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Another fugitive arrested in Mass. accused of selling heroin in Belknap Co. LACONIA — Police from Swansea, Mass. arrested a man who had skipped out on appearing in Belknap County Superior Court after being indicted by a grand jury for multiple counts of selling drugs in the area. Sheriff Craig Wiggin said Andre Garcia, 23, whose last known address was in Dorchester, was a passenger in a car that police had stopped. Paperwork obtained see HEROIN page 8


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Chief says rash of Laconia fires are all ‘suspicious’ BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Fire Chief Ken Erickson said yesterday that the eight fires that lit the city from one Saturday to the next, including two major building fires, are all considered “suspicious” and under investigation. The spate of fires began shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, September 22 when one fire destroyed a large, multi-tenant com-

mercial building at 161 Court Street while a second charred a garage on Bay Street and continued this past weekend with three minor fires around Water Street, another that damaged Pitman’s Freight Room on New Salem Street and third that burned the former Christmas Island Motel on Weirs Boulevard. “I’m definitely very concerned,” said Erickson, who said that along with mem-

bers of his department and local police officials, the Office of the State Fire Marshall and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) are participating in the investigation. “There were eleven people working the scene at Christmas Island until 2 p.m. on Sunday,” he said. Erickson said the most recent fires began around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning as firesee FIRES page 4

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WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has put his Massachusetts home on the market, further fueling speculation about his political future. An open house was held Sunday at the 3,020-square-foot, fourbedroom Colonial in Wrentham. The asking price is $559,900. Brown refused to disclose why he’s selling, telling The Republican newspaper of Springfield that “it’s personal.” Brown and his wife, television reporter Gail Huff, raised two daughters in the home. They also have a vacation home in Rye, N.H. The Massachusetts house was a key part of Brown’s man-of-thepeople image, along with his barn coat and pickup truck, in 2010 when in an upset he won the Senate seat previously held by Democrat Edward M. Kennedy. He lost to Democrat Elizabeth see BROWN page 10

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A threatened government shutdown imminent, House Republicans scaled back their demands to delay the nation’s health care law Monday night as the price for essential federal funding, but President Barack Obama and Democrats rejected the proposals as quickly as they were made. “We’re at the brink,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. On a long day and night in the Capitol, the Senate torpedoed one GOP attempt to tie government financing to changes in “Obamacare.” House Republicans countered with a second despite unmistakable signs their unity was fraying — and Senate Democrats stood by to reject it, as well. The stock market dropped on fears that political gridlock between the White

House and a tea party-heavy Republican Party would prevail, though analysts suggested significant damage to the national economy was unlikely unless a shutdown lasted more than a few days. Still, a shutdown would send hundreds of thousands of workers home and inconvenience millions of people who rely on federal services or are drawn to the nation’s parks and other attractions. Some critical parts of the government — from the military to air traffic controllers — would remain open. As lawmakers squabbled, President Barack Obama spoke bluntly about House Republicans. “You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway, or just because there’s a law there that you don’t

like,” he said. Speaking of the health care law that undergoes a major expansion on Tuesday, he said emphatically, “That funding is already in place. You can’t shut it down.” House Speaker John Boehner responded a few hours later on the House floor. “The American people don’t want a shutdown and neither do I,” he said. Yet, he added, the new health care law “is having a devastating impact. ... Something has to be done.” For all the Republican defiance, it appeared that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Democrats had the upper hand in the fast-approaching end game, and that Republicans might soon have to decide whether to allow the government to remain open — or come away empty-handed from a bruising struggle see SHUTDOWN page 4

2 Marine generals forced to retire over Taliban attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare move, the top Marine on Monday forced two generals into retirement after concluding they should be held to account for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan against a Taliban attack that killed two Marines. Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said in announcing his decision that Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant “did not take adequate force protection measures” at Camp Bastion, a sprawl-

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ing British-run airfield in southwestern Afghanistan that was the Taliban target. The Sept. 14, 2012, attack by 15 Taliban fighters caught the Marines by surprise and resulted in the deaths of Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, and Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27. The Taliban also destroyed six Marine Harrier fighter jets valued at $200 million and badly damaged others. It was one of the most stunning and damaging attacks of the war. Fourteen of the 15 attackers were killed; one was captured.

Gurganus, who was the top American commander in that region of Afghanistan at the time, did not order a formal investigation after the attack. In June, Amos asked U.S. Central Command to investigate, and he said he decided to take action against the two generals after reviewing the results of that investigation. “While I am mindful of the degree of difficulty the Marines in Afghanistan faced in accomplishing a demanding combat missee GENERALS page 8

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FIRES from page one fighters extinguished fires in two dumpsters and a shed in the Water Street neighborhood. He said that as Captain Landry and his crew were returning to the station shortly after 2 a.m. they received a call of an alarm activation at Pitman’s Freight Room, where they found flames from a fire outside the building reaching to the interior. Erickson said that although firefighters stopped the fire before it reached the ceiling of the wooden frame structure to spare the building, the damage could run to $20,000. At 8:48 p.m. on Saturday numerous callers reported fire at the Christmas Island Motel. Firefighters from the Weirs Beach Station arrived within four minutes to find much of the two-story, wood-framed building ablaze. Captain Kirk Beattie sounded a second alarm while firefighters aboard the engine from the Weirs ran two hoses from a hydrant in front of the nearby Christmas Island Steakhouse, which poured 1,000 gallons of water a minute on the fire. The ladder truck from Central Station, supplied by an engine from Gilford, added another 1,200 gallons per minute while another engine from Central Station laid hose from a hydrant near Stonecrest

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tained relatively quickly, Erickson said that a crew remaining on the scene throughout the night and it took hours to extinguish it. Units from Gilford, Tilton-Northfield, and Franklin responded to the fire while firefighters from Belmont and Meredith and personnel from Stewart’s Ambulance Service staffed the fire stations. see next page

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more than a week ago, there was also public dissent from the Republican strategy that has been carried out at the insistence of lawmakers working in tandem with GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa., said he was willing to vote for stand-alone legislation that would keep the government running and contained no health carerelated provisions. “I would be supportive of it, and I believe the votes are there in the House to pass it at that point,” the fifth-term congressman said. Other Republicans sought to blame Democrats for any shutdown, but Dent conceded that Republicans would bear the blame, whether or not they deserved it. Hours before the possible shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 to reject the House-passed measure that would have kept the government open but would have delayed implementation of the health care law for a year and permanently repealed a medical device tax that helps finance it. In response, House Republicans sought different concessions in exchange for allowing the government to remain open. They called for a one-year delay in a requirement in the health care law for individuals to purchase coverage. The same measure also Our patients are saying that ReSound Verso is simply the best hearing aid available. Period. would require members of Congress and their “I truly think these hearing aids are amazing. I have always appreciated being able to hear better, but, aides as well as the until these hearing aids, I didn’t remember truly what that was like.” president, vice presi™ ReSound Verso user, St. Louis, MO • So easy to use dent and the administration’s political • Compatible with smartphone technology appointees to bear the • Clear, comfortable calls full cost of their own coverage by barring the government from making the customary employer contribution. Monday, October 7th – Friday, October 11th • Call (603) 524-7402 to learn more... “This is a matter of funding the government and providing fairness to the American people,” Join the Battery Club said Boehner. “Why and receive batteries wouldn’t members of for the life time of the Congress vote for it?” hearing aid 3-year warranty on all hearing aids and life time of free hearing aid cleaning The vote was 228-201, with a dozen Republi(Dept. of Lakes Region General Hospital) cans opposed and nine 85 Spring Street • Laconia, NH 03246 Democrats in favor. Cheryl Dagnon, M.A. CCC-A Shaun McArdle, Au.D. see next page

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In the photograph above, provided by the Laconia Fire Department, the vacant Christmas Island Motel is seen fully engaged by fire on Saturday night. At right is a photo of what the main building looked like on Monday. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

from preceding page The motel land is to be used as the site for a housing development. Erickson said that that the fire at Pitman’s Freight Room began outside, where there was no source of ignition, and the the Christmas Island Motel was without power when it caught fire. ‘Likewise, he said there were no obvious causes for the minor fires downtown. Moreover, he said that the investigation of the fire on Court Street the week before “began turning suspicious” last week. Chief of Police Chris Adams said that the fires have been referred to the detective bureau, which is inves-

tigating each as a separate incident. “We don’t want to jump to conclusions that they’re related, which could hinder our investigations,” he said, stressing that “we’re taking this rash of fires very, very seriously.”

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Some get it backwards A few months back, President Obama, during a political speech, somewhat smugly commented to businesses, “You didn’t build that.”, and he went on to say that it was the government that built the roads and bridges and provided the education to workers, and so on. It may have been smooth political talk but it lost sight of the fact that none of those government “contributions” would have been possible had it not been for the tax revenues that emanated from the businesses he was trying to disparage. As an aside, the current administration has only 8 percent of its advisors with backgrounds in the business community. The historical average, Democrat or Republican, is around 50 percent. Perhaps that was a factor in the president undervaluing those people, those entrepreneurs, who risked all because they believed there was a market need they could fill. It was they who built this country, not the government. They took the risks, they competed, and the strong survived, and filled the market needs of the people. Their achievements are what led this country to become the most prosperous nation in the world. Using Henry Ford as an example, we find an entrepreneur who literally changed the world. He took the risk, and all that that entailed, to build an automobile . . . before there were (government built) roads and bridges and super highways. Mind you, when Ford began, there were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved roads in the entire country. It wasn’t the government largesse that made Ford a success, it was Ford and others like him that spurred growth that provided the tax revenues that allowed the government to build those roads and bridges that the president talked about. Ford’s innovation of the assembly line was a manufacturing breakthrough that spurred heretofore unknown mass production. Even today, that process is a marvel as every single component that goes into an automobile arrives at its appropriate work station at precisely the right time. Each worker has been trained and has become skilled at performing the function necessary to install that component in the automobile. In 1903, when Ford Motor Car started in business, the average U.S. worker earned between $200 and $400 per year; $4 to $8 per week. In 1913, Ford’s offer to pay every worker a minimum of $5 a day, and reduce the work day from nine to eight hours, resulted in men lining up as far as the eye could see, all in hopes of getting hired by Ford. At that time, the average wage for workers in the auto industry was $2.36 for a nine

hour shift; $0.26 an hour Ford’s concept of “Let the worker buy what he can produce.” was a world changing idea. He understood that if the automobile market was to be expanded and grown, the average person would need to make enough money to buy the products they were producing. In 1909, the cost of the Model T automobile was $220. But Henry Ford understood the “Laffer Curve”, even before Economist Art Laffer was born. Ford continued to lower the price of the Model T automobile and by 1914, they were being sold for $99. During that period, the company’s net income rose from $3 million to $25 million and market share grew dramatically from 9.8 percent all the way up to 48 percent, dominating the world market for automobiles. (That same principle, now called the “Laffer Curve”, shows that lowering tax rates actually increases tax revenues.) As great as those achievements were, Henry Ford was not done. When World War II broke out, automobile production was suspended and manufacturers turned to producing military vehicles, armored vehicles, aircraft engines and airplanes. In 1942, Ford received a government contract to build aircraft engines. During the first year, it took Ford workers a little over 2,300 hours to build a Pratt and Whitney engine. True to form though, by 1944 Ford was able to produce the same engine in less than half that time; 1,028 hours. All told, by the end of 1944, Ford’s Rouge plant had produced almost 58,000 aircraft engines for the war effort. As great as was the Rouge Plant achievement, Ford’s shining star was its plant at Willow Run where they manufactured the B-24 Liberator Bomber. In a three year period, Willow Run produced almost 7,000 of the B-24’s and had manufactured and sent the parts for an additional 1,900 bombers to be assembled at Douglas Aircraft and Consolidated Aircraft plants in Oklahoma and Texas. Ford also produced a large number of tanks, almost 15 percent of all military vehicles, over 27,000 tank engines, and various other items necessary for the war effort. Historians have noted that American businesses were able to significantly out produce the AXIS powers in providing weaponry and its associated equipment. That ability contributed significantly to the Allies successful war effort. The facts are, Mr. President, that for the most part, the government has been the beneficiary of the largesse of businesses . . . not the other way around. (Bob Meade is a Laconia resident.)

