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LACONIA — Putting an end to a longstanding municipal service, the Department of Public Works announced Monday that it will no longer collect Christmas trees at the curbside during the weeks immediately after the holidays. The decision represents an effort by the DPW to make more efficient use of its personnel and equipment. However, the department will continue to dispose of trees taken to one of see TREES page 10



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Santa Claus, visiting from the North Pole, leads a countdown to the lighting of Laconia’s official Christmas tree during the festivities at Veterans Square following the passing of the annual Holiday Parade up Main Street and through downtown on Saturday. Mrs. Claus joined Santa in his sleigh and royal couple was accompanied by a dozen or more elves, including one (standing at far right) who looked remarkably like Councilor Armand Bolduc. Ed Darling, sporting a beard Santa would be proud to call his own, served as the master of ceremonies. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Judge rejects plea bargain involving heroin sale in Belmont LACONIA — A Belknap County Superior Court judge rejected a Brooklyn, N.Y woman’s attempt to plead guilty to one count of possession of heroin yesterday, telling her he found the negotiated plea that allowed for seven months of her 12 month sentence be suspended was inadequate. Judge James O’Neill told Heather Cleveland, 27, that he would accept a 12 month sentence if all of it was served. He also said see HEROIN page 10

Veteran Christmas Village trio wondering who will volunteer to take their place BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — “There’s somebody out there who wants to do it,” said Ernie Bolduc, who with his brother Armand and their friend Bob Hamel have been the mainstays of Christmas Village since the annual festival began 38 years ago. “But, finding them, I just don’t know.” Ernie is 80, Armand is 74 and Hamel, the baby of the bunch is 62. “We’re not getting any younger,” Armand said. In 1975, Dick Tappley, director of Parks and Recreation, inspired by the example

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set by his father in Bristol, overcame resistance from the City Council to inaugurate the Christmas Village. Ernie said that the village started small, but grew quickly to fill the Community Center. Black plastic covered the walls while snowflakes, strung from strands of fishing line, fell from the girders, offering the illusion of a snowy, moonlit Christmas Eve. The village began as five eightfoot by eight-foot buildings, including a castle, barn, toy shop, post office and train deport. Local merchants, along with the Police and Fire Departments, operated see VILLAGE page 9

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Exeter Hospital worker gets 39 years for spreading Hep C CONCORD (AP) — A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison. “I don’t blame the families for hating me,” David Kwiatkowski said after hearing about 20 statements from people he infected and their relatives. “I hate myself.” Kwiatkowski, 34, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital in 2011. He had moved

from job to job despite being fired at least four times over allegations of drug use and theft. Since his arrest last year, 46 people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries. U.S. Attorney John Kacavas said the sentence “ensures that this serial infector no longer is in a position to do harm to innocent and vulnerable people.” Kwiatkowski admitted stealing painkillers and replacing them with salinefilled syringes tainted with his blood. He pleaded guilty in August to 16 federal drug charges.

Before he was sentenced, Kwiatkowski stood and faced his victims, saying he was very sorry and that his crimes were caused by an addiction to painkillers and alcohol. He told investigators he had been stealing drugs since at least 2003 and swapping syringes since at least 2008. “There’s no excuse for what I’ve done,” he said. “I know the pain and suffering I have caused.” Prosecutors asked for a 40-year sentence. Judge Joseph Laplante said he cut the last year as a reminder that some people have see HEP C page 3

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said. Safety experts said the tragedy might have been prevented if Metro-North Railroad had installed automated crash-avoidance technology that safety authorities

have been urging for decades. The locomotive’s speed was extracted from the train’s two data recorders after the Sunday morning accident, which happened in the Bronx along a bend so sharp that the speed limit drops from 70 mph to 30 mph. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: “That’s the question we need to answer.”

Weener would not disclose what the engineer operating the train told investigators, and he said results of drug and alcohol tests were not yet available. Investigators are also examining the engineer’s cellphone, apparently to determine whether he was distracted. “When I heard about the speed, I gulped,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The engineer, William Rockefeller, was see TRAIN page 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

The actions are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or about $15,000 a year for a full-

time employee. The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage see STRIKE page 10

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HEP C from page 2 the capacity for mercy and compassion. “It’s important for you to recognize and remember as you spend the next 39 years in prison to focus on the one year you didn’t get and try to develop that capacity in yourself,” Laplante said. The victims spoke angrily and tearfully of the pain that Kwiatkowski had inflicted by giving them hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can cause liver disease and chronic health problems. Authorities say the disease played a role in one woman’s death. “You may only be facing drug charges, but make no mistake, you are a serial killer,” said Kathleen Murray of Elmira, N.Y., whose mother was infected in Baltimore and was too ill to travel to New Hampshire for the sentencing. Linda Ficken, 71, said she is haunted by the memory of Kwiatkowski standing at her hospital bedside in Kansas for more than an hour applying pressure to the catheter’s entry site in her leg to control bleeding. “On one hand, you were saving my life, and on the other hand, your acts are a death sentence for me,” Ficken, of Andover, Kan., told him. “Do I thank you for what you did to help me? Do I despise you for what your actions did and will continue to do for the rest of my life? Or do I simply just feel sorry for you being the pathetic individual you are?” Prosecutors said Kwiatkowski deserved 40 years for creating a “national public health crisis,” putting a significant number of people at risk and caused substantial physical and emotional harm to a large number of victims. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Farley called Kwiatkowski’s actions “exceedingly callous” and “unbelievably cruel” and noted that Kwiatkowski could’ve stolen painkillers without exposing his patients to hepatitis C. Defense lawyers argued that a 30-year sentence would better balance the seriousness of the crimes against Kwiatkowski’s mental and emotional problems and his addiction to drugs and alcohol, which they said clouded his judgment. “David Kwiatkowski is not a monster,” said attorney Bjorn Lange. “He didn’t set out to infect himself or anyone else with the hepatitis C virus.” In all, 32 patients were infected in New Hampshire, seven in Maryland, six in Kansas and one in Pennsylvania. Though prosecutors have not included the Pennsylvania case in their count, a spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has repeatedly said the hospital had one confirmed case. Kwiatkowski also worked in Michigan, New York, Arizona and Georgia. Two of the 16 charges stem from the case of Eleanor Murphy, a Kansas woman who has since died. Authorities say hepatitis C played a contributing role. “You ultimately gave my mother a death sentence,” Murphy’s son, Ronnie, told Kwiatkowski. Murphy said he would have preferred a life sentence for Kwiatkowski and didn’t understand how he had been able to continue working after his repeated firings. “His path and my mother’s path never should have crossed,” he said. The judge noted that while Kwiatkowski’s lack of a criminal record kept his sentence from going even higher, he said that was only because Kwiatkowski’s employers handled his behavior as personnel matters instead of crimes. And Kacavas said his office has begun working with other agencies to draft policy recommendations to prevent future incidents. “While the conclusion of this prosecution closes the criminal aspect of this case, it has cast a harsh light on the dirty little secret of drug diversion in the medical setting and it has heightened public awareness for the need for tighter reform and regulation in the hiring and management of medical health care workers,” he said.

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Facing huge anti-government demonstrations after spurning a deal with the European Union, Ukraine’s embattled president sought Monday to quell public anger by moving to renew talks with Brussels. The opposition, meanwhile, scrambled to secure enough votes in parliament to oust the Cabinet and try to force an early presidential election, in the biggest unrest in the country since the 2004 Orange Revolution. President Viktor Yanukovych struggled to reaffirm his grip on power as thousands of demonstrators besieged government buildings in Kiev, his

party suffered defections and three cities in the west of the country openly defied the central government. The protests were sparked by Yanukovych’s decision to ditch the political association and free trade pact with the EU, followed by the violent dispersal of a small peaceful rally in Kiev over the weekend. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who strongly opposed the EU deal, denounced the opposition protests in Kiev as “pogroms.” On Monday, Yanukovych called European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and asked to renew negotiations on signing the associasee UKRAINE page 11

CONCORD (AP) — Four people are running to fill the Executive Council seat left vacant when Ray Burton died. The primary will be held Jan. 21 for the District 1 seat followed by a general election March 11. The filing period closed Monday. The Republicans are former state Sen. Joe Kenney of Wakefield; former U.S. Senate state director Mark

Aldrich of Lebanon; and former Belknap County Commissioner Christopher Boothby of Meredith. Longtime Grafton County Commissioner Michael Cryans, a Hanover Democrat, also is running. Burton was New Hampshire’s longest-serving member of the Executive Council and a tireless advocate for the North Country. He died Nov. 12 at age 74 after suffering from kidney cancer.

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BELMONT — Police affidavits supporting the search and arrest warrants for the former home, personal property, and person of accused double murderer Shawn Carter indicate that during his initial interview with police he told them he was someone else. During Carter’s initial interview with two N.H. State Troopers held at the Belmont Police Department, Carter initially waived his Miranda rights and told police he was Alex Morley but he didn’t know the date of his birth. Carter told police he was also known as Shawn Carter and gave them a birth date of November 3, 1981. When asked, affidavits said he told police that he had last visited his mother on Thursday, May 23, 2013 and she had let him borrow her car that evening. Priscilla Carter, 59, and her son Timothy Carter, 39, were found chopped to death around 11 a.m. on May 24 in a first-floor bedroom at the 20 Sunset Drive home the three shared. The Asst. N.H. Medical Examiner estimated their times of death at between 10 p.m. and midnight on May 23. The coroner determined each died of multiple chopping wounds consistent with those that could have been delivered with an ex or a hatchet. Priscilla Carter also had a single stab wound that was consistent with a knife. Carter was spotted on May 24 driving his mother’s car on Route 3 by Tilton Police who, along with Belmont and State Police arrested him. He was initially charged with driving without a license — second offense. Taken to the Belmont Police Station, Carter asked them why he was there and they told him his mother and brother had been killed. “Carter did not respond when told that information,” read the affidavit. It went on to say that Carter told police he hadn’t slept in six months and had no recollection of anything except being stopped by police. He said he was returning his mother’s car when he was stopped by police. At that point, read the affidavit, Carter said he wanted a lawyer and the interview stopped. During their interviews of neighbors and employees following the discovery of the bodies, an employee of Winnisquam Marine, located next to the house, said Shawn Carter had come on the company’s property a few times — once he was asking for some-

one named Alex. A neighbor told police she saw lights on in the house, both upstairs and downstairs, around 3:30 a.m. on May 24. During the interview, said police, one trooper noticed there was “red/ brown staining of the body of the baseball cap Carter was wearing that was consistent with blood splatter.” The second trooper said that during the time he was with Carter, Carter never asked him what happened to his mother and brother nor did he, in this trooper’s opinion, express any surprise when told about their deaths. Belmont Police supervisors interviewed Frank Dalton, the owner of the home rented by the Carters. Affidavits said Dalton rented the house to the Carters and about three or four days before the murders, he asked Priscilla what was wrong with her son and she told him “Shawn was very depressed.” Dalton also told police that about one week before the murders, Priscilla Carter asked him about getting some wood. Police found two small stacks of chopped wood logs on the first floor of the home. Affidavits said Dalton told police that Shawn Carter has stated he needed to get a hatchet and Dalton had told him the wood was already split and a hatchet wasn’t needed. He also said he saw Shawn sitting outside and staring at Lake Winnisquam the day before the murders. Priscilla’s car wasn’t there and Dalton assumed she was working as he knew she did every day. A second trooper spoke with Dalton’s son who said he saw Shawn Carter splitting wood with a yellow-handled ax. A yellow-handled ax was recovered from the truck of Priscilla Carter’s car when Shawn was arrested. Affidavits say that three spots of blood from the ax were tested and determined Timothy Carter was the major source of the DNA. “As to two of the samples, due to the complexity of the genetic information, it cannot be determined whether Priscilla Carter and/or Shawn Carter may be a minor contributor to the DNA that was obtained,” read the arrest warrant affidavit. Two samples tested from the lightcolored baseball cap Shawn Carter was wearing when he was arrested showed Timothy Carter was the major contributor. Again forensic specialists were unable to determine if Priscilla or Shawn Carter may have been minor contributors. Two blood samples taken from one see next page

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Meredith Selectboard welcome private effort to light I-L field By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — At a workshop yesterday the Board of Selectmen welcomed the initiative by Chris Kelly, a local resident and realtor, to mount a fundraising campaign aimed at completing a second phase of the athletic complex at Inter-Lakes High School. Kelly, who presented the proposal to the InterLakes School Board in October and subsequently met with the selectboards in Center Harbor and Sandwich, said that when the artificial turf field was laid in 2006 it was anticipated that lighting, a grandstand, concession booth and restrooms would be added. Since the complex is configured as a natural amphitheater, a grandstand is unnecessary, but Kelly suggested that something akin to a press box would be thrown into the mix. He said that the conTRAIN from page 2 injured and “is totally traumatized by everything that has happened,” said Anthony Bottalico, executive director of the rail employees union. He said Rockefeller, 46, was cooperating fully with investigators. “He’s a sincere human being with an impeccable record that I know of. He’s diligent and competent,” Bottalico said. Rockefeller has been an engineer for about 11 years and a Metro-North employee for about 20, he said. Weener sketched a scenario that suggested that the throttle was let up and the brakes were fully applied way too late to stave off disaster. He said the throttle went to idle six seconds before from preceding page of the boots Carter was wearing after his arrest showed that Timothy Carter was the major contributor to one of them. As to the other sample, Shawn Carter was excluded as a contributor however, neither Priscilla nor Timothy can be excluded a a source. “The DNA and blood evidence obtained from the Lab is consistent with Shawn Carter wearing his boots and baseball cap at the time he used the yellow-handled ax to kill Timothy Carter and Priscilla Carter,” read the arrest warrant. Included in the search warrant affidavits was also a description of the bedroom where both bodies were found. Police said they noticed glass that apparently came from a broken globe on a ceiling fan in the room on the floor behind Priscilla Carter’s head.

