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BARNSTEAD — Selectmen fired former Road Agent Chris Carazzo for refusing to cooperate with a town-generated investigation into the possible theft of recyclable materials. According to a notice of dismissal letter filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, selectmen had been told in April that Carazzo allegedly brought town-owned metals to Harding Metals of Northwood and Berwick Iron & Metal Recycling in see AGENT page 10

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Briarcrest Estates to be sold for $10M, but to whom? BY MICHAEL KITCH THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — A group of homeowners at Briarcrest Estates, led by former city councilor Jim Cowan, are seeking to block the sale of the manufactured housing community to a Florida corporation and have formed a cooperative to acquire it for the tenants. But, they have met with resistance from the owners of the park, Mark

and Ruth Mooney, who yesterday asked the Belknap County Superior Court to approve the transaction. On July 3, the Mooneys tentatively accepted an offer from Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC of Orlando, Florida, an affiliate of Hometown American Corporation, to purchase the park for $10 million. The community, which opened off Rte. 106 in 1988, consists of 241 units on 183 acres

divided between Laconia and Belmont. Within a week, in compliance with state law, the terms of the transaction were disclosed to the tenants, who have 60 days to make a counter offer by presenting a purchase and sales agreement. If a counter offer is forthcoming, the park owner is required to bargain in good faith with the tenants or their organization. see BRIARCREST page 13

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Workers from Roberts Construction of Belmont maneuver the historic village bandstand toward it’s new location on the town green, as J.R. Graton and Belmont Heritage Commission Chairman Linda Frawley discuss the future of the historic landmark on Wednesday morning. Graton will handle the restoration of the bandstand, a project expected to commence on October 1. See related story on page 12. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)

Gunstock negotiating for 2014 return of Tough Mudder competition BY GAIL OBER


GILFORD — It looks like Tough Mudder will be returning to Gunstock Mountain Resort next year but likely in September rather than in June. Gunstock Mountain Resort


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Nation pauses on 9/11 to pay tribute to victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago. For the families, the memories of that day are still vivid, the pain still acute. Some who read the names of a beloved big brother or a cherished daughter could hardly speak through their tears. “Has it really been 12 years? Or 12 days? Sometimes it feels the same,” said Michael Fox, speaking aloud to his brother, Jeffrey, who perished in the south tower. “Sometimes I reach for the phone so I can call you, and we can talk about our kids like we used to do every day.” On the memorial plaza overlooking two reflecting pools in the imprint of the twin towers, relatives recited the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked jets crashed into the towers, the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pa. They also recognized the victims of the 1993 trade center bombing. see 9/11 page 14

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Kerry off to work on U.N. plan to destroy Syria’s chem weapons WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile. On a different diplomatic front aimed at taking control of the stockpile away from

the Assad government, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council met Wednesday at Russia’s U.N. mission to consider goals for a new resolution requiring Syria’s chemical weapons to be dismantled. They left without commenting, but whether a U.N. resolution should be militarily enforceable was already emerging as a point of contention. Rebels who had hoped U.S.-led strikes against the Syrian government would aid

their effort expressed disappointment, if not condemnation of the U.S., over President Barack Obama’s decision to pursue diplomacy in the wake of a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs last month that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people. “We’re on our own,” Mohammad Joud, an opposition fighter in the war-shattered northern city of Aleppo, said via Skype. “I see SYRIA page 14

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is expressing a mix of doubt and hope on resolving the crisis in Syria following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation. Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte said she can’t support military intervention in Syria at this time because the Obama administration doesn’t have a solid strategy. Ayotte earlier had said she was skeptical of a potential plan to have Syria turn over

all its chemical weapons. Late Wednesday, she said the administration’s strategy was “incoherent,” and not consistent with national security interests. Democratic Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster expressed hope that a diplomatic resolution can be reached in Syria. Kuster said she continues to have “very grave concerns” about the unintended consequences of possible U.S. military intervention. Shea-Porter said, “I still do not believe

that the tragedy in Syria represents an imminent threat to our national security.” Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said immediate, serious and credible action is needed from Russia and Syria. She said she is working with colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on an amendment to give diplomacy a chance to work, but to also pressure the Syrians to “take concrete steps” toward the transfer of chemical weapons to international control.

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Commission considering changes to N.H.’s controversial hospital tax CONCORD (AP) — A special commission charged with recommending whether New Hampshire should change how it taxes hospitals heard Wednesday that the state could broaden its tax to other medical services. The $176 million in hospital tax revenue pays for Medicaid services and goes toward other state spending. The panel learned the

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Alton Planning Department eyes changes needed to comply with state law requiring ‘realistic’opportunity for workforce housing By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

