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Falling revenues from sources other than property taxes putting real strain on Belknap budget


Teen said to have threatened to kill parents while they slept LACONIA — A 17-year-old teen was released on personal recognizance bail and ordered to live with his grandmother after he allegedly threatened to stab his mother and step-father while they were sleeping. Police affidavits said Christopher Dame, 17, had been arguing with them took a swing at his step-father who said he restrained him by the arms. The step-father said that when he stopped holding Dame, Dame pulled a steak knife from a kitchen drawer and allegedly threatened him with it. They were allegedly about seven or eight feet from each other. Dame is said to have returned the knife to the drawer and the two continued to argue. The step-father said the teen grabbed the knife again and raised it a second time saying to him and his step-mother, “I’ll just wait until you go to bed and I’ll stab you both in your sleep.” Police said Dame’s mother confirmed the step-father’s story and both said he made them very nervous. see tHrEat page 10



LACONIA — After completing their first pass at the 2014 county budget this week the Belknap County Commissioners found themselves with a preliminary plan that would increase appropriations 2.4-percent to $27,013,237 and the amount to be raised by taxes 7.2-percent — to $14,887,599. Although the commissioners pruned appropriations requested by county departments by $2.1-million, they stressed that their work was not done. The commission will present its recommended budget to the Belknap County Convention next month. The amount to be raised by property taxes represents the difference between the total approsee COuNty page 10

Laconia Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be at 11 on Monday morning

Veterans of Korean War speak to elementary school students Master Sergeant Retired Elliot Finn and American Legion Commander Robert Kennelly address Inter-Lakes Elementary School students, faculty and family during Friday mornings Veteran’s Day assembly. Both men served in the Korean War. See story about the program on page 11. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

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LACONIA — The city will mark Veterans Day with a ceremony honoring the men and women of the armed services on Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m, the day and the hour the guns fell silent to bring the First World War to an close 95 years ago. The ceremony in Veterans Park will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1670 and will feature remarks by post Commander Glen Groleau, the Commander of the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post 1 and Mike Seymour, the Mayor of Laconia as well as a performance by a choral group from Laconia High School.

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CBS admits Benghazi story source wasn’t even there

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News admitted Friday it was wrong to trust a “60 Minutes” source who claimed to be at the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the publisher of the source’s book on the incident has halted its publication. “There are so many people out there who have the potential to deceive a news organization,” said Jeffrey Fager, CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” executive producer, in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. “We do our best and I think we do very well at spotting them. This time, I really feel like one got through and it’s extremely disappointing.” The correspondent responsible for the Oct. 27 story, Lara Logan, said the newsmagazine would correct its story on Sunday. She had interviewed former security contractor Dylan Davies, who claimed he took part in fighting at the mission. His story had been see CBS page 4

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said. Typhoon Haiyan left the Philippines

early Saturday on a path toward Southeast Asia, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted. Forecasters said the storm was expected to pick up renewed strength over the South China Sea on its way toward Vietnam. Nearly 750,000 people in the Philippines were forced to flee their homes. Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made

landfall. By those measurements, Haiyan would be comparable to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S., nearly in the top category, a 5. Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are the same thing. They are just called different names in different parts of the world. Because of cut-off communications in the Philippines, it was impossible to know the full extent of casualties and damage. see TYPHOON page 8

Kerry mounts diplomatic push for deal on Iran’s nuclear program GENEVA (AP) — With a boost from Russia and China, Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a major diplomatic push Friday to reach an interim nuclear deal with Iran, despite fierce opposition from Israel and uncertainty in Congress. But day-long talks, including a five-hour meeting that brought together Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, failed to resolve differences. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Deputy For-

eign Minister Abbas Araghchi, described the late-night session as “productive” but added, without elaboration, that “we still have lots of work to do” and talks would continue Saturday. A senior State Department official said “over the course of the evening we continued to make progress” but “there is more work to do.” He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to characterize the talks.

Kerry and his counterparts from Britain, France and Germany arrived in Geneva with the talks at a critical stage following a full day of negotiations Thursday and said some obstacles remained in the way of any agreement offering sanctions reductions for nuclear concessions. Word that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and a Chinese deputy foreign minister also were headed to the talks see IRAN page 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases. The Obama administration issued new regulations Friday that spell out how a 5-year-old mental health parity law will be

administered. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the rule should put an end to discrimination faced by some mental health patients through higher out-of-pocket costs or stricter limits on hospital stays or visits to the doctor.

The law, signed by President George W. Bush, was designed to prevent that. But mental health advocates said health insurers at times sidestepped lawmakers’ intentions by delaying requests for care and putting in place other bureaucratic see MENTAL HEALTH page 10

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Eric Grant trial scheduled to start Tuesday but role to be played by therapist & her notes still up in air LACONIA — The attorney for Eric Grant continued to press the court to allow the records of the therapist who interviewed a now teenaged girl who has accused the singer of sexual assault at a New Years Eve party in 2006. Atty. Emily McLaughlin renewed her plea in Belknap County Superior Court yesterday morning for allowing the notes of the therapist’s interview with the alleged victim be used to impeach the testimony of the victim. McLaughlin reiterated her request because she said her efforts to speak with the girl’s counselor have been unfruitful and the subpoena to have her appear in court has yet to be served by the California sheriff’s office charged with that duty. The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning and the jury has already been selected. The notes have been reviewed “in camera” or privately by O’Neill. McLaughlin said that in one of the girl’s initial statements to her therapist she said she was digitally assaulted by Grant in a room full of people that included her mother and her grandmother and that she screamed for help but no one helped her. According to McLaughlin, the alleged victim told different stories at different times to different people — including the investigator and the thera-

pist — about what she alleges happened that night and who was in the room to witness it. McLaughlin said that in light of her repeated attempts to get the therapist to New Hampshire — something she said she has tried to do since Grant was indicted — the jury should be allowed to consider the notes as a rebuttal to the alleged victim’s testimony. “What’s appropriate is a live witness,” said Asst. Prosecutor Carley Ahern who objects to allowing the jury to review the notes. She said agreeing to admit the therapist’s statements is premature and that the defense has conceded that her mother was present in the past. “Any evidence can be fleshed out from the mother,” said Ahern. McLaughlin rebutted by saying that if the state wanted evidence then they should of made an effort to get her to New Hampshire. “This gentleman,” she said gesturing toward Grant, “is on trial for his life. No fair trial can be conducted without the notes.” She said the court should allow the records to be admitted and not let the witness’s unavailability be introduced. Grant has maintained his innocence since his December 2012 indictment. He has been free on personal recognizance bail. Judge O’Neill said he would take the motions and oral arguments under advisement. As of 3 p.m. Friday, he had not issued a ruling.

CBS from page 2 quickly doubted, and his credibility crumbled with a New York Times report late Thursday that revealed the FBI said the story Davies told them didn’t match what he told CBS. “That’s when we realized that we no longer had confidence in our source, and that we were wrong to put him on the air, and we apologize to our viewers,” Logan said on “CBS: This Morning” on Friday. With it now unclear where Davies had been, publisher Simon & Schuster said Friday it was withdrawing his book, “The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There.” It was published on the conservative Threshold Editions imprint two days after the “60 Minutes” story. Davies had written the book under the pseudonym Morgan Jones, which is how “60 Minutes” identified him in Logan’s story about Benghazi.

In that story, which was stripped from the “60 Minutes” website late Thursday, Davies talked about rushing to the scene of the attack where U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed, and striking one attacker in the head with a rifle butt. But the Washington Post last week uncovered the identity of “Morgan Jones” and wrote that Davies had provided a written report to the British security firm for whom he worked that he had spent most of the night at the Benghazi home where he was staying and his attempts to get to the mission were blocked. CBS said it had known all along that Davies had told his bosses at the Blue Mountain security firm a different story, and that Davies had claimed the contradictory report had not been written by him. CBS said Davies said he told the true story — the one he recounted on “60 Minutes” — to the FBI. But the Times reported late Thursday that the story the FBI was told by Davies instead matched the written report to Blue Mountain.

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Mekkelsen gets heroin death conviction overturned, pleads guilty to lesser charge By Gail OBer

LACONIA — A Belknap County Superior Court Judge has overturned the conviction of a former city woman who had pleaded guilty in 2012 to selling heroin with a death resulting. Instead, Karen Mekkelsen, 38, agreed yesterday to plead guilty to conspiracy to sell heroin and accepted a 3 1/2-to 7-year sentence. She had been sentenced to serve 10 to 15 years in the New Hampshire State Prison for Women and has already served 917 days on the now-vacated charge. She was credited with the time she served, meaning she should be free in about one year. With 10 members of her friends and family in court to support her, Mekkelsen tearfully told Judge James O’Neill that having her original conviction negated was a “miracle” and she knows it doesn’t happen very often. She the past two and one-half years, including the accusation that she sold the heroin that killed 22-yearold Ashley Denty as “one of her darkest hours.” “I want to change. I don’t want to sell drugs. I don’t want to be that person,” she said weeping openly. Represented by attorney Matt Lahey, Mekkelsen and Asst. Belknap

County Prosecutor Carley Ahern had initially agreed on a 3-year minimum sentence however O’Neill wanted her to serve the entire minimum sentence of three an one-half years. He questioned both lawyers as to why she should get the half year consideration. Ahern said Mekkelson has a criminal record dating back to 2002. She said the Laconia Police were in agreement with the new charge and sentence and allowed that after Mekkelson pleaded guilty, they continued to investigate Denty’s death and learned a man who lives in Plymouth posted something on his Facebook page admitting he was the one who gave Denty the injection that killed her. Lahey said that when she was initially confronted by Laconia Police about the circumstances surrounding Denty’s death, she was “completely taken aback” and she cooperated completely with them. He said she continues to cooperate with police and was willing to serve the entire 3 1/2-year sentence. “She knows she has been given a break,” Lahey said. In 2012, Mekkelsen also pleaded guilty to a separate and distinct count of possession of heroin with intent to sell and that conviction remains unchanged.

IRAN from page 2 provided fresh hope for at least an interim deal, perhaps on Saturday. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted any agreement in the making was a “bad deal” that gave Iran a pass by offering to lift sanctions for cosmetic concessions that Netanyahu said left intact Tehran’s nuclear weapons-making ability. Asked about Netanyahu’s criticism, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said “any critique of the deal is premature” because an agreement has not been reached. The White House later said President Barack Obama called Netanyahu to update him on the ongoing talks and said Obama affirmed he’s still committed to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The White House said Obama and Netanyahu will stay in close contact. Kerry tempered reports of progress, warning of “important gaps” that must be overcome in the elusive deal that would offer limited sanctions

relief if Iran starts capping programs that could make atomic weapons. Lavrov also was joining the talks, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported. His deputy, Sergei Ryabov, was quoted as saying that Moscow expects them to produce a “lasting result expected by the international community.” A Western diplomat in Geneva told The Associated Press that China is sending a deputy foreign minister to the talks. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to provide such information. “The negotiations have reached its critical, very sensitive situation, and it needs decisions at higher levels,” Araghchi said in comments broadcast on Iranian PressTV. Any agreement would be a breakthrough after nearly a decade of mostly inconclusive talks, but would only be the start of a long process to reduce Iran’s potential ability to produce nuclear arms, with no guarantee of ultimate success.