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LETTERS Considering the devastation, let’s hope Obamacare helps someone To The Daily Sun, If you are not scared by Obamacare, then you don’t know enough about it. Or, you are one of the very few, maybe 5 percent of the population, who will benefit from Obamacare. Or, you are completely callous to the suffering Obamacare causes millions of Americans who lose jobs, incomes, health insurance, and quality health care. Or, some combination of these. My letters are not scare tactics, as Kate Miller of the Belknap County Democrats claims. My letters just provide information about how Obamacare destroys the livelihood of middle income Americans, reduces health care access and quality for all but the rich and politically connected, and, by injecting government bureaucrat controls, degrades America’s health care system that is the envy of the world. Congratulations to Ms. Miller for finding one of the few companies, Cumberland Farms (part of Gulf Oil), that claims to be providing health insurance to more employees because of Obamacare. However, Obamacare has been a disaster for jobs. Most companies have reduced or eliminated hiring, cut worker hours, or even cut jobs to avoid Obamacare requirements. For example, see: medicare-cuts-obamacare-prompthospital-layoffs/ Obamcare has been a disaster for our health care system. Doctors are retiring early. Obamacare taxes, regulations, and reduced Medicare/Medicaid payments are causing many hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, research companies, medical

device manufacturers, and others in the health industry to cut jobs, eliminate products, services, and even hospital beds. For example, see: http:// Considering all the devastation caused by Obamacare, let’s hope that some people do benefit. But, most of Ms. Miller’s claimed benefits are just redistribution of income or political magic, where politicians herald giving you some benefits while hiding the fact that it cost you much more in taxes or fees than the benefit was worth. The biggest Obamacare beneficiaries are federal employees whose health insurance premiums are mostly paid by taxpayers and whose median compensation is double that of private sector employees. With 150 new federal Obamacare bureaucracies, there will be many more federal bureaucrats (including 16,000 new IRS agents examining your records) deciding everything about America’s current great health care industry including what treatments you can have. If Americans are stuck with Obamacare, then let’s hope that it actually helps some people. But it will make most Americans suffer, from a stagnant economy, from higher costs for an increasingly poorer health care system, from lower incomes but higher taxes, and from less access to quality health care resulting in more pain and early deaths. Obamacare is not worth the suffering it causes. Americans were right to oppose it originally and are right now to demand Obamacare’s total elimination. Don Ewing Meredith

Bicycles are more like pedestrians than like cars; let’s be logical To The Daily Sun, It sickens me to read reports of accidents between bicycles and POWER vehicles — cars, trucks, motorcycles etc. The bicycle doesn’t have a chance against all those other TANKS! Why the heck do our stupid legislators consider them as equals in combat? How many bike riders can ride and constantly look BEHIND them to escape the poorly controlled massive killing machine (ie, car or truck).

many to switch to bicycles — government was more intelligent then. They recognized the OBVIOUS! Bikes are more like pedestrians than cars, so regulated that like pedestrians, bikes MUST ride facing automobile traffic. Thus immediate drop in auto vs bike accidents. How many more dead or maimed riders will it take for our legislators to just be logical, and at least as intelligent as were those during WWII? Jack Stephenson

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LETTERS Mooneys will continue to operate Briarcrest in same manner

Franklin residents should listen to Ray Burton before it’s too late

To The Daily Sun, The news stories about Briarcrest are about a powergrab by a very small minority of property owners. Thirtyfive to 50 maximum signed up, paid up members of a co-op group formed to take over the community. The other 70 plus percent of the owners have all signed up AGAINST a co-op. There are always figures on both sides that tell a story but it is not the story of Briarcrest. I along with most others here have lived here for many years. I am in my 18th year here and I chose this place for many reasons. First, it is a first-class-looking and well-cared-for community. It is operated by people who know what they are doing and who care about the people who are living here. There are people who fall on hard times and when they do, management has stood up and carried or helped with the load until they were on their feet. Many families need assistance. Ruth Mooney has organized food collections and makes and delivers many baskets, many times a year. Winter finds it way here and the crews are out at the first crack, plowing, sanding, as long as the storm lasts, all hours of the day and night, and when the storm is over they plow out the driveways. Keeping the roads open and safe are the first priority. Second, I have peace here. We live in a safe, quiet, and non-interfering environment. We come and go as we please. We take part in social activities if we want. We respect our neighbors and their privacy. We get along because we don’t get into other peoples’ business or minds. When this business of a co-op started, things changed. Neighbors were being unfriendly, insulting, and actually harassing a lot of the older residents. That comfortable feeling was gone. In the beginning statements by the group were untrue and we were put

To The Daily Sun, Franklin resident Stephen Pascucci has publicized his letter against HydroQuebec’s “business practices” and against its plan for degradation of New Hampshire’s scenic beauty. I heard Mr. Pascucci, at the Plymouth DOE hearing, enter his statement into the record. He received deserved applause. He made me remember the scene in the “Northern Trespass” movie shown recently at Franklin Opera House, and that Hydro-Quebec’s big guns, one of them, used the word “conquer,” as in, “We feel we have conquered Quebec’s northern wilds!” Something like that, glossing over that HydroQuebec took from the Cree and Inuit peoples and the caribou herds, too, the place they need for their survival and have always had. When the movie was made, Hydro-Quebec had dammed thirteen of 16 formerly wild rivers, made them cement-sided and stonecut sided water sluices with machinery and buildings, where once they were fordable and inviting waterways with life-supporting shoreline, quiet. The water bodies created behind the new dams cover over forests, so now the water releases methane gas into our planet’s air. So much for full-page

in fear by telling us that our leases would not be good under new private ownership. Attorneys for the owners and buyers came in, assured us of the law. Our leases were good until we no longer owned the property. It was a long time before the co-op people admitted that our leases were good as long as we held the property. So, no radical rent increases as predicted could be made, and other services guaranteed in lease would still be in effect. When questions were asked, no answers were given or you were told you were out of order. I have sent a letter to the Attorney General’s Office with a copy to the Department of Elderly for harassment as I believe the original meeting and vote were illegal. But the main thing about us is we are living free, independent lives, happy in our choice to live here. When you are in your senior years, peace of mind, independence, and the least amount of upset is all you want. We have that under present management,and they will continue to operate the community when it is sold to private buyer in the same manner at always. We know you can always find complaints and bad opinions in any situation and you can always have hard core groups that make trouble. If they are giving false information now, harassing people, etc. what would they be like running the community. This community was picked by the buyers because it was one of the best looking and best run communities they had seen and it is a tribute to the owners who started with nothing and built this 241 home community. Briarcrest has always stood for quality, independent living, necessary services and rules for keeping it the most attractive modular home community in the state. Brenda Baer Briarcrest Estates Resident Laconia

Obama already has 6 Muslim Brotherhood members on his staff To The Daily Sun, Reading here in the paper that Obama spoke by telephone with the new president or Iran. All I can say is, how gullible can our president be? This is the same head negotiator who strung Britain, France and Germany along for months to give Iran the time it needed to get it’s atomic program up and running. To believe that this guy has any intention of changing anything doesn’t just stretch credibility, it strangles it. Are these progressives in the White House serious or are they crazy? Obama already has six or eight Muslim Brotherhood members on his staff and least we forget the Muslim Brotherhood were unindicted co-conspirators in the 9-11 attacks. They support Muslim terrorist organizations with money and politically. It has to make me

wonder if Obama knows exactly what he is doing and that is to help Iran get nukes with which to attack Israel and the U.S. with? Change of pace just a little, Leon R. Albushies letter today (Saturday) has it that the U.S. has illegally killed hundreds of thousands of people in the Middle East. He’s probably right if he’s going by their laws, courts and such but Leon, we are going by U.S. laws. Our Congress gave our president the authority to use force against terrorist organizations that declared war against us and attacked us killing thousands of innocent people. Leon may not like it, doesn’t have to buy as long as we live under U.S. law, tough! Steve Earle Hill

Pregnant woman still have option of choosing to have their babies To The Daily Sun, Just a gentle reminder. In this prochoice world, where abortions are still legal, pregnant moms have the option of choosing to have their babies. A baby is a gift, a small bundle of joy to cher-

child, murders your own baby. If you don’t think that you have the ability to raise the infant yourself, please choose adoption, not abortion. Choose life. Abortion kills! Life is precious. Harry Mitchell

newspaper ads that make everything seem right with the Northern Pass project. Those ads give good revenue to our newspapers, yes, but the lies and deceptions are ugly testimony to the company’s disregard for New Hampshire’s people and land. Our accepting Hydro-Quebec’s destruction of a place that we cannot see, for electricity-generation, would be like a reputable museum dropping former standards and knowingly accepting art masterpieces looted from Jewish owners during WWII. As if having them overrides the means to having them. Executive Councilor Ray Burton said it well when, at one DOE hearing, he said Northern Pass should pack up and go home. Franklin residents might want to look into the height of the new towers that would invade their town if they have the converter station, and also that existing lines would be replaced with very high towers. Franklin residents might at last agree with Ray Burton, but don’t want to wait until it is too late and they have sold off for tax revenue what they’ll regret losing. Lynn Rudmin Chong Sanbornton

I can’t say enough good about my 10 days at Golden View Retreat To The Daily Sun, I just wanted to write a short note about a great place. On August 26,2013 I had a knee replacement at Concord Hospital and knowing that there may be no one at home to help, or walk my dog, I decided to go to rehab. I didn’t do this with my first knee replacement. I picked Golden View, the retreat, to check out as it was only four miles from home, great for visits from my hubby and friends. We did a tour and I was impressed with the equipment, rooms (all private) and the seven days a week of therapy. I did go to Golden View Retreat and I was so glad that I went. My pain was monitored and treated, my blood sugars, B/R’s and temperature were checked. Seven days a week of physical therapy came to my room, took me down to the work out area, and worked on me for 45-60 minutes

to get my knee to bend. Then the O.T worked on my upper body strength, bathing and dressing myself. The food was so good and went with my diet. I always had two choices, but the thing that makes this whole process work is the staff. All PT and OT shifts from RN, LPN and LNA’s, people, chefs and hair dressers, yes hair dresser (so good to get my hair washed and cut) were awesome cheerful and event at 1 a.m. right there to answer my bell to get me pain medication or a drink and I know good staff after having done nursing for 41 years. When I left after 10 days everything was taken care of. Medication, visiting nurse and physical therapist set up. So all I had to was give the visiting nurse a call. Then when I left Golden View called me to check on me. When you are looking for a rehab facilitation, check out Golden View. Ramona Blake Meredith

I’ve been level-headed throughout my years on Franklin School Board To The Daily Sun, To the Citizens of Franklin: I am writing to remind you that it is time for the local elections in Franklin. I ask for your support as a City Councilor for Ward Three. I have lived in Franklin for the past 24 years. My children were born and raised in Franklin and went through the Franklin school system and onto college. I have served on the Franklin School Board for the past 11 years. Some of the accomplishments while I have been on the School Board include lowering the dropout rate from a high of 18 percent to what is currently the statistic of 4 percent and increasing the proficiency level of the NECAP

scores. Throughout my years on the school board, I feel I have been level headed and, while not always in the majority, supported decisions once they were made by the board. Within the community of Franklin, I have been involved with the Franklin Lassie League, the Franklin Footlight Theatre, and have served on the board of the Twin Rivers Food Pantry. I feel I would be a good representative of the entire community of Franklin, and look to keep the best interests of our city at heart. I ask for your support, and please remember to vote on Tuesday. Steve Barton Franklin

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Body found in river is missing UNH student

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — The state office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms that a body found in the Piscataqua River was a University of New Hampshire student who went missing nearly two weeks ago. Police say the body was discovered Sunday morning near Prescott Park in Portsmouth.

In a statement Monday, the university said the body recovered was 19-year-old Jonathan Zygmont, a first-year UNH student who lived on campus and was last seen near the park on Sept. 17. The university says foul play was never suspected but police were concerned for the student’s well-being.

MEDICAID from page one physician included. Each participant has been given a deadline to make the selection. Each recipient can only pick one managed-care health plan and must use doctors who are certified and participate in that plan. The three plans are Well Sense, New Hampshire Healthy Families, and Meridian. Those who haven’t enrolled by the middle of November will be assigned a primary care provider and a health plan at random. The deadline for enrollment by health care providers is December 1 and the plan, which is part of the federal government’s Affordable Care Act, is scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2014. The initial confusion, said Cooney, is that some of the primary care providers and hospital providers are still in the process of becoming certified and have not been listed on the state Website that lists which physicians have signed up with which plan. When recipients call their primary care physicians to see which network they are on, many are told the provider hasn’t made the decision yet. Those with special health care needs are having a particularly hard time because they are not finding all of their doctors on one single plan. One local woman who asked that she not be identified has a 7-yearold son with multiple medical needs and sees different kinds specialist as needed. Medicaid insures her child through a program that supplements parents primary private insurer if they have children with severe medical needs. She said it has taken her the better part of her son’s life to put together a panel of physicians/specialists where each one provides a different component of his care. She said he had had multiple surgeries and sees specialists in Concord, Laconia, Manchester, Lebanon and Boston. “We’re on the third nephrologist (kidney specialist),” she said, adding that she is terrified about disassembling the medical team she and her husband have worked so long to put together. “I have three shells. If I pick the wrong one, I’m without a doctor,” she said. “I feel like I’m gambling with my son’s life.” This mother is a member of New Hampshire Family Voices — a network of parents with children with multiple medical diagnoses. Network Co-Coordinator Terry Ohlson-Martin said at first she shared the same concerns as the Laconia mother.

