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LACONIA — After the bids to reconstruct the Main Street Bridge over the Winnipesaukee River were opened yesterday, City Manager Scott Myers said that he was “comfortable that the project could be undertaken within the time frame and financial parameters we anticipated.” When the project was first put to bid in March, all eight bids were approximately 35-percent above the estimate of $2.3 million prepared by Dubois & King, Inc., consulting engineers, with the lowest bid at $3.15 million. Moreover, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT), which was expected to contribute 80 percent of the cost, found itself strapped for funds and capped its share at a flat dollar amount, doubling the cost born by the city to $1.6 million. At the time, Myers proposed two options. see BRIDGE page 10

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RYE (AP) — Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he and his wife are moving to New Hampshire for “strictly personal” reasons and that he has made no decisions about his political future. Brown, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, made the statement Thursday, the same day he will be the featured guest at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee’s holiday party in Nashua. He and his wife, Gail Huff, recently sold their home in Wrentham, Mass. Brown recently launched a political action committee in New Hampshire and has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. His statement did underscore his “long and strong ties to the Granite State,” and noted his first home was in New Hampshire.

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LONDON (AP) — The ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night, showering a packed audience with heaps of plaster, wood and dust. More than 80 people were injured — at least seven seriously — and several trapped theater-goers had to be rescued, authorities said. The collapse at the Apollo Theatre took place at 8:15 p.m. during a performance of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” at the height of the Christmas holiday season. Plaster from a section of the ceiling tumbled down, bringing parts of

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire must expand services for people who are severely mentally ill to settle a lawsuit that charged the state needlessly confined people in mental wards or hospitals because it lacked community treatment options, Attorney General Joseph Foster announced Thursday. By 2017, the state must expand community treatment teams so they’re on call 24 hours a day statewide and create

three mobile teams to keep people who are experiencing a mental health crisis out of emergency rooms and hospitals. It must also expand employment assistance and housing opportunities for people with mental illnesses. It’s estimated to cost $6 million in the current two-year budget cycle and $23.7 million in 2016-17. The state will also pay $2.4 million in legal fees. The Disabilities Rights Center sued in

2012, saying the state’s lack of services violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and asking a federal judge to order New Hampshire to expand community services and crisis intervention programs. In the suit, the advocates said the state was segregating the mentally ill in institutions and not providing less restrictive alternatives in the community. “Today’s settlement agreement is a see MENTAL HEALTH page 9

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The United Methodist church defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday for violating doctrine by officiating his son’s gay marriage, leaving the minister shocked and upset that he could be punished for an “act of love.”

Frank Schaefer immediately appealed the penalty, which he believed was meted out reluctantly by many members of the regional Board of Ordained Ministry. “So many of them came to me and they shook my hand and some hugged me, and

so many of them had tears in their eyes,” Schaefer said. “They said, ‘We really don’t want to do this, you know that, don’t you?’” Board members declined to comment after the private meeting at church offices see DEFROCKED page 15

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Michigan man who shot woman on his porch in middle of night faces murder trial DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroitarea man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for seconddegree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer’s “bad choice.” There is no dispute that Theodore Wafer shot Renisha McBride, 19, through the screen of his front door in the early hours of Nov. 2. His attorneys said the 54-year-old man feared for his life, but Dearborn Heights Judge David Turfe said there were other ways to protect himself, including a phone call for help. “This court recognizes you can’t automatically penalize someone for making a bad decision when pressed to react quickly,” the judge said. “But at the same time we can’t allow one to use a bad decision as a shield to criminal prosecution. “The defendant made a bad choice when there were other reasonable opportunities,” Turfe said. The standard for a court to order someone to trial

U.S. Government deported more than 368k immigrants in ‘13 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the U.S. border with Mexico. This is the fewest number of immigrants deported by ICE since the end of President George W. Bush’s administration. Last year ICE removed more than 409,000 immigrants. Sandweg says significant increases in the numbers of Central Americans arrested along the Mexican border led to the drop in deportations this year. He said those case take more time. The Border Patrol made more than 409,000 arrests at the border during the 2013 budget year that ended in September. ICE has removed more than 1.9 million immigrants since 2009.

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“He shoved that shotgun in her face and pulled the trigger,” Hagaman-Clark said. Civil rights groups have suggested that race may have played a role in the shooting, but prosecutors presented no evidence to make that connection. Wafer is white, while McBride was black. Wafer called 911 around 4:30 a.m. and said he had shot someone who was banging on his door. More than three hours earlier, McBride had crashed her car into a parked car in a residential neighborhood, about a half-mile away in Detroit. A witness said McBride was bleeding and holding her head. She apparently walked away from the scene before an ambulance arrived. It’s still unclear, at least publicly, what she did between the time of the car wreck and her arrival on Wafer’s porch. An autopsy found McBride had a blood-alcohol level of about 0.22, more than twice the legal limit for driving. She also had been smoking marijuana.

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Vladimir Putin: cultural warrior Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered. They’re now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil.” Translation: While privacy and freedom of thought, religion and speech are cherished rights, to equate traditional marriage and same-sex marriage is to equate good with evil. No moral confusion here, this is moral clarity, agree or disagree. President Reagan once called the old Soviet Empire “the focus of evil in the modern world.” President Putin is implying that Barack Obama’s America may deserve the title in the 21st century. Nor is he without an argument when we reflect on America’s embrace of abortion on demand, homosexual marriage, pornography, promiscuity, and the whole panoply of Hollywood values. Our grandparents would not recognize the America in which we live. Moreover, Putin asserts, the new immorality has been imposed undemocratically. The “destruction of traditional values” in these countries, he said, comes “from the top” and is “inherently undemocratic because it is based on abstract ideas and runs counter to the will of the majority of people.” Does he not have a point? Unelected justices declared abortion and homosexual acts to be constitutionally protected rights. Judges have been the driving force behind the imposition of samesex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. America was de-Christianized in the second half of the 20th century by court orders, over the vehement objections of a huge majority of a country that was overwhelmingly Christian. And same-sex marriage is indeed an “abstract” idea unrooted in the history or tradition of the West. Where did it come from? Peoples all over the world, claims Putin, are supporting Russia’s “defense of traditional values” against a “so-called tolerance” that is “genderless and infertile.” While his stance as a defender of traditional values has drawn the mockery of Western media and cultural elites, Putin is not wrong in saying that he can speak for much of mankind. Same-sex marriage is supported by America’s young, but most states still resist it, with black pastors visible in the vanguard of the counterrevolution. In France, a million people took

to the streets of Paris to denounce the Socialists’ imposition of homosexual marriage. Only 15 nations out of more than 190 have recognized it. In India, the world’s largest democracy, the Supreme Court has struck down a lower court ruling that made same-sex marriage a right. And the parliament in this socially conservative nation of more than a billion people is unlikely soon to reverse the high court. In the four dozen nations that are predominantly Muslim, which make up a fourth of the U.N. General Assembly and a fifth of mankind, same-sex marriage is not even on the table. And Pope Francis has reaffirmed Catholic doctrine on the issue for over a billion Catholics. While much of American and Western media dismiss him as an authoritarian and reactionary, a throwback, Putin may be seeing the future with more clarity than Americans still caught up in a Cold War paradigm. As the decisive struggle in the second half of the 20th century was vertical, East vs. West, the 21st century struggle may be horizontal, with conservatives and traditionalists in every country arrayed against the militant secularism of a multicultural and transnational elite. And though America’s elite may be found at the epicenter of anticonservatism and anti-traditionalism, the American people have never been more alienated or more divided culturally, socially and morally. We are two countries now. Putin says his mother had him secretly baptized as a baby and professes to be a Christian. And what he is talking about here is ambitious, even audacious. He is seeking to redefine the “Us vs. Them” world conflict of the future as one in which conservatives, traditionalists and nationalists of all continents and countries stand up against the cultural and ideological imperialism of what he sees as a decadent west. “We do not infringe on anyone’s interests,” said Putin, “or try to teach anyone how to live.” The adversary he has identified is not the America we grew up in, but the America we live in, which Putin sees as pagan and wildly progressive. Without naming any country, Putin attacked “attempts to enforce more progressive development models” on other nations, which have led to “decline, barbarity and big blood,” a straight shot at the U.S. interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Egypt. In his speech, Putin cited Russian philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev whom Solzhenitsyn had hailed for his courage in defying his Bolshevik inquisitors. Though no household word, Berdyaev is favorably known at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal. Which raises this question: Who is writing Putin’s stuff?

LETTERS Health insurance should be based on proven system for life insurance To The Daily Sun, There is much dithering about the “Conservatives Have No Plan” to replace Obamacare. Why don’t we try a capitalist approach to the system with minimum government interference? We should model health insurance on the same proven system that offers life insurance. It could be a stand-alone policy or an adjunct to a life insurance policy. Policies could be either whole health or term as they are for life insurance. Rates would reflect either the current risk in a term policy or the life-long risk for whole health. Rates would be lower the earlier you buy the policy. For whole health, premiums in excess of the immediate risk pool requirements would be invested to provide for the more expensive latelife incidents. Rather than only three options, all of them expensive, as there are for Obamacare, the health policies would have multiple options. There would be a bare bones low cost policy, there could be paid-up options. Special situations would be covered by a la carte options. The options would be priced separately. This would create a forest of opportunities and it would be a challenge to select the right mix. Most citizens are competent to make rational decisions to meet their needs because they are familiar with their particular needs. Insurance agents could be helpful in selecting an appropriate program. I suspect that there would be legitimate functions for the federal government. There ought to be some percentage limit on the amount of “excess premiums” that can be invested in the company that issues the policy. The balance of the premiums would be invested in domestic or foreign stocks, bonds or hard assets (real estate, minerals etc.). Customers should receive annual accounts on the profitability of investments. Profits in excess of actuarial needs could be used to reduce or eliminate premiums or rebated to the policy owners. Those who decide not to buy health insurance should be required to post a bond and to establish a Medical Sav-

ings Account. Those who need care and cannot purchase coverage would receive essential treatment. These humanitarian treatments would be passed on to the paying clientele as they are now. I have not mentioned obvious steps that could reduce the cost of health care. The logical first step would be to establish tort reform. This will not happen. Lawyers contribute heavily to political campaigns, and too many congressmen (forgive the transgression) and senators are lawyers. Another step toward sanity would be to allow purchase of health insurance across state borders. Some states have created artificial and expensive barriers to efficient competitors coming in state to compete. The best requirement is financial soundness of the competing companies. It is apparent that strides in medical treatments have outstripped the traditional methods for approving new protocols. (I’m under the impression that allowing the quest for perfection, delays adoption of what is merely better. Perfect is the death knell for better. People are saved from some problems and others die while waiting.) Employer sponsored health care should be taxable, and the employer should determine how much, if any, contribution will be offered. Of course, policies will be portable because they belong to the employee. People are naturally more careful when they spend their own money. There are already clinics that are less expensive than emergency room and perhaps preferable to co-pays to physicians. (Physicians should not be dealing with minor cuts, bruises, and colds.) We will have to see how this trend develops, or will government bureaucracy and tort lawyers stifle this logical step. Of course, I am a cynic. If these steps were offered to Congress, they would pay enthusiastic lip service, but by the time they polluted them with adjustments they might be just as screwed up as Obamacare. Dale P. Eddy Gilford

