 2009. The first, a one-acre parcel fronting on Foundry Avenue in the business and industry district. The second, abutting the first to the north, is a four-acre wooded lot which lies entirely in the residential district. The only access to the residential portion of the property is through the business and industry district. The owner sought the variance to construct a building on the land in the residential district to serve as a “warehousing, light manufacturing, building trades and/or equipment and truck repairs.” The board, with one dissenting vote, granted the variance, finding that because of its proximity to commercial enterprises and lack of appropriate access, the land is not suited to residential development, despite its zoning. The Selectboard asked the ZBA to reconsider and when it reaffirmed its decision appealed to Superior Court. Justice James D. O’Neill, III ruled that without knowing the precise

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TILTON — Automatic pay scale step increases for teachers with more than 10 years of experience will be a thing of the past in the Winnisquam Regional School District if a new collective bargaining agreement is approved at the annual school district meeting next March. ‘’There was a perception that teachers are getting double raises because they received both the step increases as well as cost of living increases and we wanted to deal with that,’’ said Winnisquam Regional School Board Chair Michael Gagne. Advancing steps that equate to years of experience are built into the union salary schedules of almost all school districts and teachers typically move up the ladder, one year at a time, until there are no more steps available to them. A teacher moving from one step to the next will typically see an increase in pay on the order of 2 or 3 percent, plus the value of each step will often be adjusted upward by the terms of an agreement, adding another 2 or 3 percent to base pay. The Winnisquam School District currently has 41 steps but that will be reduced to from to 11 in the first year of the agreement and 10 the following year. Gagne said that the agreement which was recently reached between the Winnisquam Regional School District and the Winnisquam Regional Teachers’ Association also increases the starting salary for teachers by $5,000 over a three-year period. He said that in the first year of the three-year agreement, the base pay for new teachers will increase to $34,000 and that it will increase in subsequent years to $35,205 and $36,191. Currently starting pay for a new teacher is $31,152. ‘We wanted to attract more teaching candidates and retain staff by making the district’s salaries competitive with those of nearby school districts,’’ said Gagne. In the first year of the new contract teachers will be advanced two steps because they are working without a contract this year. The step increases in the first year will be 3 percent of base salary for each step through step 15 and 1.94 percent of the base salary for steps 15-41. The total “new” cost of the package agreed to will


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‘Pub Mania’ pushes Children’s Auction total past half-million mark Aided by a late $177,545 contribution from Patrick’s Pub & Eatery’s 24-hour “Pub Mania” event, the 2013 WLHN Children’s Auction closed on Saturday afternoon at a record $510,545 total. Above, members of the Binnie Media team (Molly King and Pat Kelly with the mics) celebrate the great news. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

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from preceding page Klayman said in a telephone interview that it was a big day for the country. “Obviously it’s a great ruling and a correct ruling, and the first time that in a long time that a court has stepped in to prevent the tyranny of the other two branches of government,” he said. The Obama administration has defended the program as a crucial tool against terrorism. But in his 68-page, heavily footnoted opinion, Leon concluded that the government didn’t cite a single instance in which the program “actually stopped an imminent terrorist attack.” “I have serious doubts about the efficacy of the metadata collection program as a means of conducting time-sensitive investigations in cases involving imminent threats of terrorism,” he added. He said was staying his ruling pending appeal “in light of the significant national security interests at stake in this case and the novelty of the constitutional issues.” The government has argued that under a 1979 Supreme Court ruling, Smith v. Maryland, no one has an expectation of privacy in the telephone data that phone companies keep as business records. In that ruling, the high court rejected the claim that police need a warrant to obtain such records. But Leon said that was a “far cry” from the issue in this case. The question, he said, is, “When do presentday circumstances — the evolutions in the government’s surveillance capabilities, citizens’ phone habits, and the relationship between the NSA and telecom companies — become so thoroughly unlike those considered by the Supreme Court 34 years ago that a precedent like Smith simply does not apply? The answer, unfortunately for the government, is now.” He wrote that the court in 1979 couldn’t have imagined how people interact with their phones nowadays, citing the explosion of cellphones. In addition, he said, the Smith case involved a search of just a few days, while “there is the very real prospect that the (NSA) program will go on for as long as America is combatting terrorism, which realistically could be forever!” GIRL from page 2 30 miles southwest of Akron. The girl’s mother was at work Saturday afternoon while she was at home with her mother’s live-in boyfriend, Hunter said. She went outside to play in the snow and was with several other children in the trailer park’s courtyard, but the others went home, leaving Metsker alone with her, he said. Reann was reported missing Saturday evening, about two hours after she was last seen with Metsker, Hunter said. Police officers, firefighters and neighbors went door to door looking for her. Her body was found buried under trash five hours after she was reported missing. Metsker took part in the search, neighbor Judy Jarvis said. Authorities spoke with Metsker soon after at the trailer home he shared with his mother, but he wasn’t arrested until Sunday afternoon, Hunter said. Preliminary autopsy results showed the girl likely had been strangled with an unknown object, county coroner Dr. Amy Jolliff said. Metsker’s mother and sister refused to comment publicly on Monday and referred questions to a county public defender appointed to represent Metsker, who’s unemployed. Attorney John Johnson Jr. said he couldn’t discuss the case. Metsker appeared for his arraignment Monday before a Wayne County municipal court judge via video from jail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 23. County prosecutor Daniel Lutz said the case could go to a grand jury on Friday if the evidence is processed in time. Authorities haven’t offered a possible motive for the girl’s killing. Lutz said a coroner will determine the cause of her death but she wasn’t shot or stabbed. “The charges that we ultimately bring will clarify what we think the motive was,” Lutz said. Relatives said Reann lived with her mother but also spent time with her father and his family. They said she loved to play outside and described her as

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SPORTS Boles sets standard for 1500m at season’s first indoor track meet Belmont High School’s Joseph Boles placed first in the 1500m at the first meet of the indoor season, held at the Leverone Fieldhouse at Dartmouth College. His time (4:24.09) is the fastest in the New Hampshire Indoor Track and Field League after the first week of indoor competition. Boles completed a unique double as he sprinted to a personal record of 7.19 in the 55m. Bobby Blais (42.60, 300m), Kyle Patten (41.30, 300m) and Michael Sanborn (28’ 5.25”, shot put) also set personal records.