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duit required to light the field was installed when it was constructed. Estimating the cost of the project at between $500,000 and $600,000, Kelly stressed that “my goal would be to see this as a privately funded project.” He expected that the School District would bear the operating and maintenance costs of the facility. Kelly said that he intended to assemble a committee to explore the prospects of raising the funds needed to pursue the project. Kelly told the selectmen that the proposal “met with great favorability” from the school board and was well received by the selectmen in Sandwich and Center Harbor. Selectman Lou Kahn reminded Kelly that students from Moultonborough participated in athletic programs, including football, at Inter-Lakes High School and suggested approaching that town as well. the derailed train came to a complete stop — “very late in the game” for a train going that fast — and the brakes were fully engaged five seconds before the train stopped. It takes about a mile for a train going 70 mph to stop, according to Steve Ditmeyer, a former Federal Railroad Administration official who now teaches at Michigan State University. Asked whether the tragedy was the result of human error or faulty brakes, Weener said: “The answer is, at this point in time, we can’t tell.” But he said investigators are not aware of any problems with the brakes during the nine stops the train made before the derailment. The wreck came two years before the federal government’s deadline for Metro-North and other railroads to install automatic-slowdown technology designed to prevent catastrophes caused by human error. Metro-North’s parent agency and other railroads have pressed the government to extend Congress’ 2015 deadline a few years because of the cost and complexity of the Positive Train Control system, which uses GPS, wireless radio and computers to monitor trains and stop them from colliding, derailing or going the wrong way. Ditmeyer said the technology would have monitored the brakes and would not have allowed the train in Sunday’s tragedy to exceed the speed limit. On Sunday, the train was about half full, with about 150 people aboard, when it ran off the rails around 7:20 a.m. while rounding a bend where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet. The lead car landed inches from the water. In addition to the four people killed, more than 60 were injured.

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Will Americans pay more for American-made? Wow, this T-shirt costs only $8. Great color. Problem is, your finger could punch a hole through it. In most Americans’ shopping experience, colors change and styles come and go, but there’s one constant: low quality and a sweatshop-country label. Lot’s been said lately about a flickering comeback in American apparel manufacturing. Walmart vows to raise its meager buying of American-made products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. American clothing names — New Balance and L.L. Bean, for instance — now proudly advertise some of their wares as domestically produced. Could an industry devastated by cheap imports come back? Americans are allegedly clamoring for more “made in USA” stuff. A poll shows almost half saying they’d pay an extra $5 to $20 for what’s now a $50 sweater if the garment were made here. But some skeptics doubt that consumers will act on these feelings. One is Marvin Greenberg, who spent many painful years in the garment business. As he sees it, consumers willing to pay more for better- and American-made clothes will remain a definite minority. The vast shopping public demands basement-scraping prices on two-for-one deals. Patriotism ends at the cash register. He’s seen it happen. “Back in the ‘60s, there was a union protest in Fall River (Mass.) about saving jobs, stopping imports,” Greenberg recalls. “People carrying signs were wearing imported clothes.” Fall River’s nickname is Spindle City, and it was there that Greenberg took over his father’s sweater factory. He made products for the Garland label and then ran its manufacturing operations in Fall River, Brockton, Mass., Warrenton, Ga., and Beaufort, S.C. He contracted with small manufacturers throughout the South. Then imports killed them. “I look around at all the empty factories here, down South,” he says. “They’re not coming back.” What about the supposedly revived interest in quality? “My contention is most shoppers don’t know quality,” Greenberg says.

“They know style. They know logos.” Greenberg recounts how he once tried to sell sturdy T-shirts. He looked for and found the finest cotton yarn in Belmont, N.C. A competitor in New Hampshire was making T-shirts for Ralph Lauren with cheaper yarn but getting more money for them because of the logo. “Same guy makes for Ralph Lauren and J.C. Penney,” Greenberg sighs, “and the only difference is the horse.” One suspects that some of these buy-American programs are mainly marketing ploys. You hear Walmart executives declaring their desire to help the struggling blue-collar workers who shop in their stores. But it was Walmart that urged its U.S. suppliers to move their factories to low-wage countries in the first place. On the other hand, there seems to be a significant and growing market for higher-quality, locally produced goods, even if they cost more. Whole Foods is now a national presence. People will pay more for Apple’s products. (Despite its aggressively American image, Apple manufactures most of its gear in low-wage countries. But Apple has started making more here.) Advanced computers have enabled Americans to produce things with fewer workers. That’s an advantage for domestic companies and the employees running their machines — though making apparel remains more labor-intensive than other kinds of manufacturing. The good news is that companies such as Airtex Design Group in Minneapolis are indeed shifting some operations back to this country. The less-good news is that the industry has been so shrunk that Airtex struggles to find the old cutting and sewing skills that used to be plentiful, even as pay for them has risen. Sad that the best place these days to find middle-class clothes made in America is on eBay. Things can change, right? (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

He teaches our young people it’s OK to lie as long as cause is good? To The Daily Sun, I read Dr. Maloof’s letter in the Saturday edition of The Daily Sun. In it he opined that “the end justifies the means” and indicated that it’s just hunky dory for the president to lie and connive if that’s what it takes to achieve his goals . . . whether we the people like it or not. He also indicated that it’s naive on our part to expect otherwise. Oy vey! Now, isn’t that just hunky dory, too,

ing types, who teach our young people, to tell them it’s okay to lie or deceive as long as it gets you what you want. That’s some lesson plan! At what point do we finally put “tenure” in the trash bin and start paying on merit . . . just like we do in the non-tenured, productive world? And please, will someone check the water at Plymouth State. Bob Meade

LETTERS We hope beloved Constitution can protect us from wind farms To The Daily Sun, Is the New Hampshire government, in seeking to appear green, violating our New Hampshire Constitution under the Green Energy Act? Health concerns, property rights, wildlife rights, safety concerns, the view tax and democratic freedoms are just a few examples. Many other states have also fallen in line with the nationwide movement to appear green, led by wind energy developers. But not all states had the good fortune of hearing firsthand from people adversely impacted elsewhere by wind turbines. New Hampshire has this fortune., a local opposition group, must raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover legal costs to challenge these wind companies in court. In defending our rights, we’re all up against exceedingly wellfunded, corporate lawyers and government-paid lawyers who are well versed in dictating their agenda on us. Does the Green Energy Act and the New Hampshire Constitution conflict? The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire is the fundamental law of the State of New Hampshire, with which all statute laws must comply. “Article 2. Natural Rights. All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights — among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.”

Have those locally affected by the Groton Wind Farm fallen on deaf ears? Have politicians succumbed to the corporate promise of “quick and easy” money. Has the N.H. government done a cost-benefit analysis? Has the N.H. government done any impact studies? Has the N.H. government conducted a financial analysis on how much will it cost N.H. ratepayers or the state to send electricity to southern states? And if so, what is that cost? Most states don’t bother with costbenefit analyses because most of the costs don’t show on their own books. The result is much costlier electricity and no net reduction of carbon. But community costs are massive: including the loss of fundamental rights and freedoms, loss of our right to a good night’s sleep and good health, lost market value of homes, and loss of the right to enjoy non-industrialized rural landscapes, dangers to our watershed, dangers to our tourism revenues, dangers to our wildlife, etc. So, New Hampshire citizens are taking this high-priced battle to the courts where we hope our beloved Constitution can protect us and our democracy. After-all, it was Ed Cherian who’s promise echoed through these foothills “if the community doesn’t want us — we will leave”. A promise that was offered to us by an Iberdrola Renewables representative willingly. An offer that was soon reneged. Ask questions, demand answers and pound the table if you don’t get them. Ray Cunningham Bridgewater

Will Sen. Forrester explain these fiscally irresponsible decisions? To The Daily Sun, Sen. Jeanie Forrester is the newlyappointed chair of the N.H. Senate Finance Committee, entrusted with leading thoughtful conversations and drafting fiscally responsible legislation in the area of N.H.’s fiscal policy. But how does that square with some of her recent decisions? Back in June, Sen. Forrester voted against the inclusion of Medicaid expansion in the budget before the legislature. Instead, she endorsed appropriating $200,000 to seat a commission to study the issue

That expenditure is after the Department of Health and Human Services hired an outside consultant, the Lewin Group, to study and report on the exact same issue earlier in the year. In addition to sanctioning the commission, Sen. Forrester agreed that Governor Hassan should call the Legislature back into Special Session for 10 days in November. Special sessions involve reimbursement of members for mileage, committee hearing expenses, staff salaries; it is neither a cost-free nor a normal order of busi-

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Invest Laconia TIF Funds for maximum impact The Belknap Economic Development Council (Belknap EDC) recently passed a resolution in support of the City of Laconia’s use of the downtown tax increment financing district (TIF) to finance infrastructure projects that support business growth. We specifically support use of the TIF to finance projects that will funnel local consumers and visitors to downtown Laconia, make it easier for pedestrians to circulate around downtown, and provide an activity in and around downtown that makes it a more attractive place for people to spend time and money. Projects in the October 2013 proposal by the Downtown TIF Advisory Board that would address these needs include Phase 2 of the WOW Trail, the new segments of the Riverwalk, and corresponding signage and wayfinding. We already know that upwards of 41,000 people use Phase 1 of the WOW Trail each year. Connecting these folks to downtown via an expanded Riverwalk and WOW Trail will certainly make Laconia a more walkable city, which enhances everyone’s quality of life. It will also make downtown Laconia a more desirable location for business development. Belknap EDC’s economic impact analysis of the WOW Trail estimates that after completion, the entire nine-mile trail will attract over 150,000 trail users a year, with 38,000 of those users visiting from outside of the region and generating $1.8 million in new visitor spending each year. By completing more of the Riverwalk and connecting it to the WOW Trail, the city is positioning downtown Laconia to capture its fair share of this new visitor spending.

Tax increment financing is commonly used nationwide to revitalize downtowns and build infrastructure that is needed to attract private investment. Laconia’s downtown TIF account currently has a balance of over $300,000 with projected revenue of $174,000 in 2014. As taxable values increase in the TIF, the incremental tax revenue (the amount generated by taxable value above the total taxable value in the TIF district when it was established) is used to pay the debt service on infrastructure improvements financed by the TIF. The projected TIF revenue over the next 20 years is at least $4.2 million. In other words, the city can borrow, without risk, against the annual tax revenue generated by the TIF district. As future private investment is made, more revenue will be generated for further improvements. As TIF money is leveraged to make significant enhancements in the downtown area, the downtown area becomes more attractive and poised for new development. Belknap EDC is encouraged by the forward thinking of the Downtown TIF Advisory Board as well as the interest and support expressed by the City Council. We encourage City Council to work cooperatively with the TIF Advisory Board to come to a consensus on TIF funding priorities soon, and then move forward and bond the recommended projects. The downtown TIF district was created by the City Council in 2004 with the purpose of financing public improvements that encourage economic expansion. Let’s do just that. (Laconia resident Sean Sullivan is chair of the Belknap Economic Development Council.)