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LETTERS Clear your eyes & see how we’re being manipulated by oligarchy To The Daily Sun, Although I do love to read your letters to the editor almost daily, and used to throw my two cents in from time to time, I have gotten wary of the usual suspects and all the petty bickering. Local news and issues aside, both sides of the aisle chime in day after day with their endless points and counter points which really amount to nothing. I considered myself a liberal Democrat when I was younger, a conservative Republican once I started a family. Now I have transcended those labels and believe I am a true independent, though I may never vote again. The reason? The system we are in is an illusion of democracy. A fraud. An abhorrent deception of the truth. Before you skip to the next letter, please give me a second to explain. The United States government is an oligarchy. This is a rule by the few. The few are rich, powerful and are in our government buildings, on our televisions and heading our banks and corporations. In America, presidencies are auctioned, not won by votes. Obama raised half a billion dollars in his election. Do you think that this comes from his millions of low-income voters who bought into his message of hope? No, it comes from corporations. It came from banks. The few who decide everything in this country. I’m not asking you to buy into the conspiracy theories. I’m not saying it’s the Illuminati or the Free Masons, what I’m saying is public record and factual. I saw a documentary called ‘ETHOS’. I beg you to give it a chance. It will open Pandora’s box for you, starting with the fact that the Federal Reserve has been the root of all evils here in the United States since the early 1900s. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution states that Congress shall have the power to coin (create) money and regulate the value thereof. Today however, the FED, which is a privately owned company, controls and profits by printing money through the Treasury, and regulating its value. That’s right, in case you didn’t know it, the Federal Reserve is not owned

by the United States. It is owned by a cartel of bankers who not only decide the state of our economy, but decide who will be elected by pumping money into candidates who leave them alone, and into any candidate’s opponent who tries to regulate or audit them. Case in point, the FED has NEVER been audited in its entire existence!! Name one other institution in our country that can say that. It deceived our politicians to gain its existence, and has owned them since. Most of us have wondered at some point how we have arrived at a situation where democracy is touted as having created an equal society when all we see is injustice and corruption. Politicians openly deceive the public with the support of major corporations and the mainstream media. Wars are waged, the environment is destroyed and inequality is on the rise. But what is the source of these institutional mechanisms which — when we scratch the surface — are so clearly anti-democratic, so contradictory to the values we hold in common and yet so firmly embedded that they seem beyond discussion? The answer is your money. Money is what we feed into these corporations and banks and politicians. Living beyond our means and continuing to borrow borrow borrow. When you clear your eyes to see how we are all being manipulated; arguing about Republicans and Democrats, CNN vs Fox, starting wars and molding our world views seems pretty damn petty. It’s what they want us to do as a society, stay in the middle so nothing ever truly gets accomplished. Maybe once you realize how our system works, well, only then we can start real change. Give the movie a chance and hopefully it will cause you to start your own investigation, as I did. If not just Google “Who owns the Federal Reserve” and start from there... once you scratch the surface you will not believe how far down the rabbit’s hole we as a society have fell. Thomas Lemay Laconia

Why can’t fire chief work a shift 2 days a week & save us $30k? To The Daily Sun, After reading the latest articles in the paper about the Fire Department vs. the Selectboard, I must say that I’m appalled. I’ve lived in this town for more than 18 years and typically remain quite. This is the first board of selectman I can remember that has EVER been able to lower taxes and for that I thank them. The fire chief is currently Joe Hempel III, to my recollection this is his third time. He has quit twice on the town before. Now the selectman are trying to save almost $30,000 to have Chief Hempel be the second person on the shift two days per week, instead of a part-time employee. As long as I can

remember this was always the way it was; the chief was always part of covering shifts... until now that is. Hempel has said he is more of the coach than anything, and its more bang for our buck this way. Including benefits, retirement, and salary the fire chief costs around $100,000/year. Gilmanton Fire Department handles about a call a day on average. Maybe if Coach Hempel helped out a little, Gilmanton could retain some of the full time players. I challenge the chief to explain why he can’t work for two days a week to save us $30,000?. Patrick Corbett Gilmanton

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LETTERS Joe Hempel is far from ‘administrative only’ fire chief for Gilmanton To The Daily Sun, Dear Gilmanton residents: Beware of elected officials who write letters to the editor and presume to speak with such authority and command of the facts. Rep. Burchell, R-Gilmanton, again demonstrates he has no regard for the facts as demonstrated in his letter to The Sun on December 18th. I shouldn’t be surprised as I have watched him demonstrate the same bluster and disregard for facts as he presumes to represent Gilmanton as a member of the Belknap County Delegation. I appreciate being able to watch all of the delegation meetings on Channel 26. I have learned a lot. I think it is time for our Gilmanton Board of Selectmen meetings to be televised so we can all see them in action. Apparently if a few citizens attend selectmen’s meeting such behavior is considered bullying and intimidation by Rep. Burchell as he stated about the members of the Gilmanton Fireman’s Association who attended the December 16th meeting. I suppose it was acceptable for Brenda Currier, wife of Selectmen Brett Currier, to challenge whether or not the members of our fireman’s association, and also Gilmanton residents, had a right to express an opinion about our Fire Department. Let’s be clear, they have every right to be concerned about this unjustified attack on our hard working Fire Chief Joe Hempel and the impact the selectmen’s proposed change could have on public safety. Rep. Burchell was wrong in his short letter to the editor. Here are the correct facts: 1. Meg Hempel was in attendance at the meeting and authored a letter to the editor in which she commented on the selectmen’s conduct towards the Belknap County commissioner and administrator. She did not speak at the meeting nor did she comment on the issue regarding the fire chief.

She has no requirement to disclose anything Rep. Burchell. But for the record, you are wrong. Meg Hempel is not the wife of Chief Hempel. If you must know she is the mom of Chief Hempel, but I suspect most us knew that already including everyone in the room except you. 2. You repeat that the selectmen want to “keep the fire chief’s position as working chief” and “working as opposed to administrative only”. Just because you repeat something does not make it true. The current fire chief is not an administrative position only, either in title or in how he performs his duties. No one has suggested he should be administrative only including him. We all know that. In fact, you fail to recite the undisputed fact put forth at the meeting that demonstrates that Chief Hempel has the second highest call response in the department only surpassed by one of our full-time career firefighters who lives in close proximity to the station. Doesn’t sound like an “administrative only” fire chief to me! I listen to the scanner and hear our chief regularly respond to calls on days, nights and weekends. He is a salaried employee who puts in many extra hours for this town. 3. You state the position of the selectmen was “give us two shifts a week and we will be happy”. You fail to state that the fire chief currently works a full schedule and shifts. You also fail to mention that the fire chief was present at the meeting and requested to see and discuss the warrant article he had heard about but never seen. The selectmen chose not to discuss this when he was present nor did they make the above statement in his presence so he could lay out the facts. I attended this meeting because public safety matters. Please — no more politics and incorrect facts when you talk about our public safety. Bill Donovan Gilmanton

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To The Daily Sun, During this festive and holy season of Christmas it is fitting that we reflect, for at least a moment, on the content of wars we have pursued these last 12 years. To use the word war is, in itself, incorrect. No war has been declared in any country we occupy in the Middle East. Therefore our military presence there is illegal and criminal! Pakistan, for one country, hates us and wants our removal immediately. Our drone attacks recently killed a four-year old girl. I’m sure we paid the family bloodmoney and apologized. Americans accept military aggression by this country as justified. The logic extolled says these people are dangerous and we must weed out terrorists and pursue a vigorous policy of punishment — almost always by deadly assault. We have killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children while this country looks on dispassionately, for the most part! Our elected representatives have turned their backs on moral and military law for the sake of lucrative weapons contracts. They have sold their

soul, hiding the sin in lengthy debates! After 12 years the military is still on duty in Afghanistan although we deny it repeatedly. Leaders in at least two countries have hinted they might have talks with the Taliban: who we hunt down and kill as dreaded enemies. Wall Street is bulging with money, (where did it come from?) My guess it is war profits. So far, we have spent six to seven trillion dollars to slaughter people alien to our way of life! It was never justified, legal or moral according to every law and Christian value we have honored for two centuries! Shame on us to let this killing continue, even one more day! Pray to God, no matter His name, to forgive us for these crimes! The purveyors of war have immense powers to blind our sight and deaden our ears if we refuse to speak out strongly and forcefully against policies of death and destruction pursued by the military. Bring our soldiers home safely. Save our lives and those thousands who happen to be in the way! Leon R. Albushies Gilford

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LETTERS My dream is to have education taxes equalized to help poorer districts To The Daily Sun, Dear Don Ewing: I just about had given up on answering your letters to the editor printed in The Laconia Daily Sun, but, and there is always a but, right? This time I want to take apart your letter point-by-point to prove that you are “blowing smoke”, which only causes more lies and falsehoods to be put in print. You might ask yourself why in the world would I be trying to do this since we know that you do not debate your detractors on the editorial pages of The Laconia Daily Sun. How silly of me to forget this important point. You are satisfied just to get your opinions printed, and I might add, without substantiating your assertions to boot. Let’s start with “locking students in bad schools”. Hummmm, could it be that what Republican administrations and their congressional cohorts have engineered in trying time and again to wipe off the face of the earth, the federal Department of Education? Remember Bill Bennett under Reagan. Bennett was appointed Secretary of Education. His primary task was to do away with the federal Department of Education in order for states to monitor their own educational systems without any guidelines from the Feds. This lead to many laws and protections for children to be abolished after many hard fought years of getting these statutes in place. If, and this has been a dream of mine for many years, taxes which support our public education system could FINALLY be equalized in all states so that the poorer districts would have a fighting chance to give those children all of the advantages which exist in wealthier districts — what a wonderful world it would be. How, sir, have jobs been destroyed? We need specific examples or your argument is not grounded in fact. Are you satisfied that people who work in the fast food industry (just to name one sector) are paid substandard wages, have to rely on food stamps

and are maligned for trying to get coverage under the Affordable Care Act? When you refer to rich donors, I’m sure you did not mean to forget or give honorable mention to the Koch Brothers, the Walton family, Sheldon Adelson among others who have given billions of dollars to Republican campaigns? They are just being altruistic, right? They are really not trying to buy any one particular candidate who would then in turn continue the practice of allowing the wealthy to hide their money in tax shelters, loopholes and overseas banks. Now on the bailouts. I seem to remember a news conference where Bush-Cheney and Hank Paulson were telling Americans that the U.S. was just about ready to collapse financially if we did not give massive amounts of money to the Wall Street. This maneuver was timed to coincide with the end of the Bush/Cheney Regime. They walked off into the sunset more than happy to give the reins over to Pres. Obama. On High Speed Rail: There is a governor in Florida by the name of Rick Scott. He was part and parcel of a scheme that bilked Medicare and Medicaid for millions and millions of dollars. But alas, when he ran for governor he was elected... go figure. Shortly after Scott was elected he turned down millions of dollars from the Feds which would have brought high speed rail to Florida... huh? Oh, and the federal dollars had no strings attached! Republicans saving Americans: how, why, where, when? Certainly you jest. One more small point: could you please when referring to Democrats in a sentence use the proper English for their title...e.g. it is not “Democrat policies”, it’s Democratic policies. It’s not “Democrat: investments, it’s Democratic investments. It’s not “Democrat” politicians, it’s Democratic politicians... well you get the point, right? Thanks in advance for that courtesy. Bernadette Loesch Laconia