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Steve Norton & Daniel Barrick

Redefining New Hampshire’s Economic Advantage What is New Hampshire’s strategy for economic growth? Does it center on high-tech manufacturing? Tourism? The “green” economy? Is it focused on attracting young professionals and families to the state? Or cater to our growing retiree population? What role should the state’s colleges and universities play in this? For a long time, the state enjoyed relative prosperity without needing a clearly defined economic strategy. With high rates of in-migration, a clean environment, a comparative advantage in tax structure, and proximity to the Boston metropolitan area, New Hampshire benefited from decades of strong economic growth. But with fewer people moving into the state in recent years, New Hampshire’s decision-makers realize they need to craft a conscious strategy to maintain our many economic and quality of life advantages. For the past six months, the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies has been sifting through dozens of measurements of New Hampshire’s economy and business climate. Our goal: To devise a more data-based method of understanding the state’s strengths and challenges, and how those stack up to the rest of the country. We tried to cover a wide range of measures: college-going rates, real estate prices prices, bridge and road conditions, business taxes, energy prices, volunteering rates, health care costs, and dozens more. And we compared New Hampshire to our New England neighbors, as well as a handful of competitor states that are faring well in post-recession world. What does the data tell us? As a snapshot of current conditions, our numbers indicate that New Hampshire is doing quite well in many measures of economic health. But many of the areas where New Hampshire excels — high levels of home ownership, high levels educational attainment and high rates of health insurance coverage, among others — point to past or current conditions. In other words, they are the result of policies and trends that have been in place for some time but don’t necessarily guarantee much about the economy of coming years. By contrast, in many of the more “future-oriented” measures — average student debt loads, growth in the 35-to-44-year-old share of the population, housing costs, and the rate of college-going among high school graduates — New Hampshire rates much less favorably. Why is this worrisome? Many of these measures are directly linked to the state’s ability to attract and retain young people and arm them with the skills needed to compete for good jobs in coming years. In addition, and perhaps more troubling for short-term economic planning,

New Hampshire ranks poorly on several measures of business costs, including energy and health care expenses. Any economy is a complicated system of shifting, inter-related factors, and reducing it to a handful of data points over-simplifies matters. But this data should help provoke discussion around the question of what New Hampshire’s economic goals and priorities should be. The answer to that, in turn, will be determined by figuring out how and against whom New Hampshire is competing for economic growth and human capital. Do we want to emphasize luring businesses with our highly-educated, flexible workforce, despite high business costs? Do we want to cast a wider net, and compete against states like Colorado, Utah and Virginia, which are attracting skilled young professionals looking for places that offer high wages and a high quality of life? And what specific industries might offer us the best competitive advantage? At the same time, policymakers will want to focus on indicators specific to the state’s local economies, as some measurements may tell a more useful story when measured at the regional level. For instance, the statewide data about college attainment levels obscures vast differences across New Hampshire, with much higher rates of college attainment in the state’s southern tier and lower levels in the North Country and rural areas. If policymakers want to attract employers to particular regions of the state, they must acknowledge the specific challenges posed by these varying levels of education, among other factors. There are several existing initiatives across the state grappling with these very issues, including attempts at developing stronger partnerships between community colleges and local employers, incentives to develop “green” start-up companies, and efforts to increase New Hampshire’s homegrown science, technology and engineering workforce. Of course, no one approach will meet all of New Hampshire’s economic needs. But identifying policies that address real needs as reflected in objective data is a place where any conversion about the state’s future needs to start. (Steve Norton is executive director and Dan Barrick is deputy director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. The Center is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that pursues data-driven research on public policy. Established in 1996, the Center’s mission is to raise new ideas and improve policy debates through quality information and analysis on issues shaping New Hampshire’s future. Its work includes research on the state budget, public school funding and health care finance. More information at

LETTERS Another newspaper editor (and E.J.) served as mayor in 1930s To The Daily Sun, Congratulations are in order for Edward J. Engler, a great newspaperman, upon his election as Mayor of Laconia. He follows in the footsteps of another civic-minded publisher, who shared his first name and middle initial, the late Edward J. Gallagher (18901978), who founded what was then the Laconia Evening Citizen in 1925. Mr. Gallagher, a Democrat when the city held partisan elections, was mayor of Laconia from 1937 to 1939. Although a New Deal Democrat who served his party as state vice chairman (1939) as a delegate to its national convention (1944), and as a delegate to two state constitutional conventions (1912, 1956), Mr. Gallagher nevertheless took pains to be a fair reporter of the news and to cultivate a thoughtful but low key editorial policy — a reflection of his philosophy that it’s not a good idea for a newspaper to, in his words, “keep a community all stirred up.” Like Mr. Engler, “E.J.,” as Gallagher was commonly known around and about, was a transplant, who also like Mr. Engler, had published a newspaper in another city, before laying roots in Laconia. Born in Concord, Gallagher first published the Concord Daily Patriot before its offices burned in a spectacular fire that completely destroyed the White’s Opera House Block on Park Street near the State House in 1920, which Gallagher also owned.

But Gallagher would not be stopped. After suffering a loss of over $150,000, a huge amount in 1920, within five years he was up and running his presses in Laconia, publishing a daily newspaper begun from scratch that became successful throughout his lifetime and beyond. And like E.J. Gallagher, Mr. Engler must be made of similar stuff to even contemplate, let alone attempt to pioneer a daily newspaper at a time when most such animals were, and are, on life support, and in a city that long had one, to boot. But The Laconia Daily Sun is prospering. Read in nearly every waiting room, diner, barbershop and breakfast table in the Lakes Region, the paper not only efficiently presents the news of the day in an attractive format, but generously provides a lively public forum for its readers as none other. And darned if it isn’t free of charge. And, that’s one thing old E.J. Gallagher did not do. Now, Mr. Engler, who among many other accomplishments has held elective office before, as did his late counterpart, will soon be sworn in as Mayor of Laconia. So, congratulations and best wishes are indeed the order of the day, “Your Honor!” Or should we now be calling you “E.J.”? Guess maybe both would work. Dean Dexter Concord/Meredith

Experts on global warming now calling for more nuclear plants To The Daily Sun, I’m shocked, SHOCKED! Really, I am because I just read that four of the foremost experts on global warming are calling on the world to build more nuke power plants. Right, more nuke plants. In a letter to other green energy experts and science publications, James Hansen — former top NASA scientist, Ken Caldeira — of the Carngie Institute, Kerry Emanual of MIT and Tom Wigley of the University of Adelaid in Australia all believe we have no choice because solar and wind power units just can’t scale up in time. I’ve never been a big fan of the

green movement but if folks like these are calling for nukes I may have to think about the idea a little more? I’m apparently not alone because most of the green movement has and is very much against the nuke industry. Nukes have never been a big favorite of mine either, mostly because of the disposal problems and more recently fear they could attract terrorist attacks. Must feel like a rock and a hard place for the experts. This will be interesting to see how the devoted green activists respond to this. Steve Earle Hill

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LETTERS Mariners role in winning of WWII was never property recognized

Anybody who gets in way of wind farms is stomped & belittled

To The Daily Sun, On Veterans Day lets remember “The Forgotten Heroes” — In World War II, U.S. Merchant Marines were the first to go, the last to return, suffered the highest casualty rate and received no promised benefits. The first American victim to Axis aggression was the “SS City of Flint”, captured by a Nazi battleship in Oct.1939. The first U.S. ship sunk was the “MS City of Rayville”, which hit a German mine in Nov. 1940, killing one mariner. The toll of men killed grew to 243 before Pearl Harbor. Mariners were among the first U.S. Prisoners of War and many were held by both the Germans and Japanese. President Roosevelt said mariners were “fighting side by side with our Army and Navy.” Mariners were at the front the moment they left port, subject to attack by submarine, surface raider, mines, bombers, kamikaze, and land-based artillery. Each was assigned a battle station and manned guns or passed ammunition during battle. About 9,300 mariners were killed and 12,000 wounded. Mariners suffered the highest casualty rate of any service during World War II, with 1 in 26 killed. Over 1,500 ships were sunk, with 1 in 8 mariners losing their ship. Casualties were kept secret during the war to avoid providing information to the enemy and to keep mariners at sea. It took 15 tons of supplies to support one soldier for one year at the front. Mariners delivered tanks, amphibious craft, airplanes, jeeps, ammunition, PT boats, gasoline, aviation fuel, trucks, medicines, and food rations while taking part in every invasion from Normandy in Okinawa. During the War the number of seamen grew from 55,000 to 250,000, mostly recruited by the U.S. Maritime Service, the official training organization. The Merchant Marine took volunteers 16 to 78 years old, some with one eye, one arm, one leg, or heart disease. Many were high school dropouts, eager to help win the war. The Merchant Marine was the only racially

integrated service. Mariners remained in war zones long after the fighting troops came home to enjoy the benefits of the G.I. Bill. Mariners suffered many casualties as 54 ships struck mines after V-E or V-J Day. As he signed the GI Bill in June 1944, President Roosevelt said: “I trust Congress will soon provide similar opportunities to members of the merchant marine who have risked their lives time and time again during war for the welfare of their country.” With his death, mariners lost their champion. Mariners were denied benefits: unemployment, education, home or small business loans, priority for postwar jobs, and medical care for disabilities. Mariners were urged to stay at sea with promises of benefits and “your country needs you,” but only received a “Thank you” letter from President Truman and a lapel pin. They suffered financial repercussions from this lack of benefits and opportunities all their lives. Congress, created an application process for Veteran Status in 1977. Mariners were continually denied, while telephone operators and even Women’s Air Service Pilots who washed out of training were approved. In 1987, three torpedoed mariners successfully sued the government, resulting in veteran status in Jan. 1988, too late for most benefits. Mariners are honored on countless memorials across the country, including the new World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sadly, in some places, they are deemed “civilians” and relegated to the back of the monument. Mariners still seek full, official recognition for their heroism and vital role in making World War II victory possible. Comparison of Casualties: 1 in 26 Mariners killed; 1 in 34 Marine Corps killed; 1 in 48 Army killed; 1 in 114 Navy killed; 1 in 421 Coast Guard killed. Jack Hanney Retired Merchant Marine Meredith

To The Daily Sun, During the last 12 months, many people have shared their concerns about the Groton industrial-scale wind farm and future wind farm proposals destined for their communities. They include residents, vacationers, realtors, farmers, conservationists, AMC members, field naturalists, lake lovers and others. Most of the people upset by inappropriate, industrialscale wind farm developments are not climate change skeptics. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. They’ve learned that wind turbines are not a neutral technology. Large-scale wind farms can and do cause a range of serious problems. They also know many politicians are not representing them on their legitimate concerns. Are politicians misleading their constituents? Is Governor Maggie Hassan embracing the the wind industry? Are they taking the stance that wind farms are intrinsically good in all situations? Is their decision making becoming distorted? Have they stopped seeing and hearing the facts? Whole communities of people and wildlife are now being stranded by their processes. A striking example of this is the highly controversial and totally inappropriate development called the Wild Meadows Wind Farm. This proposal is well under way — yet the community is not seeing representation from their elected officials. The site for the erection of 23 large wind turbines, each 500 feet tall — that is, 100 feet taller than the Groton Wind Farm — is right in the middle of a significant wetlands/watershed area. The site basically abuts the Cardigan Mountain State Park. After decades of continuous efforts by local people and organizations to protect this high value conservation watershed area, home to numerous species of birds, the message from today’s politicians is: Nothing, absolutely nothing! We now stand beside a long list of

Political arena should be revered place for debating, not insulting

To The Daily Sun, “Do as I say, not as I do”. This is one of life’s many contradictory commands. Another very popular adage: “If the shoe fits, wear it”. Meaning: if a description applies to you, then admit it and accept it. In my opinion, these two phrases could apply to some narrow-minded people who write letters to the editor submitted to The Laconia Daily Sun. Because we have a free will, we are able to make choices about the interactions we have with one another. Those choices are affected by whether we come to a decision with an open or narrow mindset. Open-mindedness is not a disease or a “condition” to be

To The Daily Sun, This letter is in response to Nancy Parsons letter to The Sun dated November 6th. She states clearly of having read many of Tony Boutin’s Letters to the Editor over the years. In so doing she claims to have detected a racist attitude. I’ve never met Tony Boutin but I too have been reading his letters to The Sun for years. Letters which have never indicated any racism whatsoever. I view Boutin as merely mournful over the direction our country is heading. And he’s not the only one who thinks this way. Nor is Nancy Parsons alone to think that our new national legislative medical plan is good for America. To Parsons credit, she supports her position by sharing a personal and factual medical experience that I read with great interest.

Just recently, however, June Huot wrote a well written letter to The Sun appealing for more civility in political dialogue. Had Parsons concentrated more on Huot’s writing and less on Boutin’s perhaps she would have been less insensitive and bombastic in dangling the “race card” toward a person whose politics are different from hers. As I’ve stated before in a letter to The Sun, the political arena should be a precious and revered place for debating not insulting. Yes, Tony Boutin has strong political views different than that of Nancy Parsons but should have the “freedom” and “right” to express them without being vilified before the public as a possible racist. How cruel. Roland Jutras Meredith

objectors to the Wild Meadows Development (WMD), running into many thousands of individuals, as well as many organizations. At this stage insufficient information and vague answers is the name of the game. This is approaching the threshold beyond which it cannot be used for effective, rationally based public decision making. It needs to go to the courts. Regardless, if approved, the WMD proposal will be challenged in court - like it’s sister facility, the Groton Wind Farm, is now seeing in its aftermath. Maybe then the state will then hear our community concerns or at least enjoy a good public kicking. Because, right now, anybody who gets in the way is stomped on and belittled. We understand that New Hampshire aims to maintain a well-balanced energy resource portfolio. And to enhance its trading and marketing activities while establishing a stable supply system to meet growing energy demand inside and outside of our state. But remember in the end... a wind farm in Groton, at Wild Meadows, at Spruce Ridge and at Alpine Ridge will not reduce New Hampshire’s carbon footprint. This is all about southern states reducing their carbon footprints at our expense. There’s no guarantee that building a wind farm will bring down power prices or carbon footprints. It certainly hasn’t to date. Soon it will be seen as a factor as to why New Hampshire may take first, second or third place in this country’s electricity prices race. Currently we are in 5th place. Apologists try to blame sharply rising power charges on the need to replace aging poles and wires, but upgrades and new infrastructure costs do not account for all of those increases - wind farms are the core problem. What’s your average monthly electrical bill? Watch it... closely. Ray Cunningham Bridgewater