ALTON — With a grant from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority and guidance from Jeffrey H. Taylor & Associates of Concord, the Planning Department is preparing an amendment to the zoning amendment that would bring the town into compliance with the state statute “to provide reasonable and realistic opportunities for the development of workforce housing.” Town Planner Ken McWilliams said yesterday that he expects to present a draft to the Zoning Amendment Committee before the end of this month, a proposal to the Planning Board in November and a warrant article for Town Meeting in March. He said that in accordance with the terms of the grant an effort is underway to inform the public about the issue, adding that the Alton Business Association will host a public forum on Wednesday, September 18 at the Gilman Museum, beginning at 6 p.m. McWilliams recalled that the issue was first broached in April 2012, when Ben Frost of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority and Linda Harvey of the Laconia Area Community Land Trust spoke to some two dozen residents. “The reaction led me to believe that we had some education to do,” he said. The first step, McWilliams said, was to determine how closely the town’s existing housing stock matched the standard for workforce housing as set by the statute. Housing for sale valued at $248,000 or less is considered “affordable” to those with the median income in Belknap County of a household of four, which is currently $69,000. Units renting for $930 per month are considered affordable to those with 60-percent of the median income of a household of three, which

is currently $37,260. After reviewing home values from 2005 to 2012, McWilliams said that a significant share of the housing stock, between 35-percent and 60-percent qualified as “workforce housing.” However, he cautioned that the share of affordable units fluctuates with property values, which he noted have risen and fallen relatively significantly in recent years. Moreover, McWilliams noted that accessory apartments are permitted in most zones and multi-famility dwellings are permitted in both residential commercial and residential rural districts. Manufactured and modular housing is also in most residential districts. However, the vast majority of Alton’s 63-square-miles of land is zoned rural, where house lots require a minimum of two acres and 200 feet of road frontage. Since the statute requires municipalities to provide for the development of workforce housing in the majority of its land area zoned for residential use, McWilliams said that the dimensional requirements in the rural district represent “the biggest hurdle to compliance.” McWilliams pointed out that one option was eliminated at Town Meeting in March when voters, by a margin of two-to-one, rejected a recommendation of the Planning Board to permit “conservation” or cluster subdivisions, which develop a portion of a parcel while leaving the remainder as open space. He pointed out cluster development lowers the cost of infrastructure — roads and utilities — and with it the price of the units. He said the Planning Board agreed not to reintroduce the proposal before 2015. “The draft will address the issue of the rural zone,” McWilliams said, anticipating that the proposal will spark lively debate among residents.

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Understanding Obamacare one of the programs at local Business Resource Fair BY ROGER AMSDEN FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — Local businesses owners and managers were updated on the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, at the opening session of the Lakes Region Business Resource Fair held at the Woodside building at the Taylor Community Wednesday morning. Amy Bassett of the Small Business Administrations’ Concord office, attorney Katherine DeForest of the Sulloway and Hollis law firm and Ray Hurd, regional administrator of the Boston office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services all spoke about the impact of the comprehensive health care reform on businesses and how the provisions of the act are being phased. Bassett noted that the rules for implementing the program are still being written and that open enrollment for the health care exchanges created in each state as part of the program opens on October 1 for insurance plans which will take effect on January 1, 2014. She said that there is a one-year phase-in for provisions of the act and that firms which employ less than 50 people, which she said amounts to 96 percent of American businesses, are exempt from the provisions. Bassett said that a great amount of work is needed to educate small business owners and workers about the provisions of the act and that all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act are required to provide informational notices to their employees regarding the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Exchanges.” She said employers are obligated to provide to each current employee, on or before October 1, 2013, a written notice describing the individual employee’s options in the exchanges, and to all employees hired subsequent to October 1, within 14 days of hire. This health care reform exchange notice requirement applies to hospitals, schools, certain residential institutions, and government agencies, as well as any employer that is engaged in interstate commerce or an employer with at least $500,000 of business per year.

Bob Manley of Hermit Woods Winery; Sarah Gray of Body Covers and Allan Beetle of Patrick’s Pub & Eatery speak during the “lunch with local entrepreneurs” at Wednesday’s Business Resource Fair held in Woodside at the Taylor Home Community on Wednesday. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Attorney Katherine DeForest of the Sulloway and Hollis law firm said that the Affordable Care Act is the largest piece of social legislation in decades and that many provisions are being only partially implemented. She noted that the law’s employer penalty applies to firms with 50 or more full-time workers who do not provide health insurance coverage or whose coverage is unaffordable (costing more than 9.5 percent of household income) are subject to assessments of up to $2,000 per full-time employee or $3,000 for each full-time employee who receives a tax credit when buying insurance coverage on the exchange. DeForest said employer penalties kick in during 2015. Ray Hurd of the Boston Medicare office said that

a small business tax credit designed to help businesses afford the cost of health care coverage applies to firms with less than 25 full-time equivalent employees who pay average annual wages below $50,000 and pay more than 50 percent of employees’ self-only health insurance premiums enables them to qualify for a small business tax credit of up to 35 percent in the first year of the program and 50 percent in the second. He said that starting October 1 the Small Business Health Options Program will offer different kinds of health plans and that businesses which seek tax credits will have to purchase their plans through SHOP or a broker registered with SHOP in see BIZ FAIR page 9

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Susan Estrich

Barack Obama’s lucky day It’s not often that you can turn what looks like a foreign policy disaster into an international triumph. But President Barack Obama, who has had his share of bad days, caught some luck this week. Maybe Secretary of State John Kerry was just tripping over his words when he suggested that there might be another way out. Maybe the Russians never meant to provide it. Maybe Syrian President Bashar alAssad, well, who knows about Assad? But he did manage to get his own story out with Charlie Rose. Yesterday, it all looked like a foreign policy disaster waiting to happen: The president draws a red line before checking the polls to realize that, actually, the country is not behind him, tosses it to Congress, except Congress is not really behind him, either, leaving him the options of defying everyone or looking very weak, and kaboom! Is there a solution? Maybe. Hopefully. And not just for Obama, but for the idea that we live in a civilized world where there are some vestiges of rules, respect for human life, lines we don’t cross. It remains to be seen whether the details can be worked out. There will be many who say, with some reason, that Obama just got lucky, that he was on a fool’s course here, that the Russians got lucky, too, that it’s too bad we have to make Russian President Vladimir Putin into the world’s leading diplomat (too bad, but better than plunging the Middle East into who knows what) to get out of this mess. All true. This was not the president’s finest hour. If it was all just an accidental stroke of luck (so much for highfalutin diplomacy), then maybe we were due for a good one. The reviews of the president’s speech suggest that absent the “new starter” of turning over the weapons, the president was on his way to defeat in Congress. Why? Blame Bush. Seriously. It is a measure of the price we are still paying, in so many ways, for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that “weapons of mass destruction” — even when there is proof that they were used in the suburbs — are not