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LACONIA — The Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Advisory Board yesterday agreed to ask the City Council to authorize a borrowing of $1,530,000 to fund construction of stretches of the WOW Trail and downtown riverwalk. Earlier the TIF Advisory Board proposed a package of seven projects with a price tag of $1,350,000 that included $400,000 to extend the WOW Trail between Main Street and Fair Street, $25,000 to add signage and kiosks to the riverwalk and WOW Trail, $181,000 to connect the Main Street Bridge to the riverwalk behind the Landmark Inn, $121,800 to extend the riverwalk through the adjacent Walgreen’s property, and $300,000 to carry the riverwalk from behind the old police station, now studios of the Binnie Media Group, up to the Church Street bridge. Moreover, the council agreed in August to spend $275,000 improving the “Gateway Plaza” at the foot of Main Street and in October to spending $35,000 to extend a 10 inch water main from Main Street to Veteran’s Square to service the former Evangelical Baptist Church, which is being converted to a restaurant. This week the TIF Advisory Board agreed to add to its package by including the last segment of the riverwalk at Beacon Street West, the former Allen-Rogers property, where it joins the Main Street Bridge. The board estimated the cost of the project at $164,000. When the TIF Advisory Board presented its proposal to the council last week some were surprised to find that the route of the riverwalk through Beacon Street West was not included and that the original route had been altered. Both the Main Street Initiative and several councilors openly favored completing the riverwalk along the north bank of the river before investing in segments along the south bank. Originally Chinburg Builders, the developer of Beacon Street West, intended to reconstruct a building over the mouth of the Perley Canal that collapsed under a snowload and incorporate the riverwalk in the project as a cantilevered walkway over the water. However, the firm abandoned it plan to rebuild and instead chose to convert the large commercial

building on the property to apartments. As part of its site plan, Chinburg proposed an alternate route for the riverwalk, which the Planning Board approved in 2008. Instead of following the riverbank, the pathway would pass through the residential complex to join Beacon Street West significantly north of the bridge. In a memorandum to the council the, Main Street Initiative urged the TIF Advisory Board to complete the section of the riverwalk connecting Beacon Street West to its original design. When the board met this week, attorney Pat Wood reminded members that the easement for the riverwalk granted by Chinburg Builders is 15 feet along the bank of the river. At the same time, City Manager Scott Myers recalled that when the council considered the project a week ago Jack Terrill, speaking as a condominium owner at Beacon Street West, said that the riverwalk should be fenced on the north side to prevent trespassing. Noting that the alternative route proposed by Chinburg Builders and approved by the Planning Board would take the riverwalk through the midst of the complex, he expected residents would prefer that the route follow the riverbank as originally intended. Planning Director Shanna Saunders agreed to approach Chinburg about returning to the original route and applying funds allocated to the alternative route to its construction. Altogether the estimated cost of the projects is $1,530,000, which includes the fees for preparing and selling a general obligation bond and and a small amount for contingencies. The funds would be borrowed against the annual revenue to the TIF account at an estimated interest rate of four-percent over 20 years. The TIF account has a current balance of $311,353 and projected revenue of $173,687 in 2014 and an additional amount each year thereafter for a total of $4,250,212 during the next 20 years. City Manager Scott Myers has assured the council that the revenue accruing to the TIF fund is sufficient to service the proposed debt and, within a reasonable time, support another borrowing. The City Council will consider the board’s proposal at a special meeting beginning at 6 p.m., prior to its regularly scheduled meeting, on Monday, December 23.

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CONCORD (AP) — Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams remained suspended Thursday after the latest hearing in his attempt to get back on the job while he is under criminal investigation. Merrimack Superior Court Justice Richard McNamara said he believes the veteran prosecutor can remain suspended while the investigation continues but he did not issue a final ruling on the question. That ruling will come within the next 30 days. Attorney General Joseph Foster stripped Reams of his authority Nov. 6, and county commissioners subsequently barred Reams from entering

the office in Brentwood. Last week, the attorney general’s office said the investigation was criminal and on Thursday, Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards said part of the probe involves use of money in a federal forfeiture fund. That’s a fund that uses assets given up by criminals to pay for related costs. Edwards said investigators have interviewed more than 50 witnesses, examined documents and issued subpoenas seeking other information. They’re also using a forensic accountant to analyze the forfeiture fund. Edwards said it would hinder the investigation if Reams was allowed in see next page

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7 picked to serve on new Gilford police chief search committee By Michael Kitch GILFORD — Twenty-five residents are willing to serve on the citizenbased police chief search committee and selectmen chose seven of them at their meeting Wednesday night. The seven are Paul Ardissoni, Thomas Drouin, Stephen Hodges, Kimberly Lacasse, Kathleen Mirriam, Robert Pelland, and Larry Routhier. According to Selectboard Chair Kevin Hayes, the committee is tasked with nar-

rowing the pool of applicants down to a minimum of three and a maximum of five. He said he expects the Board of Selectmen to have one brief public meeting with the new committee sometime after the first of the year to give them a time line for choosing the top candidates. After that, he said the committee’s work, being personnel related, will be in non-public sessions and without the influence of the board. Hayes said selectmen tried to make the committee are diverse as possible,

choosing some people with legal or law enforcement experience and some without it. He also said selectmen balanced the committee by age and gender to reflect an accurate representation of Gilford’s populace. Hayes said the application filing date closes on December 31 and so far he thinks there are about 20 applicants. “From what I understand, applicants are coming from all over the country,” he said. The town is seeking a new police

chief after the reasonably sudden resignation of former Police Chief Kevin Keenan that followed a period of administrative leave. The other people who asked to serve on the committee were John Adamo, Bill Akerley, Mark Barton, Greg Bavis, Jeff Bonan, Dee Chitty, Mark Corry, Russ Dumais, Chan Eddy, Richard Grenier, Stephen Hankard, George Hurt, Kevin Leandro, William Morley, James Mull, Skip Murphy, David Osman, and Timothy Sullivan.

MENTAL HEALTH from page 2 real leap forward in the renewal of New Hampshire’s commitment to community-based mental health services,” said Amy Messer, legal director of the Disabilities Rights Center. “Thousands of individuals with serious mental illness will now get the services and supports they need and want to live full, meaningful, and pro-

ductive lives in the community.” The suit came 10 months after a federal investigation found the state’s mental health system failed people in need and three years after the state’s own Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner, Nicholas Toumpas, labeled it a “broken system.” The federal investigators said the

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noting that previous suspensions of county law enforcement officials came after criminal charges were filed. McNamara, though, said the public would lose confidence in the legal system if a prosecutor was allowed to remain on the job while under criminal investigation. The judge also wants the state to move as quickly as possible, saying it can’t keep Reams suspended indefinitely. Edwards countered that the investigation is in its early stages. Reams has been county attorney since 1998. He continues to receive his $85,000 annual salary while he’s suspended.

state relied too heavily on confining the mentally ill in the New Hampshire State Hospital and its nursing home component, Glencliff Home. The advocates can bring the lawsuit back if the Legislature doesn’t find a way to pay for the expanded services, Foster said. “This settlement agreement, developed in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, enhances the State’s mental health services to address the concerns of the plaintiffs and protects taxpayers from far greater potential

liabilities,” he said in the statement. Gov. Maggie Hassan said fighting the lawsuit would have cost more in legal fees and “untold millions more” if the state had lost. “Reaching this settlement also ensures that we can continue addressing our mental health challenges in a fiscally responsible way that protects the state’s budget and that ensures that New Hampshire citizens are driving improvements in our mental health system - not federal judges,” she said.

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the office. “One of the reasons (for the suspension) was to be able to have an unfettered investigation,” she said, including talking to employees who might act differently if the boss — Reams — was present. Reams’ lawyer, Michael Ramsdell, has argued that his client needs details of the allegations as he pursues his case that Foster had no authority to suspend him. “I don’t dispute that the attorney general can temporarily suspend a county attorney but he has to meet particular standards,” Ramsdell said,

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Columbia, N.H. man accused of striking woman with sword COLUMBIA (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with striking a woman in the head with a sword. Steven Austin of Columbia was arrested on a charge of first-degree assault Wednesday and was being held at the Coos County Jail on

$50,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer. Police said the 34-year-old Austin struck the woman in the head with the weapon in Columbia, causing nonlife-threatening injuries. The woman was treated at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital.

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BRIDGE from page one The city could accept the low bid, award the contract and start work this year. Alternatively, the project could be delayed a year, when federal funds would become available through the Municipal Owned Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement program would become available. The DOT projected the cost to rise by 10 percent to about $4.1-million and agreed to increase its share by $800,000, leaving the city to contribute a little more than $1 million. The City Council chose to defer the project and the bids received yesterday confirmed the wisdom of its choice. There were four bids, half as many as were submitted in March. Beck & Bellucci, Inc. of Frank-

lin bid $3,897,120, New England Infrastructure, Inc. of Hudson, Massachusetts $3,693,361, R.S. Audley, Inc. of Bow $3,314,177 and R.M. Piper, Inc. of Plymouth $3,299,304. Bob Durfee of Dubois & King stressed that each of the bids will be evaluated before determining the low bidder and recommending a contractor to both the City Council and DOT. He estimated the contract would be awarded in four or five weeks. Meyers said that the DOT has estimated the cost of the project, including design and engineering, at $4,027,721, to which the state will contribute $3,062,326, or 76 percent. However, the DOT will pay only to reconstruct the bridge to its original

design. Therefore, in addition to the balance of the estimated cost of $965,394 the city will also bear the cost of modifications it requested, primarily widening the approach to the span from Beacon Street West as well as improvements to the “Gateway Plaza” at the foot of Main Street. Meyers said that to match financial projections the bids for the construction work, including the modifications requested by the city, were expected to fall around $3,456,000. “Since two of the four bids are below that number, the raw numbers look favorable,” he said, adding that he would have an opportunity to study the numbers more closely in the coming weeks.