You must do better than repeating what you hear on MSNBC To The Daily Sun, I just don’t understand it. L.J. Siden is mad at me. He says I said Obama was a pot smoking, class skipping, poor student.(I DID NOT!) Obama said that about himself. Guess L.J. missed that, what with him getting all his information from MSNBC and other left-wing news sites. So I still ask how did Obama manage to get into not one, but two of the most prestigious universities in the world? The theory I subscribe to is that he used fraud, claiming to be a foreign student. Why else would all his school records be sealed? Speaking of sealed records, L.J. says BHO graduated cum laude with a 3.7 gpa. Well just how the heck does L.J. know this, all the records are sealed.

Saying Obama said this, more questions come to mind. When, to whom and we are talking about the same guy that said the Benghazi attack was a demonstration that got out of hand due to some YouTube video no one had ever heard of? The same Obama who said, “If you like your insurance you can keep it. If you like your doctor you can keep him”? L.J., you just must do a lot better then repeating the stupid things you hear on MSNBC. I can tell your educated but your blind devotion to Obama makes me think he could sell you a dead horse and make you pay him for it. Steve Earle Hill

LETTERS ‘Ends justify the means’ is path that leads to Hell on Earth To The Daily Sun, This is in response to George Maloof’s letter in the November 30th Sun: Mr. Maloof, I had to read your letter regarding Obamacare more than once to determine whether it was meant as sarcasm or if you really believe what you wrote. Going by many of your previous letters I must assume you were serious. In your contention that “the end justifies the means” you have shown your true colors, meaning that to you anything goes as long as you get what you and the other leftists think we need (or that you want). It doesn’t matter if your intent is good as such a path always leads to hell (and I’m not talking about biblical hell, but Hell on Earth). While the context of your letter deals with Obamacare and the lies that were used to justify its passage and implementation, you expanded on it to show that you would have no problem expanding “the end justifies the means” reasoning to cover other actions you and your fellow travelers deem necessary. For instance, would you use it as an excuse to round up those who oppose your political beliefs and put them into re-education camps in order to push your political agenda? Would you make it a thought crime to question the brilliance of your ideology? Would you be willing to kill millions of your fellow citizens in order to ensure “ideological purity” and to bring about your Progressive Utopia (the aforementioned Hell on Earth)? How far would you take “the end justifies the means”, Mr. Maloof? Would you be willing to become the next Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, or Saddam in order

to ensure your ideology triumphs? Really, how far would you go? Your kind of thinking is dangerous, Mr. Maloof, as it shows a willingness to start down that slippery slope to totalitarianism. Either that or you are nothing more than what Lenin once called “a useful idiot”. In addition I must address your twisted view about what happened that evening when George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin had their deadly encounter. First, Zimmerman did not just “gun down” a teenager. He killed someone who was trying their best to kill him, pounding his head against the concrete until he was able to pull his weapon and end the assault. Even the local police knew that to be the case after their investigation, which is why the local prosecutor declined to take the case before a grand jury. It wasn’t until the racebaiters and hustlers, including your sainted president, got into the act that a special prosecutor came forth and tried the case... and lost. The evidence bore out Zimmerman’s claim of selfdefense. While Martin’s record was not allowed to be discussed during the criminal trial, all of his dirty laundry would have come out had his family decided to sue Zimmerman in civil court. Poor “innocent Trayvon” would have been shown to be a thief, a drug abuser, and a gangsta wannabe and not the clean-cut kid everyone had been trying to portray. As I must state yet again for your benefit: You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Dale Channing Eddy Gilford

1,400+ hot meals were paid for with proceeds from HATT auction To The Daily Sun, How sweet it was! So many contributed to the success of our First Annual Dessert Auction to benefit Hands Across the Table it was overwhelming! Huge thanks go to our lead sponsor, the Beane Conference Center and contributing sponsors Woodshed Roasting Company and Contigiani’s Catering and to Paul “PK” Zyla, auctioneer extraordinaire. Our thanks go out to the many local bakeries and restaurants that contributed beautiful desserts to help us in providing free hot meals each Tuesday night at the Boys and Girls Club Complex across from Opechee Park: Ooo La La Creative Cakes, Kara’s Café and Cakery, Village Bakery, Annie’s Café and Catering, Wicked Sweet New England Treats, Penny’s Crafts, Heavenly Confections, Fratello’s, Hectors,

T-Bones, Water Street Café, O Steaks and Seafood and the Huot Tech Culinary Arts Department. Gift certificates from Shaw’s, Vista, Hannaford’s and the Mill Fudge Factory all resulted in overbids. Many individuals, church groups and non-profits offered up their family favorite recipes while many HATT Board Members and friends of HATT took on the task of providing refreshments, decorating and plating desserts, and assisting our guests with registration and check out. Most of all, this event was a success due to the wonderful attendance and generous bidders which all told helped us raise $2,971, or in HATT language, over 1,400 hot meals! We are blessed to live in this great community! Debbie Frawley Drake HATT Board & Event Chair Laconia

from preceding page ness proposition. And most recently, Sen. Forrester joined her Republican colleagues to defeat all the Medicaid expansion proposals before the Senate; one drafted by Republicans, one by Democrats and one based on proposals by the Commission to Study Expansion of Medicaid Eligibility. Instead, she wants even further work on these proposals

even though failing to begin Medicaid expansion on January 1, 2014, will cost NH $500,000 per day in unrealized federal reimbursements. As chair of the Senate Finance Committee, how does Sen. Forrester explain these fiscally irresponsible decisions to her constituents and residents of NH? Paula Trombi Meredith

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LETTERS Investment, growth & job creation only way to reduce poverty

I’m still trying to figure out what Obama & Clinton covered up

To The Daily Sun, Paula Trombi of Meredith wrote to The Daily Sun supporting Medicaid expansion in N.H. under the headline, “Doesn’t Medicaid expansion speak to the kind of society we want to be”. Good question? Do we want America to be seen as the biggest WELFARE provider in the world because its citizens can not support themselves? That people fail in such huge numbers there is no alternative but to nipple them to taxpayers at the state and federal level for perpetuity. While refusing to recognize and acknowledge the heightened taxation required to fund loosened welfare has the DIRECT CONSEQUENCE of forcing even more millions OUT OF THE MIDDLE CLASS that has been shrinking for 20 years. Is that the how we want America to be seen in the eyes of our enemies and global competitors? When are bleeding-heart socialists like Paula ever going to grasp the only way possible to reduce poverty and dependence is through economic policies that vigorously stimulate investment, growth and job creation. Policies that focus on poverty directly through handouts and re-distribution (like Obamacare) only INCREASE the problem as we have seen for five years. If expanding welfare and dependence on government worked, why do the millions dependent on government keep increasing? We have had straight 70 years of easing and expanding the welfare definition. I challenge any person to show ONE PLACE where it has been effective in REDUCING POVERTY. There is no argument what so ever about lifting the the poor out of poverty. The disagreement come entirely in the method to accomplish it. If Paula or anyone else has EVIDENCE that prove generous government benevolence reduces the numbers in poverty,

To the editor, In politics, we are all aware of deception, lies, spinning the truth, etc., but Mr. Earle, in his most recent letter, distorts the truth by taking a statement made by then Secretary Clinton out of context, or as Mr. Meade refers to it, “paraphrasing.” By using these techniques, you don’t have to report an accurate account of what was said — you only have to narrate whatever information serves your political interests, no matter how blatantly misleading. The events that took place in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 were an American tragedy, ending in the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean smith, and Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. No one could have imagined, by the end of the evening, how quickly the Republican right would politicize the murder of four Americans. Or how the most basic facts would be twisted and even invented out of the air to manufacture false charges — first to suggest that President Obama was disengaged, or even sympathetic to terror, and then, when that faltered, to begin tarnishing the reputation of Hillary Clinton as she mulled a 2016 presidential bid. Mr. Earle, in his inimitable way, fails to give us all the facts of Secretary of State Clinton’s response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He conveniently paraphrased her comments to read, “What does it really matter.” Her actual response to the question, as to what provoked the attack on the consulate was, “But with all due respect, the fact is that we had four dead Americans. What difference, AT THIS POINT, does it make (referring to the

PRODUCE IT. No need for a personal attack, just produce the EVIDENCE. We all respect facts! All I ask is that liberals stop trying to B.S. their way into more bankrupting, sure-to-fail policies from BRIBING, government on the Trojan horse of benevolence all while trying to SHAME others in the process for not buying the “snookering job”. The only sure cure to POVERTY is a JOB, not a HANDOUT! The Supreme Court decision made it crystal clear. The federal government was BULLYING and coercing states with the Medicaid CRAM-DOWN under Obamacare and removed it. Paula wants the BULLYING IMPLEMENTED. SHE LIKES BULLIES. Government is trying to BRIBE states with a carrot to entice states to take over the care and COST for millions more poor. Bribe MONEY starts high, then dwindles quickly. The states are then are stuck with paying endless billions more for the poor out of STATE REVENUES for eternity. These MUCH HIGHER costs will then SQUEEZE money from every other much needed cause including education going forward. Then the LIBERAL screams. . . WE CAN’T CUT EDUCATION SPENDING! FACE IT. Government has over promised FIVE TIMES more than it can ever deliver or WILL EVER DELIVER without totally killing the MIDDLE CLASS to pay for it. The latest CBS news poll on Nov. 20 shows an ALL TIME record of 61 percent of the public now are OPPOSED to Obamacare and an all time LOW of 37 percent give Obama a favorable job approval rating. It proves Americans do not like to be LIED TO, and they do not like being BULLIED by government, Democrats, Obama or Paula. Tony Boutin Gilford

Thanks for support of Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair & Legion Aux To The Daily Sun, Gilmanton Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit #102 of the American Legion Auxiliary extends it appreciation to the Gilmanton PTA for hosting the recent Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair, and to our many friends and supporters who purchased great home-baked items from the Auxiliary along with raffle tickets for a chance to win a wonderful holiday/winter themed gift-basket. Ms. Ford was the winner of the raffle and was presented with a beautiful basket full of decorations, linen, holiday treats, gifts and home-good items. As part of our Holiday-Fair participation, members also donated and collected non-perishable food items which were donated to the Gilmanton Food Pantry. Home-baked items were also donated to the Dump Run Café for their weekly community gatherings. Members were present to provide vis-

itors with information on our “Veterans at Rest in Gilmanton” project; the goal of which is to locate and document all veteran burials in Gilmanton to ensure that the sites receive proper honor. The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to further Americanism and to support veterans, military, their families and community. Fundraising is essential to the support we are able to provide during the year. The Gilmanton Holiday Craft Fair is a wonderful community event; be sure to join us in Gilmanton next year! For further information on American Legion Auxiliary, our Veterans Projects, membership or donation opportunities, contact us at ALA102@ Raelyn Cottrell, President Gilmanton Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit #102 American Legion Auxiliary

cause of the attack)? IT IS OUR JOB TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.” These points made by Clinton, were left out of Earle’s letter. I’m still trying to figure out what Clinton, Obama, Rice, and the State Department were supposed to have hidden or covered-up and why. That they didn’t immediately know ahead of time if it was a planned or spontaneous attack? That they didn’t know ahead of time there was going to be an attack? That they issued a preliminary report that eventually proved wrong? After all the terrorist attacks on our embassies and the resulting deaths and injuries from them over the last 20 years, the Republicans suddenly decide the current administration is responsible in some way for the deaths in Benghazi. They were perfectly happy to deny requests for increased funding for the State Department and never questioned “security failures” during Republican administrations, but now, especially after losing elections, these “statesmen” need to pin something, anything, on the Obama administration. Ambassador Stevens was not “butchered”, “raped”, or “tortured” by members of the mob as claimed by Earle and others, but was alive when brought to a hospital. He bore no external injuries, and died of smoke inhalation from the fire started in the attack on the consulate. Does this diminish his death — certainly not! But exaggerating circumstances of his death for political gain is unconscionable. L.J. Siden Gilmanton