Also a mother of a child with multiple medical needs, Ohlson-Martin said she is feeling more confident now than when the new plans were first announced because it appears the state has settled on a final program and that many providers are signing contracts with all three managed-care providers. “It’s a new world for those with Medicaid, but for those of us who have private insurance, we’ve been on a managedcare system all along,” she said. She said she was ready to keep asking the hard questions but not ready to panic yet. Cooney said the DHHS “recognizes that there are families with special health care concerns” and they are “working hard to see that their needs are met.” “There will be some delays for some of them,” she said, but added that every day more and more providers are enrolling in one, sometime two, and in many cases, all three of the managed-care providers. “If you don’t see your medical provider on one of the plans, check back in a day or two and check again,” she said. Cooney also said there has been “cross-borders” outreach to medical providers that are not in New Hampshire — like Boston Children’s Hospital that has signed up for all three plans. She said that participants can change networks 90 days after their selection so as more providers become certified by the private managed-care providers, participants can reselect a plan that better fits their needs. Ohlson-Martin said she has also heard that many health care providers are selecting all three managedcare plans. Locally, LRGHealthcare has decided to participate in all three, said Executive Vice President Henry Lipman. Cooney said there are about 120,000 people in the state who qualify for Medicaid and to date about 11,000 of them have chosen their health-care plan and every day more and more physicians and medical providers become certified with one of the plans and their information get added to the website. She said any Medicaid-eligible people can contact the DHHS in two ways — the first is to go to www. to either created a NH Easy account or to manage the one they have. The second option is to call 1-888901-4999 to speak to someone at the Care Management Enrollment Call Center. “I am confident that the vast majority of people will be happy with us,” she said.

Series of Laconia-area open houses planned as part of Manufacturing Week LACONIA — A half dozen manufacturing firms and a pair of educational institutions will open their doors to the general public from Saturday, Oct. 5 until Wednesday, October 9 public as the Lakes Region joins the state in celebrating Manufacturing Week. The week begins on Saturday at Eptam Plastics at 2 Riverside Business Park in Northfield, where the firm, in partnership with the Belknap Economic Development Council (BEDC), is hosting a “Day of Play” along with guided tours of the plant between 10 a.m. and noon. Carmen Lorentz, executive director of the BEDC, said that children of four years and older are invited to “imagine something awesome” then build it, either at home before Saturday or at the factory on Saturday, using cardboard or other recycled materials. There are only 40 places available and participants must register for the event by either calling 524-3057 or e-mailing All visitors to the facility must wear closed-toed shoes. On Monday morning, Titeflex Aerospace will host tours of their manufacturing facility at 93 Lexington Drive in Laconia at 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. and in the afternoon Aavid Corporation

will host tours at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. On Tuesday, 3M of 1 Paper Trail in Tilton will host tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. while the Astro Division of New Hampshire Ball Bearing will host tours at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday will begin with an open house for the the pre-engineering and manufacturing engineering technology programs at the Huot Technical Center at Laconia High School and end with open house for the Advanced Manufacturing programs at Lakes Region Community College from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Scotia Technology will offer tours of its facility at 51 Growtth Road in Laconia at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Lorentz said that open houses and plant tours provide parents and students with an opportunity to become acquainted with the nature of contemporary manufacturing industry, especially the skills its requires and the rewards its offers. She said these firms, which are among the most competitive and dynamic in the state, are helping to develop the regional workforce that will provide them with the employees who will enable them to prosper and share in their success. — Michael Kitch

GENERALS from page 2 sion with a rapidly declining force, my duty requires me to remain true to the timeless axioms relating to command responsibility and accountability,” Amos said. Amos added that Gurganus bore “final accountability” for the lives and equipment under his command, and had made “an error in judgment” in underestimating the risk posed by the Taliban in the Bastion area of Helmand province, which included his own headquarters at a sprawling base known as Camp Leatherneck. Sturdevant was in charge of Marine aviation in that region of Afghanistan. Amos said Sturdevant “did not adequately assess the force protection situation” at Bastion. Amos asked the two generals to

retire and they agreed. Gurganus, who had referred to the Taliban’s penetration of Camp Bastion’s supposedly secure perimeter as a “lucky break,” had been nominated for promotion to three-star rank; that nomination had been put on hold during the investigation. He will retire as a two-star. A few weeks after the Taliban attack, Gurganus told a news conference that “there’s no mystery” to how the Taliban managed to get onto the supposedly secure base and launch their deadly attack using rocket-propelled grenades. Gurganus said they used simple wire cutters to penetrate the perimeter fence, which was not equipped with alarms. “We have sophisticated see next page

HEROIN from page one from the Belknap County Superior Court showed Garcia was indicted for three separate counts of possession heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it Tilton on March 8, 2012. He was also indicted for possession of marijuana in Tilton. On April 20, 2012, Garcia was indicted for the special felony of possession of more than one gram of heroin with the intent to distribute it in Laconia. If convicted, he could serve up to 20 years in prison and pay a $300,000 fine. He was scheduled for court appearances on October 17, 2012 and December 17, 2012 on each separate charge and failed to appear on both. Warrants in each case were filed. Det. Sgt. Matt Dawson said Tilton Police arrested Garcia in January of 2012 after a few days of surveillance while he was staying at a local motel. Dawson said Garcia allegedly came once or twice a month to the area and sold various drugs from his hotel room.

He said police and witnesses observed him allegedly staying in his room most of the time, paying in cash for the hotel room and refusing all room service. Dawson said police saw him meeting people briefly in the parking lot and witnesses told police he would occasionally have women come to his room for a brief period of time. Dawson said Tilton Police detectives worked with Laconia Police detectives to apprehend Garcia. When he failed to appear for his second court date — after two delays, allegedly for a brain aneurism and his grandmother’s funeral, he was added to the fugitive from justice list which is disseminated to the U.S. Marshal’s Service of which Belknap County is a participant. In April of 2013 he was named the fugitive of the week. Wiggin said he was being held in the Bristol County (Massachusetts) Jail pending his appearance in the Fall River District Court for a fugitive from justice charge.

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‘Much better boat’ awarded to retired dentist as grand prize in Ice Arena raffle By RogeR Amsden

LACONIA — Dr. Leo Sanfacon, 82, and still hoping to learn how to skate, won an 18-foot long Chaparral H20 Sport Boat, motor and trailer package valued at over $25,000 in the Laconia Ice Arena/Winnipesaukee Skating Club capital improvements campaign fundraiser. Sanfacon, a retired dentist and a member of the board of directors of the Lakes Region Boys and Girls Club, said that he had completely forgotten buying tickets for the raffle. He said that when Will Fay, manager of the Laconia Ice Arena, called him during the Patriots-Jets game on last Sunday and told him he had won the boat he asked ‘’what boat?’’ He picked up the keys to the boat, which was donated by Merrill Fay of Fay’s Boat Yard, Saturday morning and said that he was still trying to decide whether to keep his current boat, which he keeps on Squam Lake, or replace it with the new one. ‘’It’s really a much better boat than the one I have,’’ said Sanfacon, who was a student at Rochester High School when Merrill Fay’s dad, Wilbur, taught there in the 1950s. Will Fay, who heads up the arena’s fund-raising effort, said that the capital campaign, which was launched last year, is now about halfway to its $250,000 goal.

‘’There is a lot of hard work ahead of us, but I am confident our board and volunteers will get things done. Just as we did when we built this arena, we will work hard to get the community involved in this campaign.’’ Sanfacon said that Merrill Fay, who provided the boat for fundraiser, keeps a low profile in the community but has played a key role in youth sports, having donated the land on which the arena is built and having led a successful $1.7 million fund drive to build the arena in 1996. The arena is home to the Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association, which provides programs for area youth ages 4-18, is home ice to three high school teams, many men’s hockey leagues as well as the Central N.H. figure skating club and offers daily public skating. The capital campaign was launched last year and needs $117,000 for repairs and improvements to the nearly 20-year-old refrigeration system, $56,000 for operational needs due to system malfunctions and a current debt service of $94,000. ‘’We’ve had a cash flow problem due to system malfunctions which have cost us revenue due to unplanned shutdowns. We want to recover those costs so that current year revenues can be used exclusively for current year operating expenses,’’ says Fay.

from preceding page surveillance equipment, but it can’t see everywhere, all the time,” he said. “This was a well-planned attack. I make no excuses for it. This was well planned and it was well executed.” In fact, at least one of the guard towers near the Taliban fighters’ entry point was unoccupied at the time, officials have said. Six months prior to the attack, Gurganus was present during another security lapse at Bastion. In that case, an Afghan attacker in a stolen vehicle drove on the tarmac just as a U.S. Air Force plane carrying then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was landing. In a failed sui-

cide attack, the man set himself on fire inside the vehicle, which careened into a ditch after missing Gurganus and other members of Panetta’s welcoming party. Afterward, Gurganus denied to reporters accompanying Panetta that there had been a security breach. On Monday, after Amos’s announcement, Gurganus issued a brief statement saying he felt privileged to have served in the Marine Corps for 37 years. “I will treasure that forever. I have complete trust and confidence in the leadership of our Corps and fully respect the decision of our Commandant.”


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LACONIA — The owner of Pitman’s Freight Room said yesterday that he expects the live music venue to reopen after Sunday morning’s fire within a matter of weeks. Richard “Dick” Mitchell said the fire that is still under investigation could have been a lot worse. “It would have killed me,” Mitchell said. “We put so much into it.” Mitchell said he was told the fire started around 2 a.m. Saturday in the back side of the building, on what used to be a freight loading dock. He said the Laconia Fire Department was returning to the station from extinguishing a suspicious dumpster fire near Hector’s Restaurant when Pitman’s fire alarm sounded nearby. He said firefighters were there within one minute and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. He said a portion of the back wall will need to be rebuilt and there is smoke damage throughout the building. “It’s a miracle that the fire department was so close,” he said. Pitman’s, on New Salem Street, is a

function hall and live entertainment venue that features live blues and soul music, comedy shows and other events. According to their Webite, in 1988 Mitchell and his wife Connie bought the former freight station that was built in 1890 by Pitman’s Manufacturing — one of the largest hosiery manufactures in New Hampshire in the 1800s. The first stage of renovations saw the opening of an antique store in one end of the store. The live entertainment portion of the renovation started in 2009 after the Mitchell’s renovated the remaining portion of the building, and installed heating, air conditioning, a third bathroom and a 5-sided hickory dance floor. Pitman’s averages one to four shows weekly and is a BYOB venue. Mitchell said he can’t thank the Laconia Fire Department enough for responding so quickly. “These guys are wonderful,” he said. He said he also wanted to thank his any friends and his manager for the work they did on Sunday re-securing the building and being there when the insurance company came.

Clarification: Alcohol Abuse Fund not fed by taxes A story in Friday’s edition misidentified the source of the state’s Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund as a tax. The money in the fund, commonly referred to as the Alcohol Fund, comes from a percentage of New Hampshire liquor sales revenue.

Funding for the Alcohol Fund in the Fiscal Year 2012/2013 budget was cut by 55 percent, to $1.547 million per year. It was subsequently increased by $250,000 per year for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, raising the annual funding amount to $1,797.000.

BROWN from page 2 Warren last year. Brown, now working for a private law firm and as a paid commentator for Fox News, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for office in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and even as a possible presidential candidate. He told supporters at the Iowa State Fair in August that he is “exploring a possible run” for president in 2016. But he said in a radio interview

in August that he had no plans to run for governor of Massachusetts. Brown is headed to Hampstead, N.H., on Monday night for a Republican fundraiser. He’s made several trips to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state this year. Listing agent Lisa Palioca says the home has been on the market since last Tuesday and is “getting plenty of interest.”

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SPORTS Inter-Lakes soccer girls get first road win

Sachem spirit on display at homecoming

The Inter-Lakes girls’ varsity soccer team had its first away game win at Moultonborough Academy’s homecoming on Saturday outscoring them 4-1. Caitlin Rotonnelli got fouled in the penalty box and scored her 1st of two goals in the half from a penalty kick. Rotonnelli scored her third goal of the game in the 2nd half with an assist from Sarah Dunlap. Dunlap took a goal for herself for the team’s fourth and final for the game. Another strong defensive game from Hannah Krueger, Reilly Donovan, Emelia Pendergast, Kailee Bennett and Kenzi Giroux in goal with a standout performance from Margaux Dickinson. The girls are looking for their 7th win on Wednesday against Prospect Mountain at 3:30 p.m. Inter-Lakes’s record is improved to 6-3. Rotonnelli has 6 hat tricks for the season with a total of 19 goals.