enough to convince Americans to get “involved.” The old dichotomies of American politics wherein Democrats were “doves” and Republicans were “hawks” and the Democrats used to stand around in corners worried that no one would believe we ever would be willing to use force are now officially ancient history. As I listened to the various comments and commentators, I couldn’t help but laugh a little at all the Republicans who worried that the strikes wouldn’t be effective, that we shouldn’t go it alone in the use of military force. Was that really a Republican invoking the United Nations? But here’s the bottom line — whether or not you like Obama, whether or not you’re a Republican or a Democrat, whether or not you even care who is killing who in Syria. It may be by accident, but it actually seems, at least for today, that world leaders are doing what they’re supposed to do: trying to work out a peaceful and less dangerous way to address problems. If we can eliminate, at least for right now, the threat of chemical weapons being used in Syria without military strikes that could destabilize the already unstable Middle East; if we can prevent children from being killed because they were born in the wrong suburb; if we can find a way for the United States and Russia to work together to solve one problem, then who knows? Maybe — and I’m not saying for sure or even that it’s likely — but maybe we could find some way to make this a safer world for our children. Maybe, just maybe, it isn’t just a lucky day for Obama, but the beginnings of an example of how a dangerous and divided world can when necessary be a little less dangerous and divided. Anyway, I’ll take it. (Susan Estrich is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. A best-selling author, lawyer and politician, as well as a teacher, she first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988.)

LETTERS High quality work from LPD in response to burglary of my store To The Daily Sun, In this letter I would like to recognize the quality of the Police Department’s investigative ability, and their efforts leading to the arrest of the burglar who smashed his way into my store, caused considerable damage, stole my money, and stole a firearm. Officer Enis responded to my call, and did a fine job gathering evidence and

information, which she shared with her department. This evidence, along with video surveillance, enabled the police to identify and later arrest the burglar. They also recovered the stolen firearm. All accomplished quickly. Thank you for a job well done! Jim Makris Opechee Trading Post Laconia

LETTERS Rep. David Huot’s ‘tribute’ quickly descended into partisan hell To The Daily Sun, How does a public servant who has been an attorney, judge, and Representative of the N.H. House, come up with a “tribute” editorial for a fellow representative which offers such profound prejudice? Serving with Rep. Huot, I can only hope he “misspoke” in his recent Letter to the Editor dated Tues., Sept. 10, “Bob Kingsbury Served His Country Well”. I tend to think, however, he did not. While the sentiment in Rep. Huot’s letter started out gracefully, it quickly descended into partisan hell . “Although some of us did not think it wise that a person with his views should serve in public office...” is an immensely derogatory statement, not only on Rep. Kingsbury’s service (Rep. Kingsbury was a PATRIOT — or was that the problem?), but on our Constitutional Republic and how it is set up to function. I have two questions for Rep. Huot. 1. Who are the “some of us”? Can you edu-

cate me as to who those “enlightened” folks may be who believe Rep. Kingsbury was somehow NOT WORTHY to serve? 2. Isn’t public office open to ALL citizens — not just the ones some people happen to agree with? I believe Rep. Huot gave us all a little bit of insight into the world in which he lives. His comment clearly demonstrates a level of condescension which is rarely witnessed in print. Just because Rep. Huot’s letter was wrapped in sweet words on the outside, this doesn’t remove the mentality of superiority within. I hope voters remember this “comment” when the next election rolls around. Of course, that is assuming Rep. Huot runs again. Rest in peace Rep. Kingsbury. There are many who truly appreciated your efforts. You were a very kind man and a true American in every sense of the word. Rep. Jane Cormier Belknap District 8 Alton

Councilor Bolduc has pledged his support to me & I support him To The Daily Sun, In speaking with Armand Bolduc at the football game last Friday night, I am proud to announce that he not only likes my ideas but can see them being employed within our community. He has officially pledged to support my campaign. As he is the incumbent councilor in Ward 6, and as his seat has been challenged, I encourage any of my supporters as well as anyone else living in that area to vote for Mr. Bolduc on Election Day. Together with him, and the rest of the City Council, I think we

can look forward to a stronger economy with citizens feeling more of a sense of pride and ownership in their local community, as was witnessed last Friday night by the overwhelming turnout for the Laconia High School Sachems season opener and the Bank of New Hampshire Stadium ribbon cutting ceremony. Again, it is with great pleasure that I officially announce my support for Armand Bolduc’s re-election. Kaileif J. Mitchell Laconia

Please continue to support the arts here in the Lakes Region To The Daily Sun, This past weekend, a group of remarkable writers, directors, and actors gathered at the brand new Winnipesaukee Playhouse theatre to undertake an ambitious challenge: create, “from page to stage,” a world premier play. As though this weren’t enough, these artists were asked to accomplish this ... in only 24 hours! The Winni Players, the community theatre wing of The Winnipesaukee