I think of all the families in New Hampshire living in poverty To The Daily Sun, As I recall all the delicious food I ate over this Thanksgiving weekend and wonder how we will finish all the leftovers, I think of all those families who live in poverty and perhaps do not have enough food to eat every day. The federal poverty guideline for 2013 is $23,550 for a family of four. This figure is used for eligibility purposes for public programs such as Medicaid, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, to name a few. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, the guidelines for establishing the poverty rates were originally developed in the 1960s. At that time, 1/3 of a family’s income was spent on food; today only 1/7 of a family’s income is spent on food. The guidelines are a national standard, which does not reflect changes from state to state or between urban and rural areas. Nor have they been adjusted for increases in housing, childcare, health care, and transportation. In order to meet the basic needs for a family of four the $23,550 would have to be doubled. Additionally, the National Center for Children in Poverty reports, in 2011 43 percent of children in N.H. lived in a home where the parents do not have a high school diploma. Poverty leads to food insecurity or hunger. There are astonishing rates

is easily identified by reviewing those children eligible for free and reduced school lunch in our communities. According to Kids Count, a program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the 2011-2012 figures are overwhelming. In Laconia, 55 percent of children were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. In Shaker Regional, which includes Belmont and Canterbury, 34 percent of children were eligible and Winnisquam Regional, which includes Tilton, Sanbornton and Northfield, had 35 percent of eligible children. In Laconia, the numbers of eligible children increased by 15 percent since the 2007-2008 figures were released. There have been many studies and programs to address poverty in N.H.We need to find ways to help kids stay in school, in the long run, they will perform better in the job market and financially. The Children’s Alliance of N.H., a statewide program has been addressing food insecurity through a program called N.H. Hunger Solutions. They have created a N.H. Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger. Their goal is to ensure “every child has three nutritious meals a day”. Please consider helping out in your community and you can read more at The children are the future and we need to ensure they grow into healthy adults. Colleen Garrity Laconia

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VILLAGE from page one stalls. A creche featured a burro and sheep from the Bolduc farm, along with a live Christ child, whose conception, Ernie quipped, was timed to suit the Christmas season. Gradually the merchants disappeared and fire regulations stiffened, which changed the shape and face of the village without diminishing its charm to young and old. “It’s for all ages, not just kids,” said Ernie, who estimates that between 4,500 and 5,000 people pass through the village during its four day run each year. While for the Bolducs and Hamel the village has been a labor of love, its construction and operation also represent a significant investment of time and money. Ernie estimated that 6,000 man hours are required to set it up and take it down. They credited Fred McVey, who this year enlisted hockey players from Laconia and Gilford to haul the sets from storage, with assisting with the assembly as well as arranging the train displays. What Armand called “the holding area,” the ground floor where children gather to await their turn through the village upstairs, was painted and decorated by Sharon Cavanaugh. She also has provided face painting, games, crafts, movies and even “Santa’s Jail” to entertain the children under the watchful eyes of some of the 60 or 70 elves working in the village under the supervision of Kathy McClellan. In the village itself Dave and Sylvia Detscher host “Santa’s Sidewalk Cafe,” featuring gallons of pink lemonade and 600 dozen cookies, brewed and baked at the direction of Patty Desrosiers. “It’s not just the construction and the set up,” said Ernie. “It’s the operation. It wouldn’t work without these volunteers.” “It costs a good $8,000 a year,” Hamel said. “$5,000 for toys alone.” Ernie said that the village has enjoyed the generosity of a number of anonymous donors as well as contributions from the WLNH Children’s Auction. Many of the decorations have been donated or salvaged over the years. “We’ve sold Christmas trees, ornaments, candy bars and all kinds of stuff and we’ve reached into

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Bob Hamel, Ernie Bolduc and Armand Bolduc have devoted countless volunteer hours to Laconia’s Christmas Village during there 38 years in charge of the operation. Now, they wonder who will take their place. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

our own pockets more than once,” noted Hamel. “And we still do,” Ernie added. “It’s a lot of work,” he continued. “We’ll have our first meeting in January and there isn’t a week during the year I won’t do something for Christmas Village.” “It’s a lot work,” Hamel agreed. “But, it’s all worth when you see those kids come through the curtain and their faces light up. It brings tears to your eyes.” He said that every child leaves laden with an ornament, turned from wood that Ernie rescued from the Allen-Rogers factory, a gift, personal letter from Santa, bearing the postmark “Christmas Village, Laconia N.H. 03246-1/2 . “The only thing they pay

for is a color photograph with Santa for $3,” he said. “We’re concerned,” said Erniue. “There are no successors in the wings. The volunteers and donors are aging and dwindling. My wife told me ‘you’ll do it as long as you’re alive,’” he continued. “And it doesn’t enter my mind not to do it. But, I’m getting concerned.” The Christmas Village will be open to the public Thursday, December 5 and Friday December 6 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday December 8 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The village will be open to senior citizen on Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon and to those with disabilities on Sunday between 10 a.m. and noon.

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HEROIN from page one that if she successfully completed the ADAPT drug and alcohol abuse program while in jail, he would agree to allow the rest of her sentence to be suspended. He agreed with both the prosecutor and Cleveland’s defense counsel Wade Harwood that prison was not appropriate. O’Neill also asked Prosecutor Carley Ahern if the Belmont Police were in agreement with the proffered sentence and she replied that they took no position. Cleveland was arrested on September 4, 2013 by two Belmont Police officers who were working a drug detail in the village. According to affidavits obtained in September from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, the police saw a car idling in front of 125 Main St. Cleveland came from the house and got into the car that headed down Main Street but didn’t have its head lights on. During the stop, an officer posted behind the car but out of eyesight of Cleveland said he saw a movement that looked like her taking a bottle from the back seat of the car and putting it into to center console. The driver of the car gave police permission to

search it and police recovered the bottle, finding 53 paper packages. A random sample of four of them at the state lab showed they contained heroin. Yesterday, Ahern said the total weight of the heroin was 2.04 grams. When Judge O’Neill asked what the approximate street value was, Atty. Wade Harwood said it was about $200. Harwood said he and Ahern worked to craft a sentence that would be rehabilitative and there were suppression issues that could be raised should the case go to trial, meaning in his opinion some or all of the evidence may be excluded from the jury because of the way it was obtained. He said Cleveland had no criminal record, was the mother of two children, and was working during the time she was arrested. Harwood also noted she volunteered in her church and collected items for Hurricane Sandy survivors. Cleveland told the judge tearfully that she “was committed to turning herself around” and that heroin possession was a selfish act that hurt her family. She also accepted responsibility for her actions. “I learned I don’t want to become the person I was becoming,” she said. Cleveland has been in the Belknap County House of Corrections since her arrest and is credited with 90 days of pretrial credit. Had O’Neill accepted the plea as negotiated, she would have served two more months. It is not known if she and Harwood will reconsider O’Neill’s offer or go to trial. — Gail Ober

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STRIKE from page 2 sectors. Last month, President Barack Obama said he would back a Senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility. It’s not clear how large the turnout will be at any given location, or whether the walkouts will be enough to disrupt operations. Similar actions this summer had varying results, with some restaurants unable to serve customers and others seemingly unaffected. The National Restaurant Association, an industry lobbying group, called the demonstrations a “campaign engineered by national labor groups,” and said the vast majority of participants were union protesters rather than workers. The group added that past demonstrations “have fallen well short of their purported numbers.” Kendall Fells, a New York City-based organizer for Fast Food Forward, said demonstrations are planned for 100 cities, in addition to the 100 cities where workers will strike.Still, organizers face an uphill battle in reshaping an industry that competes aggressively on low prices, a practice that has intensified as companies including McDonald’s Corp., Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum Brands Inc., which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, face growing competition and slow growth in the weak economy. Fast-food workers are also seen as difficult to unionize, given the industry’s high turnover rates. But the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 2 million workers in health care, janitorial and other industries, has been providing organizational and financial support to the push for higher pay over the past year. TREES from page one three locations. Residents can leave their trees at the brush dump on Hilliard Road at The Weirs on the four Wednesdays in January — January 8, 15, 22 and 29 — between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. when an attendant will be present to assist. Trees can also be taken to the Transfer Station on Meredith Center Road between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Drivers must pull on to the scales then drop their trees in the designated area. Finally trees can be dropped in the marked area at the Memorial Park softball field on West Street. Residents with questions may call Ann Saltmarsh at the DPW, 528-6379, extension 300.

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Default budget for Gilford Schools comes in $273K less than plan for 2014-2-15 GILFORD — The School Board voted unanimously last night to accept a 2014-2015 default budget of $24.4-million, which is about $273,000 less than the requested budget of $24.7-million that was adopted last month. The default budget represents the current fiscal year’s budget less one-time appropriations and, should the proposed budget fail at the annual town meeting ballot vote in March of 2014, the default budget is automatically adopted. Last month, Superintendent Kent Hemingway

said some of the keys to the recommended budget include a reduction in the health insurance costs of $115,000 because of a premium holiday from the Local Government Center and a $33,000 reduction in the district’s worker’s compensation insurance cost. He also said the first year of the teachers’ collective bargaining agreement that will also be voted on at Town Meeting includes a savings of $156,000 in health insurance. Hemingway said there are two teacher position reductions — one at the middle school and one at the

LACONIA — City police are investigating two separate burglaries that occurred last week. Lt. Rich Simmons said on November 25 a homeowner on Meredith Center Road returned home at 6:15 p.m. to find a screen on one of his windows cut and some items including jewelry missing from his home. A Pine Street Extension break-in was reported to police at 5:53 p.m. on November 27 and the hom-

eowner reported there was no apparent forced entry and some cash was taken. Simmons said police do not think the two burglaries are related however anyone with any information about either of them is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 527-1717. — Gail Ober

DRONES from page 2 Bezos told “60 Minutes” the project could become a working service in four or five years. Unlike the drones used by the military, Bezos’ proposed flying machines won’t need humans to control them remotely. Amazon’s drones would receive a set of GPS coordinates and automatically fly to them, presumably avoiding buildings, power lines and other obstacles. Delivery drones raise a host of concerns, from air traffic safety to homeland security and privacy. There are technological and legal obstacles, too — similar to Google’s experimental driverless car. How do you design a machine that safely navigates the roads or skies without hitting anything? And, if an accident occurs, who’s legally liable? Delivering packages by drone might be impossible in a city like Washington D.C. which has many no-fly zones. But technology entrepreneur and futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that “technology has always been a double edged sword.” “Fire kept us warm and cooked our food but also was used to burn down our villages,” says Kurzweil. “It’s fascinating as an idea and probably very hard to execute,” says Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies who sees Bezos as an unconven-

tional thinker. “If he could really deliver something you order within 30 minutes, he would rewrite the rules of online retail.” Amazon has already done that once. In 1995, with investments from family and friends, Bezos began operating Amazon as an online bookseller out of a Seattle garage. Over nearly two decades, Amazon grew to become the world’s largest online retailer, selling everything from shoes to groceries to diapers and power tools. Amazon spends heavily on growing its business, improving order fulfillment and expanding into new areas. Those investments have come at the expense of consistent profitability, but investors have been largely forgiving, focusing on the company’s longterm promise and double-digit revenue growth. The company spent almost $2.9 billion in shipping last year, accounting for 4.7 percent of its net sales. There is no prohibition on flying drones for recreational use, but since 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration has said they can’t be used for commercial purposes. “The technology has moved forward faster than the law has kept pace,” says Brendan Schulman, special counsel at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

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elementary school — to reflect declining enrollments. The proposed budget included a three-percent raise for support staff and two major projects — a $200,000 telephone system and $105,000 for auditorium seating. The School Board will present the proposed 20142015 school year budget to the Budget Committee at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The School District Deliberative session was set for February 4, 2014. — Gail Ober

UKRAINE from page 2 tion agreement. He also said in an interview with Ukraine’s main television channels that he remains committed to European integration, but would like to negotiate better terms for the fragile Ukrainian economy. Yanukovych urged the opposition for calm and dialogue with the government. But his call fell flat with opposition leaders who were hoping to summon enough parliamentary votes Tuesday to oust the Cabinet led by Yanukovych’s loyal supporter, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, and force an early presidential vote. “We need to change the system. There must be a complete reloading of the leadership,” world boxing champion turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko told reporters. It was unclear whether the opposition could muster the 226 votes it needs in the 450-seat parliament to oust Azarov and his Cabinet. The opposition controls about 170 seats, but independents hold 35 more and the governing Party of Regions was shedding support. At least three of its lawmakers quit in protest and one of them, Inna Bohoslovska, previously a vocal government supporter, called on other legislators to leave the party. A top Agriculture Ministry official also resigned Monday. Oleksandr Yefremov, head of the Party of Regions faction in parliament, said lawmakers would discuss the situation Tuesday morning and might then put a no-confidence motion up for a vote. But he argued that there were no grounds to dismiss the government because of the protests, which have centered on Kiev’s main Independence Square, popularly referred to as Maidan. “Our goal is to make sure that the people on Maidan calm down,” Yefremov said.