Please know I strive to live my life each day in open minded way feared. It actually allows one to have a more clear and unbiased understanding of the world around us. It enables us to learn from our experiences and to correct our prejudices and narrow our blind spots. Whether you deal with me on a personal level or in other ways (as on the opinion pages of this newspaper), please know that I strive to live my life each day in an open minded way. This would be a more understanding and just world if we all lived by this simple principal. I said, “strive”, since none will ever “succeed” 100 percent. Bernadette Loesch Laconia

Thank you Selectman Ober for returning surplus to the taxpayers To The Daily Sun, At a recent meeting, the town administrator advised the Sanbornton Selectobard that $245,498 dollars from the unreserved fund was available to offset the 2013 town tax rate. Selectmen Ober made a motion to do

It’s nice to see that those funds were not used for some other, new town project. Thanks Selectmen Ober! Bill Whalen Sanbornton

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LETTERS If our cooperative purchases Briarcrest all the money will stay To The Daily Sun, And to the Anti-Lakemont Cooperative Group at Briarcrest Estates: As a resident of Briarcrest Estates and a Lakemont Co-op member, I am responding to the Anti-Lakemont Cooperative Group at Briarcrest Estates sheet on, “Why they think Hometown America should buy Briarcrest” that was handed out at their informational meeting for residents on October 24. I am not speaking for the Lakemont Cooperative Board and/or other members. I will try to answer your 10 points of interest point-by-point. What we all have to remember is that Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC (a Florida Limited Liability Company), is the business entity that is offering the purchase and sales A=agreement to Mr. Mooney, not Hometown America, although Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC, is a company owned by Hometown America. In a letter dated September 26, 2013, HA says they “will be the primary owner as well as manager of the property”. So who exactly is going to own and run Briarcrest? Please note the name of the company on the purchase and sales A=agreement: Maple HOLDING and REDEVELOPMENT, a LIMITED LIABILITY Company. If this doesn’t give you some clue to what their planning to do with Briarcrest Estates, I don’t know what else to say, except read on.... — “Hometown America only buys and manages top tier manufactured home parks.” Maybe yes, but what happened to those parks that didn’t measure up? They may be sold again and again and again, each time probably having their rents go upward and the maintenance go downward. What if Briarcrest Estates doesn’t fit into their “business strategy”? At any time, MH&R or any owner can sell the park with sixty days notice (NH RSA 205A). — “They currently own over 41 communities in 11 states.” The number of communities you own doesn’t make you better. It is the quality that is important. — “Owning and managing manufactured communities on an experienced and professional level is what HA does.” Here in Briarcrest, we have people with experience in banking, owning/running a business, financial matters (CPAs, city councilwoman, etc.), and just about any other category of business we would need. — “They (HA) have deep pockets and will be able to invest more into our communities and add amenities.” Again, I would refer you to the pro forma/spreadsheet that has been prepared to show you that within just a few years we would have the necessary monies to invest in the community and add amenities (this is in addition to the “rainy day” fund). Although I don’t know what more you could ask for here in Briarcrest Estates — a pool? tennis courts? — “All of HA’s communities have lawn mowing and plowing done by management.” Did you know that Mr. Mooney has said that he charges Briarcrest Estates approximately $60,000 per year for snow plowing AND $60,000 per year for lawn mowing? The Co-op Interim Board

has already sought out and received quotes from local companies for these services at lower prices. As a group/ community we have a lot of buying power! Maybe we could even lower our heating costs if we bargained as a group. — “Positive feedback on HA management practices.” Co-op members have also heard directly from people at other MH&R and/or HA communities that MH&R and/or HA does NOT do a good job managing their communities. Guess it depends on who you talk to. — “Hometown America will NOT make the community a no-dog park.” As far as I know, Lakemont Co-op has no plans to forbid dogs in the park. Under Mark Mooney’s Briarcrest Estates Park Rules and Regulations that are in effect now: “V. Pets: Pets are permitted only at the discretion of the park owner. Pet owners must observe the following guidelines: 1. The pet is a house type pet and will be kept indoors at all times, except during walking periods. 2. When outdoors, the pet will be kept on a leash and in the presence of its custodian. 3. Pets may not be kept outside. Pets must be attended at all times. 4. Pet owners are required to clean up after their pet and keep the pet quiet and unobtrusive to their neighbors. 5. Dogs larger than lap size are not permitted.” This is the only mention I can find in the Rules & Regulations about dogs and the Co-op has said it will follow the Rules & Regulations already in place unless it is brought up before the Co-op Board and membership for a majority (51 percent) vote. — “Hometown America will be honoring our leases and therefore only raising the rent once a year based on the same parameters stated in our leases.” The Co-op has also said they would honor all 241 leases in their Purchase and Sales agreement that Mr. Mooney refuses to accept, the same as MH&R and/or HA. Actually, HA has stated that “all existing leases and terms outlined in those leases will be recognized by Hometown.” What is the difference between “honor” and “recognized”? Semantics? NH RSA 205A permits increases in lot rents with a 60-day notice, so effectively, your lot rent could change every two months if an owner so desires. — “They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.” I assume “They” means Hometown America. That is the BBB rating for the sum total of communities they own, as the HA corporation headquartered in Chicago. But is it for each individual park/community in the city/ town, county, and state where they are located under the many different limited liability companies that are under the umbrella of HA? No. — Complaints lodged against HA: Several of the complaints were lodged by about five different people who were hired as a manager of a HA park. They said they were given no training, no backup, just dropped into place with nothing to go by — sink or swim. Other complaints were from residents/tenants of HA parks/ communities mostly about not being able to sell their homes because HA had not kept up the grounds and/or there were too many rental units* in see next page

N.H. Association of the Blind offering patrons unique dining experience on Monday evening By RogeR Amsden THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The Central New Hampshire Advisory Committee of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind will host a “Dinner in the Dark” at Hector’s Fine Food and Spirits in downtown Laconia on Monday evening, Nov. 11. The evening starts with hors’ douerves and a cash bar from 5:306:30 p.m. with dinner served from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $30. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Randy Pierce, association board member, client and founder of 2020 Vision Quest. “Four More Feet,” a documentary film that captures his quest to summit all 48 of New Hampshire’s highest peaks in a single winter season, was released earlier this year. This unique sensory awareness experience will take participants on a journey — all in the dark — experiencing dining as a blind person, using only the senses of taste, sound and

touch. Created in Germany, “Dining in the Dark” is a one-of-a-kind concept that has been enjoyed by many people across Europe. Diners will let their senses of taste and smell take over as they share an experience of eating in the dark with friends, family and encounter first-hand what it is like to be blind. Guests will delight in the complementary aromas that surround them as they taste the delicious textures and subtleties that captivate their palates. To date, the organization has hosted similar events at Rudi’s in Portsmouth and The Way We Cook in Manchester. Both were sold-out. All funds raised, as well as a portion of all tickets sold, will support the many critical programs and services that have helped people of central New Hampshire live full and independent lives despite their vision loss. For more information contact Mary Chase at 603-224-4039, ext. 324 or

Tilton police detective placed on paid leave

TILTON — Pat Consentino, who chairs the Board of Selectmen, yesterday confirmed that Corporal Matt Dawson, the highest ranking detective in the Police Department, has

been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of an inquiry. She declined to comment further on the circumstances. — Michael Kitch

GILMANTON — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2103 property tax rate at $21.15 per $1,000, a decrease of $2.27, or 9.7-percent. The amount to be raised by property taxes decreased by $1,047,240, from $11,142,077 to $10,094,837, a drop of 9.4-percent, while the total assessed

valuation grew by $2,143,946, or 0.4-percent, from $478,403,218 to $480,547,164. The town tax decreased from $5.74 to $4.97 and the local school tax from $13.93 to $12.36 while the state education tax increased from $2.39 to $2.43 and the county tax from $1.36 to $1.39.

Gilmanton tax burden drops 9.4%

Alton tax commitment falls by 0.6%

ALTON — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2013 property tax rate at $13.44 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, a decrease of 24 cents, or 1.8-percent. The amount to be raised by property taxes declined by $126,067, a decrease of 0.6-percent, from $19,422,625 to

$19,296,558, while the total assessed valuation grew by $16,422,389, an increase of 1.1-percent, from $1,436,859,553 to $1,453, 281,942. The town tax remained unchanged at $3.68. The local school tax decreased from $6.02 to $5.86, the state education tax from $2.55 to $2.50 and the county tax from $1.43 to $1.40.

TYPHOON from page 2 At least two people were electrocuted in storm-related accidents, one person was killed by a fallen tree and another was struck by lightning, official reports said. Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said the typhoon ripped roofs off houses and triggered landslides that blocked roads. The dense clouds and heavy rains made the day seem almost as dark as night, he said. “When you’re faced with such a scenario, you can only pray, and pray and pray,” Mercado told The Associated Press by telephone, adding that mayors in the province had not called in to report any major damage. “I hope that means they were spared and not the other way around,” he said. “My worst fear is there will

be massive loss of lives and property.” Eduardo del Rosario, head of the disaster response agency, said the speed at which the typhoon sliced through the central islands — 40 kph (25 mph) — helped prevent its 600-kilometer (375-mile) band of rain clouds from dumping enough of their load to overflow waterways. Flooding from heavy rains is often the main cause of deaths from typhoons. “It has helped that the typhoon blew very fast in terms of preventing lots of casualties,” regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda said. He said the massive evacuation of villagers before the storm also saved many lives. The Philippines, which is hit by about 20 typhoons and storms a year, has in recent years become more serisee next page

Center Harbor tax burden up 1.9% CENTER HARBOR — The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has set the 2013 property tax rate at $13.19 per $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 22 cents, or 1.7-percent. The amount to be raised by property taxes increased by $94,151, or 1.9-percent, from $4,913,333 to $5,007,484,

while the total assessed valuation rose by $768,882, from $383,053,544 to $383,822,426, or. 0.20-percent. The town tax increased from $4.81 to $5.16, the state education tax from $2.60 to $2.63 while the local school tax dropped from $4.07 to $3.92 and the county tax from $1.49 to $1.48.

from preceding page ous about preparations to reduce deaths. Public service announcements are frequent, as are warnings by the president and high-ranking officials that are regularly carried on radio and TV and social networking sites. President Benigno Aquino III assured the public of war-like preparations, with three C-130 air force cargo planes and 32 military helicopters and planes on standby, along with 20 navy ships. Among the evacuees were thousands of residents of Bohol who had been camped in tents and other makeshift shelters since a magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit the island province last month. Relief workers said they were struggling to find ways to deliver food and other supplies, with roads blocked by landslides and fallen trees. World weather experts were calling

the typhoon one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record at the time it hit land, but not quite the windiest. There were disputes over just how strong it is because of differences in the way storms are measured. “In terms of the world I don’t think it’s the strongest,” said Taoyang Peng, a tropical cyclone scientist at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva. But he added that “it is one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall” and probably the strongest to hit the Philippines. The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center put Haiyan’s sustained winds at 315 kph (196 mph) just minutes before it made landfall Thursday, which would be a world record. However, officials in Tokyo and the Philippines but the wind speed at about 235 kph (147 mph).

from preceding page the park. And those were not the only complaints we could find on the Internet! How many homeowners in their parks want to say something but are afraid to because of retribution? How many homeowners are in fear of retribution in your organization? Quite a few from what I heard at the meeting. (* “Rental Units” meaning that the homeowners had to rent because they could not sell their homes due to the reputation of their park.) Please people, look at this as taking control of your future! Don’t let someone in Chicago determine the future of Briarcrest Estates! Keep everything local — from the Co-op Board members

to the Co-op members to the local services we hire. If you want to sit back and do nothing that’s your option, but let us help keep everything local, financially and otherwise. Nobody in Briarcrest is going to get rich if the Co-op buys and runs the park, but other people will make money if you allow Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC and/or Hometown America to buy OUR park. If the Lakemont Cooperative is allowed to purchase Briarcrest Estates, ALL the money will stay here (locally) and we can all make Briarcrest an even better place to live! Louise Rosand Briarcrest Estates Laconia