Gilford starts season with win over Franklin By Tim marTin


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up 39-39 with two and a half minutes remaining, but Gilford responded on the next possession with a three from junior Patrick Scannell (3 points). Gilford did not give up a field goal from that point on. see next page

3rd Annnual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament will be Jan. 25 The 3rd Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 25 at the Gilford High School an Middle School gymnasiums. The registration fee of $100 per team will benefit the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society. Entry forms are available at the Gilford High School office or by emailing forge@ Call Joan Forge at 253-3363 with any questions. Teams may consists of players from high school age students through adult and may have any number of players, however each team must have three females and three males on the court at all times. Nets will be set at 7’4”, and four courts will be utilized for the tournament. There will be a maximum number of 16 teams in the tournament with four teams in four different pools. At the conclusion of Pool Play the top two teams in each pool move on to the Gold Division Bracket Tournament and the bottom two teams in each pool move onto the Silver Division Bracket Tournament. Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play and one game in tournament play.

Gilford’s Josh Joyce drives for a lay-up during a match at Franklin on Friday, December 13, 2013. Gilford won, 48-42. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

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Laconia High School Bowling team made the trip to Dover Bowl on Saturday for the second match of the Season. Laconia’s bowlers got their feet wet the week before at the kick off match in Raymond. All 12 schools that compete were at the kickoff. Laconia’s day was done after two Baker matches but it was a good day for the 7 bowlers out of Laconia’s 11 that competed. “Since 5 of the 7 bowlers had never competed before it was good for them to see and be a part of what is to come this season,” said Shelly Batchelder, one of the team’s coaches. In Dover, Laconia joined host school Spaulding, Pinkerton and Keene. Each team bowled two games of standard games to determine seeding for the Baker roll off. Laconia was seeded fourth with 1288 behind Pinkerton with 1571, Keene with 1601 and top seed Spaulding with 1794. A Baker game is 5 bowlers each bowling 2 frames to make one score. Teams compete in best two out of three games. Laconia was up against Spaulding in the first match. Laconia lost first two games 134 to 128, 151 to 123. Laconia then went to face Pinkerton to determine 3rd and 4th place for the day. Laconia took the first game with 6 spares in the game, 137 to 127 and fell in the second game 134 to 141. Laconia regrouped, keeping the same line up and bowlers in place. The team rallied with 6 spares and 1 strike for a 155, 136 win. Laconia took 3rd place and earned a point in overall standing for the season. “Great day for Laco-

The Laconia Middle School boys’ A team traveled south to tip off against opponents from Bow and came away with the team’s second win of the season. Sachems center Logan Bell put on a clinic as he scored 22 points, had 13 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 blocked shots. Forward Ryan Paiva (the team’s only 7th grader) chipped in 9 points while forward Drew Muzzey had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Feeding the ball to their scorers were small forward Ryan McCrea with 4 assists and point guard Christian Gaspa with 3 assists. The Bow offense found out see next page

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SPORTS LMS girls get a win against Winnisquam, then lose to Bow The Laconia Middle School girls’ A basketball team picked up a win over Winnisquam but was bested by Bow in recent play. Laconia earned a 45-11 win against Winnisquam on Dec. 11. Leading scorers for Laconia were Delia Cormier with 11, Devon Mello 10 ( two 3-pointers), Bella Smith 8, and Becca Howe 8. Coach Chick Tautkus said, “the girls played hard and as a team with very aggressive defense.” Laconia’s offense was not as productive the follow-

Pee Wee Lakers knock in 7 goals against Berlin The Lakes Region Pee Wee I team, sponsored by Fay’s Boat Yard, had two home games on Sunday at the Laconia Ice Arena. The Berlin Pee Wee team made the trek down the mountain to play the Lakers. The teams played competitively, passing the puck from end to end. Jacob Maheux, in net for the first half of the game for the Lakers, made some great saves, despite the fast-handed Berlin forwards. It wasn’t until four minutes left of the first period that the Lakers finally penetrated the Berlin end. Cole Reid put the first goal up on the board, with great passes from teammates Nate Cammack and Trevor Gallagher. The opposing team quickly knocked the puck down the Laker end, but they were no match for Maheux. The Lakers came out strong in the second period and it was not far into the 2nd that the dynamic duo of Brendan Hanaway and Cole Reid put another one up on the board, this time Hanaway scoring with a great pass from Reid. Berlin saw their opportunity from the center ice from preceding page how difficult it was to move the ball against Laconia’s stingy defense. Shooting guard Dan Engelson had 6 steals and small forward Riley Roy added 3 of his own. The young Sachems visited Belmont on Monday and will host their home opener against Kennett on Wednesday before the school hosts its annual Christmas Tournament.


ing day, Dec. 12, when the team lost to Bow, 31-22. Leading scorers for Laconia were Delia Cormier 6, Devon Mello 5, Lindsey Drouin 4. The game was tied 13-13 at the half. Tautkus said, “Delia Cormier played a tremendous game. She had 15 rebounds and 10 steals.,” he also recognized Devon Mello, who again scored from beyond the three-point arc. In the second half, Laconia was out scored 18 to 9 as Bow was able to convert numerous foul shots while the LMS girls struggled from the line. The team will face Belmont and Kennett this week. Laconia Middle School will be hosting a Holiday Tournament on Dec. 23, 26 and 27. face-off to take the puck down the Laker end, but defense girl Camille Pollak wouldn’t hear of it. She quickly broke up the Berlin forward play and shot the puck against the boards to fly toward the Berlin goalie. Again, Reid and Hanaway saw the opportunity and took it. This time Reid scoring with a solid pass from Hanaway. The score was now 3-0, Lakers in the middle of the second period. Reid had the puck on the end of his stick. He rifled it to Laker Trevor Gallagher to put the Lakers up for another goal, 4-0. Colin McGreevy took the net for the Lakers to start the third period. Laker Blake Dunlap stole the puck from a Berlin forward and with a bolt he was gone to the opposing end. Despite his great slap-shot, the Berlin net-minder managed to stop it. Laker Trevor Gallagher got a hold of the puck and after passing to Laker Cole Reid, Reid passed to Brendan Hanaway to start off the third with another goal. Berlin’s offense wouldn’t stand for it and hurried down the Laker end, bombarding goalie McGreevy. Colin’s quick hands fought them off fast and Berlin never managed to score. Laker Patrick Mohan kept the puck out of the Laker zone with his forceful stickhandling. Hanaway got another hold of the puck and brought it to the opposing end and scored, unassisted. The score was now 6-0, Lakers. The Lakers weren’t done, though. Nate McCarvill accepted a pass from Hanaway and dropped a goal in the back of the net to make the final score 7-0, Lakers. The team’s afternoon game was just as exciting with a win over the Cyclones from Hudson, 4-0. Scorers for the Lakers were: Trent Fountain with a pass from Blake Dunlap; Brendan Hanaway with a pass from Trevor Gallagher; Cole Reid unassisted and another goal from Reid with a pass from Brendan Hanaway.