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Area businesses recognized for employment leadership LACONIA — New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation recently announced the 2013 Employment Leadership Award (ELA) recipients. Sodexo PSU, which partners with Lakes Region Community Services and Plymouth State University to offer an internship for individuals with disabilities, was named a Top 10 Employer. All Top 10 businesses were honored for making recruiting, hiring and retaining people with disabilities a top priority. The awards ceremony was held in October, commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness month. The ELA Awards program also recognized a number of nominees from throughout the state, including Café Clyde Trask a long time employee of Café Déjà Vu in Laconia proudly stands with business owner Déjà Vu in Laconia. Brenda Dupont, who is holding a Certificate of Recognition for Employment Leadership presented to In the summer of Café Déjà Vu by NH Vocational Rehabilitation Program. (Courtesy photo) 2012, LRCS Associhours a week. The first STRIDE program was so sucate Director Laurie Vachon approached Sodexo cessful that Sodexo and LRCS are offering another PSU General Manager Chris Mongeon to establish 15-week internship program currently in progress. an internship program for adults with disabilities Brenda Dupont purchased Café Déjà Vu on Court interested in food-related businesses. Four interns Street from her mother, Barbara, in October of 1997. – Haley, James, Ann and Jeremiah, were selected Twenty-two years ago, Barbara interviewed Clyde Trask and began training that September. The 15-week for a position and although he had little to no restaurant ceremony concluded with a graduation ceremony. experience, his gentle personality and motivation conSodexo’s ongoing commitment to the interns is evivinced her to take a chance. When Dupont purchased dent as three of the four were offered jobs. STRIDE graduates have been working between 15 and 25 see next page W Weeeerr tt C Caa & & eerr lliivv D Dee

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Coldwell Banker hosting blood drive Winni Playhouse’s Youth Ensemble

LACONIA — The sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Laconia, in partnership with the American Red Cross Northern New England Region, will host their annual blood drive. The blood drive will take place Thursday, December 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hall located at 31 Gilford Avenue in Laconia. People who are interested in donating blood can schedule an appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.

org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A blood donor card or valid ID is required to donate. “We are pleased to continue our yearly tradition of hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross,” said Mike Keeler, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Laconia. “We invite our friends and neighbors in the community to come out and help us in supporting this great organization.”

PLYMOUTH — Bank of New Hampshire will host the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, December 5 from 5–7:00 p.m. at their new Plymouth location located at 6 Riverside Drive, Plymouth. There will be raffle prizes, giveaways, refreshments and a spread of hors d’oeuvres. For additional information, contact the Chamber at 5361001. Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and

wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.

from preceding page the restaurant six years later, she was happy to keep Clyde on her team. He was initially hired as a bus boy and did not have any employment supports from LRCS at that time, so Barbara and her team trained and encouraged him themselves. Clyde developed into an exceptional employee. He is always on time or early.

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MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s Youth Ensemble, made up of local performers ages 8-12, will have their first opportunity to perform on the Playhouse’s new stage when they present James and the Giant Peach on December 6-8. Adapted by Richard R. George from the popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, this is

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Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concerts to be held December 14 & 15 in Meredith MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra will hold Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith. Classic songs of the season ring out again this year featuring old favorites and brand new arrangements. “A Christmas Festival”, “Nutcracker Holiday”, “Stille Nacht”, and a Holiday sing-along are among the wide mix of holiday classics sure to captivate young and old. Guest vocalist will be Emily Jaworski, who has performed frequently with the New Hampshire Master Chorale and the Concord Chorale, and who will perform stylistic interpretations of “Merry Christmas Darling”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, a fabulous new rendition of “White Christmas”, and other holday favorites. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students in college. Tickets are available for purchase by mail, online at, or from our ticket outlets. These include Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw’s Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door starting

one hour before each concert. The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra is a Meredith-based, non-profit orchestra that performs throughout the fall, winter, and spring months. Orchestra members have ranged in age from 13 through retired seniors, representing over 36 communities in the Lakes Region.

from preceding page covers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends – Old Green Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more. After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his despicable aunts, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and

Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for the orchestra and $10 in the balcony and are available online at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.orgor by calling 603-279-0333. The Playhouse is located at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith. Audience members are encouraged to bring canned peaches (or any canned food) which will be donated to the Meredith Emergency Food Pantry. Anyone who brings a can will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to Innisfree Bookshop.

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Salvation Army struggling to collect enough toys LACONIA — The Salvation Army in Laconia is struggling this year to find donors to purchase gifts for needy children whose families are experiencing financial difficulties. “It’s heartbreaking to hear some of the the stories of how folks are struggling. One grandparent, who was on a fixed income, found themselves with full custody of their three3 grandchildren after their mom passed away suddenly. He has no clue how he is going to swing everything, but is grateful for any kind of help he can receive. Unfortunately, many of our large organizations have decided to go a different route this year to the amount of over 150 angel tags not being disturbed at their sites,” says Captain Sally Warren. She says that each angel tag represents a child in need with three toy wishes on each tag.’’ Last year we helped 599 kids receive 3 toys each for Christmas and it appears that the need is even greater this year. A few of our donors like The Bank of New

Hampshire and Freudenburg-NOK have stepped up and made donations or have been able to take a few extra tags this season, but we are still struggling,’’ says Warren. She urges those who would like to help and purchase toys for needy children this Christmas season, can bring an unwrapped gift to Belknap Tire in Laconia, or Angel Tags in Gilford at Walmart, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and The Bank of New Hampshire. In Laconia, tags can be found at The Bank of New Hampshire, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and at The Salvation Army on Union Ave. Shaws in Belmont, Hannafords and Meredith Village Savings Bank in Meredith are a few other locations tags are located. Organizations can also call and request tags to hang on a tree in their location at 524-1834. ‘’Please help bring a smile to a needy child this Christmas season.’’ said Warren.

LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access Television will stream channel 25 via its website during the month of December. The programming will begin streaming free of charge at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4. It will continue throughout the month. The public access channel can be seen over MetroCast Channel 25 and also via the web at lrpa. org. Simply click on Channel 25 live. The LNH Children’s Auction will also be carried

in its’ entirety over MetroCast Channel 25 and LRPA’s website. Anyone with web access can view all content courtesy of Lakes Region Public Access. The Children’s Auction hours are Tuesday, 12/10 – Friday, 12/13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again in prime time from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday’s cablecast on December 14 begins at 8 a.m. and continues until mid –afternoon, when all items are gone. “We are looking forward to our foray into web based streaming as a new delivery system.”, says Station Manager Denise Beauchaine. “For the first time since its inception, viewers who do not receive cable service from MetroCast can view Lakes Region Public Access TV on line or on their smart phones. Simply go to the apps store and download Livestream App for Android or IOF.”

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New Horizons Band plans Holiday Concerts

BELMONT — The New Horizons Band is spreading the holiday cheer through their music with concerts scheduled throughout the month of December. Today at 7 p.m. the band, under the direction of Mary Divers, will be playing a concert at the Veterans Home in Tilton. This is a semi-annual event enjoyed by both the residents and staff. On Tuesday, December 17, the band will be performing its Christmas program at the Taylor Community at Woodside at 7 p.m. On Friday, December 20, an evening of band music will be enjoyed by the audience at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia. And on December 21, at 2 p.m., the band will close out its holiday concert series with a benefit concert for the Meredith Community Center. A freewill donation will be received at the door to benefit the Center. see next page

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Financial Aid Night at Inter-Lakes on December 10 MEREDITH — A Financial Aid Night for high school seniors and parents/guardians will be held at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. Presented by NHHEAF/Center for College Planning, the event will help participants learn about the

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MANCHESTER — Tuesday, December 3 is the second annual Giving Tuesday – a national campaign launched in 2012 to create a day of giving at the start of the holiday season and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Here in New Hampshire, Granite United Way will

mark the day with a special campaign to “Change the State” – one penny at a time. This campaign will also illustrate the high level of philanthropy in New Hampshire from involvement to giving. Granite United Way has enlisted the help of businesses that currently participate in its employee giving campaigns to kick off the day. They will challenge business partners, customers, colleagues and others to run a one day campaign in their company. The objective is simple – get companies to sign-up on the Facebook app, and then ask their employees to Give a Like on Facebook and give their spare change. All the companies will be “Champions of Change” and will be featured on the Granite United Way Facebook Page. Any employee can kickoff their company’s participation in this effort, and get their company listed. Once listed, the company can ask their employees to ‘Like’ Granite United Way and see next page

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from preceding page to collect spare change. Every employee participating is encouraged to also share their ‘badge of giving’ through the Facebook app. Granite United Way worked with the team from wedü to develop the Facebook app. “Ultimately, Giving Tuesday is day in which people are encouraged to do simple acts of kindness – even something as small as donating the spare change from their pockets, purses or desk drawers. The idea is that giving feels good, and every little bit, every penny, helps,” says Karrie Eaton, Director of Marketing and Communications, Granite United Way.

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PLYMOUTH — The Circle Program serves girls from 29 towns in New Hampshire, with major hubs in Laconia, Concord and Plymouth. The growth of the Circle Program means reaching more girls geographically, realizing their dreams of a summer camp experience and matching more volunteer mentors with Circle girls. It also means more communities are benefiting from the good works that Circle girls and teens are accomplishing. With the holiday season arriving Circle girls and teens are at it again, busy doing community service all over the Lakes Region. A week ago Saturday over twenty Circle girls, with mentors, went to Lakes Region General Hospital for the first year to create cards and deliver them to patients. The following Sunday a group of nine Circle teens and four mentors donated their time, as Friendly Kitchen volunteers, by serving Sunday dinner to 50 Salvation Army church members and some homeless individuals in Laconia. In teams (potato, corn and mea!) the girls layered, cooked and served Shepard’s Pie and even had leftovers to serve a youth group for Tuesday. On November 24 a group of Circle teens, for the 13th year, went to a senior housing apartment in Ashland to serve and enjoy a community Thanksgiving dinner. On December 7 Circle Program Teen Coordinator, Fox Smith, will head up a group of Circle teen “elves” for the Santa Sale in Ashland. This will be the 13th year helping Holderness Library raise funds through this magical event. For the season finale on December 8, Circle’s Program Director, Paula Ferenc, will take a large group of girls and mentors to assist the Meredith Rotary Club in serving dinner to three hundred senior citizens, an annual and loved collaboration since Circle’s founding year in 1993. The Circle Program’s philosophy is closely aligned

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PLYMOUTH — CASA of NH has announced that six new volunteers from this area recently completed the pre-service training necessary to be an advocate for children who have been abused in local communities. They have received comprehensive training and are assigned a volunteer supervisor so they always have someone to turn to as they get to know the child they are assigned to and represent the child’s best interests, complete court reports and show up to hearing approximately every three months until the child is able to have a safe and permanent home. “Unfortunately, no community in this state is exempt from the issue of child abuse and neglect,” says Jen Buteau of CASA of NH. “Although we have Recently completing CASA volunteer training were, front row: Stacy Luke, Denise Kwasnik; middle more than 450 volunteer row: Karina Derapelian, Maureen Lamb, back row: Richard Gerken. (Courtesy photo) advocates statewide, it monthly, attend periodic court hearings and speak still isn’t enough to keep up with the current demand.” with the various adults involved with the child. Lately, CASA of NH has had to refuse abuse and neglect Due to the critical need for more advocates sevcases that they were asked to advocate on from the Plymeral trainings are scheduled in the next few months outh, Laconia and Conway courts. throughout the state. Those who are interested in Their efforts in conjunction with the existing volunbecoming a CASA volunteer or exploring various teers at CASA of NH save the State of NH approxiways they can support CASA of NH, contact Jen mately 3.5 million dollars a year. Volunteer advocates Buteau at 536-1663 or visit meet with the child they are assigned to work with

Public invited to see Sant Bani senior presentations Wed. SANBORNTON — The Class of 2014 of Sant Bani School warmly invites the public to the upcoming evening of Senior Class Project Presentations