Moultonborough takes volleyball win over Inter-Lakes in 5 sets The Inter-Lakes varsity volleyball team lost a hotly contested five set match in Moultonboro on Friday night, 18-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 12-15. Senior Inter-Lakes middle hitter Jordan Donohue had an overall outstanding evening garnering 22 kills, 13 service points (including four aces), 11 digs and five blocks. Hayley Roth had a career high 39 assists to go along with eight service points and seven digs. Senior outside hitter Sarah Sundius had a career high 10 kills. Also contributing were Jessica Schofield (nine kills), Lydia Swedberg (12 digs, eight points), Jennifer Pelczar (five points, nine digs), Victoria Burns (6 digs, five points) and Kaila Martin (eight points, four kills).

Sant Bani remains unbeaten on the soccer field The Sant Bani soccer team treated the homecoming crowd to a 5-2 victory over the Dublin JV team Saturday afternoon, extending the Sant Bani unbeaten streak to 4 games. Sant Bani co-captains Harrison Evans and Javin deMello-Folsom teamed see SANT BANI next page

Former coach Jim Fitzgerald and coach Craig Kozens talk to the Laconia Sachem football team during Thursday practice. The school’s new playing field was named in honor of the long-time coach prior to the homecoming game. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)


LACONIA -- Laconia High School students showed the community what it means to be a Sachem as they took on opposing teams for a full schedule of homecoming games on Friday and Saturday. The Laconia High School football team kicked off the homecoming contests by defeating Hanover on Friday night by the score of 26-20. The Marauders proved a tough opponent, scoring all 20 points in the second half. The comeback effort was contained by Laconia’s defense, though, which limited Hanover to 97 yards on the ground and 145 passing. Laconia managed 358 rushing yards, led by sophomore Kyle Chiasson. With the win, the Sachems evened their record to 2-2.

Laconia’s field hockey team started Saturday’s action at the school’s new Bank of New Hampshire Stadium. As the ball started making its way down to the opposing side, the offense worked together fluidly, helping give the defense a break. Giulliana Kevlin scored two goals for Laconia, followed by a goal by Cheyanne Zappala, and the final goal was made by Emily DeDucca. “The girls played the best they have all year, and dominated Kearsarge.” said Coach Suzanne Kiefer. The final score for girls’ varsity field hockey was 4-1, marking a good start to the day for the Sachems. The girls’ soccer team took the field later in the afternoon, and tried their best to keep Hopkington, defending state champs, at bay. Though the Sachems see HOMECOMING page 13


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Laconia U5 Chiefs come out of weekend with a win & a loss The Laconia Chiefs U5 team split its recent two games, losing to Plymouth and winning over Londonderry. The Chiefs opened the new Fitzgerald Field with a big time rivalry match up with the Plymouth Huskies. The youngsters from Plymouth put their hosts in an early 14-0 hole with some power running right up the gut. The Chiefs were able to respond, as tailback Jackson Reulke took a handoff from QB Logan Dee, broke several tackles, and raced his way 45 yards for his team’s first score of the day. The score pulled the Laconia squad to within one score as the time was winding down in the half. Plymouth was able to capitalize on a Chiefs turnover, and punched another score in with just seconds remaining to go into halftime up 20-6. The Chiefs made some key adjustments at halftime and came out fired up. LB Garrett Mango moved down to the defensive line and stuffed the inside running game of the Huskies. Helped by the linebacker play of Kaleb Daignault and Aaron Williams, the Chiefs kept their opponents out of the endzone and the ball in the hands of their offense. The offense moved the ball down the field, got Plymouth to jump offsides on consecutive plays, and then gave the ball to Reulke, who found the endzone once again. The extra point attempt by Daignault was good and the margin was now 7 points. The defense stood strong again and Laconia started one last march for paydirt. The drive, however, was stalled by a costly penalty and then an even more costly turnover. When the dust had settled, the Huskies were able to hang on for a 20-13 victory. SANT BANI from preceding page up in the 28th minute to provide the only score in the first half. Things opened up a bit in the second half with Sant Bani’s Mohamed Sapry scoring a pair of goals, the second coming off a great pass from freshman Dietrich Mahlstedt. Dublin’s Harrison Glaude provided some offensive punch of his own, matching Sapry’s two second half goals. Sant Bani put the game out of reach with additional goals from junior Zhenglin Yu and Evans’ second of the day. With a little breathing room, Sant Bani coach Todd Schongalla was able to put some of his younger play-

The Chiefs hosted their counterparts from Londonderry for the second game of this past weekend. The Chiefs were desperate for a victory and the tough Wildcats were just what the doctor ordered. The Chiefs took their opening possession and marched down the field before tailback Jackson Reulke (137 yd.on 22 carries, 2 TD’s) found a seam and raced 45 yards for the day’s first score. Wingback Rashuan Magdich was able to convert the extra point and the Chiefs had a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats were able to answer the call with a touchdown of their own, but the extra point attempt was stuffed short by defensive linemen Cooper French and Garrett Mango. But on this day the Chief’s offense was not to be outdone. Reulke was able to take the handoff from QB Philip Nichols and race 55 yards for his 2nd score of the day. The extra point attempt failed but the youngsters from Laconia had a 13-6 halftime lead. Laconia’s defense came out fired up in the 2nd half and limited the Wildcat offense to just 2 first downs. OLB Nolen Perrino and Phil Nichols forced the Wildcats to run inside where they were consistently stuffed by DT Aaron Williams and LB Dakota McCoy. The Chiefs offense kept their momentum going as QB Logan Dee made a great fake and bootlegged the ball around the left end for a 35 yard touchdown run, his first of the season. CB Jackson Reulke was able to intercept a Wildcat pass and race the ball 60 yards down the sideline to the Londonderry 1-yard line. This time it was tailback Colton Roy who punched it in for his team’s final score on the day and Roy’s first touchdown of the season. Londonderry was able to tack on a late score but the Chiefs had all but secured the victory at that point. When it was over, Laconia had a convincing 25-13 victory to even their record at 2-2 on the year.

ers on the field and was “excited to see how well they performed.” Ninth grader Lindsey Tarbin’s hard work during the offseason “is paying huge dividends,” and Ellen Lockwood and Justine Pitman’s tenacious defense helped keep the Dublin attack off balance. “These kids are stepping up in a big way and it couldn’t come at a better time, with three games scheduled this week, all against formidable opponents.” After a day off, Sant Bani was scheduled to face Cardigan Mountain varsity at home on Monday; Wednesday is a rematch at New Hampton and Friday ends the week with a trip to Proctor Academy.

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Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Bridgewater will be determined as a result of this process. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Bridgewater one step closer to that goal. For more information call the Selectmen at 7445055 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

HOMECOMING from page 11 fell short of a win, giving up eight goals to the opposing team during the duration of the game, the girls put up a good fight and proved that they would keep pushing on with a positive attitude no matter the score. The boys’ soccer team was the next to play on the turf. The game started off strong for the Sachems, as they boys pushed their way down the field toward the Winnisquam goal. Over the course of the game seven goals were netted by Laconia. The first goal was scored by Kolby Fornier, assisted by Aidan Dean. James Salta put a second score on the board with an assist by Drew Sykes. Senior Jake Sykes had a hat trick during the game, with one assist by James Salta. The final goal of the game for the Sachems was made by Brent Clarke, assisted by Patrick Guyer. The boys walked off the field proud of their 7-2 final score for the game. After splitting their first six games of the season, the Sachems improved to 6 wins, 3 losses following the homecoming game. “The boys are doing what they need to do,” said coach Matt Dubois. “They are working hard in practice, focusing on their skills, and collaborating as a team.” With a ranking of eighth in the division, the playoffs are looking very promising for the boys’ soccer team this year. The Laconia girls’ varsity volleyball team displayed power and passion in their match against Hanover. However, their play was also marked with technical errors and poor on-court communication, which resulted in a loss in three sets to the visitors. The girls put up a great fight no matter the score, and showed to the many spectators that came to watch, that they have much potential. As always,

captains Jeanine Parsons and Rebecca Dragon embody the motto, “We may be small in number, but big in heart.” The Laconia High School cross country team had quite a weekend. Eager to get the homecoming sporting events started, the team left school early on Friday afternoon and raced on up to Waterville Valley to take part in a meet. The team, all males with the exception of one girl, came in 10th out of 17 teams. Ready to keep running the team hosted a fundraiser on Saturday, which took the form of a volunteer race.

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Merrifield seeking 4th term as Franklin votes today FRANKLIN — Voters in this city will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a mayor and some members of city council, as well as four members of the School Board. Voting hours in all three wards will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ward One voters will cast ballots at Thompson Hall (47 Main Street). Ward Two voters will vote at City Hall (316 Central Street). And Ward 3 voters will gravitate to the Middle School (200 Sanborn Street). Mayor Ken Merrifield is seeking a fourth term and there are no other names on the ballot for that position. Glenn Morrill, however, is conducting an aggressive, last-minute write-in campaign for votes. All four city councilors that are up for election this year are running for re-election, but only Paul C.

Trudel (Ward Three) has opposition — from Steve Barton. Councilor Arthur “Ted” Starkweather (Ward One), Councilor Tony Giunta (Ward One) and Councilor Douglas A. Boyd are unopposed. Four seats on the School Board are up for election and while there are, officially, no contested races, at least two write-in campaigns have been mounted. Incumbents Charles “Chad” Carey (Ward One) and Timothy M. Dow (Ward Three) are unopposed. Former High School football coach Gregory Husband (Ward One) is alone on the ballot but Gwen Hall is seeking write-in votes for that seat. Likewise, Angie Carey (Ward Two) is the only name on the ballot but Carol Edmunds is asking for write-in votes.

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire hospitals told lawmakers Monday to eliminate a tax on their revenue that they say is putting them at a competitive disadvantage and affecting the delivery of health care to patients. Hospitals began paying the 5.5 percent tax in 1991 so the state could gain matching Medicaid funds to pay for caring for the poor. For many years, they got all their taxes back dollar-for-dollar in a refund from the state. That changed in 2011 when the federal government said states could no longer give hospitals the taxes back dollar-for-dollar and had to apply a formula that distributed the money according to hospitals’ Medicaid costs. The Legislature then cut Medicaid funding to the hospitals by more than $130 million but maintained the tax. In a letter to lawmakers considering changes to the tax, 23 hospital CEOs argued that the tax is

having a profound effect on the ability to maintain a sustainable health care system. “This tax increase was levied on institutions already under financial stress,” they wrote. The hospitals also argue they are at a disadvantage because labs, free-standing surgery centers and other facilities aren’t subject to the tax. “Health systems from neighboring states anxious to serve New Hampshire patients in their facilities carry no similar financial millstone,” they wrote. “If left uncorrected, more and more patient care will migrate out of state with professionals and other employees quickly to follow.” The hospitals say if the tax isn’t eliminated, payments to reimburse them for the uncompensated care they provide must be maximized. And they said all the money should go to the state’s Medicaid program, not the general fund.

LANCASTER (AP) — The owner of a New Hampshire gunpowder plant where two workers were killed in a 2010 explosion was motivated by profits, failed to ensure employee safety and should be held responsible for the deaths, a prosecutor said Monday as the man’s manslaughter trial opened. The lawyer for plant owner Craig Sanborn, 64, of Maidstone, Vt., countered that the explosion could have been caused by employee error. Defense attorney Mark Sisti emphasized that Sanborn was in North Carolina the day of the explosion and had no

control over the plant or conditions that led to it. Sanborn is charged with manslaughter and reckless homicide in the explosion at his Black Mag plant in Colebrook that killed Donald Kendall, 56, of Colebrook, and Jesse Kennett, 49, of Stratford. They had been hired a month earlier. The force of the explosion shook nearby buildings and sent plumes of black smoke into the air. Dozens of homes were evacuated and firefighters couldn’t get close to the blaze for several hours because ammunition was exploding.