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LACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room has booked the “Home Grown” Michael Vincent Band to perform on Friday December 20. The Michael Vincent Band is made up of three very talented, driven young musicians that are devoted to the music that they play. They grew up together in central New Hampshire where they learned about the blues and the roots of American music on their own with long hours of practice and experimentation. Artists such as the Cream, The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, The Band, Booker T. & the MG’s, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble are among the band’s favorite influences, and you can hear it in their original music as well as their cover tunes. They have more experience performing together than most musicians in their twenties, playing their first paying gig together during Weirs Beach Motorcycle Rally when they were only thirteen years old. A few years later they would play with some of their heros, Eric Burdon of the Animals and Jack Bruce of Cream, when they were only 17 years old (Gilford, NH 2008). Since then, they have performed with legends such as Johnny Winter, Dave Mason of Traffic, Elvin Bishop of The Butterfield Blues Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Biscuit Miller and The Mix, The Holmes Brothers, Dave Malone of the Radiators, Shirley Lewis, and John Lee Hooker Jr. Now based out of Gulfport Mississippi, they have see next page from preceding page “MVSB employees live, work and volunteer in the communities the bank serves and are acutely aware of the pressures rising household costs place on local families,” said Sam Laverack, president and CEO of Meredith Village Savings Bank. “Despite increased regulation and technology-related expenses impacting all banks, we recognize our role in lightening the economic burden for our community members and

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Lakes Region Community College’s new College Counselor, Melissa Warrender of Laconia, is shown in front of LRCC’s new Health and Science Building on Prescott Hill. Warrender earned her Master of Science Degree from the College of St. Joseph in Clinical Psychology and two Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts from Johnson State College and Mount Holyoke College. Warrender worked for 15 years for the State of Vermont as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a Disability Program Navigator for the Vermont Department of Labor. “I look forward to meeting and working closely with students, staff, and faculty,” says Warrender. “Helping students connect with campus and community resources is enjoyable. I can help students register for classes, plan their future, and talk about life challenges.” (Courtesy photo)

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tion, kept them away from Ashland for 38 years . In 1990 they returned to Ashland to renew old relationships and enjoy their retirement. Both Leon and Marie became very involved with the local American Legion Post and their projects; Leon was elected Post Commander in 1993 and continued in that office for 12 consecutive years, while Marie was elected President of the Auxiliary in 1994 and remained in that office for 11 consecutive years! Their 69 year romance and marriage ended in October 2006 with Marie’s passing after a period of declining health. Leon was predeceased by his parents, a brother Charles and a sister Elaine. He is survived by his son Larry of Bennington, NH, daughter Lisa Perreault of Francestown, and grandchildren, Jason Dustin of Gulfport, FL; and Jonathan Roth, Taylor, Roth, and Darian Perreault, all of Francestown. Calling hours will be on Wednesday evening, December 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue, Ashland, New Hampshire. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at St Agnes Catholic Church, Hill Avenue, Ashland, New Hampshire at 11am. Spring burial will be in Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leon’s memory may be made to the Dupuis Cross Post 15, American Legion Scholarship Fund;PO Box 423, Ashland, NH 03217 Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, go to www.

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Ruth L. Hilliard, 87 BELMONT — Ruth L. Hilliard, 87, of 81 Depot Street, died at her home on Friday, December 13, 2013 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Hilliard was born April 22, 1926 in Belmont, N.H., the daughter of the late Everett and Ethel (Hilliard) Ellsworth. She was a lifelong resident of Belmont and had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia and for the Laconia State School. Ruth loved flowers, birds, playing bingo and especially spending time with her family. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon Hilliard, of California, Kentucky and two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and “Kip” Guay of Belmont and Alice and Stanley Huntoon of Meredith Center; two brothers; Leon Ellsworth of Belmont and Walter Ellsworth of Belmont, four grandchildren, Tara, Joshua, Brent and Melaine; three step grandchildren; Samantha,

Megan, and Becky; four great grandchildren; four great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hilliard was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, George Hilliard, in 2008, three brothers; Everett Ellsworth, Raymond Ellsworth and Wendell Ellsworth and one sister, Bernice Miller. There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring at the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Henry M. MacDonald, 86 NEW HAMPTON — Henry Morris MacDonald, 86 died at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on December 13, 2013. He was born in Thornton, New Hampshire on November 22, 1927, the son of Alexander and Ruth (Sawyer) MacDonald. He spent his early years in Thornton and relocated to New Hampton. While living in New Hampton he was employed at LW Packard Woolen Co in Ashland, at Bergen and Patterson in Laconia and in his retirement years he worked at Bobby’s Girl Diner. He enjoyed working in his garden, woodworking and building bird houses. He was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church, and also the New Hampton Volunteer Fire Dept. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Rebecca “Ada” MacDonald in November 2012. He is survived by two sons, Wayne W. Nichols of Antrim, and Robert C. Boynton of Concord; Six daughters Barbara L. Skeats of Bristol, Ruth E.