Playhouse, hosted their first ever 24-Hour Playwriting Workshop, only furthering an autumn already filled with firsts. Those who gathered at the Meredith campus this weekend took up the challenge. But they weren’t alone. They had the support and encouragement of their community. Thank you to Kitchen Cravings-Gilford, Subway-Meredith, T-Bones-Laconia, Canoe-Center see next page

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LETTERS Heartfelt appreciation for all involved with I-L Christmas Fund

Sept. 18 & 25 forums in Alton will focus on workforce housing

To The Daily Sun, We have ushered in September, a month of traditional sights and sounds that capture both our attention and our interest. It is also a month of thought-provoking contrasts: saying goodbyes yet bidding hellos, wishing our sons and daughters success in college yet experiencing the loneliness of empty nests, assessing beautifully completed work but seeing many unfinished chores, vowing a more productive day’s work yet realizing the wisdom of slowing our pace, hailing newly constructed buildings but lamenting the closings of many others, anticipating prudent solutions to national crises yet recognizing the folly of hastily made decisions. For some of us, September is a month of quiet reflection — a time to evaluate former commitments and perhaps to start new ones, an opportune time to express feelings that may be long overdue. Personally I see it as my time to do just that. As a former member of the InterLakes Christmas Fund committee, I remain very proud of the work that this Fund has accomplished for many, many years. Dating back to the impressive leadership of such dedicated individuals as Jan Adams and Jane Kiah (both deceased) and the stoic guidance of June Plummer, Pauline Fournier, and the Meredith Public Health staff, the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund has been a beacon of hope and promise to Meredith and Center Harbor, the two communities it serves at Christmastime. My personal contacts with the Fund have been both pleasant and rewarding. I have thoroughly enjoyed the warmth and the closeness of these individuals and groups who have always answered the Fund’s clarion call to adopt families at the Christmas Seasons: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Buck, Mr. and Mrs. David Detscher, Elan Publishing Company personnel, Mr. and Mrs. David Kuether, the Hart family, Mr. and Mrs. David Reid, Mr. and Mrs. John Hanaway, the Inter-Lakes High School National Honor Society members and their advisors, and the Inter-Lakes High School Student Council members and their advisors. For several years I received complete support from the Inter-Lakes Junior High School students and their teachers. Their rather arduous task was to

To The Daily Sun, Following a forum on workforce housing on Sept. 18, hosted by the Alton Business Association, concerned citizens will have a chance to hear another side of the issue on Sept. 25th with a second forum, also hosted by the Alton Business Association. Both forums are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. at the Gilman Museum in Alton. Many citizens are understandably concerned and confused by terms like “Sustainable Communities Initiatives,” “Granite State Future,” “Fair Share Housing” and others that have become buzz words for unwelcome changes in towns all across the country. Learn what these terms mean, how workforce housing ties into the plan and how the federal government, using regional planning commissions with unelected officials is reshaping our towns, undermining our property rights and redefining how New Hampshire residents will live and work. From Main Street to rural areas, these changes will affect everyone. Sept. 25th’s forum will feature several speakers. Ken Eyring will discuss

from preceding page Harbor, Shaw’s-Gilford, HannafordGilford, Hannaford-Meredith and Vista Foods-Laconia. We truly couldn’t have done this without you. We often hear: an arts organization is only as strong as the community that supports it. And if the support shown this past weekend is any indication of the value the arts holds here in the Lakes Region, then we truly have much to anticipate from our arts community.

donate and/or to purchase appealing and cost-effective stocking stuffers. Under the initial guidance of Mrs. Trudy Powers and Mrs. Nancy Watt, and later from the combined efforts of Mrs. Missy Manville and Mrs. Wendy Taylor, the annual ‘assignment’ was always completed with an impressive competitive excitement. With fondness and with sincere gratitude, I acknowledge the willing hands and the compassionate hearts of all these many individuals and groups. Their sense of purpose and commitment, as well as their good-natured joy of remembering others, remain outstandingly memorable. I have seen the generous outpouring of support from our many, many businesses, civic organizations, individuals, church members, school children, teachers and parents, Scouts, police departments and special Lakes Region groups. They, too, have invested their ALL in the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, making generous monetary contributions and filling children’s stockings and decorating family trees with just the grandest array of Christmas toys and clothing. To all of these very kind people, I extend heartfelt appreciation. So selfless, they always went those extra miles to fulfill the joyful aspirations of others. Even though we are in the early days of September, we will soon hear from the Inter- Lakes Christmas Fund committee. Their planning starts early. Through media coverage, we will read about their structure and strategy, any new plans they are advocating, established dates for parent/ guardian input, as well as cordial invitations for you readers to become active participants in what is truly a grand organization. To present members of the InterLakes Christmas Fund committee, I extend every best wish for your continued success. You nurture your Fund’s strong mission; you dedicate yourselves to your work; and through the collaborative efforts of your many co-workers, you enthusiastically welcome the fruition of your annual heartwarming and phenomenal Christmas Day project — an amazing project that brings holiday joy and cheer to both children and to senior citizens. Marjorie Lee Meredith Five world premiers later, and with a little less sleep than a weekend should have, we hope you continue to support the arts here in the Lakes Region and beyond. With gratitude on behalf of The Winni Players Community Theatre Committee, Brett Billings Kathleen Hill Diane Nickerson “The Producers”

the negative impacts of workforce housing, the programs that promote it, and the hidden costs to our communities. Mr. Eyring will explain how it is tied into other government programs that ultimately diminish property values and local control of planning and zoning. State Rep. and Alton resident Jane Cormier will discuss the Lakes Region Planning Commission. Ric Perreault, business owner and property owner in both Alton and Rochester, will discuss the impact of workforce housing in Rochester. Mrs. William French, journalist and resident of Alton and Littleton will briefly discuss workforce housing’s impact on the town of Littleton. A question and answer period will follow. Get involved, get informed, be there Sept. 25 and learn what can be done at the local level to restore and preserve our property rights under the U.S. and state constitutions. We hope our planning and zoning board members along with our town selectmen make the effort to attend. Phil & Chris Wittmann Alton