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COUNTY from page one priation and revenue from sources other than property taxes, which may include monies drawn from the undesignated fund balance. The projected increase in the tax commitment is less a function of increased expenditures than of eroding revenues. Although the total appropriation of $27 million represents an increase over the current budget, it is $2.7 million, or 9.1 percent, less than was budgeted in 2008 and $2.0 million, or 6.8 percent less than was budgeted in 2009. (Total appropriations of $30.3 million in 2010, $32.1 million 2011 and $30.8 in 2012, were supplemented by federal funds distributed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.) The 2013 budget soured relations between the commission and the convention. The commission proposed expenditures of $26.8-million, which were not only much less than the three previous budgets but also $2.9 million, or 9.9 percent, less than in 2008 and $2.2 million, or 7.6 percent, less than in 2009. However, the commission recommended augmenting revenues from sources other than property taxes by $2,100,000 compared to $3,750,000 the year before, which increased the amount to be raised by property taxes 8.9 percent. The convention reduced THREAT from page one The two also said there was a 5-yearold in the house. Police said that after the threats, Dame allegedly went into the living room and picked up an electric guitar and smashed it on the floor. He is charged with two felony counts of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. — Gail Ober

spending and adjusted revenues, trimming the tax commitment to $13.8 milion, 1.1-percent less than the $14 million raised in 2012. Since 2008 revenues, exclusive of fund balance, have declined from $13.4 million to $10.1 million, almost 25 percent. Meanwhile, the tax commitment has risen from $14.3 million to a projected $14.9 million, an increase of 4.3 percent. In 2008, $2 million of fund balance was added to revenues and the commission recommends applying an equal amount in 2014. Earlier this year Moody’s Investor Service affirmed its AA2 rating on the county’s outstanding debt, dropping its qualified “negative outlook.” The report noted that “the county has managed to constrain expenditure growth in recent years, but the growth rate is estimated to continue outpace revenues.” MENTAL HEALTH from page 2 dles. They described the new Obama administration rule as necessary to ensure patients get benefits they are entitled to receive. The administration had pledged to issue a final mental health parity rule as part of an effort to reduce gun violence. Officials said they have now completed or made significant progress on 23 executive actions that were part of a plan announced in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., last December. The 2008 mental health parity law affects large group plans. It does not require they offer mental health coverage, but if they do, that coverage must be equal to what is provided for patients with physical illnesses. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act extends the parity protections for those participating in individual and small group health insurance plans. see next page


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Inter-Lakes students hear from local soldier in Afghanistan during Vet Day program By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

MEREDITH — Students and guests at the InterLakes Elementary School Veteran’s Day program got to hear first hand Friday morning from a soldier from their community who is currently serving in Afghanistan. Second Lt. Erik Miller, the son of I-LES 4th grade teacher Wanda Miller, took part in a video teleconference in which he answered questions from students about his daily routine in Afghanistan and what the weather is like in that remote, mountainous country. A 2008 graduate of Inter-Lakes High School, Miller graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 and told the students he is an intelligence officer and leads a platoon of 21 soldiers who gather information about enemy activities in order to predict where they will attack next. He said that some of the information which is gathered helps Allied forces know when and where from preceding page “For way too long, the health care system has openly discriminated against Americans with behavioral health problems,” Sebelius said in a telephone conference call with reporters. “We are finally closing these gaps in coverage.” Sebelius said that access to mental health coverage had already been improving since passage of the 2008 mental health parity law. She noted that larger employer health insurance plans have eliminated higher cost-sharing for inpatient mental health care and said most plans have done the same for outpatient care.

roadside bombs will be placed. Miller, whose father Robert is a Vietnam veteran, says that he usually works 15 hours a day and is up at 5 a.m. to start his day with an hour-long workout. ‘’It’s really, really hot here or blistering cold and very dry. It’s a harsh environment. But the standard of living in the area controlled by American forces has grown a lot in recent years,’’ says Miller. He told the students that he decided to join the Army after an 9th grade Spanish class and that he is happy that he chose the Army because it provided him with leadership opportunities that were not available in other branches of the service. Also speaking at the program, which featured patriotic songs performed by the elementary school band and chorus, were Griggs-Wyatt Post American Legion Commander Robert Kennelly and Master Sgt. Elliott Finn, both of whom served in the Korean War. Kennelly talked about World War II and described how the war began for America with the attack on

Pearl Harbor and saw Japanese forces in the Pacific rapidly capture American and British bases in the Philippines and Malaya. Kennelly recounted how President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the famed Doolittle raid on Tokyo in 1942 using B-24 bombers launched from an American aircraft carrier, which led to a decision by the Japanese to try and take Midway Island and push the American fleet even further away from Japan and the islands it was capturing, He said that the American aircraft carriers were able to launch a strike in early June of 1942 which destroyed three of the four Japanese aircraft carriers in a five minute attack (a fourth was sunk the next day), ending the Japanese attack and forcing their invasion fleet to retreat. ‘’It took three more years to end the war, but after that battle the Japanese never again were able to take the offensive,’’ said Kennelly.

HHS officials said mental health services generally amount to only about 5 percent of a large group insurance plan’s spending, so there should be limited impact on premiums. They said the small group and individual plans being made available through health insurance exchanges already reflect the parity requirements. Health insurers said the final rule doesn’t really change the landscape they’ve been operating in since interim rules were released in 2010. Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of American’s Health Insurance Plans, said health plans have long sup-

ported the legislation and have worked to implement its requirements in an affordable and effective way for patients. The group said it doesn’t have cost estimates for compliance with the regulation. The National Alliance on Mental Illness called the parity regulations the crowning achievement of a 20-year campaign, but also said that the regulations don’t cover managed care plans through Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, excluding about 15 percent of Americans covered by health insurance.

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Recently discovered diary of WWII soldier to be featured on Veteran’s Day radio program By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Steve White, owner of Wild Bird Depot store in Gilford, will be reading a recently discovered diary that his father, Irvin White, kept during World War II on his live, radio show, Bird Calls, as a special Veteran’s Day program on Monday. ‘’I just wish I could have known about this before. I would have loved to have him share this with us,’’ says White, who said that the diary was discovered after his father died in 2004. He said that his father started the diary, which was written in a letter format, shortly after he entered the army at the age of 17 in September of 1940 and it vividly describes his father’s thoughts about the war. ‘’He grew up in Whitman, Mass. and was the youngest of four brothers. He wanted to volunteer but he needed his parent’s permission. The first time he went to the Brockton Steve White, owner, Wild Bird Depot, holds a diary that his father, Irvin, kept during World War II and recruiter’s office he was the medals that his father was awarded for his wartime service. He will read from the diary during his Monday morning radio show on WEZS, 1350 AM. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun) turned down because he didn’t weigh enough. He was a pound and a half under the minimum weight, lina coast out and went all the way around the Cape so the next time he went he ate a pound of bananas of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and up and drank a gallon of water before he was weighed into the Indian Ocean and to the Suez Canal.’’ and just made it,’’ says White. His father was a staff sergeant with Company B ‘’He wanted to enlist rather than being called up of the 84th Organized Mechanical Battalion,which and wait for the draft. Everyone knew the war was was stationed in Damascus, Syria and whose task coming and it was just a matter of time before we was to load and drive trucks and supplies all the would be in it,’’ said White. way up to the Russian border.. He says that his father was sent to Fort Devens, ‘’He never saw combat, but the conditions in the Mass., for training and was shipped out of New York Middle East were brutal. One hundred and twenty for duty in the Middle East on June 3, 1942. degrees was considered comfortable,’’ says White, ‘’The diary describes how they had to wait to ship who said that as many as 500 vehicles would be in out and made several aborted attempts because the the convoys, which would take a week to 10 days to German U-boats were hitting so many ships right reach the Russian border where they were turned see next page off our coast. They finally made it down to the Caro-

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ALTON — The Church Street man who has been accused of operating a junkyard and a car repair operation from his residential-zoned property said yesterday that charges against him are all a lie. Mark Hanson said either he or his wife owns every car on his property and that all of them are registered to one of them. “I have cars. Six are for my wife and four are for me,” Hanson said yesterday. He said when he first spoke to Building Inspector John Dever, he was told that he could have two unregistered vehicles on his property. He said he had two at the time but after he got a voice message from Dever saying the limit was one car, he went and registered one of the two that were unregistered. As for Dever’s claim that he was operating a car repair facility, Hanson said he does some work on the cars that he owns and takes his old cars to the junkyard. “I’m not the junkyard,” he said. He said when he got the first notice to stop operating a junkyard and a repair shop he was “flabbergasted.” When asked about an an alleged sale on Craig’s

List (an online exchange and sales website) he said he tried to sell one motor. “Everyone sells stuff on Craig’s list,” he said. Hanson said at one point he had a few old oil tanks on his property that he was making into a pigroaster for his stepson and during the process, the building inspector asked him questions about them, telling him the tanks had to be inspected. He also said that at one point he had a couple of rear axles for one of his cars and believed they could be viewed from the nearby First Congregational Church, where he thinks the complaints originated. “Now I’m told I’m a repair shop,” he said. “He (the building inspector) complained about oil spots on my driveway,” Hanson said. When asked why he didn’t put up a fence between his property and the church, he said he is working on it. “I have put all my stuff in one place and put it under a tarp,” he said, calling himself a nice guy who doesn’t want to bother anybody. He said he was being forced to fight the town in court and has had to borrow money to hire a lawyer. “I’m just working on my stuff,” he said. “It’s my stuff in my yard.”

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Rockingham County prosecutor suspended by attorney general CONCORD (AP) — A veteran New Hampshire county attorney and his deputy have been ordered off the job amid an investigation, the state attorney general and federal prosecutors said Thursday. Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams was stripped of his prosecutorial authority Wednesday and told not to return to his office. Deputy Tom Reid was put on paid administrative leave. Reams and Reid prosecuted major crimes and high-profile cases. State and federal officials would not say why they’re investigating Reams, except to say they’ve received complaints about the office. “When we have additional information we will announce it,” said Senior Assistant Attorney Gen-

eral Jane Young, who heads the criminal bureau. Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti will serve as interim county attorney while the investigation is underway. Reams, who has been county attorney since 1998, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. A message seeking comment was also left with Reid. Boffetti said he learned of his interim role Wednesday night and was at the county attorney’s office Thursday to brief staff before the official announcement of the investigation. He said the office is functioning as it should, even while staff members are being questioned by investigators.

from preceding page over to the Red Army. ‘’Dad said that the Russians weren’t really all that friendly and the Americans didn’t trust them very much. And the people who lived in the areas where the convoys passed through were really poor. There was a lot of poverty and despair in that part of the world and he wrote a lot about that in his diary,’’ said White. He said that he would have loved to have had his dad share those things with him that he wrote in his

diary, but noted that he was like other men of that generation, who, once they came home from the war, never talked about it. ‘’He was my hero. He did what he knew needed to be done and then put it behind him. He never made a show of being a veteran,’’ said White. He said that he has read excerpts from his father’s diary on his radio show in the past but that this will mark the first time the entire 30 plus pages will be read on air. The program begins at 8:15 a.m. on WEZS 1350-AM.

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‘Free Time’ on display at The Studio through end of year LACONIA — Artist Kate Lemay is busy. She has two young children, a full-time job and 24-7 responsibilities. One doesn’t expect that “free time” enters much into her life.

Kate Lemay’s work will be shown at The Studio through the end of the year. (Courtesy photo)

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Yet in 2012, she set a goal to create 4,000 small paintings, intimate, abstract pieces that reflect the colors of the spectrum and the seven chakras of traditional Hindu spiritual practice. Through the end of the year, 147 of these small works will be on view at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, feels this is a fitting exhibit to close the gallery’s year. “The pieces are both lovely and deep. Individually they are microcosms of vibrant color. Taken together, they create a larger body that is visually stunning, spiritually moving and intellectually challenging.” As people reflect on the year past and the coming new year, Lemay’s work can spark introspection on perception and vision. Lemay herself is thrilled to have a local venue for this portion of the work. “About 70 pieces were shown last year in Los Angeles. In February I’m hoping to show 294 pieces at Kripalu in Massachusetts, My goal is to exhibit all 3,780 pieces internationally. But I’m so glad to have an exhibit in my hometown!” “The Free-Time Project” is on view at The Studio through the end of December. A reception for the artist with a gallery talk will be held Sunday, November 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The Studio is open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, or at other times by chance or appointment. Expanded holiday hours will begin on November 29. Call 603-455-8008 for details or more information.

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Phi Beta Lambda raised money for cancer foundation

Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Business Management student, Precious Schulze of Laconia, displays her Halloween Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) cinnamon mini-muffins being sold to raise funds for PBL and the Breast Cancer Foundation. More than $300 was raised. “A special thank you to everyone who has contributed to our bake sale,” says Schulze, whose family comes from Trinidad. “Donations are helping women of all ages to fight the deadly disease of breast cancer.” (Courtesy photo)

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Bed & breakfast in Sanbornton offers a little R & R to military couples

SANBORNTON — The Lake House at Ferry Point Bed and Breakfast is once again marking Veteran’s Day by offering active and retired military couples a complementary night at the Inn. “Last year we opened the entire Inn to veterans to enjoy the night on us, and it was so popular that we could have filled the Inn ten times over” said John Becker, Owner/Innkeeper of the Lake House. John and Cindy Becker, who purchased the Inn on November 1, 2011, are joining nearly 250 innkeepers across the United States, and hundreds of Canadian innkeepers to honor veterans on November 11th in the Annual B&B for Vets celebration. Active and retired military couples

will be treated to a complimentary overnight stay on Veteran’s Day followed by the Lake House’s renown full, multi course breakfast. This year, the Lake House is teaming up with Cindy O’Leary at Experience Squam, to offer complementary “On Golden Pond” boat tours of Squam Lake for the Veterans staying at the Lake House. During the tour, guests will be treated to stops at all of the movie locations, including the Cottage, the secret fishing holes, and “Purgatory Cove,” all made famous in the movie. “We are excited to join with the Lake House to make B&B for Vets even more special,.” Said O’Leary.” “It is our way of giving back, and saying

SANDWICH — Advice To The Players is looking for professional, community and student actors for its production Richard III. Open auditions will be on Sunday, November 17 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the upstairs theater at the Sandwich Town Hall. The production will run from March 7- 23, 2014 and will be performed at the Town Hall Theater in Sandwich, at Your Theatre in North Conway and at several area high schools.