McClay of New Hampton, Vera E. Thurber of Hill, Nancy O. Fogg of Bridgewater, Priscilla A. Dow of Campton, and Rebecca J. Heath of Warren; many grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, Hill Avenue in Ashland. Funeral Service will be held at the Ashland Baptist Church, Main Street in Ashland on Wednesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be in the New Hampton Village Cemetery, in New Hampton. Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, go to The family would like to thank Lakes Region General Hospital for their wonderful care. Donations may be made to Newfound Area Nursing Association, Hospice Program, 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222 or to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

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LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 95th Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Luncheon presented by Bank of New Hampshire on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Mill Falls at the Lake at Church Landing in Meredith. Check in will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon meeting will be held from Noon to 1:30 p.m. “Bank of New Hampshire is proud to be a longtime supporter of the Lakes Region Chamber,” stated Mark Primeau, President & CEO for Bank of New Hampshire. “Chamber membership collectively partners local businesses providing community vision and leadership. Bank of New Hampshire understands the hard work that the Chamber does is vital to the growth of business in the Lakes Region.” “The Annual Meeting is the Chamber’s

premier event with over 240 in attendance,” announced Chamber Executive Director Karmen Gifford. “We are proud of the growing opportunities that we offer our business partners throughout the year. We will be celebrating accomplishments, recognizing our Golden Hammer, Golden Trowel and Environmental Awards winners, and projecting full steam ahead for 2014!” Registration for the Annual Meeting is $35 per person and can be made directly from the Chamber’s website at Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce represents more than 450 businesses located in over 18 cities and towns. For additional information, contact Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 603524-5531, visit them on the web at or find them on Facebook.



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Today’s Birthdays: Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl is 83. Pope Francis is 77. Singer-actor Tommy Steele is 77. Rock singer-musician Art Neville is 76. Actor Bernard Hill is 69. Actor Ernie Hudson is 68. Actress Marilyn Hassett is 66. Actor Wes Studi is 66. Pop musician Jim Bonfanti is 65. Actor Joel Brooks is 64. Rock singer Paul Rodgers is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Wanda Hutchinson is 62. Actor Bill Pullman is 60. Actor Barry Livingston is 60. Country singer Sharon White is 60. Producer-director-writer Peter Farrelly is 57. Rock musician Mike Mills is 55. Country singer Tracy Byrd is 47. Country musician Duane Propes is 47. Actress Laurie Holden is 44. Actor Sean Patrick Thomas is 43. Actress Sarah Paulson is 39. Actress Marissa Ribisi is 39. Actor Giovanni Ribisi is 39. Actress Milla Jovovich is 38. Singer Bree Sharp is 38. Actress Jennifer Carpenter is 34. Singer-songwriter Ben Goldwasser is 31. Actress Shannon Woodward is 29. Actress Emma Bell is 27.

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may be using the same trick on you. Can you detect it? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Perhaps it would be better for everyone if people would do things in accordance with your timeline, but they won’t. Nagging won’t help matters. Your attractive attitude is the best tool you have for influencing others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don’t require your loved ones to be or believe as you do. Being whole on your own, you can disagree with someone and still hold that person’s hand. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because something is working doesn’t mean you should leave it alone. You’ll see an example of a superior product, system or relationship and be inspired to take your own scene up a level. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 17). You attract the people you most need this year. Loved ones harmonize with you on multiple levels. Keep circulating through January -- one important contact will burst open economic opportunity for you. Follow a new professional plan in March. June and August are the luckiest months for lifestyle upgrades. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 22, 28 and 29.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Traffic, weather, the passage of time -- all things you can’t change, but oh, how you would if you could today. A happy friend will help you enjoy the many things over which you do have control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a test and/or major passage coming up, and the outcome will depend on how prepared you are. Spend time on it today, and plan on spending more time in the days to come. Make a daily habit out of it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even the most graceful relationships are messy. To love another is to make a mess of something, be it feelings, thoughts, schedules or property. Something is bound to get broken and that’s just part of it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s like you’re in a period-piece romance in which your attractive co-star is acting stoic and distant because he or she is in love with you. A handwritten note will drive the drama home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are able to put your own needs and wishes aside in order to understand what others want and need out of a situation. This allows you to project the image you feel will most influence others. Use your powers for good! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If there’s one thing to be learned today, it’s to have more patience waiting in lines. Impatient, tight, mad faces are ugly, and they make everyone else’s experience ugly, too. The superior mind smiles while waiting. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s one of those rare times when it’s actually positive to dwell on the past. You’ll learn something. There’s a bit you missed, and when you look back, it will click into place for you. This changes how you think of yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don’t resent other people’s success, though it does get on your nerves from time to time, especially if said “other people” won’t shut up about it. Ignore the boasters. It will drive them crazy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are able to present the truth in a way that others want to hear -- not necessarily a lie, but also not the complete story. Be careful. Someone



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2013. There are 14 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 17, 1938, German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission by splitting the nuclei of uranium into lighter elements while performing experiments in Berlin. On this date: In 1777, France recognized American independence. In 1865, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, known as the “Unfinished” (because only two movements had been completed) was performed publicly for the first time in Vienna, 37 years after the composer’s death. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, N.C., using their experimental craft, the Wright Flyer. In 1925, Col. William “Billy” Mitchell was convicted at his court-martial in Washington of insubordination for accusing senior military officials of incompetence and criminal negligence; he was suspended from active duty. In 1933, in the inaugural NFL championship football game, the Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants, 23-21, at Wrigley Field. In 1944, the U.S. Army announced it was ending its policy of excluding Japanese-Americans from the West Coast. In 1957, the United States successfully testfired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. In 1959, Stanley Kramer’s anti-nuclear war drama “On the Beach,” starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner, premiered on all seven continents (including Antarctica). In 1979, in a case that aggravated racial tensions, Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, was fatally injured after leading police on a chase with his motorcycle in Miami. (Four white police officers accused of beating McDuffie were later acquitted, sparking riots.) In 1981, members of the Red Brigades kidnapped Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier, the highestranking U.S. Army official in southern Europe, from his home in Verona, Italy. In 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died after more than a decade of iron rule; he was 69, according to official records, but some reports indicated he was 70. Ten years ago: Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was indicted on corruption charges. (Ryan was later convicted and ended up serving more than 5½ years in federal custody.) Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama named former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado to head the Interior Department. One year ago: Newtown, Conn., began laying its dead to rest, holding funerals for two 6-yearold boys, the first of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. A pair of NASA spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, were deliberately crashed into a mountain near the moon’s north pole, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior.