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LONDON from page 2 “I thought, well, maybe this is part of the play,” he told The Associated Press. “A lot of action and dialogue was happening at the same time on stage, but then when the lights went out and everything filled with dust — everybody was coughing and choking.” Dust-covered theatergoers, many with bandaged heads, were treated by dozens of emergency workers in the street outside the Apollo and at a nearby theater. London’s Ambulance Service said it treated 88 patients — 81 with minor injuries and seven with “more serious” injuries who were taken to nearby hospitals. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, officials said. A London city bus was commandeered to take some of the wounded to the hospital. The fire department reported that all those who had been trapped in the Apollo have been rescued. Shaftesbury Avenue, normally one of London’s busiest streets and teeming with pedestrians, was completely shut down by emergency workers. The Apollo Theatre, named for the Greek and Roman god of music and the arts, was built in 1901 and has 775 seats. The show, which is aimed at young people as well as adults, is about a boy with Asperger’s who sets out to solve a crime. Prime Minister David Cameron said via Twitter that he was being updated regularly on the crisis. He praised the city’s emergency services — who were on the scene within three minutes — for their “fast work” in helping the injured.

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High school round-up: LHS girls hope to head into holiday break with even record

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Laconia High School girls’ basketball (1-2) dropped the only game it played this week to White Mountains (1-3) 46-34. Tuesday’s game at Franklin has been rescheduled to Monday, January 6 at Franklin Middle School. The Sachems will host Farmington tonight at Laconia High School for the final game before the holiday break. In other girls’ basketball action, Belmont won its first game of the season against Farmington before suffering losses to Franklin and Somersworth. Tuesday night’s game against Winnisquam was canceled with no make up date posted. Belmont will host Berlin tonight before the break. Gilford is four for four on the fresh season, downing Franklin 52-37 last Friday and defeating InterLakes on Wednesday, 36-28. Inter-Lakes dropped its first four games of the season and will hope to find the win column tonight when the team hosts Farmington. Winnisquam (1-2) surrendered its second game of the season, losing to Berlin last Friday 55-44. The team heads to Bow on Monday night. Boys’ basketball Laconia (1-0) began the 2013/24 campaign with a two point victory over White Mountain 50-48 on Dec. 13. The Sachems are on the road tonight at Farmington (1-0). Belmont (0-1) dropped the season opener to Somersworth. The Red Raiders head to Berlin (2-0) tonight. Gilford survived a late run by Franklin to hold on to a 48-42 victory last Friday. The Golden Eagles picked up their second win with a 92-51 decision against Inter-Lakes on Wednesday. Inter-Lakes dropped their opener last Friday against Prospect Mountain, 81-55. After posting a loss against Gilford, the Lakers will hope to earn their first win tonight, when the team hosts Somsee ROUND-UP next page

Belmont-Gilford Bulldogs’ goalie Calvin Davis comes out of the crease to poke the puck away from Kennett’s Michael Ellison during Wednesday’s season opener at the Laconia Ice Arena. The Bulldogs earned a 6-2 win. (Alan MacRae/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Gilford topples Inter-Lakes, 36-28 The Gilford High School girls’ varsity basketball team improved to 4-0 after a 36-28 win over InterLakes on Wednesday. Gilford was led by Cassidy Bartlett with 10 points, followed by Kayla Orton who added 8 points and 7 rebounds. Shannon Mercer scored all 7 of her

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Bolduc Park opens for skiing, snow shoeing GILFORD — After the recent snowfall, the trails at Bolduc Park have been set and groomed and the park is officially open for the season. Lessons in classic and skate skiing technique are offered and will begin the first Saturday in January. Rental equipment is available. Those interested in taking lessons can sign up through the Gilford, Laconia or Belmont Parks and Recreation offices or by contacting Bob or Pat Bolduc at Piches Ski and Sport (603) 524-2068. Snowshoeing is also popular at Bolduc Park, as people often make their own paths or follow established trails alongside the set ski tracks. Do not walk or snowshoe on the cross country trails.

Donations are accepted for use of the park. The recommended donation for winter use is $5 per person and can be paid inside the clubhouse when an attendant is on duty or placed in an envelope left in the mail slot provided. Season passes and gift certificates are available at the park clubhouse. Bolduc Park is a non-profit organization and is run and maintained solely by volunteers. Donations help offset the cost of maintaining the park. The park is located at 282 Gilford Avenue on the Gilford/Laconia line. For more information, visit the park’s website: www.bolducpark.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/bolducpark or call (603) 524-1370.

WOLFEBORO — For the four weeks following Christmas, Abenaki Ski Area will be collecting Christmas Trees from the public for a giant Christmas Tree Bonfire at the base of the mountain on Saturday, January 25th at 5:30 p.m. Trees must be completely bare when dropped off to the Ski Area in the designated spot. Donations open from December 26 through January 25. Hot cocoa and concessions available in the lodge, and skiing under the lights. Plenty of food will be on hand during the

bonfire including the Abenaki Ski team chili, meatball subs and mac and cheese.Prior to the bonfire Abenaki will be hosting the Abenaki Ski-A-Thon fundraiser for a new ski lodge at 4:30 p.m., and following the bonfire at 7 p.m. there will be the Kingswood varsity hockey game verses Goffstown.

Christmas tree bonfire planned at Wolfeboro ski area

LMS from preceding page nia’s scorers. Cormier contributed 9, Becca Howe 7, Lindsey Drouin 7, Victoria Dean 6 and Skyler Tautkus 5. Bella Smith had 6 points, 6 steals and provided floor leadership, said coach Tautkus. The Lady Sachems look forward to the Holiday Christmas Tournament taking place on December 23, 26 and 27. ROUND-UP from preceding page ersworth. Winnisquam suffered their first loss of the year in Berlin, 85-70. Winnisquam will travel to Bow on Monday night. All of the games scheduled on Tuesday were canceled due to the weather. No make up date has been set for the Winnisquam– Belmont game. Boys Hockey The Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack opened the season Thursday night on the road at Portsmouth. Belmont-Gilford hosted the season opener Wednesday and earned a strong 6-2 win over Kennett. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes traveled to Berlin on Wednesday for an 8-0 loss. Lac-Winn will face off against Manchester West at home, while B/G will head to Hollis Brookline and Moultonborough- Inter-Lakes travel to Souhegan on Saturday.

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HOLDERNESS — Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-3954. At the workshop, Edward Vien, President of the N.H. Beagle Club and a volunteer Hunter Education instructor, along with Bob Drozdowski, Adam Gauthier, Larry Williams and John Fletcher, will introduce participants to one of New Hampshire’s finest small-game hunting experiences -- hare hunting with beagles. The workshop will cover topics such as snowshoe hares and where to find them, dogs and their needs and training, equipment, safety considerations, where to find information on hare and rabbit hunting, and clubs in New Hampshire that focus on dogs and hare hunting. The instructors have many years of experience and a true passion for their sport, so bring all your questions. Participants should bring warm outdoor clothing and be prepared to go outside. The first portion of the workshop takes place in the classroom, and then the class moves outside, where the dogs will show their stuff. Note that this workshop does not include lunch.

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Mistreated maid or profound insult? NEW DELHI (AP) — In New York, it looked like a straightforward case: an obscure young diplomat at the Indian consulate was accused of lying on visa forms so she could bring her maid to the U.S., paying her less than $3 an hour. The diplomat was arrested, processed through the legal system like anyone else and quickly freed on bail. In India, though, the hours that Devyani Khobragade spent in custody have set off a diplomatic storm. Government officials roared about her public arrest, particularly her strip search. Cabinet ministers warned of international conspiracies. An Indian official compared the search to a gang rape. Heavy concrete security barriers were dragged by police from around the U.S. Embassy. The Indian media fumed over the country’s humiliation. Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid summed up the feelings of many people here. “It is no longer about an individual,” he told Parliament in an angry speech Wednesday. “It is about our sense of self as a nation and our place in the world.” Because what happened in New York was not just about an arrest, or about one young woman. Instead, the incident pinballed through a series of cultural land mines, causing an uproar in a country where a woman’s honor is supposed to be publicly defended, insults are profoundly felt and the treatment of one’s maid is, for most, considered no business at all of the authorities. As for the arrest itself: Only the powerless and poor would face arrest for lying on a government form. For someone in the educated elite, a strip search would be unthinkable. “There’s an expectation here that if you speak English in a certain way you will be treated with a certain deference by the authorities,” said Mihir Sharma, a New Delhi writer and associate editor of the Business Standard newspaper. It’s an expectation that means police rarely harass drivers of Mercedes, and wealthy Indians convicted of brutal crimes can spend years free on medical leave. Then there’s history. The arrest mingled with long-harbored worries that the U.S. condescends to India, treating it as a poverty-wracked nation with poor sanitation instead of as the world’s largest democracy and a nuclear power. Also, while New Delhi and Washington have become close allies over the past decade, that followed many more years of Cold War distrust, when India had close ties to the Soviet Union, the United States

had close ties to Pakistan and the U.S. Embassy here was regarded as little more than a walled CIA encampment. Among the Indian elite, and particularly among senior foreign service officers, it’s not hard to find people who still look at the United States with deep-rooted suspicion. “For (so) long these Americans ... have taken us for granted, and we loved to surrender every time they insulted us, interfered in our affairs and humiliated our citizens,” Tarun Vijay, a Hindu nationalist and member of the upper house of Parliament, wrote in the Times of India. “Our ministers are subjected to humiliating searches and we kept quiet.” But what does he mean by “humiliating searches”? Vijay is referring to basic security checks at American airports, and his description says a great deal about the cultural gulf that can separate the U.S. and India. It’s a gulf that can leave people from both countries adrift in confusion. Americans are raised to view elitism with distaste, or at least to pay lip service to the everyman ideal. Presidents are celebrated for carrying their own luggage or chopping wood for the fireplace. Sitting members of Congress must go through airport s e c u r i t y. Warren Buffett, the second wealthiest man in the world, is known 281 South Main Street, for his Laconia, NH 03246 unelaborate suburban house foleyoilco.com in Omaha. Our Service I n Department now explaining the arrest, works on U.S. AttorPROPANE SYSTEMS ney Preet & NATURAL GAS Bharara Voted #1 — who was In Fuel Oil Service born in & Delivery India but 15 Years In A Row (GKM National raised in Independent Survey) the United Family S t a t e s Owned and Operated Since 1946 — highlighted Having trouble that differgetting service? ence.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON, NH The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing in accordance with RSA 40:13, on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM, to review and discuss the proposed 2014 town budget and warrant articles, at the New Hampton Public Safety Building, Meeting Room, 26 Intervale Drive, New Hampton, NH (off NH Route 104). If extreme weather requires a cancellation of the January 9th hearing it shall be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the same location and time.