Directed by company veteran and Plymouth State University graduate Andrew Codispoti, Richard III is the personal and autobiographical story of a consummate trickster brilliant enough to get away with it -- almost to the very end. “Richard is akin to other archetypal tricksters:” states Codispoti, “Loki, Coyote, and even Shakespeare’s own Puck or Ariel. Like these, he is a shapeshifter, assuming the needed role for every situation.” see next page

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‘thank you’ for your service to our Country.” John and Cindy both have a strong family history of military service. “My father and John’s served in the Army during Korea, and both of my Uncles served, one in the Army, the other in the Marines, and John Served in the Navy,” said Cindy. We honor the service of our military men and women, both retired and active, and are glad to be able to do our small part in recognizing their sacrifices.” Active military and veterans interested in reserving a room for the B&Bs for Vets promotion are asked to contact the Lake House at Ferry Point directly

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Music comes full circle for Puleo family at Tavern 27 State Rep. leading free ‘Constitution 101’ class

LACONIA — Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local Jazz pianist Michael Puleo will play at Tavern 27, some 40 years after his father played there. Puleo, a graduate of Belmont High School, just returned to the area after living and playing out west for the past couple of years. A former drummer with the Belmont High School Band, Puleo studied at Concord Community Music School and has been playing Jazz piano for about seven years. “I am excited to have the opportunity to play at Tavern 27. In the early 70’s, my dad would bring his electric Wurlitzer piano and play when this place was the (Aquadahtan Fireside Restaurant,” states Puleo. from preceding page Advice To The Players is a unique organization that uses professional, community and student actors in its productions and all are welcome to try out. Bring a resume and a headshot if you have them and be prepared with one serious and one comic piece totaling three minutes. To schedule, email For more information go to www.

Michael will be playing Tavern 27’s George Steck grand piano that is estimated to be 130 years old. Tavern 27 opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays and will have the full menu available as well as brunch specials for the event. Reservations are recommended, 603-528-3057. Tavern 27 is located at 2075 Parade Road, Laconia.

Jazz at PSU on Thursday

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theater, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a program of music from jazz standards to funk on Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts. The PSU Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combos, be joined by the Laconia High School Jazz Band. The program includes “Take the A Train” by Duke Ellington; “Work Song” by Nat Adderly; “Revelation” by Eddie Harris and “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham, among other works. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office. For more information call 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869 visit online

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ALTON — Beginning on Nov. 16, from 10-11 a.m., Rep. Jane Cormier, Belknap District 8, will lead a group class and discussion on “Constitution 101”. This course, “The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10 part presentation by Hillsdale College. Rep. Jane Cormier will moderate the classes and discussion, which will include a video and study guide discussion. “This is an opportunity to educate ourselves and others with regard to the remarkable founding document of our Republic. This course will be easy to understand, for all ages to enjoy. Hopefully, many will take advantage of this opportunity to learn not only about the making of our Constitution, but also to discuss our struggle to preserve and govern under our founding document,” says Rep. Cormier. “Constitution 101” is free of charge and will be held weekly downstairs at the Gilman Library. For more information, contact Rep. Jane Cormier at (603) 781-5695.

Haircuts for Men in Tilton sponsoring 4th annual Veterans Day Motorcycle Run

TILTON — Shari Lebreche of Tilton’s Haircuts for Men hosting the fourth annual Lt. Virginia B. Hutton (USMC) Veterans Day Motorcycle Run on Monday, November 11, as a show of respect for all those who have sacrificed in all wars and conflicts. The special tribute ride is a thank you to veterans of every branch of the Armed Services. Coffee and donuts from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for the participants at the shop, located at 281 Main St., Tilton. Kick stands go up at 9:45 a.m. (Police Escort), to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Following the service at NHSVC the procession (Police Escorted) will proceed to the Whitman- Davis American Legion Post #49, 4 Park St., Northfield, where there will be food. While the purpose of the ride is to honor veterans, participants do not have to be a veteran themselves. The run will be held rain or shine, but not if it snowing. Labreche gave special thanks to Big Cat Coffee, Ian’s Wicked Good Donuts and Uno’s of Tilton for helping last year. Uno’s of Tilton will be again supporting the event this year. Any questions or concerns contact 603.286.3595 or 774.274.2083.

VNA & Hospice to offer Grief During the Holidays info & support meeting

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering a 90 minute information and support meeting regarding grief during the holidays at the following locations and times. November 19 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and December 5 from 10- 11:30 a.m. in the Library Room at All Saints Episcopal Church, 258 South Main Street in Wolfeboro. November 14 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and December 12 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street in Laconia. The purpose of the meeting is to help individuals who have lost a loved one find ways to cope with their grief during the holidays. There is no cost to attend and no pre-registration is required. All are welcome to attend. For more see next page

Wedding Affair brings Parisian atmopshere to annual bridal show today at the Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH — Those in the midst of planning a wedding have a fun way to see the newest styles and décor from NH wedding vendors at the Saturday, Nov. 9 Castle Wedding Affair bridal show. The show takes place at the Carriage House on the Castle in the Clouds property. Says Kathi Hopper, editor of Lakes Region Bride magazine (the company that presents the show each year), “We are extremely fortunate to work with the Castle wedding coordinator staff on this year’s bridal show. In particular, Rodyan Quinonez, the lead coordinator for the Castle, has been the creative force behind the event. She has brought expertise in décor and staging to the show and come up with a Parisian wedding carnival theme. The show, in a word, will be gorgeous!” Support for the show is from WLNH 98.3, Castle in the Clouds, Taylor Rental of Laconia and Crown Entertainment DJ and Events. Brides-to-be and their guests will be treated to valet parking by Atlantic Parking; a chance to see the historic Millie B boat (which is used for lake wedding transportation), the charming Molly the Trolley and a limo from Grace Limousine. “And that’s just outdoors.” continues Hopper. “In the Carriage House, we will offer so much to please brides. There will be jazz music by Lee Anne Ames duo, a Cake Walk with wedding cake vendors offering delicious and tempting cake samples, makeup consults and instant updos by Galleria Salon and Day Spa; Castle cocktails (think cotton candy cocktails!); fashions galore; a lounge area with music by George on Guitar; a unique photo booth fun area; lush table designs with linens by Table Toppers; florals; photography and tons of food sampling from top area caterers to name just some of the things offered.” The show ends with a bridal runway fashion show on the tented (and heated) patio. The tent is provided by Taylor Rental and the wedding fashion show is courtesy Andrea’s Bridal Boutique. The grand prize for the Castle Wedding Affair is a two-night stay for two at the beautiful waterfront

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Radio show on Monday to feature veteran’s diary

LACONIA — On Monday, Nov 11, the live, radio show, Bird Calls, will be airing a special program dedicated to Veteran’s Day. Steve White, owner, Wild Bird Depot will be reading a recently discovered diary from his father, Irvin White. After Mr. White’s passing a few years ago, Steve

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White’s family discovered an unknown diary that Irvin White had written in, at age 17, as a teenager entering WWII. This diary, written in a letter format, vividly describes one boy’s thoughts and actions taken, regarding enlisting and being shipped overseas to the European conflict during the years 1940-1942. Small excerpts have been read before, but this will be the first time the entire 30+ pages will be read on air. This special program will begin on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m. on 1350AM WEZS, during Lakes Region Newsday’s regular morning program. No calls will be taken so that the entire program can be dedicated to Veterans.


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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

Always look for a good foundation There were 1,103 residential homes for sale on November 1, 2013 in the 12 Lakes Region communities covered by this report. That total is down from 1,200 last month and about the same as the 1,103 last November. Due to the increased sales activity over the past few months the inventory has dropped to a 13 month supply of homes on the market compared to 14.6 months last November and that’s pretty good if it the trend continues! So you have decided to buy a home and you’ve gone through the pre-approval process, you know how much you want to spend on a house, you have found an experienced realtor to work with, and you are ready to go out looking at property. What should you be concerned about when you are looking at property? Well, there’s an awful lot to consider especially if you are a first time buyer. Your realtor should be able to guide you, but just remember realtors are not home inspectors. However, most of us have seen a lot of homes, have gone through many home inspections, and worked through many issues and repairs on properties as a result. Having a home inspection performed on the property you are purchasing is pretty much mandatory in my book and it is money wisely spent. At the very least, an inspection will reveal minor defects in the property so that you can ask for them to be corrected before you purchase it or be compensated to do it later. An inspection will also educate you about the home that you’re purchasing. On the other end of the spectrum, it can

save you from buying a money pit. But there are basic, common sense things that any home buyer can look for before making an offer and spending money on a home inspection. Let’s start at ground level. As with most anything in life, if you don’t have a good foundation you don’t have much to build on. You know, it’s kinda like learning your multiplication tables or how to do simple math equations. It’s the basics. You can’t have a good house on a bad foundation or a successful career in accounting or finance if you can’t do basic math. Some older homes have good solid foundations whether they are stone, granite, or brick while others may be leaning or crumbling due to the forces of nature. It is also not uncommon to have shrinkage cracks in concrete walls of floors, but substantial cracks, especially horizontal ones in walls should be a concern to any buyer. Shrinkage cracks in concrete floors are pretty common, but large cracks and floors that have heaved or settled indicate problems with the site preparation or the materials used below the floor. If you dig a hole in the ground it usually tends to fill with water and this is true for the hole that you dig for a house foundation as well. While having an indoor pool is a desirable amenity, having it in the basement is not. While modern construction techniques for newer homes obviate most wet basements through the use of perimeter drains see next page

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Presentation on Foster Grandparent Program on Tuesday LACONIA — On November 12, Dr. Laura Robertson of Audiology Specialists in Laconia will provide an educational presentation at the monthly meeting for members of the Foster Grandparent Program. The program brings together children and retired adults in schools, non-profit childcare centers and other youth service organizations. Income-eligible volunteers are trained by teachers and developmental experts to help children in the age-group they choose, from infants to age 19, by providing nurturing, mentoring, encouragement, tutoring, staying on task, or homework assistance. “What a wonderful way for seniors to continue to be a valuable part of the community”, states Robertson. This federal program pays mileage reimbursement as well as a tax-free stipend which does not

affect Social Security, housing assistance and other benefits. The value of this unique program is two-fold. While children benefit from the added attention and interaction, the volunteers enjoy increased physical and mental activity, new caring relationships and a renewed sense of purpose in life. “Being active and socially engaged has a significant positive impact on the overall mental and physical health of these older adults”, states Robertson. “Studies have shown that seniors who withdraw socially have an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”. “We want our patients to continue to enjoy activities like this, and good hearing is an important part of being able to do so.” see next page

from preceding page and/or sump pumps, always be on the lookout for signs of past water infiltration damage. You know, like stains on the basement walls, discolored sheetrock walls, or lally columns that are rusted up an inch or two from the floor. If you want to use your basement as a man cave you don’t want to have to play darts or cards while wearing waders; it’s just not as much fun. Water in the basement can also cause mold which another whole subject. It’s a good thing to avoid. Many older homes with stone or brick foundations and dirt floors will get some water seepage in the spring. These houses were built without any perimeter drain system so groundwater takes the path of least resistance: right into the basement. That’s New England, but probably not ideal. Your basement will be relegated to always being just a storage area as you won’t be putting your pool table down there. In some older homes that have concrete floors, you’ll see a channel cut into the floor all the way around the inside perimeter of the foundation to collect and channel any seepage to a sump pump. Homes with a sump pump generally, but not always, mean that there could be a water issue in the basement. I’ve seen homes with a sump which always appears to be bone dry and others that run constantly in the spring. Some foundations were built with a sump as a precaution because the lot the house was built on was a little wet. Better safe than sorry.

Today, even a wet basement can be made to be bone dry. There are companies that specialize in correcting and preventing water from seeping through the foundation or up from the basement floor. They will even guarantee it in writing. It does work. But, they also specialize in seeping money out of your wallet which could have been used to buy that flat screen for the man cave if you had bought a house with a dry basement to begin with. My vote is for the flat screen... Please feel free to visit to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Data was compiled using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System as of 11/1/13. Roy Sanborn is a realtor at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and can be reached at 603-455-0335.

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The Lakes Region Chordsmen will serve dinner and provide entertainment at their annual Barbershop Harmony program, Nov. 16. (Courtesy photo)

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Chordsmen will present their annual Barbershop Harmony program on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Gilford Community Church. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction. The Chordsmen will begin serving the spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. featuring Patrick’s Pub’s meatballs, followed by plenty of homemade desserts. Entertainment will follow.

There will be several singing groups including the Lakes Region Chordsmen chorus, the very large quartet called Kychn Sync, Rewind quartet from Concord, and possibly a new secret quartet. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Tickets are available to purchase through chorus members or by calling Harvey Beetle at 528-3073, Ed Farmer at 253-8523, or John Richardson at 293-8028.