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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Free Christmas Concert titled “Halleluja! Christ Is Born”. 7:15 p.m. at the Calvary Christian School in Plymouth. For more information call 526-4022. Annual Holiday Meal and Yankee Swap at 11:30 am at the Tilton Senior Center. Santa Land hosted by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department. 5-7:30 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center. Admission is free. Santa will be on site for photographic opportunities. Events at the Meredith Library. Movie Night featuring Despicable Me 2 5-6:30 p.m. Twilight Tales 6:30-7:30 p.m. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear pajamas and a teddy. Sign up required. Refreshments provided. 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.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall in Laconia. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information call 524-5800. 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 No. Main Street, 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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Newfound Area Churches Advent service at noon at Alexandria United Methodist Church. Light luncheon following the service. For more information call 744-3885. 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. Meredith Public Library. Animals and Me 9:45–10:45 a.m. or 1–2 p.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served. Teen/Tween Holiday Crafternoon 3:30-4:30 p.m. Young Writers Group 5:30-6:30 p.m. 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. Zentangle workshop held every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Vynart Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-0557. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans 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.

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Edward J. Engler, Editor & President Adam Hirshan, Publisher Michael Kitch, Adam Drapcho, Gail Ober Reporters Elaine Hirshan, Sales Manager Crystal Furnee, Jeanette Stewart Ad Sales Patty Johnson, Production Manager & Graphics Marcy Greene, Ad Sales & Graphics Karin Nelson, Office Manager Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

((Answers tomorrow)) Jumbles: THANK GAUGE SICKEN WINNER Answer: This section of the gym was a — “WEIGHTING” AREA

“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.

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Quilt guild plans game of ‘Strip Poker’ All are welcome to join the Country Village Quilt Guild members for Strip Poker at the 1:30 p.m. meeting on December 18 in the Moultonborough Life Safety Building. Game directions will be provided and each player is asked to bring approximately 20 strips of 2.5 inch wide Christmas fabric to “bet” with. This is a great way for the lucky winners to increase their Christmas fabric stash. (Courtesy photo)

Homeless Person’s Memorial Day Vigil to be held December 21 in Laconia LACONIA — December 21, 2013, The longest night of this year – officially, the first day of winter, will begin with a “candlelight” vigil in Veteran’s Square, Laconia, NH at 5:30 p.m. CALENDAR from preceding page

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 2793234 or visit our website.

The vigil is coordinated by New Hampshire Catholic Charities and the Belknap County Continuum of Care. Individuals will be remembered who died in New Hampshire while homeless or recently housed over the past year. The annual memorial observation is now a tradition among Laconia area faith communities and community service providers and is held in conjunction with the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day traditionally held on December 21—the longest night of the year. Laconia is one of more than 175 cities nationwide to observe the memorial. Those attending are asked to come see next page

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Happy Tails Dog Park group meeting tonight at Laconia’s Tardiff Park

LACONIA - Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region will be having another open meeting at Tardiff Park tonight at 7 p.m. The board meeting will be focused on 2014 planning for the fundraising to complete the next stage in approval for the city owned location at 55 Growtth Road. This next stage will require a full scale permit acceptable design drawing which includes the completion of a

land survey, wetlands survey, and the official engineered plan before going back before returning to request final approval from the city of Laconia and finally breaking ground. Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region is a 501(c) 3 non- profit organization founded in 2008 with the objective of serving as a resource for pet families to build strong, whole-family foundations.

Sen. Forrester joins Laconia HarleyDavidson for Ugly Sweater Contest

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Beer & a Burger! $10 Try our certified angus beef burger and pair it with any domestic pint draft!

During any live Boston sports game .... Enjoy Bud & Budlight specials! Pint: $1.25 Mug: $2.25



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Senator Jeanie Forrester, left, (R-Meredith), with Jim Wallace of Meredith and staff at Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith during Christmas Ugly Sweater Contest. (Courtesy photo)

Fish & Game offers ice fishing seminars

LACONIA — On Wednesday, January 15 Adrian Lavoie of YOAdrien Charters will present a seminar on ice-fishing for lake trout and white perch by jigging and tip-up fishing. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Lavoie is entering his tenth year of professional guiding on New Hampshire lakes. He will de-mystify the new gear that’s available to make ice fishing more comfortable and productive. His business, YOAdrien Charters, is a year-round guide service for anglers on lakes throughout New Hampshire, concentrating on the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. During the winter months, Lavoie targets lake trout and white perch by jigging and tip-up fishing. He catches lots of other species through the ice, too. At this talk, you’ll learn what a guided ice fishing trip is all about, plus

from preceding page with a candle of some sort – a flashlight or other instrument. To learn more about the face of homelessness or to make a difference, contact Leonard Campbell, Parish and Community Services coordinator, 528-3035 or

get tips for your own winter ice fishing adventures. On Wednesday, January 22, Tim Moore, a licensed NH fishing guide and owner of Tim Moore Outdoors, will talk about the tools, tactics, and techniques that he uses to pull hundreds of fish through the ice every winter. Moore has ice fished in New Hampshire for more than thirty years and has been featured on NH’s Wildside TV and NH Chronicle. He is an Ice Team Pro, as well as a member of Clam Outdoors, Vexilar, Maki Plastics and Oozie Jig Pro Staffs. At his seminar, Moore will discuss why having the right gear can increase the number of fish you catch. Learn how to choose the portable shelter that best fits your style of fishing; discover tactics for catching fish all day; and explore some of the tackle you can use to catch everything from panfish to lake trout. Moore spends much of his ice fishing time on Lake Winnipesaukee. “It’s a big lake with a ton of diversity. I can spend the morning fishing for lake trout, then switch to chasing crappie, sunfish or perch in minutes,” Moore says. For more information contact Mark Beauchesne, marketing and promotions coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game, at 603-271-6355.