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Arts Collaborative Gallery hosting Holiday Open House MEREDITH — The Arts Collaborative Gallery and Teaching Studio will hold its annual Holiday Open House weekend on Friday Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7 and the teachings studio will be open on the evening of Dec. 6 to give a sampling of the type of expressive arts activities offered during the monthly First Friday Creative Women’s Gathering. On Saturday, December 14, the Teaching Studio offers a Holiday Gift and Ornament Making Workshop for all ages. Co-owners David and Heidi Little welcome the public to gather with family to start or continue a holiday tradition at 5 Winona Road--a tradition that includes art activities for all ages in the Teaching Studio as well as an opportunity to shop the Gallery and Design Studio. Unique gifts from an array of distinctive home furnishings, original art, handcrafts, and custom fragrances created by exceptional regional artists and craftspeople await on Friday evening, December 6, from 6 - 9 p.m. In the Gallery Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, owner David Little, an artist-blacksmith (Winnipesaukee Forge www.winnipesaukeeforge. com) and on site artist Steve Hayden (Steven Hayden Arts will be on hand displaying their latest wrought iron, wood and copper furnishings and mixed media sculpture. The following weekend, Saturday December 14, in the Teaching Studio Heidi and fellow teaching artist Cynthia Robinson will offer their annual Holiday Gift and Ornament Making Workshop. “I strongly recommend pre-registering for this popular event” from preceding page Each of the twelve seniors will speak on a topic connected to the word “Home.” Their work is the result of a month of research, interviews, and the creation of art work about their chosen topics. The art components will be on display during the event. Admission is free and refreshments will be served at intermission. For more information about Sant Bani School and the Class of 2014’s evening presentations visit

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Obamacare navigator at Taylor Community Thurs. LACONIA — On Thursday, Dec. 5, between 6 and 8 p.m. Donna Toomey, a Certified Patient Navigator for the Affordable Care Act, will hold an information session at the Elm Room of the Woodside Building, at the Taylor Community, 227 Ledges Drive, in Laconia. There will be a slide presentation on the plan’s features followed by a question and answer session. In order to ensure sufficient seating is available, those planning to attend are asked to call 934-1464 ext. 119, or 528-6945, ext.1706

Meredith Library holding open house on Saturday MEREDITH — On Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Friends of the Library will hold an open house in the main reading room at the Meredith Public Library. Visitors will get to see where the fire proof vault is located as well as the other features of this National Historic Landmark. The Library Trustees will be conducting tours of the Benjamin Smith Memorial Library which opened in 1901.

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Bruce E. Gibbs, 71 BELMONT — Bruce E. Gibbs, 71, of Belmont, died suddenly, Saturday, November 30, 2013. Bruce was born June 18, 1942 in Saugus, MA, the eldest son of Ralph and Marion (Smith) Gibbs. Bruce is survived by his wife and best friend, Maggie Gibbs; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Stacey and Alan Jope of Laconia, N.H., Ginny and Billy Desmond of East Wareham, MA and Kimberly Gibbs of Belmont, N.H.; his two grandchildren, Nicholas and Allison Jope of Laconia; his sister, Virginia Adams, and her husband, George, of Barrington, N.H. and his sister, Linda Chartier, of Laconia, N.H.; his brother, Alan Gibbs, and his wife, Anna, of Concord, N.H.; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cleo Gorman and Ron Ackerman, of Northampton, MA; his sister-inlaw, Marty Gorman, of Springfield, MA and sixteen nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law, George Chartier; and his parents Ralph and Marion Gibbs. Bruce was employed with Imperial Distributors for twenty-five years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years and formed a life-long passion for cooking. He enjoyed his retirement immensely, spending time fishing, doing puzzles and creating Halloween and Christmas “villages”. He was a loyal

Veronica G. Karp, 97 MEREDITH — Veronica G. Karp, 97, died Sunday, December 1, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital. She was born in Manchester, the daughter of Peter and Helena (Gazda) Gardzina. Veronica attended Manchester Schools and married Joseph Karp in 1948. They lived in Manchester until moving to Meredith in 2007. Over the years, she worked at Leavitts’ Department Store, Sanders Associates and Raytheon until she retired in 1979. Veronica was a communicant of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Manchester. She had been an active member of the TTK Club, the Polish American Club, Holy Trinity Cathedral Seniors, Manchester Seniors and the Lakeside Bowling League until 2007. During her retirement she loved to go bowl-

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Red Sox and Patriots fan. Family time and family vacations brought him much joy and pleasure; camping vacations at Hermit Island, time in Maine and the Cape as well as many spur of the moment day trips. He was an awesome partner, the love of Maggie’s life, Dad, “Bumpa”, brother, uncle and friend. He surrounded his family with laughter, love and his unique sense of humor. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-BeaneSimoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Holy Trinity School, 50 Church St., Laconia, NH 03246 or Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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ing, play cards and travel. She was fortunate to be able to take many trips including one to Poland. Veronica looked forward to time spent with her son and grandchildren. Family members include her son and daughterin-law, Gary and Janet Karp of Holderness; three granddaughters Riley and Hannah Karp and Emily Woods all of Holderness, nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

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Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Jean-Luc Godard is 83. Singer Jaye P. Morgan is 82. Actor Nicolas Coster is 80. Actress Mary Alice is 72. Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne is 65. Actress Heather Menzies is 64. Rock singer Mickey Thomas is 64. Country musician Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) is 59. Actor Steven Culp is 58. Actress Daryl Hannah is 53. Actress Julianne Moore is 53. Olympic gold medal figure skater Katarina Witt is 48. Actor Brendan Fraser is 45. Singer Montell Jordan is 45. Actor Royale Watkins is 44. Actor Bruno Campos is 40. Actress Holly Marie Combs is 40. Actress Liza Lapira (TV: “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”) is 38. Actress Lauren Roman is 38. Poprock singer Daniel Bedingfield is 34. Actress Anna Chlumsky (KLUHM’-skee) is 33. Actor Brian Bonsall is 32. Pop/rock singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is 30. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 28. Actor Michael Angarano is 26. Actor Jake T. Austin is 19.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t want to be the kind of person who avoids confrontation, so you actively seek it. For some interactions, electronic correspondence can seem cowardly. Important news is best delivered in person. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Our memories may change and fail, but for the most part, it’s easier to recall what really happened than it is to recall a story about what happened. Because of this, someone who lied will be caught. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Lead with your integrity, and you’ll receive hints as to the character of others. Pretty packages are not always filled with goodness. Being tasteful is not the same thing as being right or intelligent. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 3). You’ll change your location by first changing where your mind is. Family additions help you with this before the start of 2014. You’ll join forces in business and make great money in February when you cash in. You’ll conquer a persistent problem by adhering to tradition. June brings worldly delights. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 5, 31, 19 and 23.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have mixed feelings about ceremonies. Sometimes you feel they are boring, stiff and contrived. Then again, that is precisely what makes them so memorable. So plan a bit of ceremony into your next big gathering. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You think you know right from wrong, but when you get into some of the gray areas today, you’ll discover that it’s not as clear as you thought. Your intentions are pure, but is that enough? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In the morning, you’re all pleasantries and loving words, but there may be something a bit heavier to impart in the evening. Think about what you want to say first. Practice it on paper if you have to, but don’t let it go unsaid! CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t let the afternoon lull hurt your overall productivity. A brisk walk is the best thing to clear the fog in your head. And if you go for longer than 20 minutes, you may even experience a spiritual high. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will be asked to do a job you are not yet qualified to do. This is a sign that you should consider getting new training. Investigate the need. How likely are you to get more requests like this one? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Most people will do something about the suffering of others when they know it exists. But most people won’t seek that kind of knowledge. You have a sixth sense about where the problems are and how you can help. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll feel better when things look better. The disorder in your living environment is largely the mess of other people. Even though your mess is small in comparison, clean it up, and the others will follow suit. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Through the ages, average people have experienced works of sheer brilliance and laughed. But that doesn’t mean that every misunderstood work is brilliant. Interpret today’s presentation with caution. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Knowing is not enough. The person who knows the path but doesn’t walk it is no better off than the person who doesn’t know the path. Walk the path.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2013. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. On this date: In 1810, British forces captured Mauritius from the French, who had renamed the island nation off southeast Africa “Ile de France.” In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio — the first truly coeducational school of higher learning in the United States — began holding classes. In 1910, Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, died in Chestnut Hill, Mass. at age 89. In 1925, George Gershwin’s Concerto in F had its world premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin at the piano. In 1947, the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opened on Broadway. In 1967, surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the new heart. The 20th Century Limited, the famed luxury train, completed its final run from New York to Chicago. In 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing. In 1980, Bernadine Dohrn, a former leader of the radical Weather Underground, surrendered to authorities in Chicago after more than a decade as a fugitive. In 1992, the first telephone text message was sent by British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting “Merry Christmas” from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone. Ten years ago: A U.N. tribunal convicted and sentenced a radio news director and a newspaper editor to life imprisonment for their role in promoting the 1994 Rwandan genocide. British actor David Hemmings died on a Romanian movie set; he was 62. Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama selected New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his commerce secretary. (However, Richardson withdrew a month later when it appeared his confirmation hearings would be complicated by a grand jury investigation over how state contracts were issued to political donors; Gary Locke ended up being appointed.) One year ago: The White House rejected a Republican proposal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a plan that included $800 billion in higher tax revenue over 10 years but no increase in tax rates for the wealthy. A U.S. defense official said Syria had been moving its chemical weapons components in recent days; President Barack Obama warned Syria’s Bashar Assad that if he were to use those weapons against rebels fighting his country’s military, “there will be consequences.”


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Meredith Library Poetry Night featuring Priscilla Burlington. 7:30 p.m at the Library. Open Mic will follow the featured reader. Lakes Region Community College will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event. 4-6 p.m. in the new 6.4 million dollar Health and Science Building, Foyer Area, Prescott Hill, Laconia. Light refreshments served. For more information call 524-5531. Registration available by visit Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Mexican Train Dominoes 10:30 a.m. Project Teen featuring a picture frame decorating activity 3-4 p.m. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Zentangle workshop held every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Vynart Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-0557. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. Franklin VNA & Hospice will hold a free Hospice volunteer training class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the VNA office in Franklin. For more information or to register for Hospice volunteer classes, contact Beth or Bruce at Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603) 934-3454. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith. The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 279-3234 or visit our website at Country Village Quilt Guild

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC/Public Library Film Series will be showing the film “The Birth of Christ” a Christmas Cantata by Andrew T. Miller. 6:60-8:30 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library. Zentangle Basics and Zendala workshop held from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Arts Collaborative in Meredith. The workshop will teach participants the basic process of Zentange and combine it with Mandala. Cost is $35 free plus $10 materials. Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Story Time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts 3:30 p.m. Animals & Me at the Meredith Library 9:45–10:45 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served. Teen/Tween Book Club featuring the book Do You Know the Monkey Man? by Dori Hillestad Butler. 4-5 p.m. Young Writers Group held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

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Rep. Cordelli hosting Town Hall on Wed.

MOULTONBOROUGH — State Representative Glenn Cordelli, representing Tuftonboro, Moultonborough, and Sandwich, will have a Town Hall meeting at the Moultonborough Public Library on Wednesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Representative Cordelli will discuss the recent Medicaid expansion special session of the legislature as well as preview the upcoming session starting in January. He will discuss several pieces of legislation that he is sponsoring regarding education standards and student data privacy. In addition, Representative Cordelli is co-sponsoring several bills deal-

ing with the business enterprise tax and regulation of maple products. He also co-sponsored a bill of Representative Jane Cormier regarding regional planning commissions and Granite State Futures. He has invited Representative Cormier to present her bill and discuss the reasons that this legislation is needed. It is requested that you bring canned foods and other non-perishables, if able, for donation to the local food pantry. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, email Representative Cordelli at or call 525-0008.

MEREDITH — On Thursday Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. 00 PM, Forrest Seavey will present a “Using Your Camera’s Video Mode” program at the Lakes Region Camera Club meeting which will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. Seavey is a member of the club and has previously presented a number of interesting programs based on his experiences while photographing, videoing and producing digital slide shows of the White Mountain National Forest and it’s many popular hiking

trails.Attendees are welcome to bring their cameras if they need assistance with any problems that they may be having using this “Mode”. The Lakes Region Camera Club is a local organization of photographers of many skill levels, and welcomes guests to attend a meeting or two before joining the Club. The Club Meetings are held at The Trinity Episcopal Church on the first and third Thursdays of the month for presentations, competitions, field trips, and other activities. Scheduled meeting times are 7-9 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.