Bristol to commemorate Veterans Day BRISTOL — Monday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Bristol will hold its commemorative ceremony at 10 a.m. in the traditional spot on Bristol Central Square in front of the mortar. This year the VFW will deliver a welcoming to all those in attendance, the public and any and all veterans who wish to join the VFW in the program or in the audience. There will be an invocation followed by the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. The Commander’s Veterans Day remarks which explains the purpose of this day is set aside in celebration of the vet-

erans who are living. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day which is a solemn observance of those veterans who have passed away and who were lost in battle. Next will be the benediction followed by a firing detail by the VFW. The playing of Taps will conclude the ceremony. The Veterans of Foreign War will then travel to Hebron where they will assist the Hebron Historical Society in their Veterans Day commemorative ceremony at 10:45 a.m. on the common by the gazebo.

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LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education and Fratello’s Ristorante Italiano invite you to attend a “Wine Tasting Seminar and Gourmet Dinner” on Thursday, November 21. The Wine Tasting event will be held at Fratello’s Ristorante from 6-9 p.m. The event offers an opportunity for people in the Lakes Region to enjoy a treat that will satisfy the wine connoisseur’s palate while savoring a delectable meal and dessert that compliments the wines being served.

The “Wine Tasting Seminar” will focus on the different aspects of wine culture, including an overview and history of the wine which accompanies each course. The various culinary creations to be served will enhance the flavor of the wine that it is paired with. The price for the “Wine Tasting Seminar,” is $45 per person. Reservations for this event are required and can be made by calling the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

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Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog is 82. Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson is 78. Actor Charlie Robinson is 68. Movie director Bille August is 65. Actor Robert David Hall is 65. Actor Lou Ferrigno is 62. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is 61. Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin is 54. Rock musician Dee Plakas (L7) is 53. Actress Ion Overman is 44. Rapper Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) is 44. Rapper Scarface (Geto Boys) is 43. Blues singer Susan Tedeschi (teh-DEHS’-kee) is 43. Actor Jason Antoon is 42. Actor Eric Dane is 41. Singer Nick Lachey (98 Degrees) is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sisqo (Dru Hill) is 35. Country singer Corey Smith is 34. Actress Nikki Blonsky is 25. Actress-model Analeigh Tipton is 25.

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instead. Stay open-minded. Tomorrow brings a change. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t have to actually be brave to execute brave action. In fact, most brave people are actually just people who have a habit of mustering courage and following through. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s better to be a learner than to be learned. Learned people only know about what already has happened. Learners are constantly pushing into the future, their curiosity leading the way. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may feel that you’ve seen better days, but the best is yet to come. Don’t discount this stage! The awkward in-between phase can be quite beautiful if you relax into it. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 9). A new alliance kicks off your year. There’s no limit to what you can do with this person by your side. The next six weeks show you navigating strategic relationships, working rooms and ultimately gaining rewards. February is exciting. May and July change your routine, allowing you to take on a new interest. Aquarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 22, 19, 48 and 3.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). If push came to shove, your friends would help you out, but you make choices that ensure they probably never will have to. The most auspicious move is to play it safe. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don’t need to be with another person to feel rooted today. You’re solid naturally. You can connect with living things that are not people. You can even connect with rocks. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s said that with age comes wisdom, but with age also come other complicated dynamics that can play in favor of or against wisdom. So don’t automatically take the advice of your elders just because they’re older. CANCER (June 22-July 22). One way to show your love for a person is to give that person a nickname. With the cosmic forces inspiring your imagination in quirky ways, you’ll think of the best contenders. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You feel as whimsical as a child now, and when you act on some of those whims, the results can be extremely attractive. People need a little spontaneity in their lives now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Counting costs matters to you on some days, but today you just want to make sure that what you do has enormous value to someone. If that someone is you, all the better. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Organize a group discussion, or take part in one that’s already going on. You’ll learn more from a roundtable type of discussion than you will from speaking one on one with someone. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It seems that a large group is marching forward, and you must get in step or be left behind. This is illusory. There are no large groups of people, only individuals. And with individuals, everything is negotiable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s unclear whether you will be able to get what you want. You’re also not so sure that you can force yourself to want what you have



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2013. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom that became known as “Kristallnacht.” On this date: In 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod. In 1872, fire destroyed nearly 800 buildings in Boston. In 1918, it was announced that Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II would abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands. In 1952, Chaim Weizmann, the first president of Israel, died. In 1953, Welsh author-poet Dylan Thomas died in New York at age 39. In 1961, U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert M. White became the first pilot to fly an X-15 rocket plane at six times the speed of sound. The Beatles’ future manager, Brian Epstein, first saw the group perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. In 1963, twin disasters struck Japan as some 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust explosion, and about 160 people died in a train crash. In 1965, the great Northeast blackout occurred as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity. In 1967, a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight. In 1970, former French President Charles de Gaulle died at age 79. In 1976, the U.N. General Assembly approved resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the whiteruled government as “illegitimate.” In 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall. Ten years ago: Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s (joon-ee-chee-roh kohee-zoo-meez) ruling bloc won a majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. Three-time Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney, 63, ended her 30-year racing career with a loss in the second round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway in California. Five years ago: Barack Obama’s transition chief, John Podesta, told Fox News Sunday the president-elect planned to review President George W. Bush’s executive orders on such things as stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. China unveiled a $586 billion stimulus package aimed at inoculating the world’s fourth-largest economy against the global financial crisis. One year ago: Retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned as CIA director after an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, was revealed by an FBI investigation. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered in Kentucky caused little damage but was felt in at least eight other states.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Saturday Night Meltdown Heatin’ Up the Ice at the Laconia Ice Arena. 6-7:30 p.m. Features a live DJ, public skating, laser light show, games and prizes. Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Fair held at the Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features a bake sale, penny sale, 50/50 raffle, and silent auction. For more information call 934-2060. Seventh Annual Holiday Fair held at Belmont High School. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features over 100 vendors. Ham and Bean Supper hosted by the Saint Andre Bassette Catholic Parish. 5-6:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. $8 for adults, $5 for children. Children under age 3 are free. New Hampton School presents Neil Simon’s Rumors at the school’s McEvoy Theater located off Dr. Child’s Road. 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are a suggested donation of $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for seniors. Free to New Hampton residents with an ID with a valid New Hampton address. No one will be turned away for the inability to pay. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 677-3567. Glad Tidings Christmas Fair hosted by the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Festivities run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 524-3289. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy Harvey. 7:30 p.m. at the Theater in Meredith. Tickets are $18 for orchestra and $10 for balcony. To purchase tickets or for more information visit or call 279-0333. Annual Christmas Fair hosted by the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church in Tilton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee hour from 9-11 a.m. and lunch served from 11:30-1 p.m. The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra is conducting its opening concert featuring cellist Paul Bergeron. 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students college age and under. For more information email “Finding Your Voice” program for 5th and 6th grade girls at Alton Central School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Prospect Mountain High School cafeteria, Alton. Presented by Alton Community Youth Activities. For additional information call 393-3652. The Jandee Lee Porter Band performs a country concert at the Franklin Opera House. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for children ages 12 and under. For more information call 934-1901. St. Andre Bessette Parish holds its annual Nutcracker Christmas Fair at the Parish Hall in Laconia from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Features craft items, a raffle table, a cookie walk, a visit from Santa Clause for the kids, and more. HOPE silent and live auction held to benefit the Moultonborough United Methodist Church. Live auction begins at 6 p.m. in the Moultonborough Lions Club. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Lego Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 5-10. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.

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

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Dear Annie: My husband works for a large mental health agency and five years ago had a two-year affair with a fellow employee. I found their illicit emails three years ago. Even though my husband and I are still together, I am broken and cannot heal. I pray and I strive and nothing works. It is the most painful and devastating experience of my life, and I wonder whether it has ruined me. I was a happy, cheerful woman before this, and everyone who knew me marveled at my good humor and vivacity. Not anymore. Please tell people to get divorced before having an affair. Otherwise, commit to your marriage and make it work. Infidelity is excruciating, and if you care at all for your partner, please, please have compassion and don’t cheat. -- Broken in Omaha Dear Broken: Not being able to trust your partner is one of the most damaging elements of an affair and can impede attempts to reconcile. Your husband must be consistently transparent in all of his dealings, without complaint, for as long as it takes. This is a difficult process, and a trained professional can help guide you. Please ask your doctor or clergyperson to refer you to a marriage counselor, or contact the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy at While it would be best if your husband went with you, go alone if he refuses. Dear Annie: I am a well-educated retired business executive with upper middle-class resources. My wife passed away two years ago after 62 years of marriage. I met a remarkable woman who has many of the same endearing qualities as my late wife. “Beatrice” is twice widowed. Both of her husbands were quite wealthy, leaving her with substantial resources, a magnificent home, a large portfolio of income properties and several second homes around

the world. Beatrice and I have fallen in love and are considering marriage. My concern is, with my more modest resources and income, I cannot offer her a single thing she doesn’t already have, nor can I lavish on her the kind of things her previous husbands provided. Can this inequality of resources stand the test of time? Or am I going to find myself feeling grossly inadequate and not measuring up to her expectations? How do I handle this? -- Uncertain in Love Dear Uncertain: How you feel is up to you. Money matters should be discussed before marriage, especially if you believe Beatrice’s expectations are not realistic. We assume she knows her income is greater than yours. It doesn’t seem to bother her. Perhaps she would rather give than receive. If it would make you feel better to put a prenup in place to protect her assets, by all means, see an attorney. But please stop focusing on the disparity in income and concentrate on those factors that make you compatible and loving toward each other. Otherwise, you risk ruining what you have by worrying about what you don’t. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Offended Wife,” whose husband was receiving pornographic pictures from his father. I had a similar situation when I started to receive inappropriate emails from my boss with pictures of partially or totally naked women, often as part of a supposedly funny joke. I ignored them. Six months later, he retired, and within a year, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Maybe “Offended’s” husband should look at his father’s other behavior to see whether this could be what’s going on and, if so, get Dad to a doctor. -Been There

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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.

REFRIGERATOR by Whirlpool 18cu. ft. Runs well $125. 603-930-5222

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1998 Chevy K1500, 4X4 Extended Cab. Good tires/interior, hitch, bed liner, 109K, $4,995. 603-524-1895. 2003 Chevy S10 4x4 Ext. Cab, 140K, Good Tires/Brakes, Some Rust, Runs Well, $2,995/OBO. 603-393-8500

BOATS 14 Aluminum Row Boat, with 10.5 hp Johnson motor, year unknown. Includes gas tank, marine battery, with all lighting, anchor, horning, fire extinguisher, first aid kit. No Trailer. $300 or BO. 524-1283

BELMONT 2 bedroom, 1st floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement, $235/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

Last Minute Shrink Wrapping! Outboard Repower Shop. 733-2296

BELMONT 2-bedroom condo basement storage, coin-operated washer/dryer, $865/mon. plus security and utilities. Section 8 welcome. Avail. 12/14. 630-1296.

TOYOTA Camry 1991 150K miles, 2.0 A/T 30 mpg hwy, current sticker, $1500. 528-0038.

Employment Wanted EXPERIENCED Housecleaner looking for jobs; Great work. Great references. Moderate charges. Please call 998-2601.

2005 Mercury Sable LS Premium, moon-roof, 77K, mint condition, custom stereo, new tires. $7,500/OBO. 603-253-7015

RESPONSIBLE lady will do elder sitting. Greater Gilford area. Reasonable rates. References available. Brenda 207-949-4993

2005 Toyota Camry XLE- Gray, well maintained ,126K miles, no accidents, 2nd owner. $5,500. 973-508-5602 or 603-524-9786

RESPONSIBLE lady will run light errands in Gilford/Lakes Region area. Reasonable rates. Brenda 207-949-4993.

2008 Ford Pickup, 4-Door, Loaded, Excellent Condition, 83k Miles, Books $18,200 sell for $15,000/OBO. 707-1545.

For Rent 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

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

Appliances KENMORE 19.1 cubic ft. refrigerator. 29.5” Wide X 64” High, X 32.5” deep, $100. Drop leaf table 40 ” long with/four chairs, $40. Both good condition . 387-5171

For Rent 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.)

For Rent

BELMONT- 2 Bedroom Duplex on wooded lot $850/month + utilities. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS BELMONT- Nice, one bedroom, second floor apartment on horse farm, with home office. Heat and hot water included, dogs considered. $800. per month plus one months security deposit. For application and showing contact Amy at 603-520-0314 leave message. BELMONT: Nice, quiet 2 bedroom upstairs. $215/week plus utilities. Security and references required. 630-1296.

2009 Lincoln MKZ Sedan- 28,500 miles, detailed & inspected, AWD. $17,500. Contact Pat 603-998-3579

ALTON Room w/bath in country: 10 minutes from Alton & Wolfeboro. $450/month w/utilities and wifi and SAT TV. Outside smoking OK. 875-6875. Love pets!