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Gathering Time high-energy folk trio will perform at Belknap Mill Sunday for dessert & concert event LACONIA — Gathering Time, a high energy folkrock New York trio, travels north, bringing their soaring harmonies and dynamic sets to a dessert and concert event at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Sunday, October 6. Stuart Markus, Gerry McKeveny and Hillary Foxsong have been astounding audiences in the New York metropolitan area in venues from house concerts to outdoor festivals, to churches and synagogues and on prime folk rock radio shows, nationwide. An evening with Gathering Time ranges from “sweet and sentimental to joyous and energetic, from irreverently funny to heart stopping serious with eclectic sets that include new twists on traditional folk, beloved classics from the ‘60’s and strong originals”, says the Garden City Long Island News. The immense success of last season’s concert by the Boxcar Lilies led the Temple B’nai Israel producing team to continue to review bands to present to Lakes Region audiences. Ken Goodman, researched hundreds of potential performers before deciding on Gathering Time, and knew that he had found a winner. This third concert in the series has been moved to the Belknap Mill to accommodate the audience that overfilled the previous venue. Gathering Time’s remake of Peter Yarrow’s “Light the Candle” has been spun on stations ranging from NYC’s top-rated WCBS-FM to Israel’s Galilee Plains as have their “Songs of Hope and Freedom” CD offerings. The newest CD, “Red Apples and Gold” with themes of history, family tradition and harvest time, rose to #5 on the Folk DJ charts last September and finishing #19 in the top 100 for the year 2012. Lakes Region area caterers Cathy Erving of Rustic

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LACONIA — Yvan “Tom” Laurier Boivin, 73, of 90 Blueberry Lane, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Mr. Boivin was born June 14, 1940 in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Gerard C. and Helena (Fortin) Boivin. Mr. Boivin had been a longtime resident of Laconia and was formerly of Belmont. He had been employed as a security guard at the Laconia State School & Training Center and at the State Hospital in Concord and was a former police officer for the Town of Belmont. Survivors include a daughter, Melody Decker and her husband, Thomas, of Willimantic, Conn., a grandson, Seth D. Lavine, of Willimantic, Conn. and two cousins, Jeannette Jacques of Lac Megan-

tic, Quebec, Canada and Yolande Kiely of Canada. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boivin was predeceased by his wife, Linda A. (Sirles) Boivin, on December 5, 2002. According to Mr. Boivin’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

TILTON — Mr. Heber J. Feener, 87, former Tilton Selectman, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on Sept. 26, 2013. He was born in Gloucester, MA on July 25, 1926 the son of Clifford and Lilia (Miller) Feener. He was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School in 1944. Mr. Feener moved to Tilton in 1966. Mr. Feener’s military service was the Army Air Force from January 1945 to October 1946, where he served in the Pacific. He then served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard 101st Fighter Squadron from May 1948 to May 1952. Mr. Feener was employed in Massachusetts at Hatay Research Laboratory and Modern Heating & Ventilating Co until he moved to New Hampshire in 1966. He was employed by Texknit Machinery Limited (Lochmere, NH) from 1966-75, then Arthur S Brown Co, Tilton, NH from 1975-81 and briefly employed at Hebert Foundry, Laconia, NH, prior to retiring. Mr. Feener was active in the community as a member of the Twin Rivers and Belmont Lions Clubs. He was a committee member and Chairman of the Board for Boy Scout Troop 246. He was politically involved with various committees for the Winnisquam Regional (then known as the Tilton-Northfield) School District. He served on Town

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Kent and Mary Alice Warner of Center Harbor were honored at a celebration at Spaulding Youth Center where students, board members and staff thanked them for their many years as volunteers serving on the board and many committees. From left to right, honorees Kent and Mary Alice Warner and CEO and President of Spaulding Youth Center Susan S. Calegari.(Courtesy photo)

Center Harbor residents honored by Spaulding Youth Center NORTHFIELD — Spaulding Youth Center recently held a celebration to honor Kent and Mary Alice Warner from Center Harbor who have helped Spaulding Youth Center immeasurably through enthusiastic volunteer work, guidance and philanthropy. Their passion for helping children with challenges led them to Spaulding many years ago and they eventually became Board members - Mary Alice from 1996 to 2002 and Kent from 1998 until 2013. Students, staff and board members gathered in the Spaulding Community Center to applaud both Kent and Mary Alice and guests took turns thanking and roasting Kent on the eve of his retirement from the board. When Kent resigned from the Board of Trustees in June he was elected Trustee Emiritus of Spaulding. A citation from Governor Hassan was read and a student presented a declaration from Spaulding Youth Center declar-

ing the day to be “Kent and Mary Alice Warner Day.” Kent has worked tirelessly for Spaulding serving on the following committees during his tenure: Development, Endowment Oversight, Finance, Joint Governance Task Force, and Physical Plant and Natural Resources. The climax of his career at Spaulding was his involvement in raising funds for a highly successful capital campaign to build a state-ofthe-art school that has the capacity to educate 100 special needs students. CEO and President Susan Calegari thanked both Kent and Mary Alice for all their support, friendship and unabashed commitment to advancing Spaulding’s mission. For information about Spaulding Youth Center, contact Gail Mayhew, Director of Development at 603-2867500 ext. 532; or visit www.

Ram Dass film at Sanbornton Library SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30p.m. on the second floor of the library. The ninth film, to be shown on October 2, will be “Ram Dass: Fierce Grace” (2001) 93 minutes. “Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were

dismissed from that institution for conducting controversial research. In 1967 Alpert journeyed to India with spiritual seeker Bhagavan Das and there found his guru Maharaj ji, who renamed him Ram Dass (“Servant of God”). Upon his return in 1969 Ram Dass spent some time on his father’s summer home in Franklin. Many of his spiritual followers came to be with him there. Best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an see next page

Holy Trinity Parish to begin ‘A Day Away’ respite day care program PLYMOUTH — On Thursday, November 7, Holy Trinity Parish is scheduled to begin a Day Away Program for caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. Day Away is a social respite program held once a week from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Chapel in Bristol. Day Away will provide shortterm temporary relief to those who are caring for family members. Even though family members/caregivers receive great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Day Away is designed to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for participants to help maintain their independence, encourage socialization, be mentally stimulated and remain active. Trained volunteers and an RN are on-site to provide 1-1 supervision for the participant. A nominal fee of $25 includes lunch.

Eligible participants must be able to ambulate with a cane or walker, or walk without assistance, participate in a social setting, use the bathroom without assistance, have the ability to self administer medication and live at home with their caregivers. As well as lunch, participants will have the opportunity to gather with a volunteer companion for coffee and discuss with them their life and interests. There will also be time for an adult worthy craft, light exercise, and ballroom dancing. After lunch time is allotted for the participants to play bingo and other low impact games. The day will end with a social gathering and light refreshments. A meeting will be held at the MinotSleeper Library in Bristol, Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interested parties are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program. Time will be allotted for questions. Contact Fran Olson at 603744-6828 or for more information.

CONCORD — New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank. Once again this fall, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide. Last year (2012), the Hunt for the Hungry program took in 1,700 pounds of donated deer, bear, moose and other game meat for distribution to the needy. To donate game, and for packaging instructions, call the Food Bank at 603-669-9725, x240. If you’re donating a whole deer, you can bring it to Lemay & Sons Beef in Goffstown, N.H. (603-622-0022), and they will process it for the food bank at no charge. Please note that the N.H. Food Bank is not equipped to accept donations of wild game birds, such as wild turkey or grouse. “We are counting on continued strong support from hunters this year,” said Bruce Wilson, Director of

Operations for the N.H. Food Bank. “Donations of protein foods fill a big need for the Hunt for the Hungry program. Venison is especially popular, a real treat for clients. Last year, we got some moose meat, and as soon as it came in, out it went. As always, we want to thank New Hampshire hunters and Lemay’s for their continued support.” “The Hunt for the Hungry program is a great way for hunters to share their harvest and help needy families get through the winter,” said Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “Wild game is a local renewable resource that is high in protein, low in fat and all natural – not to mention delicious.” For more information on donating to the New Hampshire Food Bank, visit The New Horizons Food Bank in Manchester also accepts game donations to help feed the hungry. To donate game meat to New Horizons, call 603-628-6133, x114.

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor will sponsor a Tea & Talk with bestselling mystery author Archer Mayor on Friday, October 18th at 4 p.m. at Lavinia’s Restaurant in Center Harbor. Mayor will be discussing his newest book “Three Can Keep a Secret,” along with his life experiences as a writer and crime investigator.

A former researcher for Time-Life Books and lab technician in Paris, France, Mayor is currently a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office and a travel writer for AAA. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “the best police procedural written in America,” Maysee next page

from preceding page inspiration to people across the globe. The film intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom’s glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since having a stroke in 1997. October is the fiftieth anniversary (1963) of the founding of the Sant

Bani Ashram in Sanbornton. The two groups, while separate, certainly shared many ideals and values and not a few seekers were referred to the Ashram by Ram Dass. All who lived during those tumultuous and lifechanging times are invited to share their memories and reflections during a discussion following the film.

Food Bank seeks donations from hunters

Book store hosts talk with Archer Mayor

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This Weeks Activities Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 2nd @ 10:00 Thursday, October 3rd @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, October 1st @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Adult: Adult Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 1st @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller The idea for “Catch-22” was based on Joseph Heller’s personal experience in World War II. The feelings that Yossarian and the other bomber pilots felt were taken directly from problems he suffered while on duty. Heller flew 60 bombing missions from May to

October in 1944. Heller mentions that he should have been killed three times over, since the average death rate was 5% per mission. Heller was able to make it out of the war, but the experience tortured him and it took until 1953 before he could start writing about it. The war experience turned Heller into a “tortured, funny, deeply peculiar human being”. Books are available at the Adult Circulation Desk. We now have passes for the SEE Science Center in Manchester! The pass admits immediate family members living in the household. The SEE Science Center is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, mathematics and technology, and is open 7 days a week.

Future Activities Children: Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 9th @ 10:00 Thursday, October 10th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.

Goss Reading Room Storytime

Tuesday, October 8th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.

Booktalks for Kids

Thursday, October 10th @ 4:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Kids in grades 3-7 read a books each month then meet to discuss it. Sign up in the Children’s Room.

Movies & More for Kids

Friday, October 11th @ 3:45 Laconia Rotary Hall “Room on the Broom” PG Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible care giver 14 or older. Admission is free.

Teen: YU-GI-OH!

Monday, October 7th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 meet to play this popular card game.


“Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age” Thursday, October 10th @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Laconia Public Library, Laconia Parks & Recreation, and Prescott Farm partner together to offer a free community screening of this film that shows the effects of “nature deficit disorder” in children.

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

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11th Annual Brenda’s Ride raised $11,200 for local oncology patients

2013 Brenda’s Ride with Friends supporters get ready to hit the road for the ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. (Courtesy photo)

LACONIA — Fifteen-year breast cancer survivor Brenda Ganong recently hosted the 11th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time. The day was a huge success, raising $11,200 for the Oncology patients at LRGHealthcare. Brenda’s Ride started in 2003 with just 35 participants and has continued to grow with each passing year. The 177 motorcycles comprising 238 bikers all convened at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound the morning of August 17, setting off for a beautiful ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. Lead by Alton, Laconia, Meredith, Northfield, and Tilton Police Department volunteers, the convoy arrived back at the Lobster Pound mid-day for a cookout, raffles, and live music courtesy of Matt Langley and band AXIS. “This year’s Brenda’s Ride with Friends was one of the best yet. The weather was perfect and there was a really great vibe all day,” says Ganong. “We

were thrilled with the outpouring of support from all of the riders, sponsors, friends who came for the cookout and to hear the band, and of course our loyal volunteers. Brenda’s Ride continues to thrive, and knowing that we’re helping patients right here in our own community is very rewarding.” Proceeds from Brenda’s Ride with Friends are used to assist Oncology patients in a number of ways, to help lighten the financial burden during an already very tough time. Funds have been designated to: help with co-pays for ports; assist with co-pays for prostheses; purchase gas cards and cab vouchers to get patients to appointments; and to buy disposable phones/phone cards to be able to get in touch with patients. In one case a recliner was purchased for one terminally-ill patient who could no longer sleep in a bed. “This year we were able to purchase a blanket warmer for the Oncology Suite; you wouldn’t believe the com-

LACONIA — On Saturday, October 5, Laconia Parks & Recreation and Public Works will be co-hosting Explore a Truck Day, where kids of all ages and parents can explore all different types of vehicles. There will be vehicles such as an excavator, pay

loader, bulldozer, dump truck, snow plows, fire trucks, police cars, a 16 foot lawn mower. This is a free program from 10 a.m. to noon at the Laconia Public Works garage on Bisson Ave. There will also be some food available.

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fort a warm blanket brings to some people as they are receiving their treatments, explains LRGHealthcare VP of Clinical Support Services/Director of Oncology Marge Kerns. “We were also able to help with funeral expenses for a very young patient whose family needed assistance. Oftentimes the Oncology Department is just one little piece of the puzzle in helping to alleviate some financial stress for families. The recipients of these funds are people whose lives have been thrown a curve ball and it is a heartwarming feeling to assist people in these ways -- knowing it brings them a bit of comfort and stability. Without the support of people like Brenda and her team of volunteers, this would never be possible,” states Kerns. What goes around comes around. One patient who received assistance from the Brenda’s Ride fund years ago made a visit over the holidays to the Oncology Department with a check in hand. In his time of need he received help, and this was his way of paying it forward. The August 17 Brenda’s Ride welcomed several high-level supporters including $1,000 Gold Sponsor Winner’s Circle Auto Sales; $500 Silver Sponsors Brady Companies, The Looney Bin, Pilgrim Consolidators, and Roche Realty; and in-kind donors AXIS, Binnie Media, Body Covers, D’Andrea Foods, Giant Towing, Gilbert Block, Northeast Radio Group, Reinhart-Agar (Brad Preston), South Shore Quality Meats, The HAWK 104.9, and 1350AM Radio. Support also came from Shirt Sponsors, auction donations, and many businesses generously donated goods and services to the event. “The staff and patients at LRGHealthcare are incredibly grateful to Brenda and John Ganong and all of their friends and family who continue to make each Brenda’s Ride such a success,” states LRGHealthcare Annual Fund & Special Events Manager Becky Doherty. “The team at the Lobster Pound always goes above and beyond for this event; Matt Langley and band AXIS had everyone on their feet; the sea of motorcycles seemed endless. Brenda has the most bighearted friends and LRGHealthcare is very fortunate to be the beneficiary and a part of this great day.” from preceding page or’s 23 mystery novels draw on many of his varied life experiences. Mayor’s newest book, “Three Can Keep a Secret,” tells the story of detective Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation as they unravel a mystery surrounding an empty coffin and three suspicious deaths in the turmoil and aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Tickets are $30 and include tea & treats prepared by Lavinia’s chef Jeff, as well as a $15 book credit toward Mayor’s new paperback “Paradise City” or new hardcover, “Three Can Keep a Secret.” Space is limited and tickets sell quickly to reserve a ticket or to purchase a special order copy of the book call 253-8858.