Thanks For Your Caring The 9th annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge was another example of the caring community that is our Lakes Region. Thanks to our Plungers, teams, sponsors and luncheon donors, we raised more than $ 17,000 for the work of your local Salvation Army. The success of the annual Turkey Plunge is due to the generosity of the folks named below who donated food, beverages, gift certificates, services and team sponsorship pledges. As you are out and about this holiday season and meet them or patronize any of these places, take a moment to thank them for their support and community spirit. Captains Stephen and Sally Warren, Corps Officers Lakes Region Salvation Army Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Inns & Spa at Mill Falls Belknap County Sheriff’s Dept. Meredith Village Savings Bank Laconia Fire Dept. T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s Laconia Parks & Recreation Moulton Farms LAGO/Common Man Conneston Const. Lakes Region Coca-Cola Bottling Company Crazy Gringo O Steak & Seafood Oxton Landscaping Lakes Region Comm. College Culinary Arts Dept. Hannaford of Meredith

Kitchen Cravings Annie’s Cafe Fratello’s Belknap County Restorative Justice Hart’s Turkey Farm Brickfront Restaurant Home Comfort Meadowbrook Trustworthy Hardware Laconia School Dist. Laconia Middle School Lavinia’s Restaurant WLNH/Binnie Media Maple Ridge Septic Co. Junior’s Crush House Big Cat Coffees

Joyce Janitorial Daniels Electric Laconia HS Honor Society Laconia HS Key Club Interlakes Honor Society LRGHealthcare LR Comm. College’s CARE Society Franklin Savings Bank UPS Ballard House B&B Crossfit Corps Laconia Middle School Food Service

The St. André Bessette Catholic Community invites you to join us as we celebrate the Birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ

St. Joseph Church 30 Church St., Laconia Christmas Eve: 4:30 P.M. (Prelude Concert at 4:00 P.M.) Christmas Day: 9:00 A.M.

Sacred Heart Church

291 Union Ave., Laconia Christmas Eve: 4:00 P.M. Children’s Mass (Prelude Concert at 3:30 P.M.) 7:00 P.M. (Prelude Concert at 6:30 P.M.) 12:00 A.M. (Prelude Concert at 11:30 P.M.) Christmas Day: 9:00 A.M.

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the City Attorney before it moves forward to the City Council. NOTES: Outgoing Mayor Mike Seymour stopped by to thank the Laconia Police and the Police Commissioners for all the help they had given him during his two terms. He said the mayor doesn’t have much of a direct impact on the police but the police have a direct impact on the mayor, saying his desk was the “last stop.” “During my four years, I’m proud to say not one issue has come from the Laconia Police Department,” Seymour said, adding that the majority of the feedback he got was about how good the city Police Department is. “I deeply appreciate and honor you for the work you have done,” he said.

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DEFROCKED from page 2 in Norristown, outside Philadelphia. But John Coleman, a spokesman for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the denomination, said Schaefer left officials no choice after defying the order of a religious jury to resign. “When asked to surrender his credentials as

required by the verdict, he refused to do so,” Coleman said. “Therefore, because of his decision, the board was compelled by the jury’s decision to deem his credentials surrendered.” Schaefer has led a congregation in the town of Lebanon more than a decade. Earlier this year, a church member filed a complaint over Schaefer per-

Laconia students wrap gifts to be deliver by LPD Relief Association Laconia students work with city police to wrap presents for delivery to needy families from the Laconia Police Relief Association Family Fund. Police will distribute the gifts to families on Christmas Eve, something they have done for at least 15 years. From left to right: Tyler St.Onge, Master Patrol Officer Adam Batstone, Tatiana Lamy, Maryah Civiello, Patrol Officer Megan Denute, Haylee Chapman, Jaiden Boston and Teacher Jeff Greeley. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

forming the 2007 wedding of his gay son in Massachusetts, where same-sex unions are legal. Although the Methodist church accepts gay and lesbian members, it rejects the practice of homosexuality as “incompatible with Christian teaching” and bars clergy from performing same-sex unions. Last month, a church jury suspended Schaefer for 30 days and said he should use the time to decide whether he could uphold the church’s Book of Discipline. If he decided he could not, he was told to resign from the clergy by Thursday. Schaefer said he told officials Thursday morning that he could not follow a book that he feels is contradictory and biased against gay people. He refused to voluntarily surrender his credentials when asked by the board president. POT STING from page one of bail. After his video appearance, Carroll released Fort Jr. on $5,000 personal recognizance bail with the condition that he remain on house arrest and follow other bail conditions including no alcohol consumption, firearms or other dangerous weapons. Police affidavits said that someone from the store reported Fort’s attempt to sell marijuana to the police, who told the person to call again if he returned to the store and he would be nearby. Ultimately, the officer waited for Fort, Jr. in the back room of the store and positioned himself where he could remain out of site but still see one of the back room storage areas. When Fort returned, the person entered the back room and the officer witnessed the transaction, saying he saw Fort, Jr. take a small baggie from his pocket and take $20 from the person. Fort, Jr. allegedly left the store immediately and when the officer caught up to him in the parking lot, he was getting into a light blue car and was taken into custody without incident. While being searched at the Belknap County Jail, correction officers allegedly found a baggie identical to the one Fort allegedly previously sold. Fort, Jr. told police he forgot it was there.

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Community College graduates 12 nursing assistants Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) 2013 fall Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) graduates, front row, left to right, are Debra Poire, Kelly Whitman, Ashley Chase, Kaleigh Fletcher, and Krystle Higgins. On the back row, left to right, are Jillian Shofu, Christine Klein, Stephanie Moulton, Bailey Jennings, Brittany Blouin, Elaina Putnam, and Susan Burgum. (Courtesy photo)

New Mexico Attorney General sues to halt horse slaughter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top prosecutor filed a lawsuit Thursday in state district court in an attempt to block a planned horse slaughter plant from opening in less than two weeks. The move by Attorney General Gary King comes after a federal appeals court rolled back a court order that had kept Valley Meat Co. from starting operations earlier this fall. Owner Rick De Los Santos has been making plans to open Jan. 1, and his attorney said Thursday that those plans haven’t changed. Attorney Blair Dunn called King’s lawsuit frivolous and a waste of taxpayer money. Under state law, he said if a judge issues a restraining order or preliminary injunction, a security bond would have to be posted by the state while the legal challenge winds its way through the court. That could cost New Mexico as much as $435,000 a month, he said. “As a New Mexican, as a taxpayer, I’m beyond offended and I think it’s almost criminal what

they’re doing. They’re wasting everybody’s money,” Dunn said. King defended the lawsuit, saying Valley Meat stands to violate state laws related to food safety, water quality and unfair business practices. “I believe that the operation of this plant in New Mexico is antithetical to the way we do business in New Mexico,” King said. “We don’t eat horses in New Mexico, and we think this is an inappropriate use of this plant.” King’s office also disputed claims that it would have to pay any kind of bond because the lawsuit involves alleged violations of the state’s Unfair Practices Act. Valley Meat and proposed plants in Missouri and Iowa have been the targets of animal protection groups trying to block the slaughtering of horses. Valley Meat began leading the effort to resume domestic horse slaughter two years ago after Congress lifted its ban on the practice.

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Rowell’s Sewer & Drain food drive nets 874 items Rowell’s Sewer and Drain proudly announced the success of their second annual food drive. Donations were collected from their customers for the last couple months, resulting in a final total of 874 cans and nonperishables and $575 in monetary donations. The staff at Rowell’s expresses a heartfelt, “thank you” to all their customers who so graciously donated to the success of this year’s food drive. (Courtesy photo)

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Trains carrying crude oil cause growing concern WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — It’s tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, milelong processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks. As common as they have become across the U.S. and Canada, officials in dozens of towns and cities where the oil trains travel say they are concerned with the possibility of a major derailment, spill or explosion, while their level of preparation varies widely. Stoking those fears was the July crash of a crude train from the Bakken oil patch in Lac Megantic, Quebec — not far from the Maine border — that killed 47 people. A Nov. 8 train derailment in rural Alabama where several oil cars exploded reinforced them. “It’s a grave concern,” said Dan Sietsema, the emergency coordinator in northeastern Montana’s

Roosevelt County, where oil trains now pass regularly through the county seat of Wolf Point. “It has the ability to wipe out a town like Wolf Point.” The number of carloads hauled by U.S. railroads has surged in recent years, from 10,840 in 2009 to a projected 400,000 this year. Despite the increase, the rate of accidents has stayed relatively steady. An Associated Press review of federal hazardous material accident records show most of those incidents involved small quantities of oil. Railroads say 99.997 percent of hazardous materials shipments reach destinations safely. Representatives said they work hard to prevent accidents and make sure emergency responders are prepared, by training about 20,000 firefighters and others annually. “It’s not something to be afraid of,” said Union Pacific CEO Jack Koraleski. He said there is not a safer option than rail.

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Legion Post 58 gives to Police Explorers Santa’s Little Helpers program The Belmont Police Explorers Santa’s Little Helpers received a check for $500 from the American Legion Post 58. This donation was given to help provide gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Shown are American Legion member Robert Stevens and Belmont Police Officer Joe Marcello. (Courtesy photo)

Belknap County Committee on Aging to discuss health habits on January 10 GILFORD — The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will discuss “Making Healthy Habits Stick” Friday January 10 at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Room at the United Methodist Church. Bill York from Live Free Home Health Care will be the featured speaker. The Mission of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging is to advocate and inform the public on matters relating to the development and implementation of local, state and federal programs / issues affecting well being, independence and dignity in keeping with New Hampshire’s goal to keep seniors healthy, helping us to realize full potential. The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 a.m. the second Friday of each month in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. All are welcome. For more information, contact Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 603-528-2555 or sdhendricks@wesleywoodsnh.org.

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) announces Open Registration for the 2014 Spring Semester that starts Tuesday, January 21, for day and evening classes. The Winterim, an intensive 10-day term with classes meeting Monday-Friday for two weeks, begins January 6. “Almost 400 courses, hybrid (8-week combination of class and online instruction), 100% online learning courses, on-campus classes and laboratory options, are being offered in LRCC’s spring terms,” says LRCC Academic Affairs Vice President, Tom Goulette. “I do not remember such a wide array of courses in the 40 plus years LRCC has been operating. It will truly be an exciting term!” “Courses are being offered in Accounting, Art, Computer Technologies, and Energy Services and that’s just the first page of the Spring 2014 schedule,” Goulette continues. “Then comes Finance, Fire Technologies, Graphic Design, Human Services, Marine Technology, and Media Arts and Technology.” For more specific information, contact LRCC’s Admissions Department at (603) 524-3207 ext. 6766. Financial aid is available. Lakes Region Community College is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college that serves over 1,200 students annually. LRCC offers 23 associate degree programs including Nursing, Fire Technology, Energy Services, Media Arts, Culinary Arts, Automotive, and Marine Technology, as well as short-term certificate programs. In addition, LRCC provides a strong background in Liberal Arts for students who choose to do their first two years at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. LRCC is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire

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Dr. Jonathan Lee receives Arthritis Foundation’s Major Gift Leadership Award GILFORD — The Arthritis Foundation bestowed to Dr. Jonathan Lee the Major Gift Leadership Award at its annual meeting on November 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. The award is among the Arthritis Foundation’s prestigious volunteer awards that honor PRESCOTT from page one rental is included in the program fee. Members of Prescott Farm get a free snowshoe rental. “If you have never tried snowshoeing, Prescott Farm is the perfect place to start,” says Kimberly Drouin, the farm’s director of marketing and administration. The groups are small and the staff are great. They take the time to help you get started and make sure you have the best experience possible. Registration is required for all of the programs and they fill up quickly. To register for one or more of these programs call 366-5695. For more information about these programs including pricing, please visit www.prescottfarm.org.