CENTER Harbor - Seeking mature individual for 1 bedroom house. Quiet private location near town/beach/all services. No pets or smoking. $875/month includes heat and electric. 387-6774.

CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service

ALTON, one bedroom, heat/elec, hot water included, $800/month.

GILFORD- Small one bedroom cottage style house. No dogs,

FRANKLINRiverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor. Hardwood floors, new carpet. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471. GILFORD Furnished 3-bedroom waterfront winter rental. Dock, washer & dryer. Available through May 31st. $900/mo. + Utilities. Oil heat. No pets. (603) 686-2982 GILFORD/GUNSTOCK ACRES 2 bedroom or 1 office apartment. Kitchen, living room dining room, washer/dryer, all new renovations, private property, heat/hot water included. No smoking/small pet possible. Security deposit. $850/Month. Work 508-826-0555 GILFORD: 1 Bedroom (possibly 2) apartment over country store. $900/month, everything included. Contact Lisa, Monday-Friday, 6am- 2pm for appointment, 293-8400 GILFORD: Cute One bedroom HOUSE, nice quiet location. Clean, freshly painted. $690/month. 566-6815 HOUSESHARE Belmont/ 106. Quiet country home. Easy commute North and South. All utilities and internet. References required. $600/ mo. 630-1296. LACONIA 1 bedroom $750/Month. Freshly painted, utilities not included. 581-6463 LACONIA 1 bedroom apt. near downtown. Second floor of duplex. Private outside deck. Heat hot water, cable, electric included. Laundry hookup at extra charge. Security deposit. $800/ month Call

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LACONIA 1 Bedroom, second floor, $190/Week, heat, hot water & Direct TV w/DVR included. All new paint and carpet. Nonsmoker. Pets Ok. Security deposit required. 387-8081.


Laconia 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, $800/Month + utilities. Washer/dryer hook-up, Low heat bills. Off-street parking. Available 12/7. 520-4348 Laconia 2-bedroom house. FHW oil, Washer/Dryer hook-ups, Nice yard. $850/month. No smoking/No Pets. Jim 279-8247 LACONIA Roommate wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $140/week. 455-2014

Receive $200 for move in expenses!!! Nice, secure 2 bedroom apartment, all newly renovated and fully applianced. Includes heat and air conditioning. Tenant laundry room on premises and great parking. Available immediately at $975/month. Cats allowed, no dogs. Call our office at 603-455-9433. MEREDITH: 1 Bedroom, in-town with parking. $700/month includes heat. No smoking, no pets. Call 387-8356.

LACONIA 3 bedroom includes heat & hot water. $250/ week references and security deposit. 524-9665 LACONIA, Clean, 1 Bedroom Apartment, First Floor, Small Porch, Walking Distance to Library, $700/Month Includes heat. 524-2507 LACONIA- 1 bedroom apartment. Newly renovated, Sunny 2nd floor near downtown. New washer & dryer. Heat/Hot water included. $800/Month Plus utilities. 387-0147 LACONIA- 1 bedroom, 3 room Messer St. Sunny 2nd floor, $170/Week, includes heat/electric. $600 security. 524-7793 or 832-3735 LACONIA1 Bedroom. $600/monthly + utilities. 2 Bedroom units starting at $850/month + utilities. Very clean with washer/dryer hookups. Call GCE Apartments @ 267-8023 NO PETS 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 5:00 pm LACONIA: Near downtown, 2nd floor, 2BR, $750 +utilities. References & $750 security deposit required. 387-3864. 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

RANDOLPHLuxurious one bedroom apartment tastefully, fully furnished for lease, Inn at Bowman, Rt2, second floor. $1450/mo, phone, electricity, cable, wireless internet, parking, W/D, air conditioning & heat. References requested, security deposit. No pets. 603-723-2660. TILTON 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 2nd floor apartment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking. 934-2788 TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. Shared kitchen & bath. $150/week, includes all utilities. 286-4391. TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water included., great location, no dogs. $580 to $630/month. 603-671-7481 or 916-214-7733.

For Rent-Vacation NEW Smyrna Beach Florida, oceanfront condo, 2 bedrms 2 bath heated pool, first 2 wks Jan & month April. 603-998-4972.

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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

REFRIGERATOR 25 cu ft. Energystar $400, Freezer 14 cu ft. upright mint condition Energystar $300, Dustcollector AMT $200. 630-1296.

54” round piece of tempered glass with scalloped edge. King Stearns & Foster mattress & box spring. Both free, you pick up. 508-783-7132


For Sale 30 ft. Wooden Ladder, Snow Scoop and Roof Rake. Call after 5pm. 524-6145 30-30 Savage Model 840 Bolt Action: $225. 528-5120. 32ft Southwind Motor Home made by Fleetwood. Self-contained, runs excellent, nice for camping. $3,000. 707-1545. 4 studded snow-tires. 175/65R/14, on new rims, new lug nuts/hubcaps, 500 miles $350/OBO. 744-3300 AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ANTIQUE Queen Anne blanket chest, handcarved Mahogany, cedar-lined, lift-up lid, one drawer at bottom. $375. 524-0121. CARD making and scrapbook supplies, new and used, huge assortment. Call for details, great gift idea. 603-279-4760 COMFORTER wood stove, blue bird design on front, nice condition $450. Call after 6pm. 527-0705.

CRAFT S! 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. FIREWOOD - Seasoned, split, delivered and STACKED. Load approx 3/4 cord. $200. Call Charlie 603-455-1112. FREE Motion 5.6 Elliptical Exerciser with electronic panel, programmable for many different muscle groups & strength levels. Like new, used very little. New $1,200 sell $500. 387-1114

RIDGEWAY grandfather clock. 7ft overall, dark pine, Westminster Chimes, $250. Daybed w/trundle. Sleeps as two twins or as king size. Like new, 2 mattresses available, $250. Bedroom set, dark pine queen bed. Large bureau w/mirror chest on chest & night stand. Good condition, mattress available, $250. 603-998-6110 SCAFFOLDING FOR SALE Ten 5 frames, ten braces, four leveling feet, two outriggers, four 8 planks, other. $700 603-726-8679 evenings. SET of 4 Arctic Snow Tires, 215/60/15. Used 1 season. $150 firm for the set. 603-934-2735 SHEARED Beaver fur coat, 3/4 length, excellent condition, stylish, very warm, brown. Size 12-16. $300. 524-0121. SIX snowmobiles $300-$1600. Very nice Cherry desk full horseshoe circle with bookcase $500, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle 1600cc, extras, in good shape $3500. 36 ft. 5th wheel Prairie Schooner camper $3000/obo, 1978 Honda 450 with 160 miles $1800. 279-3910. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980. WWW.BENJAMINOILLLC.COM WALTHER PPK-S, 380, semi-automatic, 4 mags, holster, original case, owners manual, ammo, $650. 875-0363

WANTED: guns, ammo, knives, swords, pack baskets, snowshoes, oars & paddles, paintings, prints, taxidermy, old camp items, etc. for my hunting & sporting auction Sat., Nov 16. David Cross, NH auctioneer 2487

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Wood splitter26 ton horizontal/verticle. Excellent condition. Call 603-875-4962

Found RING IN PARKING lot of Laconia Daily Sun. Call Laconia Police Dept. to identify.

Furniture 2 end tables w/two drawers. $40/both. 3 tier table $30, Antique card table desk $75. 671-7049


GREEN FIREWOOD: Cut, not split $140/cord; Cut & split $180/cord. Seasoned hardwood cut & split, $225/cord. 1/2 cords available. Also, logging, landclearing & tree work (all phases). 393-8416. HUNTING ladder stands. Single seat, 3 of them. Call Scott, anytime 528-6391



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

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 CIRCULAR modern wooden dining table, 2 Captains chairs, 4 regular chairs, excellent shape, $150/ obo. 603-930-5222. 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


TEMPURPEDIC mattress king set $2600 new, like new $1400. 524-8059.

MOSSBERG Model 9200 Semi 12 GA (excellent condition) 2-3/4” or 3” shells 24” barrel 4 Accu Chokes with wrench Ammo Box with multi-

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTAL KUBOTA MINI EXCAVATOR KX161 or KX057 12,000 pound machine. Hydraulic thumb, four way push blade & air conditioning. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month.

CAT 277B SKID STEER With bucket and/or forks. Rubber tracks. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month.

TEREX TB50 MAN LIFT 50 foot maximum platform height and 500 lbs. maximum platform capacity. Four wheel drive with articulating jib. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month.

CAT 312 EXCAVATOR 28,000 pound machine. 28” tracks & air conditioning. Hydraulic thumb. Rent by the day, week or month. $500.00 a day, $1,600.00 a week or $4,500.00 a month. All compact equipment includes 40 miles total of free trucking, delivery and pick-up, with two or more days rental. After that it is $3 a loaded mile. Visit us on the web at Email:

603-763-1319 Help Wanted

Busy steel distributor has an immediate opening for a third shift, full time or part time driver with a CDL-Class A license. You may email resume to: or mail to our corporate office at: All Metals Industries, Inc. 4 Higgins Drive, Belmont, NH 03220 Attn: Theresa Coleman. No phone calls please.


Come on down and fill out an Application and be a part of this growing business. Looking for hard working self motivated individuals to help us grow in our insulation department. Must be 21 years old, have a clean driving record and pass a DOT Physical and Drug Test. Great benefits package as well as training and retainage bonus!

Please call Scott @ 603-367-8300

NOW NOW HIRING LPN/RN. Please Apply at office. Care And Comfrot Nursing. 102 Court St.,Laconia. 528-5020 QUALIFIED Milling Machinist, knowledge of milling software, ability to read blueprints, use measuring tools. Min 5 years experience necessary. Mechanical aptitude required. Ability to assemble large components. Competitive wages, benefits, paid holidays, overtime available. (603)569-3100.

Get the Best Help Under the Sun! Starting at $2.50 per day Call 737.2020 or email

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LACONIA SCHOOL DISTRICT WOODLAND HEIGHTS SCHOOL Preschool Paraprofessional We are seeking a candidate interested in working to support students with academic, emotional, social, physical and behavioral skill development in our school. A position is available in our preschool program. Part-time, 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week. Application deadline: December 6, 2013 Please send Laconia School District Application, letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to: Marcy Kelley, Student Services Coordinator Woodland Heights School 225 Winter Street Extension Laconia, NH 03246

CROSSING GUARD SUBSTITUTES The Laconia School District is seeking substitutes for crossing guards for the 2013/2014 school year. Please send or drop off Laconia School District Application to: Laconia School District 39 Harvard Street P.O. Box 309 Laconia, NH 03247 E.O.E Visit our website for information about the Laconia Schools at: E.O.E

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Large full service resort seeking an individual who is motivated, personable, career and detail oriented. Must be computer literate, have customer service skills, and be willing to work flexible hours. Weekends a must! Hospitality experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

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$32,900 14’ Wide 3 Bdrm. $43,995 Double Wide 3 Bdrm. $69,995 38X26 Cape

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

SUPERIOR INSULATION IS GROWING AGAIN! Come on down and fill out an Application and be a part of this growing business. Looking for hard working self motivated individuals to help us grow in our insulation department. Must be 21 years old, have a clean driving record and pass a DOT Physical and Drug Test. Great benefits package as well as training and retainage bonus!

Please call Scott @ 603-367-8300 WORK where you like to play! Seeking enthusiastic and experienced managers to joing our front of the house teams at our Lakes Region homes in New Hampshire. Must have at least three years experience. Great benefits and Common Man perks! We believe in providing Common Man superior service, serving honest food at a fair price, exceeding our guests! expectations in every way and in training and taking care of those who make it happen! Our health and dental benefits are second-to-none and we offer 401k, paid vacations and uncommon C_MAN perks. Voted “Business of the Decade” by Business NH Magazine and “Best Company to Work for in the Food Service Industry” by the Griffin Report. Please apply online at http://thecman/com/ourstory/work-here.aspx

Instruction CNA / LNA TRAINING Evening Class Begins Dec. 3rd in Laconia. Graduate in just 7 weeks! (603) 647-2174

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Motorcycles WHY WAIT TILL NEXT SPRING? A truly great, must see ‘84 Harley Full Dresser Tour Glide classic in excellent condition. Original owner, candy red, 1340 first year EVO, 52,000 miles. Much custom work. Other items included. Call for many details, $7,900. 279-6605

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

Roommate Wanted BELMONT/ Laconia area. $600/ mo. all inclusive. Some storage References needed. 630-1296. ROOMMATE to share furnishedhome, 3 rooms, laundry, cable and Internet, mature individual, country setting, All utilities included. $550/mo 707-1189 WEIRS Beach Area: To share house, $550/month, everything included. Beach rights. 393-6793


Land BELMONT: 3 acres in vicinity of high school, dry and rolling terrain with excellent soils for building, surveyed, soil tested, driveway permit, $49,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234. GILFORD: 1 1/4 acres, wooded with some open land, terrain rises gently up from road, driveway entrance installed, $79,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Mobile Homes 1982 Mobile Home: 14-ft. x 65-ft., 2-bedrooms, 1.5 baths, lots of improvements. $18,000. Call 603-998-3113.