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. Visit the Gilman Library in Alton on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for a thought provoking game of chess and Pajama Story Time with Miss Bailey. Boards and game pieces for chess will be provided. Families Sharing Without Shame, an open meeting for parents to discuss their child’s drug addiction, alcoholism and recovery. 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, except Holidays, Concord Hospital’s Fresh Start Therapy Room. For more information call 568-0533.

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This Weeks Activities Children: Preschool Storytime

Teen: Teen Craft Holiday Ornaments

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Adult: Adult Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 4th @ 10:00 Thursday, December 5th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. Tuesday, December 3rd @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

LEGO® Club

Friday, December 6th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Kids in grades 5-12 are welcome to join! We supply the LEGO blocks, kids supply the imagination!

Thursday, December 5th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to create your own fantastic holiday craft ornaments. Bring your friends! Tuesday, December 3rd @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall “Generation Kill” by Evan Wright is this month’s choice. Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the 23 Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary, and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional, and moral horrors ahead, the “First Suicide Battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Discussion led by Frumie Selchen.

Future Activities Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 11th @ 10:00 Thursday, December 12th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room. Bring a snack to share.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, December 10th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Booktalks for Kids

Thursday, December 12th @ 4:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Family holiday movie/pizza night for those in the monthly book club and their families.

Movies & More for Kids

Friday, December 13th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Turbo” PG Admission is free. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver 14 or older.

Teen: Teen Cooking Decorating

Tuesday, December 10th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to try your hand at custom cookie decorating. Bring your friends!


Health Insurance Market Place Educational Session Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Laconia Public Library is hosting a free one-hour educational session for residents of the Lakes Region. Learn about coverage that’s available from the new Health Insurance Marketplace and find out whether you qualify for tax credits. Old Fashioned Herbal Christmas with Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison Thursday, December 12th @ 6:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Do you miss the true spirit of the winter holidays? Bring back the meaning of the heartfelt gift by creating simple yet elegant herbal gifts that people will love! Register by Tuesday, December 10, as class space is limited. A materials fee of $3 is due upon registration.

Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 8pm • Fri. 9am - 6pm • Sat. 9am - 4pm For more information, call 524-4775. We have wireless ... inside & out!!

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Franklin Savings Bank supports Laconia Area Land Trust’s tax credit campaign LACONIA — Franklin Savings Bank has jumpstarted the Laconia Area Community Land Trust’s (LACLT) tax credit campaign to upgrade its properties by being the first business to purchase $30,000 in tax credits from the nonprofit. New Hampshire’s Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) recently awarded LACLT $500,000 in tax credits to sell to businesses (statewide, more than $4.1 million was recently awarded through the CDFA Tax Credit Program). Proceeds from the sales will be used to upgrade 60 units of LACLT’s permanently affordable rental housing, many of which are showing significant wear and tear. “We are so grateful to Franklin Savings Bank for being the first business to purchase credits. We will need a lot of participation from the community, and they quickly stepped up. They are a wonderful community bank, and we are delighted by their leadership,” said Harvey. LACLT, which is celebrating 20 years of developing permanently affordable housing in the Greater Lakes Region, is working on a Portfolio Strengthening Initiative for its earliest properties, which for years have provided safe, well-managed homes for hundreds of people while increasing property values and tax revenue. Because LACLT remains committed to preserving these permanently affordable community assets, the aging units need a capi-

tal infusion to position them for success for the next two decades. The Tax Credit Program enables businesses to donate to LACLT in exchange for a state tax credit that can be applied against the New Hampshire business profits, business enterprise, or insurance premium taxes. The actual out-ofpocket expense is less than 11% after allowable State and Federal deductions. Tax credits can be purchased to benefit LACLT now through June 30, 2015 and can be used on payment or during a five-year period following purchase. Franklin Savings Bank provides busiLinda L. Harvey, Executive Director of the Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT), joins Franklin nesses, organizations Savings Bank President Jeffery Savage in putting out the welcome mat at a LACLT property in Laconia and families loan, deposit slated to receive upgrades. (Courtesy photo) and investment services throughout Central New Hampshire. Established in 1869, this community bank actively partners with an array of local organizations and activities through financial support and direct participation. With online banking and account opening at its award-winning Internet branch at; investment, insurance & financial planning services offered through Independence Financial Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary; offices in Franklin, Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Laconia and Gilford; and a home and commercial loan office in Bedford; Franklin Savings Bank effectively serves these and surrounding communities. More information can be found at and at Laconia Area Community Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a member of NeighborWorks® America, and is supported in part by membership donations and the Granite United Way. Its mission is to assist low and moderate income families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs. For more information about purchasing tax credits from LACLT in support of their Portfolio Strengthening Initiative contact Hope Jordan at 603-5240747, or visit

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LACONIA — Enjoy a soup and bread lunch while shopping for Holiday goodies at the Unitarian Universalist Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Again this year the fair features “theme” baskets to be raffled. Raffle tickets will give you a chance at a basket of treats. These are awesome values for the price of a raffle ticket. The fair includes the always popular Cookie Walk, baked goods, crafts, jams and jellies, jewelry and nearly-new items, holiday gift items, books, videos and cds. The Unitarian Universalist Church is at 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia. The doors open at 9 a.m., and lunch is served beginning at 11,

Correction: Mary Poppins to visit Mill Falls

The headline that appeared above an article in Saturday’s newspaper listed an incorrect location for a holiday open house. The celebration will be held at the Mills Falls Marketplace in Meredith from 1 to 4 p.m. on December 8.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 80s. We have four children. “John” and “Susan” are from my first marriage. They were very young when my first husband died and I remarried. I then had “Jane” and “Alice.” On my most recent birthday, Jane took my husband and me to our favorite restaurant. Jane also invited Alice, who lives in a rental on our property. (Susan lives in another state.) Alice posted on Facebook what a nice dinner we had. The next morning, Susan called Alice at 4 a.m., screaming, “Why didn’t you invite John?” She then proceeded to call me and scream. I was shocked. I sent her an email later and asked why she was so upset. I love John, but he has made a mess of his life. He is a bully and has had confrontations with everyone in the family. We recently found out that John molested Alice when she was 5 years old. Alice is cordial when she is forced to be around him, but John has never admitted or apologized for his actions. My older kids are not terribly reliable. We named Jane executor of our estate because Susan is a heavy pot smoker and quick-tempered, and John cannot be trusted. It breaks my heart, but that’s the way it is. Susan hasn’t spoken to me in months. I now believe she and John have always been jealous of my younger daughters. Even though my husband raised them all, Susan has said hurtful things about him. She also says I “never wanted” her. This is completely untrue. I pine for Susan every day, but I refuse to phone her because of the awful things she says to me. My husband says we only have a few years left and we should enjoy them. What do you think? -- Heartbroken Dear Heartbroken: It is not unusual for children, even grown ones, to harbor resentments and jealousies against

younger siblings, particularly when those siblings are from a different marriage. While your older kids could have benefi ted from family counseling at the time, there’s not much you can do about that now. We suggest you send Susan a letter or an email, simply saying that you love her and always will, that you are sorry for the rift, and that you hope someday her anger will pass. Meanwhile, please have Alice contact RAINN ( at 1-800-656-HOPE. Being cordial to her molester may be harder on her than you think. Dear Annie: I was taught that “RSVP” stands for “please respond.” But these days, huge organizations (often charities) send mass-mailed invitations to hundreds of people, some of whom have little connection to the group and may live so far away that it would be extraordinary if they attended. I always write a note sending my regrets, because this has been ingrained in me. But I also worry that the functionary who receives my note wonders, “Who is this anachronism living in the past century?” Do the charities really expect the non-attendees to RSVP that they will not be there, or do they merely seek a head count? -- Don’t Want To Be Old-Fashioned Dear Don’t: They want a head count, but an RSVP saying “no” is equally appropriate. And we are certain they appreciate (and marvel at) an actual handwritten response by someone who is well-mannered enough to send one. Bless your heart. Dear Annie: Please tell “Polly Positive” that she and her husband should attend a cancer support group. After my husband was diagnosed with cancer, we joined two cancer support groups. We get a lot of information from the survivors and are able to give advice to the newly diagnosed. I can’t stress strongly enough how important support groups are. -Big Cancer Support Group Advocate

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AUSTRALIAN Shepherd puppies: Ready to go, both sexes, black tris, blue merles. $500-$600/each. 455-7463. ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $800. 603-340-6219

Hand-Made Holiday & seasonal wreaths, crafts, gift items & more. 466 Province Road, Laconia (Rt. 107 in front of Ice Arena). Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. 998-6953.

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.

Appliances JOE’S Used Appliances: Buy, sell, repair, one year guarantee, delivery, house calls, gas stove repair. 527-0042.

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1987 Chevy Silverado with plow. Excellent shape, tons of work done to it. $1,700 dollars firm. Call Randy 603-759-2895 1989 E150 work van. $800, new parts last 3 months $1,200. Runs great. 603-801-3513 1995 Dodge Ram 4WD Pick-up w/plow, 8ft. bed w/liner. 48K original miles, $5,500. 387-7293 1998 Chevy Silverado XCab4WD, track rack, tonneau cover. $1,600 or best offer. 364-0157 2002 Cadillac Seville 72K miles. Great condition $4,000 Or best of-

For Rent BRISTOL- 2 bedroom. Renovated and sunny, second floor. Good closet space, new appliances. New, energy efficient heating system. $700 per month plus utilities. Security Deposit and References required. 475-8390

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Announcement CRAFTS!

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

2004 Audi allroad 4.2 V8, Quattro, Tiptronic, cold weather pkg, extra set of winter wheels w/Michelin snows, DVD, nav, parking sensor, tow hitch, Alpaca beige full body paint, well maintained. 185k miles. $5900. 986-6511 2005 Chevy Malibu 4-door remote start, power locks windows, sunroof, 66,300 miles, great condition. $6800. 524-4298 2005 Mercury Sable LS Premium, moon-roof, 77K, mint condition, custom stereo, new tires. $6,900. 603-253-7015 2008 Ford Pickup, 4-Door, Loaded, Excellent Condition, 83k Miles, Books $18,200 sell for $13,500/OBO. 707-1545.

AUTOMOBILE WINTER STORAGE in finished showroom $300 for season Only 3 spaces left! Call Chris 603-387-6790

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

Business Opportunities LAUNDROMAT for Sale: Established location and clientele. $9,500 firm. Business credit refer-

1, 2 and 3 BR Apartments, heat and hot water included, no pets. 455-8544. 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.) BEAUTIFUL/FURNISHED one bedroom apartment. Country setting. Common area kitchen and bath shared with one another. Second tenant only home 2 weekends per month. Single occupancy only no doubles. $700 per month including everything and cable. 603-759-2895 BELMONT 2 bedroom 2nd floor heat included $800 permonth. Housing Vouchers accepted. Available Immediately. 781-344-3749 BELMONT ROOM for rent. Heat, utilities & cable included. $425 month. 630-7325 BELMONT: Sunset Drive, year round 2 bedroom house on Lake Winnisquam-waterfront. Eat-in kitchen, w/d hookup, fireplace in living room, also a wood stove, sunroom, natural gas, No pets $1,100.month plus utilities. (603)528-1463 BELMONT: Two 2 bedroom apartments available. 1 on first floor $230/week, 1 on ground floor with separate entrance $245/week, includes heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

CENTER HARBOR House- 1 bedroom, year round, central propane heat. Credit report required, security, lease, no pets/no smoking, tenant pays utilities. Call between 5pm-8pm. $400/Month. 603-253-6924 GILFORD- 2 Bedroom $600 permonth+ utilities. References, Security deposit, No pets, Laundry hookups. Available 12/15. 520-5171. 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 Bedroom (possibly 2) apartment over country store. $900/month, everything included. Contact Lisa, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400 GILFORD: 1 or 2 bedroom apts. Heat/electricity/Hot water included. From $190/week. Pets considered/References 556-7098 or 832-3334. GILFORD: Warm, cozy, beautifully furnished, one bedroom HOUSE, with storage, fenced yard, one pet allowed. $725/month. 566 6815 LACONIA 1 Bedroom, second floor, $180/Week, heat & hot water included. Non- smoker. One cat OR one small dog. Security deposit required. 387-8081. LACONIA 2 Br house on large in town lot. Newly renovated, must be seen to appreciate. Hardwood floors, 16 x 14 deck, full basement with washer/dryer hook up. $1150 plus utilities. Non smoking.