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Today’s Birthdays: Former President Jimmy Carter is 89. Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 78. Actress Stella Stevens is 75. Rock musician Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone) is 70. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew is 68. Jazz musician Dave Holland is 67. Actor Stephen Collins is 66. Actress Yvette Freeman is 63. Actor Randy Quaid is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer Howard Hewett is 58. Alt-country-rock musician Tim O’Reagan (The Jayhawks) is 55. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 54. Actor Esai Morales is 51. Retired MLB All-Star Mark McGwire is 50. Actor Christopher Titus is 49. Actress-model Cindy Margolis is 48. Rock singer-musician Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) is 45. Actor Zach Galifianakis (ga-lih-fih-NA’-kihs) is 44. Singer Keith Duffy is 39. Actress Sarah Drew is 33. Actress Jurnee Smollett is 27. Actress Brie Larson is 24.

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By Holiday Mathis

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People present the side of themselves that they want you to see and believe. You’re too keen to take that as the whole truth. You’ll see through the cracks of the faáade and address the reality. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be concerned with the larger implications of your activities. If a practice makes you skillful, blameless and happy, it’s something worth pursuing. If it brings a lot of garbage and politics into play, it’s not worth pursuing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Seize the moment of silent reverence offered you. “No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower, so the nightbirds will start singing.” -Rumi TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 1). Your birthday brings confidence and clarity. A dry spell will end this month, and you’ll feel a fresh flow of excitement visit your realm of personal relationships. November pleasantly changes the direction of your work. Sell something of high value and reinvest in January. You’ll give an acceptance speech in March. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 48, 17, 41 and 39.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). A person who doesn’t know what good is cannot be happy. Your conscience may keep you from following a hedonistic path, but ultimately joy is better than pleasure. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Call the expert, Google the question on your mind, ask your mom. Do your research first, before you decide on a plan of action. Research will tell you what is not even worth pursuing. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Stress may be a fleeting reaction to the moment, but it also has long-term health ramifications. Learning more effective coping skills could actually help you live longer and will certainly help you live better. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re in a different place in your life than some of the people who are around you today, which is precisely why you have a lot to offer one another. The gift of a different perspective cannot be underestimated now. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You like that people younger than you have things that weren’t available to you growing up. But sometimes younger people teaching the older ones can bring an unsettling dynamic. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are things that are richer than power and privilege, but sadly some people lack the ability to experience them or even believe they exist. That’s why your compassion is a muchneeded force in the world. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You could worry about things not under your control, or you could channel that energy into the things you can do something about. More than likely, you’ll do a little of both. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A person doesn’t have to be lying to be totally wrong. There is a lot of misinformation in the world. Try not to read too much into the exchange of bad information. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The work you did last week is only now starting to be recognized by those whose opinions matter to your future. More than compliments, you want advancement -- and that’s just what you’ll get.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2013. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market. On this date: In 1861, during the Civil War, the Confederate navy captured the Union steamer Fanny in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound. In 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees were killed. In 1932, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees made his supposed called shot, hitting a home run against Chicago’s Charlie Root in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, won by the New York Yankees 7-5 at Wrigley Field. In 1936, Gen. Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of an insurgent Spanish state. In 1937, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black delivered a radio address in which he acknowledged being a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, but said he had dropped out of the organization before becoming a U.S. senator. In 1940, the first section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 160 miles in length, was opened to the public. In 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing. A 42-day strike by the United Steelworkers of America began over the issue of retirement benefits. In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run during a 162-game season, compared to Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs during a 154-game season. (Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox gave up the round-tripper; the Yankees won 1-0.) In 1962, Johnny Carson debuted as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” beginning a nearly 30-year run; after being introduced to the audience by Groucho Marx, Carson received his first guests, actor-singer Rudy Vallee, actress Joan Crawford, singer Tony Bennett and comedian Mel Brooks. In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1972, the book “The Joy of Sex” by Alex Comfort was first published by Mitchell Beazley of London. In 1982, Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan. In 1987, eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck the Los Angeles area. Ten years ago: The United States took over the month-long presidency of the U.N. Security Council at a time when it was campaigning for approval of a new resolution aimed at getting more countries to contribute troops and money to Iraq. . Five years ago: After one spectacular failure in the House, the $700 billion financial industry bailout won lopsided passage in the Senate, 74-25, after it was loaded with tax breaks and other sweeteners. Nick Reynolds, a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died in San Diego at age 75. TV actor House Peters Jr., the original “Mr. Clean,” died in Los Angeles at age 92. One year ago: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, addressing the U.N. General Assembly, accused some Security Council members of supporting “terrorism” in his country.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Pub Mania/LNH Children’s Auction benefit. 5-8 p.m. at Patrick’s Pub in Gilford. Purchase or order Scentsy wickless candle system, stuffed animals, and body scent products. Order online at or call 6304296. 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. 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. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Concert by the Moore Family Gospel Singers hosted by the Fidelis Missionary Society at the Bristol Baptist Church. 7 p.m. at the Bristol Baptist Church located at 30 Summer Street in Bristol. Potluck dinner held before the concert at 6 p.m. For more information call 744-3885. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Zentangle workshop held every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Vynart Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-0557. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

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PSU’s Karl Drerup gallery hosting exhibit by Chinese painter Yang Jikui PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University will present an exhibition of paintings by Chinese artist Yang Jikui October 1–November 9. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 4-6 p.m. in the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street in Plymouth. Jikui is a prominent Chinese painter, well known for his elegant and bold ink brush paintings of traditional subjects such as exotic flowers, birds, fish and garden foliage. His masterful technique demonstrates the power and nuances available to an artist with his understanding and experience. Guided by his mentor Master Qi Baishi’s advice to his students that “whoever strives to acquire my spirit of innovation will succeed, while those who merely imitate me will fail,”

Professor Jikui says he calmly and steadily marched on his own road to success. “I acquired from the works of ancient masters, and I go to nature to observe various life forms for novel ways to depict life, “ he says. Jikui explains that a literary background is extremely important to a brush painter. “A main feature of my artwork is its poetic content and depth in artistic dimensions, together to accomplish a fusion of brushwork art with poetry, making a painting is like conveying the culture,” he says. Jikui has studied brushwork painting since 1961 and has had solo exhibitions of his work in Japan, New York, Philadelphia and Bridgewater (Mass.). He has published two books. He has also taught at a number of schools and is an executive board member of Shan’xi Society of Fine Art, and vice president of Shan’xi Society of Brushwork. He is a member of the

China Research Institute of Fine Art and the Shan’xi Research Institute of Culture and History. The exhibition has inspired a lecture series to coincide with Professor Yang’s visit to Plymouth State University. “Adventures in Chinese Culture,” will feature presentations by distinguished scholars on many topics. All

talks will be held in the Drerup Gallery. The lecture series includes: Tuesday, October 1, 6 p.m.—Art that Transcends Borders: A Personal Cross-Cultural Appreciation of the Painting of Yang Jikui, Roger Dunn. Professor at Bridgewater (Mass.) see JIKUI page 27

Squam Lakes Science Center a ‘family favorite’ of Parenting NH magazine HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has been selected by the readers of Parenting New Hampshire magazine as a “Family Favorite” award recipient for Favorite Environmental and Education Center. The Family Favorite awards, now in its third year, is an award program that recognizes family-friendly businesses, services and places in almost 60 categories - as chosen by the readers of Parenting New Hampshire magazine. Categories included Out CALENDAR from preceding page

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Dear Annie: I am a 57-year-old woman, and my husband is 61. We met online and spent weekends together for seven months before getting married. I was deeply in love with him for the first six months. Lately, my attitude and feelings have changed dramatically. This man drives me crazy and grosses me out. He is constantly clearing his throat and blowing his nose. He is flatulent and burps long and loud all day and night. He’s clumsy, and his memory is going downhill fast. He becomes very defensive when I try to talk to him about any of this. I still love him, but not romantically. I feel more like a best friend. I have to force myself to kiss him, let alone sleep with him, and due to his denial, I have lost a lot of respect for him. This was not the man I dated. He retired six months ago and now sits around all day getting stoned. He doesn’t make friends, and he needs open heart surgery and a knee replacement and will require a caregiver very soon. He knew I was a nurse when we met, and I think he married me because of his overwhelming fear of being alone. I have spent decades taking care of people who are disabled, demented and in denial. I now see this marriage as a live-in job. He can’t understand why my feelings have changed and blames me. I feel totally trapped. I bought the house we are living in and brought more money into the marriage. However, because I am entitled to his retirement benefit when he dies, he considers our financial contributions to be equal. I didn’t date for 12 years before I met him and thought we were very compatible. I should have lived with him for at least a year, but I wanted to set a good example for my children. Please don’t suggest counseling. It won’t change his personality or improve his declining health and honesty. -- Regrets in Paradise

Dear Regrets: The counseling isn’t for him. It’s for you. You feel trapped with a man you no longer wish to be intimate with, and the future you see is that of patient and nurse. There’s no point in beating yourself up over what you didn’t notice when you were dating. That happens to everyone. The question is what you are going to do about it now. And that’s where the counseling can help. You need to sort out how you feel, whether you are willing to stick it out and the emotional cost to you. Dear Annie: Why do people make a big deal out of men who are crossdressers? I am 43 years old, happily married and not gay. I’m a businessman, and I wear lacy lingerie with breast forms under my suits every day. My beautiful wife of 20 years thinks I look hot in lingerie. When we go out to fancy restaurants, I dress up as a woman. I’m very passable, and our four teenage daughters are OK with it. There are straight women who wear men’s clothing, and I never hear anything negative about them. -- A Happy Father and Husband Dear Happy: Women who wear men’s clothing generally do so because it is more comfortable. Men who wear women’s clothing, which is decidedly less comfortable, often do so because it gives them a sexual thrill or satisfies some emotional need. (Some women dress like men for the same reasons.) The important thing is that your wife and daughters are OK with it. No one else’s opinion matters. Dear Annie: I believe “Native New Yorker,” whose scratchy voice makes people think he is foreign, missed out on a lot of opportunities to have fun. His response to questions regarding his origin should be: “I’m from Mars. Please take me to your leader.” -- C.

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BLUE Crown Conure. Blue Indian Ringneck, housed together. Both pets looking for good home. Birds & Cage $600. Lakes-Region 978-697-4301

EXTRA large french door. White 26 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator. I Paid $2,000, have to sell. Asking $950. Top notch condition, less than 4 years old. 520-4136 Text or call

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 Off-road Super Cab. V-6, bed liner, tow bumper, front winch hook-up, AT, AM/FM/CD, 155K miles, runs good, $3,550/OBO. 508-423-8839 Gilford

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

WHIRPOOL Cabrio 6th Sense Washer & Dryer, like new, have to sell. $600/OBO. 520-4136 Text or call

2001 Chevy Malibu, 187K, Runs & Drives Excellent but needs some work. See at 239 Gilford Ave, Laconia. $800. 387-3788


2001 Toyota Rav 4-L, 4WD, Automatic, Silver exterior, All Power, Roof Rack, Towing, 94,000 miles, Excellent condition, runs great. Just inspected. $6,295/OBO. 603-930-5222.

ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $800. 603-340-6219 WEST Highland White Terriers. 2 females 1 male. Ready October 10th. Will have first shots. Also available, Trained 9 month old pups, with all shots. $450-$750. 603-262-0204 or 508-509-0212


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO RSA 216-I:8 AND RSA 444 NOTICE is given hereby of a sale, by PUBLIC AUCTION, pursuant to RSA 216-I:8 and RSA 444 as follows: TIME & PLACE: Twin Tamarack Campground 41 Twin Tamarak Rd., New Hampton, NH 03256 Tuesday, October 15th, 10am PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: 38 Sportsman Travel Trailor, year unknown. AMOUNT OF LIEN CLAIMED: $4,174.44 BY: Laurie Osuchowski

NEW THRIFT SHOP Now open. Thrift & Gift. 80 Bean Rd. Center Harbor Christian Church. Come and visit our store. Lots of good, clean household items, clothing, furniture. Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm 253-8008.