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Dear Annie: My husband likes to watch porn. I don’t care to watch it myself, but if my husband asks me to join him in his viewing, I will. Recently, I found out that my husband was watching porn on his phone at work. When I confronted him, he claimed it was just an advertising pop-up. But I knew he was not being truthful. I checked his phone and found that these were actual websites that you have to log on to in order to view the contents. I don’t like him to watch porn at all, but I’d rather we watch together than know he’s accessing live webcam shows and chat rooms. I consider this to be cheating. I have told him how it makes me feel and have asked him to stop. But he says he’s going to continue because he enjoys it and sees nothing wrong with it. Now he erases the data from his phone so I won’t see it. After 28 years together, he is now deceiving me, and I am terribly hurt. He doesn’t seem to care how I feel or that he is damaging the trust between us. What did I do wrong for him to treat me this way? I have asked him to see a marriage counselor or a sex therapist with me, but he’s not interested. I love him, but I don’t think I can live with this kind of life. Do you think watching and chatting with a real naked woman online is cheating? What about watching porn behind your wife’s back? Is this normal behavior in a marriage? -- Angel in Anaheim Dear Angel: A marriage is not healthy when one partner doesn’t care about the feelings of the other. Unlike old-fashioned pornography, the Internet provides real women, in real time, performing virtual sex acts. This not only creates unrealistic expectations of one’s actual partner, but it can become addictive. Your husband may not be having an affair, but he is both sexually and emotionally connected to other women,

which could be considered cheating. Since your husband refuses to go for counseling, please go on your own and sort it out. Dear Annie: My husband, “Tom,” passed away nearly three years ago. He had a lot of friends, most of whom I haven’t seen since Tom’s funeral. Our daughter has since gotten engaged, and we are now in the process of creating the guest list. Are we obligated to invite Tom’s closest friends even though they have made no effort to stay in touch with our family? -- Bitter in Vermont Dear Bitter: Unless your daughter would like these people to be invited, you are not obligated to include those “friends” who have made no effort to stay in your life (or hers) for the past three years. Our condolences. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “No Early Bird in California” about DPSD, a circadian rhythm disorder that prevents people from having a regular sleep schedule. It has a name! Thank heavens! No one can understand the frustration and struggle I have had with this all of my life. I have tried so hard to go to sleep at a normal hour and wake up early, but cannot. I miss out on a lot, but I can’t help it. I feel fine when I am able to live according to my natural schedule, working night jobs and hanging out with other night people. -- Night Owl Dear Night Owl: Many readers were surprised and delighted to discover that their late-night sleep schedule could be identified. Here’s another viewpoint: Dear Annie: I am typically up until 2 a.m. and sleep until 10. I get my eight hours each night. I do whatever my day calls for during my waking hours with no problem. Why should this be called a disorder? My order is fine. Who determines what is “normal”? Different is not synonymous with abnormal. -- Massachusetts

For Rent

For Rent

GILFORD: 2-bedroom apts. from $225/week. Heat/electricity/hot water negotiable. Pets considered. References, security. 556-7098 or 832-3334.

LACONIA: Cozy 1-bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. $775/Month +deposit, heat/hot-water included, small pet considered. 520-1179.

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 - 26 Dartmouth St; One Half of a Duplex; 7 rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Enclosed Sun Porch and Large Open Porch, Walkout Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking. Conveniently located near library, churches, downtown, Opechee Park and schools. Available now $1,000/Mo plus utilities. Non-Smoking. Call Owner/Broker 396-4163. LACONIA 1 bedroom- 3rd floor $150/week includes heat/hot water. References & deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA Roommate wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $140/week. 455-2014


LACONIA, big one-bedroom, no dogs, no utilities, 2-car parking, lots of closets, snow removal and washer/dryer included. Nice apartment, $165/week plus 4-week security deposit plus first week due in advance. Credit check required. 781-283-0783

DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2.50 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.

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

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



Child Care

GOLDEN Retriever puppies for sale, $500 each. Parents on sight. Health certificates and shots. 603-998-3393 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.

2002 Jetta New motor, clutch, needs to be key coded. $1200. (603)524-9011. 2004 Crystler Pacifica- V-6 loaded, 4X4, 157K miles, $3,500. 603-524-9011 2007 VW Passat, 2.0T sedan, std transmission, new tires, good condition. 140,000 miles. $4,000. 524-7685

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

Business Opportunities MEREDITH SALON FOR SALE 3 stations or 2 with aestition. Centrally located. 253-3011.

$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1989 E150 work van. $800, new parts last 3 months $1,200. Runs great. 603-801-3513 1999 Chevy 2500 4x4, regular cab, no rust. Never plowed with but has plow. New tires, brakes, exhaust, paint. 125K miles, auto.

Center Harbor House- One bedroom, year round, central propane heat. Credit report required, security, lease. No pets/No smoking, tennant pays utilities. $400/Month, Call between 5pm and 8pm. 603-253-6924

2002 BMW 330 Ci.- 82K miles, great condition. Second owner, well maintained, loaded. $9,000. 293-8044

2008 Suzuki Forensa- MUST SEE! 69,000 miles, automatic, no rust, new tires, excellent condition. $4,000 firm. 520-0507


For Rent 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


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

For Rent ALEXANDRIA 2 Bedroom home w/small yard, recently renovated. Pets considered. $800/month plus utilities. 603-744-9369 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.) 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. BELMONT: Two 2 bedroom apartments available. 1 on first floor $220/week, 1 on ground floor with separate entrance $240/week, includes heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

FRANKLIN- 2 bedroom 1 bath log cabin with porch. Security and 1 month deposit. No pets/No smoking. Renter pays utilities. References and credit history required. $850/Month. 934-4596 FRANKLIN- 2 bedroom apartment. Living room & kitchen with cherry cabinets & new appliances, on first floor. 2 bedrooms & bath on second floor. Washer/Dryer available. $800/Month, 1 month security required. No pets/No smoking. 603-279-1385 GILFORD 2-Bedroom $600/ month+ utilities. References, security deposit, no pets, laundry hookups. Available now. 520-5171. Gilford 5 bedroom house for rent, 3 car garage, huge finished basement, water/sewer included. No smoking, pets considered. Reasonable rent. 603-387-4208

GILFORD VILLAGE Two bedroom with bath on 2nd floor with living/dining w/fireplace, small-kitchen on 1st floor, 2-car garage, storage, patio and yard. No pets or smokers. $950/month includes heat, water/sewer, trash, year-round grounds maintenance. Electric additional. Security deposit & references. 603-528-0105. GILFORD/ALTON Line: 2BR Cottage, $200-$245 per week +utilities; 3BR apt., $230-$275 per week +utilities. Cable & internet included. Beach access. 1st &