Some animals always feel more equal than the other animals To The Daily Sun, I was absolutely SHOCKED by the pithy letter written by Laconia House Representative David O. Huot of Laconia concerning the recent death of a real patriot — former House Representative Bob Kingsbury. Mr. Huot said, “Although some of us did not think it wise that a person with his views should serve in public office ....” WHAT? Tell me Mr. Huot, what are the views one must possess to serve in public office in the kingdom you would control? Your comment is outrageous. It’s disgusting. It’s frightful. It’s soaked and steeped in control. Let me understand your position, and correct me if I’m wrong. You feel the views of certain people in the com-

munity should never be spoken from up on the dais. We live in the USA, Mr. Huot, not in the People’s Republic of Huotland. Mr. Kingsbury was fulfilling his Godgiven right of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a document that you seem to feel is just a set of recommendations. I’ve got one last question for you Mr. Huot. Are you related to George Orwell by any chance? Your comment about the Honorable Mr. Kingsbury convinces me you’d fit right in wallowing in the barnyard with a few of the animals in one of his books, the ones that feel they’re more equal than other animals. Tim Carter Meredith

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LETTERS Lots of people contributed to a great Gilford Old Home Day

Blaine Amendment was adopted to preserve protestant education

To The Daily Sun, What a beautiful day! Old Home Day has always been special for us, though for the last four years we were not able to attend because of “Cravings”. Our crew really came through for us this year allowing us to be in the parade with Connie and Rick Moses and their horses “Gilford” and “Glendale”. What a wonderful treat, thank you! In the afternoon I was able to run the show at the Woodsman Competition. Last year I came up with the concept, worked with Belknap Landscaping company, set it all up and could not do the show. Folks enjoyed it enough that they requested it to be a yearly thing. The people that I talked to this year said “the event made a great addition to Old Home Day”. We are already working on next year to make it bigger and better. I would like to thank the businesses that helped this year and we will be looking for sponsors for next year also. No matter when I walk into the following businesses, the owners are always ready to help out. It’s important that we let them know we all appreciate them. The following gave gift certificates for prizes for the competitors: Ellacoya Barn & Grill, Lyon’s Den, Patrick’s Pub, Sawyer’s Dairy Bar, Junior’s Crush House, Fireside Inn and Kitchen Cravings. I have to thank Andy Howe and crew from Beans & Greens for delivering the hay bales we borrowed for the Birling Pond. Also, Fay’s Boatyard for the shrink wrap, Gilford Fire and Rescue for all the water (only one fill this year). For two years they have done this and the 20-feet around pond is a great success which was enjoyed by all ages this year. Thanks to Gator Signs for the letters and numbers to change the signs they made last year. Gilford True Value and Stihl Saws returned with

To The Daily Sun, This past June. Strafford County Superior Court Judge John Lewis ruled that the state’s education tax credit program could not provide scholarships to students to attend religious schools, calling that portion of the program unconstitutional. I would like to challenge every parent who would like to send their child to a Christian school, every legislator, every judge, every person who is concerned about liberty, and applying our state constitution appropriately to reflect both its spirit and its letter to take a closer look at this case. The state should appeal this case to the N.H. Supreme court, and the ruling should be overturned. Judge Lewis bases his decision on what is called the Blaine Amendment to Article 83 of our state Constitution. Article 83, established in 1783, is the one that encourages the state to cherish private and public education. The “Blaine” Amendment to this article, passed in 1877 says: “nevertheless, that no money raised by taxation shall ever be granted or applied for the use of the schools of institutions of any religious sect or denomination.” Quoting professor Charles Clark Judge Lewis says, “the amendments purpose was simply the protection of the public school system and prevention of diversion of funds away from it.” and again “that a discernible major purpose of the No-Aid Clause, when enacted, was to promote and sustain public schools, which, were, over time losing their protestant orientation.” Couched in this vacuum of historical information, the question that needs to be answered is: is Judge Lewis’ ruling based on merely constitutional grounds or is there some other bias shaping his decision? The Blaine Amendment, an amendment that failed to pass as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was