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LACONIA Large 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, unfurnished. First floor, Gas heat, big yard, close to downtown. $200/week. 1st week in advance with 4 week security deposit. Leave message for Bob No dogs. 781-283-0783

LAKEPORT-UNFURNISHEDSmall one bedroom across the street from lake. Cheap to heat, 2 car parking. Cats allowed, 2nd floor. Sliding glass doors to a deck. $165/week. 1st week in advance plus a 4-week security deposit. Leave message for Bob at 781-283-0783. Friday showings only.

Laconia, Low heating costs!!! 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, $750/Month + utilities. Washer/ dryer hook-up, Off-street parking. Available 12/7. 520-4348 LACONIA- 1 bedroom apartment. Newly renovated, Sunny 2nd floor near downtown. New washer & dryer. Heat/Hot water included. $800/Month Plus utilities. 387-0147

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

LACONIA- 1st floor 2-bedroom. $175/weekly, you pay all utilities. Monitor heat, no smoking/no pets, parking, security deposit & references. Call 286-4618 after 5:00pm LACONIA2-bedroom 2-bath apt. on quiet dead end street. $950/Month all utilities included, no pets. Call after 5:00pm. 527-8363.

MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront 2 bedroom cottage. Long term, $850/month. Small pet considered. Available 12/1. 603- 253-8848 NEW HAMPTON: 1-bedroom apartment. Country setting. $650/ month + ($650)security, no util. (2 mo. electricity FREE) (603)217-0898.

LACONIA3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, $950 + utilities., 393-0337 Laconia- 3 room 1 bedroom 1st floor. Completely remodeled, $175/week + utilities. $600 security. 524-7793 or 832-3735 LACONIA- Messer St. duplex. Second floor one bedroom. Utility room with laundry hook-up. Private outside deck, small pets considered. Utilities and cable included. Security deposit. $175/week. 455-9551 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $215/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, first floor. parking, W/D hookups, no smoking, no dogs, $850/ month + utilities, security/ references. 603-318-5931. LACONIA: spacious one and two bedroom apartments available. Heat and hot water included in rent. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Security deposit required. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Large updated, first floor apt. all utilities included. Lg. master with two lg. closets. Quiet Bldg. Nice neighborhood. $780. 566-6815 LAKEPORT: Cute 1BR House, quiet street No Pets/No Smoking 1-month Security, references. $200/week +utilities. 254-6019.

NORTHFIELD: 3 bedroom trailer in small park with coin-op laundry on site, $265/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234, NORTHFIELD: 4 bedroom house, 2300 sq. ft. of living space, fully renovated in 2002, 3rd floor master bedroom with walk-in-closets, separate dining room, mud room with laundry hook-ups, enclosed porch, full basement, $1,320/month plus utilities, 524-1234, NORTHFIELD: 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement, $195/wk including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234.

ON MEREDITH BAY One bedroom apartment, directly on Meredith Bay. All amenities + washer & dryer, air conditioning, deck. Walk to downtown. $850/month + utilities. 617-460-1960 Phil Leave Message

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TILTON 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 2nd floor apartment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking. 934-2788 VERY Nice North Lakeport 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. WALK to downtown: 2 bedroom $220/week or $953/month, Utilities included. On-site laundry; parking. No dogs. References & Security deposit required. Call 524-4428 for more info.

For Rent-Commercial ASHLAND- 8,200sf. storage building with loading dock. 1 Mile off I-93. Rent $2 per square ft. per year. Call 968-9950 ask for Dale 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 tickets- Pats vs Browns, Sunday, December 8th, 1pm. $100 each. (603)356-5775. 2001 John Deere Snowblower, 7HP, 24” with roof and windshield top. $450 or BO 524-1622 2004 Craftsman 9hp 2 stage 28in. snow blower. Electric start, canopy, runs & looks brand new. $450. 290-2075 4FT. round oak pedestal table, extension 4 matching chairs, 2 others. Fair condition. $175. Two generators- 4hp Craftsman, 1500 watt. Great for camp/home use. Asking $150. 10hp Tecumseh 5200 watt, several outlets. $300. 455-5435 5 beautiful audubon bird jigsaw puzzles. $25 6 Irish Coffee Glasses, $25 603-524-8016 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ARIENS 10hp, 28 inch wide, electric start snowblower. $500 or BRO. 387-2900 AVALON propane stove, bay window, black w/gold trim, logs, manual, all piping included. $950 603-345-0898

JOTUL woodstove, Model NR-4, AKA Combo, good condition, good heater. $275 603-364-9321 KENMORE Model 106 side by side refrigerator. White, Super clean & nice. Outside water and ice feature. 32in. X 66.5in high. $400. 387-7293 KERO-SUN Kerosene heater, completely overhauled, works great! $69. Sno-Chief used electric snow shovel, $45. 744-9329 King size sleigh bed. Solid mahogany. $350 or best offer 508-783-7132 LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. MAKITA 10 inch table saw on wheeled stand. Excellent condition. $150. 528-5202 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. 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 WALTHER TPK-380, black, mags, ammo, holster, reduced to $600. 875-0363.

Furniture AMAZING! 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 FURNITURE Overstocks! Mat tress Sets $159-$599! Sofas $399-$599! Platform Beds $199-$399! Recliners $249-$399! Futons & Bunkbeds $399! Sectionals $899! Dinettes $249! Log Beds $599! Free Local Delivery! Call Arthur 996-1555 or email

Free FREE Pickup of unwanted, useful items. Estates, homes, offices, cleaned out, yard sale items, scrap metals, appliances, batteries. (603)930-5222. FREE- 27 inch stereo color TV. Excellent picture and sound. 603-387-0533

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BLACK powder Jukar Flintlock 45 long riffle $300, Jagar Kentucky Flintlock 44 pistol, $200, Navy Arms 44 revolver $200, All for $600. 875-0363. Brookstone Pure Ion Pro air cleaner. No filters to buy, used two weeks. too large for small room. Sell for $115 cost $299. 528-2980 CRAFTSMAN Snowblower- 5HP, 22 inch, electric start with cover. Like new. Cost $500, $250. 528-5202 FIREWOOD- Approx. half cord, 4ft and 2ft. Oak, maple & ash. $75 707-9365 Four 215-65-16 premium Bridgstone Blizzak snow tires on aluminum rims. Very low miles. $279. 455-0490 HYDRAULIC dumpster 12’x7’ bed, heavy duty 8 ton. Books at

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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!

HOULE’S HOUSEKEEPING Hiring Part-time house keepers. May lead to full-time work. Experience, References & Transportation required. Please call Jess 520-0794

FINANCE MANAGER Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health located in Laconia, NH seeks a Finance Manager to oversee, coordinate and manage the financial operations of the organization; reporting to the Executive Director. The organization is a 501©3 non-profit with a $1+ million annual budget and 18 employees. The agency is largely funded by federal and state grants. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 5 years experience, including accounting/financial management, spreadsheet software, and strong communication skills (verbal and written). Seeking applicants with experience in grant and fund accounting. Experience with QuickBooks is required. This is a 20 hours per week position; compensation based on qualifications. Please send resume, cover letter and compensation requirements to

Lincoln NH CPA firm seeks experienced tax professional for full time seasonal employment with possible year round opportunity. Focus is on individual tax returns, but experience with business returns is a plus. Experience with Ultra Tax CS and QuickBooks preferred. Please send resume to, fax to 603-745-3312 or mail to: Malone, Dirubbo & Co., P.C. 9 West St. Lincoln, NH 03251

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Help Wanted LACONIA-FEMALE caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimers. 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 or phone (978) 807-7470.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a part time Maintenance Assistant. This is a year round, entry level position, weekend and on call availability a must. Some experience in plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, painting a plus as this position is an all-around handyman type of job. We are seeking hard working, reliable, detail oriented persons with the ability to work independently as well as with others. Applicants must show valid 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.

DATA ANALYST Full-time position requires creating and maintaining database reports. Responsibilities include obtaining statistics from homeless service providers, statistical analysis, and report writing using ART (Advanced Reporting Tool which is Business Objectives similar to Crystal Reports) for the State Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services (BHHS), as well as public, state and federal entities. Requires strong application programming experience with Business Intelligence Report version 11.5 development and maintenance experience including: gathering report requirements from users; developing complex, production level reports; maintaining reports, including alterations and migrations, as required; ability to effectively translates end user reporting requirements into technical design documents; expert analytical and troubleshooting skills; and the ability to trace report performance issues to root cause. Familiarity with ServicePoint (Bowman Systems' Homeless Managements information System (SAP Business Objects) experience is a plus or equivalent experience. Must be organized, have strong written and verbal communication skills, flexible, able to work independently, and handle multiple projects and tasks. Solid understanding of SQL and SQL query development. Familiarity with homelessness as well as knowledge of federal and state social service agencies and programs helpful. Must have valid driver!s license. Education: Bachelor!s Degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in statistics, mathematics, economics, health services research or administration, computer science, environmental science, or related field. Excellent benefits. Salary $48,000. Send resume by 12/19/13 to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (NHHGP), P.O. Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302-1016. Equal Opportunity Employer.

RECORDS COORDINATOR Excellent opportunity with benefits. Strong computer skills required. Up to $16 an hour depending on experience. Contact Human Resources Department. 855-933-4634

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

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CLASS STARTS WED. 12/4/13 Next Class 2/5/14 & 4/9/14

Granite State Auto School Laconia, NH 524-7994

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

Mobile Homes

Santa Claus to visit Heath Supermarket Friday CENTER HARBOR — With a twinkle in his eye and red lights leading the way, Santa Claus will continue a long tradition of visiting E.M. Heath Supermarket in Center Harbor on December 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. While allowing his reindeer some time to rest for the big night on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will have the help of the Center Harbor Fire Department with a fire truck parade escorted by the Center Harbor Police Department to deliver him to E.M Heath Supermarket at 5 p.m. The Santa Claus Parade leaves from the Center Harbor Fire Station and goes up Route 25B to Chase Circle then over through Kelsey Avenue down Bean Road to Route 25 to the Main Street entrance to E.M. Heath Super-

market. Once Santa arrives to greet all the good boys and girls waiting excitedly in front of E.M. Heath Supermarket, he will climb down from the fire truck and greet the children as he makes his way inside the store to visit with each child. Each child will have a visit with Santa Claus, tell him if they have been good or bad and give him their Christmas wish list. Each child will then have a free picture taken with Santa Claus and receive a small gift. There will be milk and fresh baked cookies for the children while they wait for their visit with Santa Claus. Pictures will be available in store on Monday December 9 hanging on the freezer section doors for the children to take home.

ALTON — Family fun is planned for Saturday, December 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in downtown Alton with “Light-up the Night” events. The Alton Historical Society is pleased to participate in this town sponsored event. Among the other activities planned by the Town of Alton Parks and Recreation Department, the Historical Society’s Museum, located in the lower level of the Gilman

Library, will be open for browsing and warming up. Hot beverages and light refreshments will be available. In addition, the J. Jones Freight Buiilding, located adjacent to the B&M Railroad Park on Depot Street behind the Alton Town Hall, will be open for the public to tour. The J. Jones Freight Building will also be a drop-off point for the popular hayrides provided by Alton Home and Lumber Center. A bonfire will be provided at this location and s’mores will be available for the young at heart while supplies last. Events of the evening will culminate with the Tree Lighting at the Ginny Douglas Park at 6:30 p.m.

‘Light up the Night’ in downtown Alton on Saturday



DRM has mobile home lots available in Franklin and Gilford. We are offering 6 months free rent as a promotion. Call 520-6261



Small Jobs Are My Speciality

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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

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

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

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

Snowmobiles 2 Polaris Snomobiles XLT 600!s ALWAYS ODD JOBS WANTED Hauling, metal removal, snow removal, light carpentry, electrical, interior painting. 603-930-5222. AVON: Buy or sell .... Contact Kristy Carignan, 603-937-0200.

(1) 1996 reverse, studded track. (1) 1998 reverse, electric start. Enclosed clam shell trailer $4,000 package. Call Bill or B.O. 524-4798 home 504-4100 Cell

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Major credit cards accepted CALL Mike for yard cleanups, mowing, maintenance, scrapping, light hauling, very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214

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

Wanted To Buy WE buy anything of value from one piece to large estates. Call 527-8070.









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