Appliances EMERSON Microwave $55. Avanti Dorm Fridge $100. Kenmore washer/dryer $200. 455-2343 JOES Used Appliances: Buy, sell, repair, one year guarantee, delivery, house calls, old appliance

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

2001 Toyota Tundra Access Cab SR5 4D, 4x4, 5 Speed manual, ac, am/fm/CD, ABS, 153,000 $5500. 744-5644. 2002 Ford E250, work van, 115k-miles. Good contractor van! Line-x interior, new tires, trailer-hitch. $3,000/OBO. 707-0213. 2002 Lincoln Continental, 93,000 miles, excellent condition, loaded. $5200 603-279-3234 2008 Ford Pickup, 4-Door, Loaded, Excellent Condition, 83k Miles, $16,500/OBO. 707-1545. 2008 Suzuki Forenza. Very good condition. 4-D Sedan. New tires. 67,500 miles. $4,500. 603-556-9178. 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo Limited: Mint, black on black, 44k. $16,900. 267-7044.

ARABIAN 1974 MG Midget, convertible, chrome bumpers, 1250cc engine, duel carburetors, registered and inspected. $5,500, 603-203-7509 1995 Ford F-150- $1,200. or best offer. 603-717-2831

1977 Century fully restored, 454 motor, best one in New England, trailer included, end of season sale with free winter storage by owner $16,995 see at or call 279-7921.

1995 Ford Ranger XLT Super-Cab 4x4, 4.0L, EFI, V6, OD, auto-trans, $2750/OBO.

BOXTRUCK 2006 Ford LCF boxtruck, 16 foot box and aluminum walkramp, 155,000 mi. $10,000.

BELMONT 2-bedroom duplex, quiet, large yard, deck, small dog considered, $1150/month with heat. Security deposit. 603-393-8242. BELMONT House for rent. 2 bedroom, full bath, full basement, 2 car attached garage, furnished. Utilities NOT included. $650 per month + deposit. Call 279-8792. Available after 09/30/13. BELMONT, 2BR monitor heat, convenient location, off street parking, no smoking. $185/Wk plus utilities. 387-4885 BELMONT3 bedroom and 2 bedroom units in duplex. $1,050 & $850/Month, no utilities, small pets okay. 603-998-0187 BELMONT: 2BR, $185/Week +utilities. No pets. Two week security, references required. 520-5209. 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.

2 bedroom, fully furnished, beach front, deck, washer/dryer. $800/Month +utilities. pets negotiable. 707-2343


Labrador Retrievers

For Rent LACONIA: 2-Bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, W/D hookup, close to downtown. $190/Wk Call Mike, 508-981-8800


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

AKC outstanding puppies bred for breed standards and great temperaments, raised in our home. (603)664-2828.

For Rent BELMONT 2 bedroom, 1st floor, coin-op laundry and storage space in basement, $245/wk including heat, electric & hot water, 524-1234,

CORVETTE 1996 Collectors Edition. 40K miles orig. owner, all records, 6 speed, loaded, 2 tops, rare red interior. $17,500 Call Ted 524-5049.

CENTER Harbor House- 1 bedroom, year round, central propane heat. Credit report required, security deposit, lease, application fee, no pets/no smoking, tenant pays all utilities. Call between 6pm-8pm. $400/Month. 603-253-6924 FRANKLIN New construction duplex, 2 bedroom apt., more than a thousand square feet, hardwood floors throughout, laundry hook-up, stove and refrigerator included, single garage stall and plenty of on-site parking. Heat & utilities are renters responsibility, one year lease with first month rent and security due at signing. Cats and lap dogs welcome. $950/month. 603-566-8013 FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor. $600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets, 387-4471. GILFORD Winnipesaukee year-round lakeside 2-bedroom apt., laundry. Enjoy private beach, boat dock available. (603) 231-6176.

RIVIERA 1969 Signal Red/ Black, 430 engine, PS, PB, PW, air, bucket seats, orig. protect-o-plate, nicest one in New England $18,500 Call Ted 524-5049

BOATS Boat Winterize & Store Starting at $24 per foot

GILFORD/ALTON Line: 2BR Cottage, $200-$245 per week +utilities; 3BR apt., $230-$275 per week +utilities. Cable & internet included. Beach access. 1st & security. 603-365-0799. LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $140-$150/week. 455-2014

Call JP or Rick


LACONIA: 3 rooms, 1 BR, includes heat/ hot water, off-street parking, no pets $690/ month. 603-253-6815 after 5pm. LACONIA: spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702 to $844 per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 LACONIA: 1 bedroom apartment. $775/Month + deposit, heat included, small pet considered. Available 10/18. 520-1179 LACONIA: 28 Dartmouth St; 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 BR; 1 Bath; Walk-out Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking. Convenient location, walk to downtown, churches, library, health club, Opechee Park & schools. $1,000/mo plus utilities. Call owner/broker 396-4163.

LACONIA: 2BR second floor, laundry hookup, 1-car garage, large backyard, Oak St., $750 per month plus utilities, security deposit, references. Call after 4 pm, 520-8212. LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Paugus Bay waterfront, 3 bedroom apartment w/ washer/dryer and dock. Cable TV included. High efficiency Modine heaters. Avail. Sept-June 1st. $1100/mo. Call Mike: (508) 981-8800. Laconia: Studio Apartment. Walk to downtown. Quiet Building. Parking. Heat, Hot Water & Electricity included. $140/wk. Security deposit & references included. No Dogs. 524-4428. Lakeport: Large 2 bedroom. Three season porch, parking, laundry on-site. Heat, hot water & electricity included. $235/wk. Security deposit & references included. No Dogs. 524-4428. LACONIA: The last place youll want to live! Quiet, mature tenant wanted for stunning,1st floor fully restored Victorian 2-bedroom near downtown. Tin ceilings, maple floors, beautiful woodwork, LR, DR, Sunroom, on-site laundry, secure storage room, parking. Heated toasty warm. Come and stay forever. $850/Month. 494-4346. LAKEPORT- One bedroom, one person apartment with one off-street parking space. Heat/hot water included, no pets/no smoking. 1st/last month + security. $650/Month + electric. 630-4539

LACONIA 2BR apt. $175 per week plus util. FIrst month free. Includes parking. No dogs 934-8200 ask for Dez.

Child Care BELMONT Babysitter: Nyasia at 603-729-6333.

GILFORD- 5 bedroom 2 bath home available Oct. 1st. Newly renovated, swimming pool. $1,400/Month including utilities. Strong credit required, 6 month lease. Option to buy. No smoking, pets allowed. 603-759-2895

LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $975/month plus utilities, 524-1234,


For Rent ALTON, one bedroom, heat/ elec., hot water included, $825/month. No smoking. 603-534-7589. 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.

LACONIA, 1BR, H/W included, off street parking, no smoking, no dogs. $165/Wk. 387-4885 LACONIA- 2 bedroom 1 bath house. No garage, large deck, country setting close to town, No pets/No smoking. Criminal background/credit check. $900 security. $210/Week + utilities. 455-6563 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included.

MEREDITH Room for Rent- Quiet, beautiful home. Laundry, kitchen, cable TV, porch. $125/Week.

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For Rent

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Help Wanted


FREE Firewood Seasoned. Tree down, bring saw, haul away. 520-5171.

DINING Tabl- 54” round, glass top. Pineapple pedestal base. $250/BRO. Four Chairs $125/BRO. 508-783-7131 Laconia


CEDAR LODGE Weirs Beach, Open Year Round ... Studios, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom condos starting at $575 per month. Please call Wendy at 366-4316.

MEREDITH: 1BR, 1 bath, washer dryer, monitor heat, no pets $700/ month. 279-8247, Jim. MOULTONBOROUGH 2 bedroom 2 bath mobile home, with appliances, avail. Nov. 1st, no utilities, $950. 677-6464. MOULTONBOROUGH: Studio, $625/ month or pay weekly. Includes heat, hot water, electricity. On-site laundry. Security & references required. No pets. 253-8863 or 393-8245. NEW Hampton- Cozy 2 bedroom house located off Exit 23 off I-93. Washer/dryer, storage. No smoking, Pets considered. $800/Month, no utilities included. 279-4550 NEW Hampton/ Meredith. Rooms for rent $125 and up. No pets, Coldwell Banker Old Mill Properties. 744-8144. Randy.

Cut, Split & Delivered $200 per cord,

AFFORDABLE yet upscale over LACONIA Subway. Ideal as office/ start-up retail w/client waiting room. Electric, heat, A/C included. Two rentals available, REDUCED $295 & up/ monthly. 603-279-6463.

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COMMERCIAL SPACES AVAILABLE 2,500 sq ft, 3,600 sq ft, 4,200 sq ft Spaces newly renovated.

387-8855 or 527-9221 MEREDITH Commerical 1100 sq. ft., ample parking space, existing Subway moving out, ideal for fast food. 603-279-7443

For Sale 2 magnetic mattress pads. Twin size. Cost $500 new, asking $45 ea. Small chest freezer. All very good condition. $85. 524-0126

2005 Polaris ATV, All Wheel Drive, Very FAST, good condition. 707-1545 28FT. Shingle elevator $660. 10 wall brackets w/ back brace $50/set. 4 Chevy 1 ton wheels & tires $150. (603)293-4079 4 General Altimax tires HP195/60 R15, less than 300 mi. $300. 556-9287

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

AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. AMPEG Bass Amp BA115 and Johnson JJ-200 Viola Electric Bass Guitar, pair for $300, 603-203-7509 Antique Sewing machine, Singer $100. Ladies bike with helmet $100.387-5235 BEAUTIFUL wooden pews. Memento of former Lady of the Lakes Church. 524-2277 BIRD Cage, triple stack. Each measures 24” High x 36” Wide x 24” Deep. Beige powder coat, good condition. $300. Lakes-Region, (978)697-4301 BIRD Cage- Large, white, 27” W X 24 ” D X 63” H. $125/BRO. 508-783-7132 Laconia COUCH & Love-Seat, floral, Good condition. $200. Lakes Region (978)697-4301 COUCH- Floral pattern, Excellent condition, Can deliver locally $125. (603)930-5222.

SANBORNTON, House, 3 bedroom, 6 rooms, NO Pets, NO Smoking, references, $1,000/month +Utilities +Security Deposit. 528-1428 after 4pm. SANBORNTON, House, 3br, 6rms, No Pets, No Smoking, references, $1000+Util+SecDep, 528-1428. SHARE 4 bedroom home. One person. Home only 10 days per month. Beautiful, great location, Gunstock Acres. $650/ month includes everything. 603-759-2895. TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water incl., great location, no dogs. $580 to $630/month.


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2- One ton chainfalls and 2 comealongs $1600. Call 455-7897 and 524-1797.

NOW renting 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Eliminate paying for storage and trips to the laundry mat. Our units have basement and w/d hookups. Heat & Hot water included. Private Yards. 603-524-4363 EHO, FHO. Income Restrictions Apply. We accept Section 8 Vouchers


COW manure. Small pick up $35, large pick up $40. We load daily 10 am. Deliveries extra 593 Belknap Mountain Road, Gilford. 528-3465 CZ-70, .32ACP, Pistol, like new, 2 mags., and ammo. NH Ltc. Required. $300. 603-267-0977 FIREWOOD- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354 FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $200/ cord. (603)455-8419 FREE Chest freezer 36x48x28 old but works perfectly. You come


Laser DVD disc player with approximately 300 movies. $395 or best office. (603)930-5222. LAZY BOY Double Sleep Sofa: 70” wide, dark green, excellent condition, $300. 279-8385.


Beautiful, organic, screened loam. $15/yard. Call (603)986-8148. MAIL Box for sale: "Step 2 " Moulded plastic w/paper holder under. $25 Call David@ 603-345-1320

MARTIN 000-15 6-string guitar, HSC $1,100. Guild GAD-25 6 string guitar HSC $525. Both solid mahogany, perfect. 603-520-7890 MOSSBERG model 9200 126A (excellent condition) 2-3/4 or 3” shells 24” accu-choke, new Mossberg cable lock, 4 accu chokes with choke wrench, ammo box of multiple new 126A rounds, cleaning kit, new LLBean bird vest. $495. 267-6934 MOVING SALE: small refrigerator, bedrooms, dining room, kitchen set, lamps, wall prints, entire household. By appointment, 707-0785

NH Granite pieces, 6ft & 7ft, other sizes from old barn. $95 up Can arrange to deliver 524-0126. OKIDATA 590 Microline Parallel 24 pin printer. Includes cables. $75. Call David@ 603-345-1320 PEGBOARD (framed) Two 4x 8. $10 /each. Two 4x 58” $8/each. 279-4668

ETHAN Allen dresser with mirror al soldi maple 11 drawers 55.5” long clean $100. 524-3995. FULL bed frame $100. Double bed frame $150. Stuffed chair $100. Book cases $50. 455-2343

Free FREE Pickup for of unwanted, useful items. Estates, homes, offices, cleaned out, yardsale items. (603)930-5222.