the Champion of the Day prizes, a new Stihl chain saw, chaps and helmet. They also supplied the matched saws for the saw cut, yours truly taking a 3rd place. Thanks to Polly Rouhan and the great kids from Gilford High School Environmental Club for helping keep score, pulling fence and other tasks. Several of the boys competed and won some prizes. We wanted this to be a “local” event and this year a lot of locals entered in. Thanks again to A.J., Woodsman Team Coach from UNH, giving his time and equipment is invaluable. We all really enjoyed the motors on display by Ian Davis & Sons of Meredith and others from the Maine Antique Power Association. Jim Colby, Neal Flaherty, Fay’s Boat Yard brought great old cars, boats and motors. Thanks to Geoff Ruggles again for being records keeper. Dee Chitty, Jim and Sheldon (GPW) for help with fence (up and down), to the Tree Care Industry Association and Gilford Rotary for their support. Thanks to Gilford P.D. for chasing our climbing pole through town. Dale Squires, I can’t say enough about him and Hayden (owner of Belknap Landscaping company) for allowing Dale to promote this event. He worked all year to keep this event alive and to make if a better event. Belknap again milled all the wood to specks, delivered it all, put up the climbing pole, helped with everything and were wonderful competitors. Thank you all so much. Hopefully I did not miss anyone. With all the excitement this year, next year looks to be an even better event with food, porta-potties and many more interesting things to see or do. Bill Bickford Kitchen Cravings In partnership with Belknap Landscaping Gilford

If you believe government spends too much you’re extremist? To The Daily Sun, Holy smoke the blue moon has the moonbats out in force. I’d like to respond to each and every letter but time and space here in the paper just won’t allow. So let me focus on the latest drivel from fellow townie Henry Osmer. Poor, poor Henry asks what the scandal was about Benghazi? Pay attention now Henry, I’ll try to keep this simple so even you can comprehend the problem we “nuts” have with Benghazi. 1. For nearly three weeks after the fact, President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men (and women) were telling the American people, and anyone else who would listen, that it was a demonstration that got out of hand because of A DISRESPECTFUL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. Henry, that was a LIE. 2. After all the lying was over came the COVER-UP. Remember Sec. Clinton’s now infamous words “After all this time what does it really matter”? It matters Henry when they lie and cover up. If Henry is trying to build a case, one at a time, that all these scandals are phony scandals; don’t bother

people are wise to Obama, and you by association. Have you read Newsweek lately? You should because even that liberal publication is telling Obama to “hit the road”. It is laying out all the president’s failures, lies, and incompetences. All those things the main stream media failed to do, failed to vet the then candidate Obama and wonders how future historians will comprehend how this guy ever got elected in the first place. It’s really no puzzle, is it Henry, when the moonbats come out crazy things happen. Having a little more time and hopping there is space I will attend to the recent deposit of road apples from L.J. Siden. LJ seems to think that Russ Wiles, myself, and all T-Party types are extremists. Well no wonder, given the far left perspective from which he views the world. If I were Jeff Foxworthy, I might put it this way. Readers be aware if you believe we are taxed enough already (what T-Party stands for), you too may be an extremist. If you believe the government spends and wastes too much money, you may be an extremist. If you believe the tax codes are to big and confusing, you may be an extremist. If you believe government is to big and inefficient, see next page

taken to the states in various forms to amend various state constitutions. Though there was an element pushing for the purpose quoted by Judge Lewis above, to pass this amendment in N.H. it was necessary to frame the debate for it, in a manor in which the N.H. voters perceived that what they were protecting was what they considered to be the “nonsectarian” protestant nature of public education in N.H. They were presented that the maintaining of the protestant nature of education, which they believed was essential to maintaining a free society — this view had been prevalent since the founding of our republic. You can see its influence in Article VI of our state Constitution. George Washington exhorted the grandparents of these post Civil War N.H. residents on the importance of this type of education for our republic, in his farewell address, and the people of N.H. where still practicing and protecting it some 90 years latter — was being threatened by the growing Catholic community’s desire to have their schools receive public funding. The amendment would not have passed in N.H. unless it was understood in this way. In their view the protestant form of education that was the moral essence of their schools was “nonsectarian”. That a judge should now make a ruling that strains to find a constitutional imperative to deny the ideological, philosophical and spiritual descendants of these N.H. voters — for public education in N.H. has come to be anything but protestant and espouses atheistic values at its core — from receiving aid, provided freely to them by donating companies, to enable them to exercise their RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE, as magnified in our state constitution, is sinister indeed. John Demakowski Franklin

GOP trying to win by eliminating as many voters as possible To The Daily Sun, Dear Dale Channing Eddy: I wish to differ with your take on the examples you gave today of voter fraud promulgated on behalf of Democrats around the United States. May I challenge you to answer why the majority of a mostly conservative and Republican-leaning Supreme Court has set back this entire country by declaring that the United States no longer needs voter rights laws and protections? This has pushed the U.S. back decades concerning voters’ rights. Countless millions of people have been and will continue to be affected by this recent Supreme Court decision. Illustrations of changes: 1. We are witnessing many, many states cut back on the number of days for registering to vote. 2. Requiring a valid I.D. in order to

vote. 3. Many voter district lines have been redrawn (better known as Gerrymandering) in order to assure that a particular senator or representative doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell of having an honest race with real competition from the other party. 4. Some states cutting back on ‘Vote by Mail’. 5. Assigning ‘Poll Watchers’ to make sure that only people qualified to vote are able to cast their ballot. Republicans can’t win by appealing to a majority of voters so they are now trying to win by eliminating as many voters as they can. If these examples listed above aren’t borderline voter fraud on a massive level, then what is? Pray tell. Bernadette Loesch Laconia