We are seeking a Full Time RN Clinical Manager to oversee our outstanding group of professionals who share our Passion for Compassion. The successful candidate will possess solid clinical knowledge and previous managerial experience in the Home Care environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to be empathetic, detail oriented, hard working, flexible, caring and progressive. An understanding of the broader health care system ensures patients/clients receive appropriate services in the environment which best meets the goal of delivering patient centered care. Our agency is very supportive, fun loving, team oriented and above all, caring. In this ever changing world of healthcare we are looking for a clinical manager to join a team that seeks to be innovative and creative. We are committed to our mission and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you if you feel you are a match for our agency. Previous Home Care experience is preferred, 3 – 5 years of nursing experience is required. Creative thinking is highly encouraged, computer experience is necessary, time management is essential and a sense of humor is expected.

Visiting Nurse, Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County Box 432 North Conway, NH 03860 603-356-7006 or email

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

55+ MODEL HOMES “Open Sunday!s 12 to 2”

Andersons Property Mgmt.

$79,995 To $139,900 YES! WE CAN FINANCE!

Fall Clean-ups Let Us Take your Leaves Away Pressure Washing Clean Outs & Yard De bris Hauling Plowing & Snowblowing (603) 455-0208

Dir. RT 93 exit #23 right to Post office left 800 ft. or Call

603-387-7463 Mansfield Woods, 88 North, Rt. 132, New Hampton. NH YEAR Round 2-Bedroom 1-bath mobile home in the heart of the Weirs. Low lot rent! $13,900. Call

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CALENDAR from page 22



Flower bed maintenance, pruning, planting, transplanting, trimming, weeding mulching, spring & fall cleanup. Alan, 491-6280

Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs


Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!


2010 MX Z TNT Ski-doo. 278 miles, mint condition, come and look! $6500/OBO w/Extras. 744-3300

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

Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at

see next page

Yard Sale


ALTON BAY YARD SALE Sat. 11/9 8am-2pm 24 Mt. Major Hwy. (Rt. 11) Next to the Town docks

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 10 Annual “Salmon Sunday” event presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. 1-3 p.m. at Pope Damn in Melvin Village in the town of Tuftonboro. Rain or shine event. For more information call 744-5470. Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship. 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. Pot-luck luncheon to benefit local photographer Matt Fassett who recently was robbed of his computer and back-up

No Appointment Necessary One stop for everything: tires, alignment, major work and more... We will beat or match any competitive quote. $10 OFF any service with this coupon.

10% of proceeds to benefit Alton Food Pantry

Offer expires November 19, 2013. (One coupon per visit. Not to be combined with other discounts.)

BELMONT MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun. 9am-3pm 61 Jefferson Rd.

1145 Union Ave. Laconia, NH • 603-528-8588

Open Monday thru Friday 8 am - 5 pm Saturday 8 am - noon

Home Decorations, furniture, Christmas items, Lawn & Garden, T.Vs, Canning equipment, sports items, 170 CDs and more!

Garage Sale Sanbornton

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



SNOW PLOWING- Reasonable rates, Laconia-Gilford. 524-1797


Michael Percy


HAULING -FALL CLEAN UPS. ATTIC & GARAGE CLEANOUTS. 520-9478 DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361

STEVE’S LANDSCAPING & FALL CLEAN-UPS General Yard Maintenance. 524-4389 or 630-3511

Call Ron Columb


LANDSCAPING: Fall Clean ups, mowing, mulching brush cutting, weeding, etc. Call Nathan Garrity 603-387-9788

SNOW PLOWING & SANDING Comm. Residential Insured Call

GILFORD Indoor Moving Sale Sat. 9-3 & Sun. 9-noon 45 Sleeper Hill Rd. Furniture, household items, books, old records & much more. Everything must go!

LACONIA MOVING SALE SAT. 10-5 16 FENTON AVE. Desk, office chairs, kayak, snowboard & equip., paintings, office supplies, sun porch furniture, tools & more

Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

Reasonable Rates Insured

10am - 3pm


Small Jobs Are My Speciality


Great Home & Gift Items 9 Perley Hill Rd. Sanbornton

Reliable & Insured


Sunday 11/10/13 & Monday 11/11/13


Fabrication Rust Repair

On-Site Welding & Shop Services Call Bret 603-387-5674 WET BASEMENTS,

cracked or buckling walls, crawl space problems, backed by 40 years experience. Guaranteed, 603-447-1159

LACONIA INDOOR GARAGE SALE (OAK ST.) 43 MCGRATH ST. SAT. 9AM-2PM Household items, girls toys & clothes, furniture, books, Christmas items & more! LACONIA: 129 Gilford Avenue. Sunday, 11/10. 9am - 1pm. No early birds, please (too cold)!


GARAGE SALE Sunday 9am-2pm 580 Lower Bay Rd. records, collectibles, & more!


INDOOR YARD SALE 955 Laconia Road • Saturday 9-2 Household, Mens & Womens Clothing, Furniture, Books, Christmas Items.

LACONIA 603-524-0100 HOOKSETT 603-668-4343

2013 Polaris Indy 600’s MSRP $7,999

Save $1,500 Now Only


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 drives. 1-3 p.m. at the American Legion in Alton. $5 monetary donation and food dish requested. Open to adults only. For more information call 875-3353. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy Harvey. 2 p.m. at the Theater in Meredith. Tickets are $18 for orchestra and $10 for balcony. To purchase tickets or for more information visit or call 279-0333. The Plymouth State University Faculty Woodwind Trio performs during the next concert of the 2013 Taylor Community Music Series. 3 p.m. in Taylor’s Woodside Building in Laconia. Franklin VNA will present the Gathering of Music, its annual musical concert to benefit the Hospice Program. 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sanbornton. Refreshments will be served and a free will donation for the Hospice program will be taken. For more information, call Nancy at (603) 934-3454. Tryouts for the 2014 team of Dragons ASA Softball as part of the Competitive Softball League. Tryouts for U12 will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnstead Elementary School, followed by U10 tryouts from 1-3 p.m. For more information email

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day ceremony in Laconia. 11 a.m. at Veterans’ Square. Hall Memorial Library Closed for Veteran’s Day. Monday Bookies will meet at the Black Swan Inn for potluck and discussion of “The Horse Boy” By Rupert Isaacson. 6 p.m. Bring a Dish to share. White Mountain Dowsers meeting featuring speakers Gayle Hannan and Suzanne Schwartz to discuss “Guides Grids and Geometry, an Interactive Journey.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Starr King Unitarian Fellowship on Fairgrounds

Road in Plymouth. $5 suggested donation. For more information call 254-5966 or email Veterans Day program for Meredith. Participants gather at the Grigg-Wyatt Post American Legion at 10:30 a.m. Marchers assemble at 11 a.m. in front of the Library. Taps will be played at 11:11 a.m. The parade led by honor guard will leave the Library at 11:30 a.m. Meredith Library, Animals & Me, 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., for children ages 3 to 5 to learn about animals in New Hampshire, snacks served; Comics Club, 3:30- 4:30 p.m.; Young Writers Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Barbershop chorus meets every Monday at Gilford Community Church, lower level. 7:15 p.m. For more information, call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073. Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Free one on one internet and computer instruction every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road, Tilton. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk. Bingo at the VFW Post 1670 located at 143 Court Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting of Lakes Region I.B.D. Support Group for persons with Chrohn’s Disease, various forms of Colitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 7 p.m. at the Wesley Woods Community Center at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For more information call Randall Sheri at 5242411, 359-5236 or 524-3289.

Regional transportation workshop to be held Friday LACONIA — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will host a regional Transportation Workshop on Friday, November 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. The workshop will feature presentations about public transportation services, paving technologies, ride sharing opportunities, review of recent Lakes Region projects and studies, results of the transportation portion of a statewide public opinion survey and more. There will be opportunities for those in attendance to a share thoughts and ideas about transportation needs after a light lunch. The LRPC encourages all members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation to attend and provide their input. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For additional information about this workshop or to sign up, contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 2798171.

Preowned Homes FOR SALE View home listings on our web site or Call Ruth @ 527-1140 or Cell 520-7088 507 Lake St Bristol, NH 03222 603-744-8526 COUNTRY HIDE-AWAY Privacy, pleasant views & crystal clear brook frontage this year round Chalet has it all. Sited on 3+ acres with direct access to snowmobile trails it’s close to Ragged Mtn. & Newfound Lake. Relax on the deck, warm yourself by the woodstove and get away from it all!

ONLY: $74,900.

Pine Gardens Manufactured Homes Sales & Park

Used Singlewide

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


524-6565 Fax: 524-6810

E-mail: 61 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, NH 03249




NEWLY PRICED! Northern Heights, a Weirs Beach destination!! You’ll appreciate the condition of this free standing unit with attached garage and private deck. Hardwood floors greet you at the front door and are throughout the 1st floor. Charming LR with a brick fireplace, updated kitchen, 2.5 baths, 3 bedrooms, full basement, in ground pool and close to all Weirs Beach amenities. $197,000

NEWLY PRICED!! BIG CAPE ..with separate rental YR cottage.. Spacious 5 bedroom 2 bath Classic Cape.. Hardwood floors, living rm w/ brick fireplace, big formal dining, playroom, fully appl’d kitchen, deck and attached 2 car garage... Lots of updating to include furnace, windows and roof..A GREAT VALUE AT $229,000



WOW JUST REDUCED!. NOW $89,900.. And cute as a button!! All remodeled to include a new kitchen with SS Appl’s..Living Room/Den with a brick fireplace and HW floor, 3 bedrooms (1 on the first floor), vinyl sided ,private setting and nicely landscaped.. AFFORDABLE!

Cherry Valley Condo “Best Buy”!! THREE bedrooms and THREE baths!! Spacious unit offers a fireplaced LR, dining, appl’d kitchen, lots of closets and THREE screened balconys with FABULOUS views of Gunstock Ski Trails!! Minutes to Winnipesaukee Town Beach and Gunstock in your backyard!! $99,000



TUCKED AWAY AND SITTING PRETTY!! Your own piece of Lake Winnisquam!! 50’ of shoreline, gradual sandy beach and a 30’ dock!! Plus this recently renovated, adorable 5 bedroom 2 bath Lake House!! Waterside porch, waterside patio, gas fireplace, updated kitchen, first floor master suite, 4 additional bedrooms w/loft. Vinyl sided, new roof, town sewer and 2 garden sheds. Fully furnished and appl’d...$443,000

BREAKWATER CONDO!! NOW!! $115,000..GREAT BUY!! Neat as a pin 3 level Con-Dex unit offers 2 bedrms w/sleeping loft, 2 baths, decks off dining and master bedrm, fully appl’d kitchen/laundry, full basement, tennis, pool and day docking. Can be purchased furnished..Ready for a new owner..EASY LIVING!!



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

AFFORDABLE!! Cute, clean and efficient Pleasant St studio condo, walking distance to restaurants and downtown. Updated appl’d kitchen and bath, air conditioning, laundry hookup and low condo fees!!

Owner financing available. $45,000

See our homes at 6 Scenic Drive Belmont, NH

(603) 267-8182



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


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


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968 Laconia Road, Tilton, NH (Winnisquam village next to Pirate’s Cove) ~ 524-4200 ~

Financing for everyone!

Come See the Little Guys for All Your Big Truck Needs! HUGE TRUCK SALE ALL WEEKEND! DOZENS OF TRUCKS IN STOCK!

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2006 Ford F-350 4x4 Crew Cab, 4-Door, Leather

2005 Ford F-350 XLT 4x4

2008 Ford F-450 4x4

2005 Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 Crew Cab, Fisher Plow, Only 71k Miles




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Crew Cab, Dually, Lariat


$21,995 ax Du ra m l! Diese

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4

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Quad Cab, Dually, 69k, Navigation


2011 Toyota Tundra 4x4

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4

Double Cab, 59k Miles


2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab


$26,995 2010 Chevy 4x4


Crew Cab, V8, Automatic, Loaded

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$23,995 Quad Cab


HEMI, Leather, Moonroof


Access Cab, 6-Speed

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2000 Chevy 1500 4-Door, Auto, Leather, 93k Miles

$6,995 2005 Ford F-150 SXT 4x4

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$7,995 2005 Nissan Titan 4x4

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Quad Cab

Double Cab


2009 Ford F-250 4x4 ot 8-Fo ! Bed


2004 GMC 2500 HD 4x4

Ex-Cab, 4-Door, Z-71

2005 Chevy Colorado LS 4x4 4-Do




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2011 Chevy 1500 4x4 0k On ly 5 s! M ile

2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

2005 GMC 1500 SLT 4x4 h Le at


2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 4k On ly 8 s! M ile


2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4

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2004 Dodge Ram Sport 1k On ly 8 s! M ile

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