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Tilton gets $12,000 grant for Gaslight Village study TILTON — The NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has approved awards to fund five planning grants for community development projects around the state. The feasibility studies, funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant program, will allow local officials to assess the likelihood of success for these job creation and public facilities efforts. “Planning grants are intended to offset any cost to local taxpayers for conducting feasibility studies for potential Community Development Block Grant projects,” said Kevin Flynn, Communications Director for CDFA. “These include activities from market or income surveys to engineering evaluations of failing infrastructure.” The planning grants approved include: · $12,000 to the Town of Tilton to explore the feasibility of adding ten new manufactured homes at the Gaslight Village Cooperative. The study will also see next page

The Math and Science Programs of the Holy Trinity School are excited to report they are the recipients of the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Grant, which will donate $500 to help further math and science programs. Holy Trinity thanks the local Sanborn’s Auto for its nomination and continued support of HTS. (Courtesy photo)

from preceding page Henry and Marsha Laufer, long-time friends of Dr. Lee who also have backgrounds in science and technology. The Laufers each have osteoarthritis (OA), and were familiar with Dr. Lee’s previous research using MRI to study worsening arthritis in guinea pigs. “It was a perfect confluence of things coming together,” says Dr. Lee. “Henry and Marsha wanted to learn more about the Foundation’s goals and priorities. We had this very compelling ACL initiative that dovetailed so well with my previous research

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Laconia Fire Chief offers tips to avoid house fires sparked by Christmas trees LACONIA — Fire Chief Ken Erickson says that the Laconia Fire Department would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. He also issued the following tips for Christmas tree safety. It is that time of year when Christmas trees are brought into our homes. Christmas time is a wonderful time of year however it can also be very dangerous. A Christmas tree, if not properly cared for, can create a very dangerous fire hazard. Normally, Christmas trees are harvested starting in October. They are then transported throughout the country for sale to the public. By the time you purchase a tree and bring it home the tree could be several months old. Once you place the tree indoors the drying process accelerates Christmas trees must be watered daily. As soon as you get your tree home place it in a bucket of water. Let it absorb as much water as possible. Be sure you first cut the butt off so there is fresh wood exposed. Every year there are thousands of home fires involving Christmas trees. Fortunately, the number

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MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School math teams did very well at at the December 11 meet in Gilford. The I-L White team placed first with 117 points, followed by Belmont with 114 points, and the I-L Blue team placed third with 94 points (with only 8

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2013. There are 11 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 20, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States. On this date: In 1790, the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, R.I. In 1812, German authors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of the first edition of their collection of folk stories, “Children’s and Household Tales.” In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as all 169 delegates to a special convention in Charleston voted in favor of separation. In 1864, Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Ga., as Union Gen. William T. Sherman continued his “March to the Sea.” In 1912, the play “Peg O’ My Heart,” a “comedy of youth” by John Hartley Manners starring his wife, actress Laurette Taylor, opened on Broadway. In 1945, the Office of Price Administration announced the end of tire rationing, effective Jan. 1, 1946. In 1963, the Berlin Wall was opened for the first time to West Berliners, who were allowed one-day visits to relatives in the Eastern sector for the holidays. In 1973, singer-songwriter Bobby Darin died in Los Angeles following open-heart surgery; he was 37. In 1987, more than 4,300 people were killed when the Dona Paz, a Philippine passenger ship, collided with the tanker Vector off Mindoro island. In 1998, Nkem Chukwu gave birth in Houston to five girls and two boys, 12 days after giving birth to another child, a girl. (However, the tiniest of the octuplets died a week later.) In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples were entitled to the same benefits and protections as wedded couples of the opposite sex. Ten years ago: Spain’s prime minister, Jose Maria Aznar, paid a surprise visit to Spanish soldiers in Iraq. Friends and relatives of Michael Jackson descended on his Neverland Ranch to show their support for the entertainer as he fought child molestation charges (Jackson was later acquitted). Five years ago: A Continental Airlines Boeing 737-500 taking off from Denver veered off the runway into a ravine, injuring 37 people. Olga Lepeshinskaya, the Bolshoi Ballet’s prima ballerina for three decades during Soviet times, died in Moscow at age 92. One year ago: The State Department acknowledged major weaknesses in security and errors in judgment exposed in a scathing independent report on the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. The National Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through Jan. 14. Michael Phelps was named The Associated Press male athlete of the year.

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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS The Michael Vincent Band performs at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12 per person. BYOB. Events at the Meredith Public Library. Tot Time Story Time 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. TAB Secret Santa Party. 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Lakes Region Singers will presents a performance of its Christmas Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11-A in Gilford. Suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family of four. Homemade refreshments available at each intermission. Features a visit from Santa. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. 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. The Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC in Veteran’s Square hosts a Community Christmas carol Singalong at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall following the event. Contact the church office at 5240668 for more information.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, along with their jazz ensemble, the Laketones, will present a holiday concert at the Meredith Community Center. 2 p.m. Free with donations accepted to benefit the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department. Public Skate with Santa at the Laconia Ice Arena. 7:30 p.m. Evening includes prizes, live DJ, games and giveaways. $10 per person. Rental skates $5. Homeless Person’s Memorial Day Candlelit Vigil to remember those who died in New Hampshire while homeless or recently houses over the last year. 5:30 p.m. in Vetern’s Square in Laconia. Candle or flashlight encouraged. For more information call 528-3035. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 6459518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at markk@trinitytilton.org. Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you ask, people will tell you a dozen different ways to accomplish the same thing. Today there is no bad advice, only advice that works for you and advice that doesn’t. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll say what you mean and be heard loud and clear by those who are on your wavelength. As for the others, you might be surprised at who they are. Were they just pretending to understand you before? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When your aim is to entertain people, the worst thing you can be is boring. Focus less on what’s appropriate and what’s worked before, and figure out how you’re going to present things in a new way. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Take social risks. The marvelous perk of this day is an endless supply of “do-overs” for fixing minor gaffes. As for major mistakes, you’re already too much of a pro for those. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s a good thing you’re living honestly, because today you’ll reveal the truth even when you don’t mean to. That’s how someone finds out the depth of your feelings. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be careful in making your task list for the day. The difference between choice A and choice B may seem small, but it’s significant. You will determine what to do, and what you do will determine who you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your guiding planet is about to change directions, and you may feel that your heart is on the verge of a new direction, as well. Your feelings for someone won’t go away; they’ll just shift. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re allowing yourself to be led by a capricious spirit who will only give you mysterious hints as to her destination. It’s all in the name of fun, so don’t invest anything significant in the relationship. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As hard as it is to regulate that unpredictable force in your life, it’s even harder to regulate your own predictable nature. But once you’ve

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: After many years of using smokeless tobacco, I’d like to quit. Are there any effective measures one can take to beat this highly addictive habit? I use the kind of tobacco that comes in a can, and it goes wherever I go. It wakes me up in the morning demanding attention. I believe it is partially responsible for my high blood pressure. My dentist has concerns for my teeth and gums. I mentioned my tobacco use to my doctor, but he couldn’t give me a response that would be an effective way to quit. I see commercials on TV for a drug that helps smokers, but I don’t know whether it would be helpful for those of us who dip. I, and the many others with this problem, would appreciate any advice. -- Not a Baseball Player Dear Not: Smokeless tobacco is also called chew, snuff, spit and oral tobacco, but it still can cause cancer, just like cigarettes, along with other health problems such as tooth loss and gum disease. While some nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges, sprays) can be helpful, not all work for smokeless tobacco. Some people prefer alternative medicine (hypnosis, acupuncture, herbal treatments, etc.), although studies are inconclusive as to its effectiveness. The American Cancer Society offers a Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco on its website (cancer.org) and assistance by phone at 1-800-227-2345. Here are additional resources: Nicotine Anonymous (nicotine-anonymous.org) at 1-877-8796422; Kill the Can (killthecan.org); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov/tobacco) at 1-800-QUITNOW, and the National Cancer Institute (cancer.gov) at 1-800-4-CANCER, or smokefree.gov at 1-877-448-7848. Good luck. Dear Annie: I recently lost my driving privileges and have been getting a ride from a co-worker twice a week. I am right on her way to the office, so it’s not at all out of her way.

This co-worker recently blindsided me with a demand to pay her gas money. I don’t feel I should pay her, because she already drives there. Do you think I should pay? How much? I already pay another person to take me to and from work on the other three days because it is definitely out of the way for him. I can’t afford to pay a second person. I work the third shift and am the main provider for my family of five. -- Broke in Ohio Dear Broke: Anyone who picks you up regularly deserves to be given something for gas and wear-and-tear on the car. She is doing you a favor, and it’s starting to cause some resentment, which means she could stop offering you a lift and you’d have to make other arrangements. You do not have to offer her as much as the co-worker who must travel a greater distance, but perhaps you could fill up the tank once in a while. Ask her what she thinks is fair, tell her what you can afford, and try to work out a compromise. Dear Annie: I had tears in my eyes reading the letter from “Lonely in California.” It was a sad and depressing life taking care of young children while my husband would rather be drinking with his buddies. Over the years, I saw a couple of divorce lawyers, but I was afraid to be on my own. And my husband made it clear that I could leave, but not with the kids. So I stayed in this miserable mess. This summer, after he got completely wasted every day, my worst nightmare happened. He was so drunk that he didn’t realize he was sexually assaulting our 7-year-old daughter. I got a restraining order, filed for divorce and am now on my own. It’s scary, but I have so much peace in my heart. I still feel like a failure as a mother for allowing my kids to live with this man, but I know I will get past this, and in the end, leaving will be worth it. -- Relieved in Massachusetts

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

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CHIHUAHUA puppies & adult. Adorable appleheads, beautiful colors & markings, pad trained, $250-$700. FMI (603)723-9973.

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WOMAN looking for elder care or housecleaning work. Experienced. Laconia, Tilton, Franklin only. Hillarie 998-2601.

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

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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

GOLDEN Retriever Shepherd Puppies, will be ready at Christmas. First shots and health certificates. Both parents on premises. $400 ea. 603-387-9433

2004 Crystler Pacifica- V-6 loaded, 4X4, 157K miles, $3,500. 603-524-9011

LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPY

2007 VW Passat, 2.0T sedan, std transmission, new tires, good condition. 140,000 miles. $4,000. 524-7685

AKC gorgeous 8 week old, yellow female. Heath certificate, 1st vaccinations, great temperament (603)664-2828.

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.

Autos $_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 1992 Jeep Wrangler- 283 Chevy engine, much more. $3,000/OBO. 2012-13 Bed cover for extended cab Nissan Frontier Pickup. Paid $400 asking $200. 603-524-1167 or 603-630-1366 1998 Chevy pickup 1/2 ton, 8 cyl, 5 spd standard, 4x4, runs good $1500. (603)726-6023. 2002 BMW 330 Ci.- 82K miles, great condition. Second owner, well maintained, loaded. $9,000.