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LETTERS Call me crazy or say I’m too political but I don’t support this war To The Daily Sun, An open letter to the president, Congress and American people: I need to get this off my chest friends. Please bear with me. I didn’t write this with great precision. I just want to make a few cursory observations and I hope you will seriously consider my thoughts on the subject. Apparently about 90 percent of the American people agree with me on the decision about war with Syria. Here is my “why”. Let me get this straight. We have a president who mocked his opponent (Romney), in the last presidential election for not caring about 45 percent of our citizens and, who the president alleged, only loves the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Then the president attempts to send us to war/get us involved in Syria’s civil war, which from preceding page you may be an extremist. If you believe politicians in Washington should pass no laws that exempt themselves from those laws, you may be an extremist. If you believe that 17 trillion dollars in debt is a bad thing, then you may be an extremist. And if you believe that the United States of America is a great country and has done more good for human rights, freedom and humanity, then you certainly are an extremist. God bless you and God bless the United States of America. Steve Earle Hill

about only between 9 and 14 percent of our citizens approve of and says he will do so without approval from Congress (which the pesky Constitution mandates). Then wen the pressure of overwhelming public opinion is inescapably present and unrelenting, the president says he will support a congressional vote but will do what he wants regardless of the congressional vote outcome. And then we learn this week that CNN (with Anderson Cooper), was caught faking riots in Syria with makeup and actors for the purpose of helping the Obama administration build a case for military force against Syria. We also receive stern warnings from Russia’s Vladimir Putin that the U.S. had better not get involved or there will be consequences, leading many experts and regulars like me to wonder, could this start a war with Russia or worse, a world war? The president and large contingent of our representatives in Congress still insist we should go to Syria to stop the dictator, Mr. Assad who “allegedly” used chemical weapBIZ FAIR from page 5 order to qualify. Hurd said the program represents a step towards quality, affordable health care for those 41 million previously unable to obtain health insurance and that there is a huge education task ahead which will include health service providers as well as small businesses.

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ters. More than our embassy and four dead, tortured, mutilated and burned Americans? More? I am supposed to be quiet? I am too political? What!? Do you really see any solid evidence as to the veracity of this president’s word, the evidence that there is a real and clear threat to the U.S. in Syria? Please understand, I really AM a compassionate person. But what I see is NOT a good strategy (if there is one at all to really “win”). Certainly there doesn’t appear to be better a strategy than we had when we engaged Iraq on the false pretenses of Saddam Hussein having Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s). Remember “Bush lied! Kids died!”? DESPITE a potentially even weaker justification for war than the Saddam WMD’s; DESPITE the growing concern about the origin, source and use of chemical weapons in Syria; DESPITE the backdrop of apparent collusion between the press (e.g. CNN and Anderson Cooper), and the White House; DESPITE no clear U.S. interest aside from humanity and finally, DESPITE the real threat of “another Iraq” or worse yet, world war would any rational person say, “Jeepers guys, let’s go for it. Let’s try this again. Shucks, maybe it will work this time.” Aside from our own fallen, how many non-terrorist Iraqi’s are dead as well? Call me crazy or say I am too political if you want. I don’t support this war which has more the appearance of a machination to make some people richer. The industrial military complex — those big corporations that make and market war and weapons see next page


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their supervision, and if any agent “shall intentionally or deliberately refuse or neglect to carry out the duties prescribed by law for highway agents after written request by the selectmen, the selectmen may remove such agent from office.” Carazzo was first elected to the position of road agent in 2008. As part of the dismissal letter, selectmen said Carazzo’s removal is not based on any conclusions about misappropriation of town money but on his deliberate refusal to obey a direct order from the board. Selectboard Chair Priscilla Tiede recused herself from the meeting according to the minutes obtained from the Barnstead website. The letter was signed by Vice Chair David Kerr, James Barnard and Gordon Preston. Selectman Francis Vardaro did not sign it. Kerr said he had no comment on the specific matter, but when asked if he supported Barnstead continuing with an elected road agent — as opposed to hiring a person to manage the department — Kerr said the voters at annual town meeting have

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Football camp hazing episode being investigated MOULTONBOROUGH — Police are investigating an alleged hazing incident that occurred at a local summer camp on or around Aug. 23, in which players from the football team at Chelmsford, Mass., High School were involved. Detective Stephen Kessler and School Resource Officer Jody Baker

are conducting the investigation with the assistance of the Chelmsford Police Department. Moultonborough Police Sgt. Peter Beede said that all those subject to investigation are juveniles, and as the investigation is in progress, no further details will be disclosed.

HOSPITAL TAX from page 2 eral 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. Then the Republican Legislature in charge two years ago cut Medicaid funding to the hospitals more than $130 million, but lawmakers maintained the tax. Ten of the state’s largest hospitals sued the state over changes in Medicaid policies and reimbursements. Since then, the state and hospitals have differed on what revenues can be taxed. Revenue Commissioner John Beardmore said Thursday that there is general agreement on which hospital inpatient revenues are taxable, but still disagreement on outpatient revenues. Beardmore said his agency

released a technical information bulletin Wednesday aimed at answering hospitals’ questions about which outpatient revenues are taxable. Robin Kilfeather-Mackey, chief financial officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, said some of the definitions of what is taxable are inconsistent with negotiations held between hospitals and the state last year over taxable revenues. Beardmore said he could not discuss negotiations with taxpayers since the number of hospitals involved is less than 10. But Beardmore said his department considers revenue collected by hospitals for services that Medicaid covers taxable regardless whether the service is paid by private insurance. He said hospitals incorrectly claim that only revenue from services reimburssee next page

from preceding page them a better physical space for large events such as the annual summer Soul Fest. Other summer improvements include a complete over haul of “loop road” or the road that goes around the main parking lot, something he said would make a lot of people very happy, especially in the spring. Soul Fest, said Goddard, will be shorten by one day next year and will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday as opposed to being a four-day event. He said participation this past year was down about 10 percent from previous years, noting Soul Fest organizers think this is because many people can’t spend the entire four days in the area and don’t want to pay only to miss one full day.