LACONIA- Cute 1 bedroom second floor. No pets/no smoking, $140/week plus utilities 387-6810 LACONIA- Sunny 1-bedroom. Newly renovated, New washer/ dryer. Heat/Hot water included. $800/Month Plus utilities. 387-0147

LACONIA/ CONDO Move-in ready, clean, quiet, 1BR, diningroom, living, kitchen, laundry rm. washer/dryer included, garage. No dogs, no smoking, $750/ month, 279-4376. LACONIA: spacious one and two bedroom apartments available (heat and hot water included). On-site laundry, storage room and off street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. First months rent free to qualified applicant. Security deposit required. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673. 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: Two 2 bedroom apartments for rent. $220/week or $953/month. Includes Heat, hot water & electricity. On site laundry at one of the locations; plenty of parking. NO dogs! Call 524-4428 for more info. 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. LAKEPORT, Lakeview. Small 1-Bedroom, $300 Heat-Credit Yearly, 2-car parking, new carpet, freshly painted, second floor, economical utilities. $160/week. No dogs, nice area. 781-283-0783. LAKEPORT, NH.- Brand new Duplex Apartments. Now accepting applications for qualified renters for these brand new 3 bedroom duplex apartments located on Washington Street. First unit available for occupancy on January 1st. These all newly applianced apartments are located across from a beautiful city park and are equipped with a washer & dryer in each building. Rent is $1200/month (with no utilities). Call (603) 524-8533 for more information 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

MEREDITH In Town-Fully Renovated

2 Bedroom 1.5 bath Condo with Garage. Quiet location, Energy efficient. No smokers. $1,095 + Utilities Rick (781) 389-2355 MEREDITH- Great studio apartment. Bright, sunny, clean, walk to town. $500/month +utilities. 520-6931 NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom 1st floor $190/week, 2 bedroom 2nd floor $220/week, 3 bedroom trailer $260/week, all including heat, electric & hot water. 4 bedroom house, $1,320/month plus utilities. 524-1234

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For Rent

For Sale

For Sale

Help Wanted

CHRISTOPHER RADKO Christmas ornaments. $20-$75 Large Santa in metal sleigh with 4 flying reindeer $75 603-528-9661

SNAP On Toolbox- 3 piece, 32 drawer, good condition. $2,500. Call John (603) 801-3513

COME join the fun at Annie’ s Cafe and Catering. Now hiring full time kitchen, catering and counter help. Call 524-6400 to set up an appointment.

ELECTRIC train sets (3) HO gauge collector specially painted cars by Hawthorne Village with certificates of authenticity. Spiderman set 15 cars, tracks, transformer, still in original boxes, never set up or run $650. USMC set complete in original boxes, never run $325. American Eagle set complete, never setup $300. All beautiful. Makita 10 inch chop saw, nice $50. 524-9491 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 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 TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. Shared kitchen & bath. $150/week, includes all utilities. 286-4391

HENDERSON Chief Sander, 8, 1.7 cu/yds, 8hp, Briggs electric start, painted stainless. $1,500.00 279-7990 Hunters Paintballers waterproof camouflage hooded jackets $25, pants $15. Womens thermal underwear. $2.50. 528-3532



Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord,

TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water included., great location, no dogs. $630/month. 603-671-7481 or 916-214-7733.

Got trees need CA$H?

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.

KIRBY Sentria Vacuum: Includes all attachments and carpet shampoo system. Lightly used. Asking $400. 528-9661.


LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.

For Rent-Commercial

MICHELIN TIRES- Two tires 175-70 R13 All weather, almost new treads. Asking $60. 293-7682


NEW Colpay Overhead Garage Doors. 9ft. X 7ft raised panel, insulated, white. Two for $450. 527-0705

Office space for rent. Need your own space? We have just the space for you! Several offices for rent starting at $175/month. All utilities included. Access to shared kitchen and conference room; handicap accessible.

Call 524-4428 for more info. 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

For Sale 1992 Jeep Wrangler- 283 Chevy engine, much more. $3,000/ONO. 2012-13 Bed cover for extended cab. Nissan Frontier Pickup. Paid $400 asking $200. 603-524-1167 or 603-630-1366 2 pianos Wurlitzer and Baldwin. $500 Each or best offer. call 1-603-387-4208 2004 Craftsman 9hp 2 stage 28in. snow blower. Electric start, canopy, runs & looks brand new. $450. 290-2075 Can Deliver 3 Karastan Carpets- 10X14 Serapi $1,200, 4X6 Heriz, $250. 3X5 Multi-color Panel $125. 603-528-9661 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. CHINA- Royal Doulton- Tiara pattern. 6 place settings, gravy boat, vegetable bowl & service platter. $300. 603-528-9661 Dining room table, hardwood, with

REFRIGERATOR: 25 cu ft. Energystar, $400, Workshop Dustcollector AMT, $175. 630-1296. Regency Wood Stove- Medium size, 18 inch wood, glass door, good condition. $300/OBO 393-2632 SANTA Claus available for your party or home visit. Reasonable rates. 603-930-5222. SET OF 4 GOODYEAR NORDIC Studded Snow Tires. MS-P195/65 R15. Excellent Condition. $275. 603-455-3478 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Prompt Service, FREE re-starts. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980. WWW.BENJAMINOILLLC.COM

SPODE Christmas Tree china- 14 four piece place settings, $45 each, $500 for all. 603-528-9661 TABLE Oak, round, 2 leaves, 4 chairs. $160. Maple coffee table $40. 774-275-0157. Wood burning fireplace insert. Manufactured by Better and Ben. $400. 603-279-1385

Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763

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Free Installation in ME & NH. 140+ channels at $29.99. Local service. Open 7 days. (207)500-3334. FREE Refrigerator for pick-up. Runs, but nothing to look at. 603-566-9750.