Help Wanted TOTAL Security is looking for an alarm technician. Will train. Call 603-524-2833 or email BUSY, unique, retail operation seeking experienced sales/driven manager to motivate and lead sales team. Must be creative, innovated and organized. Computer skills and knowledge of POS required. Experienced candidates only need apply. Send resume to: HR, PO Box 74, Conway, NH 03818.


Needed to start immediately. Due to a large increase in business, our company is looking for 15-20 people to start training right away. Salary starts at $445 weekly for cleaning & customer service positions. No experience required. Professional appearance & positive attitude a must! Those selected may begin training the same week. Call Mon. & Tue. (603)822-0220.


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.

Clean driving record, CDL a plus. Available for on-call snow removal. Serious inquiries only. or

SNOW tires Bridgestone Blizzak 185/65R15 set of 4 rims. Tons of tread left. Used only 1 or 2 seasons. $300/OBO. Call Josh 603-998-1904. THREE original Loren Percy oil paintings. Seasons of Lake & Gilford. 9”X13” framed. $200 each or $500 for all. Call 393-1652 Washer & Dryer by Magic Chef. Heavy duty, extra capacity excellent shape. $250/OBO (603)930-5222 WASHER & electric dryer by Magic Chef, excellent condition, both super capacity plus. $250/pair 930-5222 Whirlpool Electric Dryer- Heavy duty, front loader, like new $150. 524-2877 XL twin bed $110, yellow kitchen table/w 4 chairs $150.528-2488


With Dump Truck Experience & Clean Driving Record.


Drug Free Workplace, EOE

Call 279-1499

MARINA FORK LIFT OPERATOR & BOAT TRANSPORTATION Must be experienced marine fork-lift operator. Must be competent in trailering boats. Flexible hours. Full or Part-time, apply in person, Rt. 3 Belmont, Winnisquam Marine. 524-8380.

PAINTERS F ull time experienced painters. Start ASAP. Call Chris 608-5541.

PAINTING STUDIO ASSISTANTCall for interview. 802-272-7570

Hiring PCSP/ LNAs for 7a-7p shift. Full and part-time positions. 102 Court St., Laconia. 528-5020


SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980

Local Paving Company Has Immediate Openings for:

• CDL Driver Class A or B

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR needed to deliver NH Union Leader and Sunday news in Moultonborough/Sandwich area. Approximately $340 per Week, based on commission of sales. Early AM delivery, proof of insurance. Laconia resident preferred. Call Jim Paggi 668-4321 ext. 377


BURNS MACHINE is looking for responsible and highly motivated individuals for the following first and second shift positions: CNC SET-UP MACHINISTS Applicants must be experienced in the efficient set-up of CNC milling and/or turning equipment (Mori-Seiki) and have knowledge in machining various grades of materials. CNC MACHINE OPERATORS Applicants must be experienced in the efficient operation of CNC equipment (meeting established run times and quality standards). Applicants must also be familiar with various types of inspection equipment and inspection methods for checking machined components. These positions represent great opportunities for those individuals who are dedicated to the industry of machining and are looking to advance their careers. We offer challenging work without repetition in a clean, professional, team environment. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation pay, tuition reimbursement, efficiency bonuses, and much more. Is it time you made a change for the better? Come visit our facility and talk with our employees and then come grow with us. Applicants are asked to apply in person, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at: BURNS MACHINE a Welch Manufacturing Technologies, Ltd. company ROUTE 107 INDUSTRIAL PARK 516 PROVINCE ROAD LACONIA, NH 03246

PILLOW-TOP Mattress & Boxspring, Full-Size $195/OBO. Twin Boxspring and Mattress $100/OBO. Both good condition w/frame. Washing Machine, Works well. $75/OBO. Solid wood Kitchen Table, very good condition, round, with additional leaf $75/OBO. 859-3841 or 520-4198

Lakes Region Community Services has an immediate opening for a full time RN in the Lakes Region and Plymouth areas. Looking for a change? Interested in using your knowledge to train our providers to be quality caregivers? Interested in using your experience and judgment to creatively improve the health and safety of people with developmental disabilities living in our community? Qualified Candidates will have two years of RN experience along with the ability to manage a self-directed case load, experience with the developmentally disabled and Nurse Trainer certification (preferred). A valid NH RN and drivers license, reliable vehicle and automobile insurance are required. Interested candidates may submit their letter of interest and resume to: LRCS, PO Box 509, Laconia NH 03247 ATTN: Nicole Lemelin or

Help Wanted


We are seeking Per Diem RN, PT and OT staff to complement our existing group of professionals who share our Passion for Compassion. The successful candidate will possess solid clinical knowledge and judgment in order to care for a wide variety of patient needs and ages. Home care requires the ability to be empathetic, detail oriented, hard working, flexible and caring. An understanding of the broader health care system ensures patients/clients receive appropriate services in the environment which best meets the care goals of the patient. Home Care includes caring for and educating the family unit as they work toward complete recovery or to adjust to an altered lifestyle. Our environment is very supportive, fun loving, team oriented and above all, caring. 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 experience is required. Per diem positions require weekend and holiday coverage per client/agency needs. 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

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Real Estate






Lakes Region Community Serv ices, a non-profit social service agency, is currently accepting applications for part-time Personal Care Service Providers to assist a woman who lives in Belmont during the evening hours (7/8pm – 10pm). This position will support an individual to remain living independently in her own home. Experience working with the elderly at home or in a nursing home is preferred. Interested applicants may contact or email a resume to or by mail to PO Box 509, Laconia NH 03247 ATTN: Nicole Lemelin. Please visit for more information.

Must be good with children & like to have fun! Call Dan for more details. 524-7978

Englewood, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota. Free Property Search Suncoasteam Realty 941-235-7474

THE FITNESS EDGE Is seeking a part-time childcare person, $8/hour, plus a health club membership. Please apply in person, at 169 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH.

PLUMBER Growing Home Improvement Company looking for licensed plumber. 603-375-3041

HOUSE for sale by owner in Meredith, NH. Large raised ranch, main floor, mud room 15! x 10!, computer room 11! x 8!, kitchen 14! x 20! with plenty of cabinets, parlor 14! x 18!, master bedroom 12! x 16!. Full bath 11! x 9! with Jacuzzi. Large deck 16! x 22!. Lower level, 2 bedrooms 12! x 14!, TV room 12! x 11!, gym room 12! x 14!, full bath 12! x 9!. Separate building for shop or office 16! x 22!. Quality built home, must see! Built in 2003 on a small cul-de-sac road, 5.8 acres. $295,000. 603-279-4692

Metal & asphalt roofs, vinyl siding with insulation, vinyl replacement windows. (603)733-5034, (207)631-5518.

PIPER ROOFING Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Metal Roofs • Shingle Roofs

Our Customers Dont get Soaked!

528-3531 Major credit cards accepted CALL Mike for yard cleanups, mowing, maintenance, scrapping, light hauling, very reasonably priced. 603-455-0214



message regarding “DATA ENTRY POSITION”

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

Instruction CNA / LNA TRAINING Evening Class Begins Oct. 9th in Laconia. Graduate in just 7 weeks! (603) 647-2174

Land BELMONT: 3 acres of good quality dry & rolling land with 180' on paved town road, driveway permit, surveyed, soil tested, $49,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234. GILFORD: 3.16 acres with fabulous westerly views overlooking Lake Winnisquam and Laconia, driveway and underground utilities already installed to building site, $119,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Mobile Homes 1982 Mobile Home: 14-ft. x 65-ft., 2-bedrooms, 1.5 baths, lots of improvements. $19,900. Call 603-998-3113. DRM has mobile home lots available in Franklin and Gilford. We are offering 6 months free rent as a promotion. Call 520-6261 Gilford Mobile Home Co-op Park- Beach rights, back deck, patio, central air, $18,000. 978-406-1658 George LACONIA -1994 Mobile Home. Double wide, 3 bedroom 2 bath, handicap accessible with shed. New wood floors, tile, counters, lighting and paint. $69,900. 603-496-4602

Motorcycles 1990 Honda Goldwing 1500SE, many extras, low mileage, very good condition. $4500. (603)452-5034.

Buy • Sell • Trade

HANDYMAN SERVICES Small Jobs Are My Speciality

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

HAULING - LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE. ATTIC & GARAGE CLEANOUTS. 520-9478 JD’S LAWNCARE & PROPERTY SERVICES- Cleanups, small engine repair, mowing, edging, mulching, scrap-metal removal. 603-455-7801

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

JCS is still looking to fill part-time data position. We are looking for a long-term employee with a flexible schedule and reliable transportation. You must be able to work nights/days & weekends! Proficiency with Excel and Word is required, as well as the ability to type 40+ WPM. We need someone who is detail oriented and can work individually and AS A TEAM!!! Please call Erin @ 603-366-2791 and leave a


Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277 FLUFF n BUFF House Cleaning: Call Nancy for free estimate. 738-3504.

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‘Dude, That’s Rude’ social skills program for middle school students starts October 3 at Boys & Girls Club LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) and the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region are proud to announce “Dude, That’s Rude,” a social skills program for children in grades 5-8 starts October 3. ‘Dude’ will be held at the Boys and Girls Club new facility, 876 North Main Street in Laconia. The class will meet on Thursdays 4-5 p.m. and run for 14 weeks. Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social ThinkJIKUI from page one State University. Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m.—A Brief Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy, PSU Professor Zhizhang Shen. Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.—Living Confusianism: Life in a Baba – Nyonya Malaysia. PSU Professor Peng-Khuan Chong. Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 p.m.— Chinese Culture Through the Eyes of a Young American English Teacher, PSU Professor Jonathan Higgins. Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.—Chinese-American Contributions to the United States of America. PSU Professor Stacey Yap. Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.—Frans Masereel and the Woodcut Movement in China, PSU Dean David Berona. Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.—Chinese Painting: Traditions and Continuities, PSU Professor Richard Hunnewell. Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.— “Dou Ni Wan’er (or Bazinga)”--Understanding Traditional Eastern Humor Through Chinese Crosstalk, PSU Professor Wu Chen. Chinese Tea Art, Cao Hui. Information about gallery exhibitions is online at General information about events at PSU is online at ThisWeek@PSU, http://


Storage Space LACONIA 20' x 18' garage for rent, $200/month including electric, 524-1234.

Store your Car, Boat, Motorcycle, RV in a immaculate, clean/dry place. Reasonable. 524-1430 or 455-6518

Wanted To Buy $200 CASH AND UP for your unwanted car or truck. Call Rich 603-978-9079

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

Home Care HOME HEALTHCARE FEMALE w/ experience in hospice to help with personal care & companionship, errands & appointments, cooking & light housekeeping, hair & nail care. Reliable transportation w/ insurance. Days or overnights. Please call 603-393-8936

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

Mature Care Giver for Elderly will transport to doctor!s appointments, pharmacy and/or shopping. CORY checked with references. 603-520-2743

ing Curriculum will guide the classes. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Boys and Girls Club throughout the week to master their social skills. “We are excited to be able to collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club to assist children in forming friendships with peers, navigate the unspoken social rules, and feel included in a variety of activities that other children are engaged in. I am excited that inclusion for all children is being strongly promoted in our community,” says Jen Doris, Early Childhood Director and Act Early Ambassador for the CDC. Limited transportation is available in Gilford, Belmont and Laconia from school to the Club. Students will need to be picked up from the Boys and Girls Club after 5:30 p.m. Scholarships are available to cover the $120 Club membership for the school year. Jacob’s Ladder a private non-profit and The Autism Center of Central NH have donated funds to enable children to attend. Students can participate at the Club each day in a variety of activities in addition to the Dude That’s Rude program. For more information on signing-up for the program please contact Jen Doris at 5811559 or LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-52248891or visit

Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Student Senate President, Kim Hyslop of Gilmanton, displays the Health and Science Building Ribbon Cutting Cake enjoyed by the 100 plus attendees at the recent ceremony. The cake was created by LRCC Pastry Arts Professor, April Hall of Concord for the event. (Courtesy photo)

Start your Journey to Healthy Living… Today If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH) offers FREE information sessions. Attend a bariatric surgery information session where you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Shariff and the Weight Institute of New Hampshire staff.

You’ve been on your own long enough. Let’s tackle this together and WIN. Call 527-2946 to register.

Upcoming sessions at Lakes Region General Hospital

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pm Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:00 - 4:00 pm 80 Highland Street, Laconia, New Hampshire Visit to learn more.

A Department of Lakes Region General Hospital









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