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

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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 Duplex on spacious wooded lot with washer/dryer hookup and parking. $850/month + utilities. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS 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, www.whitemtrentals.com. CENTER Harbor 3+ Bedrooms House, 1.5 Bath, Interlakes School District, No smoking/No pets, $1,050/month plus utilities, 1 month security. Credit check. 738-1223 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 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

FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468. GILFORD apartment for rent. 2 bedroom, $700/month, Heat included. No security deposit, no pets. Ask for George 832-4909 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 & security. 603-365-0799. GILFORD/ALTON Line: 2BR Cottage, $200-$245 per week +utilities; 3BR apt., $230-$275 per week +utilities. Cable & internet included. Beach access. 1st & security. 603-365-0799. GILFORD: 1 or 2 bedroom apts. Heat/electricity/Hot water included. From $190/week. Pets considered/References 556-7098

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HOUSESHARE: Belmont, Quiet country-home. Easy commute North and South. utilities/internet included. References required. $600/month. 630-1296.

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.

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 $650 Month. $250 credit towards first oil, Freshly painted, utilities not included. 581-6463 or 914-826-4591 LACONIA 1 Bedroom- $600 /monthly + utilities. 3 Bedroom units starting at $950/month + utilities Nice spaces, very clean with washer/dryer hookups Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS 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 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 LACONIA- Cute 1 bedroom second floor. No pets/no smoking, $140/week plus utilities 387-6810

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 MOULTONBOROUGH - 3 bedroom Home. 1.5 baths, quiet neighborhood. 1.5 miles from school. First month/security deposit. References. Pets considered. $1,050. 603-476-2372

Laconia- Large 3 room 1 bedroom 1st floor. Completely remodeled, $165/week + utilities. $600 security. 524-7793 or 832-3735 LACONIA- Sunny 1-bedroom. Newly renovated, New washer/ dryer. Heat/Hot water included. $800/Month Plus utilities. 387-0147 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

NORTHFIELD Townhouse style 2 Bedroom on a lovely wooded lot with exterior storage and coin op laundry room on site. $750/month +utilities. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS

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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 www.whitemtrentals.com.

Free Installation in ME & NH. 140+ channels at $29.99. Local service. Open 7 days. (207)500-3334. FREE Pickup of unwanted items. Estates, homes, offices cleaned out, yard sale items, scrap metals, appliances, batteries. (603)930-5222.

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

TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. Shared kitchen & bath. $150/week, includes all utilities. 286-4391 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.

For Rent-Commercial

CLEANER PART-TIME ground check. 393-6584. Hunters Paintballers waterproof camouflage hooded jackets $25, pants $15. Womens thermal underwear. $2.50. 528-3532

JOHNSTON

LOGGING FIREWOOD

DOWNTOWN LACONIA: 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 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 CHRISTOPHER RADKO Christmas ornaments. $20-$75 Large Santa in metal sleigh with 4 flying reindeer $75 603-528-9661 Dining room table, hardwood, with 6 matching chairs & built in extensions. $165. 524-6653 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 FIVE 215/65R15 Tires. Excellent condition, $200. Brand New Trek FX 7.3 bike, $350. New GE dehumidifier $150/OBO. Full set square two golf clubs. Excellent condition $100. 603-524-1167 or 603-630-1366 HENDERSON Chief Sander, 8, 1.7 cu/yds, 8hp, Briggs electric start, painted stainless. $1,500.00 279-7990 LAMB -RAISED locally. Hormone & antibiotic free. freezer wrapped,

Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord, Got trees need CA$H?

455-6100

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. 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 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

Help Wanted MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

PART-TIME MATERIAL HANDLER Needed for Central NH Steel distributor. Forklift experience a plus but not a requirement. Please send resume to: tcoleman@allmetind.com

Back-

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.

Help Wanted LACONIA-FEMALE caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimer!s. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position, 12:30-5:30 Thursday.-Saturday, Sunday optional. Must be reliable and dependable and be able to transfer 115 pounds. Reliable Transportation a must! Send experience and/or resume to kathrynmoore16@aol.com or phone (978) 609-4853.

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 drivers 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.

DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF Personal care for multi-handicapped woman in family home in Franklin area. Full-time, 30 hours/ week (M-F, 12:30-6:30pm).High school diploma, clear criminal record, acceptable driving history, reliable vehicle and auto insurance. Experience in field of developmental services preferred. Moore Center Services, Inc. does not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status. www.moorecenter.org to apply. Or email resume to: humanresources@moorecenter.org

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!

PART TIME CLEANER Evenings (Franklin/Sanbornton, NH) Seeking an evening cleaner for 3 nights a week (Mon - Wed Fri) for approximately 5 hours each night. The job consist of mostly vacuuming, floor washing and bathroom cleaning. Must have reliable transportation, valid license, and able to pass a security background check. Apply in person to Joyce Janitorial Service 14 Addison Street Laconia, NH. (603) 524-8533

SANTA Claus available for your party or home visit. Reasonable rates. 603-930-5222. SAVAGE Bolt action rifle, point 22 as new, $200. (603)267-0977 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 SNAP On Toolbox- 3 piece, 32 drawer, good condition. $2,500. Call John (603) 801-3513 SPODE Christmas Tree china- 14 four piece place settings, $45 each, $500 for all. 603-528-9661 Wood burning fireplace insert. Manufactured by Better and Ben. $400. 603-279-1385

Furniture AMAZING!

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

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

EPTAM Plastics 2 Riverside Business Park Northfield, NH 03276 Tel: 603-729-5014 Fax: 603-215-2971 Email: kdubois@eptam.com

PENNSYLVANIA House Oak Bedroom, queen headboard, tripple dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. Very good Condition

For an online application, visit www.eptam.com

EOE/AA

Case Manager-Part Time Belknap County Restorative Justice The Belknap County Restorative Justice program is seeking a Part Time Case Manger to fill a 32 hour opening. Case Managers, under the general supervision of the Director, provide advocacy & short term counseling services to at-risk youth & young adults and their families and connects them to community volunteers and meaningful community service projects throughout Belknap County. Work shifts may be variable and include days, evenings, and some weekends. The starting rate of pay is $17.88 per hour with pro-rated annual, sick & holidays. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years experience in Criminal Justice, Social Services, Education, Psychology or Counseling. A County Application is required. Please apply by downloading and completing our job application. Completed applications must be received by Human Resources at 34 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246 by no later than January 3, 2014. Please contact Norman O’Neil, Human Resources Director; Phone: (603) 729-1284; email noneil@belknapcounty.org or visit our website at http://www.belknapcounty.org for additional information or a complete Job Description. A criminal history, driver history & background check will be required of any applicant prior to being offered a position. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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$32,900 14’ Wide 3 Bdrm. $43,995 Double Wide 3 Bdrm. $69,995 38X26 Cape $96,995 2 Story www.cm-h.com Open Daily & Sun

SENIOR HOME CARE

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

Age at Home is looking for experienced top notch caregivers, day and overnight shifts available. Call Wanda 224-6100.

TRUCK DRIVER

Positions available immediately $600-$800 Weekly. 18-35 people needed. Large distribution company in Rochester has finished 3rd & 4th quarter ahead of profits & behind on staff. Positions in all departments available; Set Up/ Display, Customer Service, Sales, Management Training. Permanent positions start at $600-$800/weekly. Profit sharing plus bonuses plus paid vacations. Call immediately (603)822-0219.

SNOW REMOVAL

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

$15/hr starting. Belknap Landscape Co., is currently accepting applications for route leaders, equipment operators and shovelers in our snow removal division. Must have valid drivers license and pass pre-employment drug screen. Apply at: BLC, 25 Country Club Rd. #302, Gilford, NH 03249, glennm@belknaplandscape.com

Tri-axle dump truck driver as needed in winter months, to become full time in the spring. 524-7078 or 620-3881.

Instruction BEGIN A NEW CAREER IN 2014! CNA/LNA Training Classes begin: Jan 25- weekends/Concord, Feb 4- days/Franklin, Feb 11evenings/Laconia. Graduate in 5-8 weeks! (603) 647-2174 www.LNAHealthCareers.com

Camelot Homes Rt. 3 Tilton NH

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 www.suncoasteam.com Suncoasteam Realty 941-235-7474

Roommate Wanted

DRIVER EDUCATION

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.

CLASSES Tues & Thurs 6:00 to 8:00 pm January 6th to February 20th, 2014

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

March 4th to April 17th, 2014

Services

April 29th to June 17th, 2014

Service Technician Dead River Company meets diverse energy needs of customers throughout Northern New England with over 1000 employees and a commitment to our core values of integrity, caring and excellence. We have a full-time opening for a Licensed Service Technician at our Bristol location. A minimum of 1-year of experience in installation, maintenance and repair of residential and light commercial propane and/or oil heating equipment, strong customer focus, and the ability to work without close supervision are required. State of NH propane and/or oil licenses required. Competitive wages and benefits include uniforms, company-paid training, medical insurance, 401k retirement plan, short and long term disability plans, escalating paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and discounts on our products. If you have interest in joining a company with a long history of stability and growth, please submit a resume via email to phil.dion@deadriver.com submit via mail or complete an application at: Dead River Company Attn: Phil Dion 30 Pleasant Street Bristol, NH 03222 www.deadriver.com An Equal Opportunity Employer

Call 520-0865 DALES DRIVING SCHOOL

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

see next page

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 LYME 411 Support Group. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley Woods’ Community Room behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

Reasonable Rates

603-528-2964 Land

PLYMOUTH — Ticket sales for the January 15, 2014, Keep the Heat On Dinner Auction are off to a brisk start at Chase Street Market. The Plymouth Area Community Closet (PACC) and the Keep the Heat On (KTHO) Committee thank their generous friends who have responded to the urgent appeal for fuel assistance funds for our neighbors. The live auction by Lisa Lovett will be the culmination of a fun-filled evening that will also include a silent auction and a buffet dinner supplied by over 20 local restaurants and their chefs—all to raise money for local families in need of heating fuel assistance. As the snow flies, are you dreaming of a getaway to the beach? One generous donor has given a Nantucket seaside getaway for 4 people. Is a day on the lake more to your taste? We have a boat trip and barbeque on Lake Winnipesauke for you. Perhaps a stay in a secluded mountain cottage? Five nights in the “Coop,” with its glorious views of Newfound Lake sunsets, are yours to bid on. How about a trip to the city? You’ll have your choice of Boston or New York for a 2-night stay at the Westin Hotel. For those who prefer to stay at home, there are such diverse offerings as a dinner party prepared in your home by renowned chef Franz Dubach (including fine wines to complement each course), custom stone design for your yard and garden, a beautiful hand-made queen size quilt by the Heartfelt Quilters Guild, or dance lessons for 6 by the Lakes Region Scuffers. The silent auction will feature products, services, and gift certificates donated by numerous area businesses and craftspeople. They range from practical (like an oil change or chimney cleaning) to luxurious (an onyx & gold necklace or hand knit sweater) to funky (an Art Deco mermaid lamp or jigsaw puzzle featuring President Obama). If you’ve been to KTHO in the past, you’ll truly appreciate the expanded browsing space that the new location at PSU’s Prospect Hall will provide.