Help Wanted $$ Auto Sales Rep $$ Rare opportunity available. Looking for an aggressive self-motivated individual looking to make better than average income. Experience good but not necessary. Good family values a must. Call JJ or David 603-286-2886

Help Wanted LICENSED PLUMBER WANTED Seeking a licensed Journeyman or Master Plumber Experience in Residential service and repair, new construction and remodels, and some light commercial. HVAC experience a definite plus as well as NH Gasfitters license. Professional Work habits Excellent Customer Service Skills Valid Drivers license with Clean Driving Record Call 603-875-1118 for more details. PERSONAL care attendant, Laco nia. Errands and support in the community. Mon & Wed, 4 hours per day. Possible other shifts. Must be dependable, background checks mandatory. Call Maureen at 603-410-6512

Furniture AMAZING!

PENNSYLVANIA House Oak Bedroom, queen headboard, tripple dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. Very good Condition $600. 387-3788

Help Wanted

LICENSED PLUMBER WANTED Seeking a licensed Journeyman or Master Plumber Experience in Residential service and repair, new construction and remodels, and some light commercial. HVAC experience a definite plus as well as NH Gasfitters license. Professional Work habits Excellent Customer Service Skills Valid Drivers license with Clean Driving Record

Call 603-875-1118 for more details HELP WANTED

Immediate openings. No experience needed, entry level, opportunity for advancement. Earn award trips, bonuses and prizes. Permanent & temp positions. Call today for more information. (603)822-0219. Call now! Call now! Call now!

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a part time Maintenance Assistant. This is a year round, entry level position, weekend and on call availability a must. Some experience in plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, painting a plus as this position is an all-around handyman type of job. We are seeking hard working, reliable, detail oriented persons with the ability to work independently as well as with others. Applicants must show valid driver!s license and pass a background check, they also must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Please apply in person at 17 Harris Shore Rd. Gilford, NH 03249.

DRIVER Concord Area Transit has an opening for a fixed route driver in the Concord area. This is a second shift position, seven hours a day, Monday-Friday from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. This position is safety sensitive and requires a background check. Must have CDL-B with passenger and air brake endorsement, excellent driving record and current D.O.T. physical card. Public or private transportation experience a plus. Benefits include sick and annual leave and ability to participate in agency 403B plan. Apply in person at Concord Area Transit, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH 03301 by December 20, 2013. For more information call

Help Wanted

Roommate Wanted

SENIOR Home Care Companions needs caregivers! Are you a caring, compassionate and dependable person who enjoys working with and caring for seniors? If so, would you like to be an in-home caregiver? We are looking for caregivers who are generally seniors (50+) themselves and who will provide in-home needed services for other seniors. Join our caregiving network providing seniors with companionship, conversation, transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal care assistance. Criminal background checks and references required. Compensation is $13 to $16 per hour. Email us at ALKAN1941@LIVE.COM

BELMONT: $105/week. Share 4-bedroom home on private property. All utilities included. Free internet. Must have car and good work history. No smokers/no pets. Call 520-4500.

WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $550/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793



CNC Machinists 2nd shift Responsibilities include performing operation and set-up of various equipment, as well as in-process/final inspection of parts produced. Candidate must possess a detailed knowledge of equipment, ability to read complex prints and precision measuring equipment. Position requires 2+ years related manufacturing experience. Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 3rd. We provide competitive wages, shift differential, clean work environment, medical insurance, company paid life, company paid short and long term disability insurance, dental insurance, vacation and holidays, flex benefits, tuition reimbursement plan, profit sharing and 401(k) plan with company match. Please contact Human Resources

EPTAM Plastics 2 Riverside Business Park Northfield, NH 03276 Tel: 603-729-5014 Fax: 603-215-2971 Email: EOE/AA

For an online application, visit

• Specialty; SAT and ACT tests • Math, English and Subject tests •All High School Subjects •Languages; Spanish, French, German and Russian

DICK THE HANDYMAN Available for small and odd jobs, also excavation work, small tree and stump removal and small roofs! Call for more details. Dick Maltais 603-267-7262 or 603-630-0121

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

CNA/LNA Training Classes begin: Jan 25- weekends/Concord, Feb 4- days/Franklin, Feb 11evenings/Laconia. Graduate in 5-8 weeks! (603) 647-2174

Sarah's Tutoring


HANDYMAN for hire. Get your house ready for the holidays Low rates. 603-393-5163


NEWS DIRECTOR WRITER-REPORTER -ANCHORS NH1 News is looking for experienced radio news professionals. Launching in early 2014, NH1 News seeks a Radio News Director and two writer/ reporter/ anchors. These positions will ultimately be part of the NH1 News Department based in Concord, but will begin in Derry, NH. The News Director should have a minimum of five years radio news experience and the two writer/reporter/anchors should have at least two years experience. Candidates should be energetic and hard-working, and excited to create a top rated news team. The successful candidates will be well-versed in radio, digital and social media. A strong audio presentation is a must and NH knowledge and contacts is a big plus. If you are interested in learning more, please forward resume and salary requirements to


Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 HOME IMPROVEMENT ALWAYS ODD JOBS WANTED Hauling, metal removal, snow removal, light carpentry, electrical, interior painting. 603-930-5222.

One call does it all. 30 years experience. References. Call Bill at 273-7338

ANDERSONS Property Management: Plowing, snowblowing & shoveling. Clean-outs & all yard debris hauling. 603-455-0208. AVON: Buy or sell .... Contact Kristy Carignan, 603-937-0200.

Lakes Region/Concord

Reasonable Rates

603-528-2964 Land GILFORD: New to the market, residential building lots. 14 to choose from, level and dry land, most with mountain views, one with lake views. 1.08 to 8.69 acres, $79,900 to $119,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Motorcycles BMW Project wanted. Have crashed bike with good motor, etc. 603-520-1765

Real Estate FLORIDA HOMES, CONDOS Englewood, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota. Free Property Search Suncoasteam Realty 941-235-7474


Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!


Major credit cards accepted CALL Mike for roof shoveling, snowblowing, scrapping and light hauling. Very reasonably priced. Fully Insured. 603-455-0214

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 2 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10. 603-524-2700.


cracked or buckling walls, crawlspace problems? Crawlspace encapsulation and dehumidification. Backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed, 603-447-1159

Snowmobiles SKIDOO 583 red, rebuilt motor, $900. 2001 Polaris 800 XC, high output twin, rebuilt engine, nice shape. $1,350 firm. 524-9011

Wanted To Buy WE buy anything of value from one piece to large estates. Call

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