CALENDAR from page 25

Lakes Region/Concord

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.

Keep the Heat On auction items include several trip packages

PIPER ROOFING

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Services

Services

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531

Major credit cards accepted

Mobile Homes

55+ MODEL HOMES

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

DICK THE HANDYMAN

“Open Sunday!s 12 to 2”

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

$79,995 To $139,900 YES! WE CAN FINANCE! Dir. RT 93 exit #23 right to Post office left 800 ft. or Call

603-387-7463 Mansfield Woods, 88 North, Rt. 132, New Hampton. NH

CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 2 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10. 603-524-2700. HANDYMAN for hire. Get your house ready for the holidays Low rates. 603-393-5163

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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 527-8070.

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Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

Used Singlewide

14 X 74, 3 bedroom, large deck, set up in park on end lot. F-17

$12,000

See our homes at www.pinegardens.mhvillage.com 6 Scenic Drive Belmont, NH (603) 267-8182

MODEL HOME OPEN SUNDAY 12 to 2

55+

$79,995 or $8,000 down 300 @ $469. Apr 6%

PSU students joined local volunteers in effort to distribute Thanksgiving baskets On November 25, 60 local volunteers, including 41 Plymouth State University students, prepared and delivered Thanksgiving baskets to 191 households, serving 551 people in 13 local towns. PSU appreciates the generosity and collaboration of all who contributed, particularly local food pantries and service agencies, for continuing this community service tradition in helping struggling families and elders to celebrate the holiday. In photo, left to right, PSU students Sarah Kneuer and Abby Cerone with some of the turkeys delivered to local families for Thanksgiving. (Courtesy photo)

Citizens Bank awards $2,500 to New Beginnings LACONIA — Citizens Bank Foundation has awarded grants totalling $72,500 to help individuals and families facing homelessness. Among the grant recipients were New Beginnings Without Violence and Abuse which was awarded $2,500 for the Changing Patterns, Changing Lives program, which works with victims to increase financial literacy, food security and overall wellbeing so they can lead a more self-sufficient life.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

55+ 350 Court Street, Laconia, NH

603.528.3388

Email: info@cbcweeks.com www.weekscommercial.com

$139,900 Call Kevin 603-387-7463 88 North, Rt. 132, New Hampton, NH Dir. RT 93 exit #23. Right for 1/2 mile, left at post office for 800’ Mansfield Woods.

BELMONT—First class office/retail suites available at this tastefully constructed 12 unit complex. Excellent visibility and access in a central location to all amenities. Ideal for any professional service business.$119,900-$399,000 Also available for lease from $8-10 SF/ nnn. Call Kevin Sullivan

“At a time when they are experiencing a significant increase in demand, homeless shelters remain committed to assisting the many individuals and families requiring guidance, help and support,” said Joe Carelli, President of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, New Hampshire. “We recognize the challenges these shelters face and hope these grants will ensure safety and stability, warm meals and other essential services for those in need.” According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services, the state’s total homeless population was 2,576 as of January 2013, a 5.4 percent increase over 2012.

BELMONT—Bright, open space with easy, level parking at your front door. Inside space is wide open, with private bathroom, and windows that look right out to busy Route 3. $1200 mo./nn Call Warren Clement

GILFORD—1,952sq.ft.,commercial condo, completely renovated in 2012 with new construction, using 1st class flooring & fixtures & featuring a kitchen &employee break room. $175,000 sale or lease $1300 mo./nnn. Call Kevin Sullivan

MEREDITH— This 2600 SF, premier turnkey building makes a quality statement for your business. Terrific signage, a 1200 SF retail/office area and 1400 ft. of shop/back room space, with 14’ overhead door access. Great for any business needing roadway display space on this heavily traveled route. $2500 mo./nnn. Call Kevin Sullivan

LACONIA— Quality, centrally located commercial building with 260 ft. of waterfront on Paugus Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee. 3,800 sq.ft. of nicely finished retail space. 1,600 sq.ft. mezzanine office, 1,600 sq.ft. of garage space. Available for sale or lease. $1,390,000, or lease at $4,000/mo./nnn. Call Steve Weeks

from preceding page Tickets for KTHO on are on sale now at Chase Street Market for $35 each, and are limited again this year. Call Veronica Barba Doroat 536-7207 or Doug Grant at 536-5823 to reserve tables. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats partnered with Plymouth Area Community Closet in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors.

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“ We Sell the Lakes Region!” ™

524-6565

Fax: 524-6810

E-mail: info@cumminsre.com 61 Liscomb Circle Gilford, NH 03249

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www.RocheRealty.com Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season!

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NEWLY PRICED....GREAT LOCATION! Vinyl sided with updated vinyl windows..You’ll love the granite counter top kitchen!! The roof is just 1 yr and the heating system is only 6 months old!! The living rm has a gas fireplace with some hardwood floors. Attached 1 car garage. 3 bedrooms..beautifully landscaped private yard with blooming flowers all season long!!

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LAKE WINNISQUAM!! !! 100’ of sandy shoreline w/ a YR docking system, jet ski lifts, and waterside hot tub . This waterfront Contemporary beach house offers a newly renovated granite kitchen, LR w/fireplace, den or game rm w/fireplace, waterside screen porch, garage and deck. Two master bedrooms suites plus bedrooms for more!! $599,000

NEWLY PRICED!! ...Gilford Village Neighborhood!! NOT A THING TO DO!! Almost ALL brand new!! You’ll love the blond bamboo floors that run throughout this pristine home. Open concept with a brand new granite and stainless steel kitchen. Gleaming!! Three big bedrooms, 2 new baths, tiled lower level family rm and 2 car garage. Private deck and at the end of a cul-de-sac.. $248,000

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WATER VIEWS!! Classic 1950 Cape Cod home across from Lake Opechee and close to schools Great Location!! This beautiful home offers 2600SF of living space to include 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, built-ins and a 2 car garage. There is a finished playrm/ rec rm over the garage too!! Sunroom with water views!! $239,000

BRICKS & BEAMS!!..Stunning 2000SF Factory Condo... DRAMATIC 3 Level condo. 2+ bedrms, 3 baths, 3rd floor family rm w/roof top balcony overlooking the Winnipesaukee River. 810’ of river front, kayak racks, workout rm, central air and COVERED CAR PORT!! ....NOW...$215,000

POTTER HILL RD ..GILFORD VILLAGE.. Antique Farmhouse has been lovingly cared for,retaining it’s authenticity as well as offering the modern comforts of today. Sweeping views and beautiful sunsets from the porch. 4 BRs, 2 BA w/ a first floor Master & laundry. Exposed beams & bricks w/ 2 Fireplaces. Wide pine flooring and builts ins throughout. Custom Kitchen, Formal Dining and Breakfast Rm. 3 Car Garage w/ storage above. Feel it’s embrace!! $499,000

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AFFORDABLE & AVAILABLE!! Nice New England Home on a small dead end street in Laconia. Fenced yard hides a summer fun in ground pool. Nine rooms, 3 bedrooms, renovated Corian tiled kitchen, family room w/ hardwood floors, and LR w/ sliders to a 2 tiered private deck. Detached 2 car garage..JUST>>

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY.. POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD!! Sarah Circle addresses this newly listed 3 bedrm, 2 bath Ranch . Hardwood & tiled floors!! Master BR suite, spacious living rm w/vaulted ceiling, a wonderful kitchen with lots of counter space and storage, sliders to a private deck & fenced yard, lots of closets and attached 2 car garage. NOW>>$299,000

SELLER DROPS THE PRICE TO $210,000!! Fabulous location!! Kids can walk to schools, you can walk to Opechee Beach, track & stores!! This meticulous home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, remodeled kitchen, living rm with a beautiful gas fireplace, big sunny family rm off of the kitchen, and a 2 car garage, Fenced yard with patio and screened TIKI hut!!

$169,900

GREAT PRICE!! Pack your bags and just move in!! Pristine condition!! Vinyl sided, vinyl windows, new furnace 2013, hot water, Mitsubishi air conditioner wall unit, 3 bedrms, 1.5 baths, family rm, enclosed porch, deck w/ deck furniture, garage and garden shed. NOW...$129,900

Laconia: 3 BR, 3 BA home with 2,583 sqft. and a 2-car garage. Open concept with a gas FP, cathedral ceilings, a dining room, a 1st floor master suite, a deck, and a balcony. Assoc. amenities include beaches, pool, tennis, and more. $489,999 MLS# 4257018

Gilford: First month’s rent FREE with lease! 1.74 acres with 10,300 sqft. building. High traffic count on busy major hwy. at 4-way stop. Town sewer and gas. 300 ft. of waterfront on a pond. Near major fast food, businesses, and local airport. $599,000 MLS# 4155213

Laconia: Fully furnished, 2 BR, 2 BA, year-round condominium featuring a master bedroom with bath, a balcony, and beach rights. Association amenities include an in-ground pool and tennis court. Within walking distance to Weirs Beach. $72,500 MLS# 4204540

Gilford: 3 BR, 1 BA antique cape with water views. Recently painted with new windows. Features of the home include a kitchen island, hardwood pine floors, a 1st floor master BR, and a full basement. Short walk to town right of way on Lake Winnipesaukee. $199,900 MLS# 4303954

Laconia: Beach rights to Winnisquam on Shore Drive! 2,650 sqft. home on a lovely oversized private lot. 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, huge family room, fireplaced living room, a new kitchen, and many updates. Enjoy a 345’ natural sandy beach this summer! $239,000 MLS# 4205814

Gilford: Subdivision potential of 2-3 building lots with access off Cat Path. Currently existing are 3 buildings including a single family residence, detached garage, studio/workshops with storage above, and open fields. Close to Gunstock Ski Resort and shopping! $289,000 MLS# 4329387

Gilford: Spacious 3 BR, 3 BA end unit at Gilford Meadows. Living room with FP and slider to deck. Master BR has sliders to balcony. Entire unit has been painted and professionally cleaned. Detached garage is included. Amenities include pool and tennis courts. $169,000 MLS# 4218460

Meredith: 3 BR, 2 BA home featuring over 4,100 sqft., a gas FP, a wood stove, a covered porch, and an attached 3-car garage. Situated on 2.31 acres. Just minutes to downtown Meredith, Laconia, Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Waukewan. $379,900 MLS# 4250564

Laconia: 4 BR, 4 BA home on 1 acre. Features include a grand foyer with cathedral ceilings, a sky light, and wood floors, a formal dining room, 2 FPs, sliders to a large deck, and a huge finished family room over the garage. There are partial views of Winnipesaukee. $550,000 MLS# 4259194

97 Daniel Webster Hwy Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-7046 | (800) 926-5253

1921 Parade Road Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 528-0088 | (888) 214-0088

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