He also said the event would be moving from the first week in August to the second week in August. Despite a lower turnout this past year, Goddard said Gunstock had a level revenue stream because the resort makes much of its money in chair-lift rides, retail concessions, and camping. Down the road, he said Gunstock will host a new event called the Ragnar Trail Race Series that he said is a relay that is only trail running along a set route. He also said Area Road is near completion and almost ready for the town to accept as a town road. Running from the old Alpine Ridge Ski Area to Cherry Valley Road, Area Road has 11 homes and 14 lots and for years was the primary egress from the resort.

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Belmont to seek LCHIP grant to help restore village green bandstand By Mike Mortensen FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

BELMONT — Selectmen have voted to endorse a grant application for restoration work and other improvements to the town bandstand downtown. Belmont Heritage Commission Chairman Linda Frawley told the selectmen at their meeting last night that she is in the process of applying for a grant under the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. Frawley told selectmen she hopes the grant will help cover the cost of new cedar shingles for the bandstand’s roof, removal of lead paint and repainting of the 105-year-old structure, upgrades to some of the electrical fixtures and wiring, and replacement of some of the decorative finishes. All told, Frawley estimated the cost of the work would be around $35,000. The bandstand was moved yesterday to a spot behind and to the south of the town library as part of the Belmont Village revitalization, which is designed to energize the village area through improvements and renovations. If the LCHIP application is approved, the program would pay for half the cost of the work with the other half being matched by local sources – $8,750 from the town and another $8,750 from the Heritage Commission, Frawley said. The selectmen unanimously approved endorsing the application with little discussion and authorized Town Administrator K. Jeanne Beaudin to sign any documents related to the application on behalf of the town. In other business, selectmen voted from preceding page able by Medicaid is taxable. Medicaid Director Katie Dunn said if hospitals bill for a service, it is taxed. But Dunn also said the tax may need wholesale changes to make it more fair. “Hospitals are no longer just hospitals. What we’re talking about are health care systems,” she said.

to unanimously to amend the town license application regarding utility poles to make explicit the town has the right to tax the poles as property under the terms of existing state law. The action was prompted by a suit filed by telecommunications utility FairPoint against 200-plus communities statewide, including Belmont. FairPoint contends since the company pays the state’s telecommunications tax, allowing its poles to also be taxed by communities constitutes double taxation. But proponents of the tax argue that since the communities already tax the poles belonging to electric utilities it is unfair not to allow them not to tax FairPoint’s poles. Beaudin said under the terms of state law, Belmont taxes public utilities for their poles as well as for the use of the rights of way through which their lines run. She was not immediately able to provide the number poles which FairPoint owns in Belmont. However, she said that the total value of its poles and right-of-way use amounts to $1,147,000, for which the company is being taxed $24,899 in the latest tax year. She said FairPoint has paid the tax, but that the payment has been appealed. A public hearing on the utility pole issue which preceded the vote drew no participants. NOTE: Beaudin said she is in the process of drawing up requests for qualification for architectural services to look at possible uses for the Belmont Mill. She said she hoped to advertise the requests in October or early November and said her goal is to advertise it widely in hopes of getting multiple bids. Kilfeather-Mackey proposed bringing in someone from her hospital to talk about the unfairness of taxing hospitals for providing a service that isn’t taxed if provided by a facility not defined in law as a hospital. The commission agreed to her suggestion and also plans to hear from a spokesman for a small rural hospital.

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BRIARCREST from page one Cowan said that some tenants contacted ROC-NH, a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund that has assisted and financed the conversion of 107 manufactured housing parks to cooperative ownership. After a meeting with officials of ROC-NH, on July 30 a number of tenants formed Lakemont Cooperative, with Cowan as its president. Cowan declined yesterday to specify how many of the owners of the 232 occupied units at Briarcrest have joined the cooperative, saying only “it’s in double figures.” On September 6, just two days before the deadline, Lakemont Cooperative submitted a purchase and sales agreement to acquire the park. According to the statute the cooperative has “a reasonable time beyond the 60-day period, if necessary, to obtain financing for the purchase.” Cowan said yesterday that he is especially troubled by the prospect of Hometown America, through its affiliate, acquiring the park. He said that the parent company, which is headquartered in Chicago but operates our of Orlando, has been the target of “many, many complaints.” In particular, Cowan fears for the lease agreement, which limits the annual increase in rents to the increase in property taxes and special assessments and, at the discretion of the owner, the percentage increase in the consumer price index. Furthermore, since the lease automatically renews it cannot be changed. But, Cowan notes, a provision of the purchase and sales agreement entitles Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC to assign its rights in the purchase and sales agreement to one or more other entities. He expects that once acquired Briarcrest will be promptly transferred to another owner, likely another affiliate of Hometown America, which will proceed to alter the terms of the lease. At a meeting with tenants, the Mooneys presented a letter from Thomas Stewart, general partner of

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Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC in which he assured them of “our desire and commitment to continue to operate the community at the same standards and with the same expectations as currently exist. Current Lease, Covenants and Park Rules,” Stewart continued, “will be grandfathered to the current homeowners.” In petitioning the court, on behalf of the Mooneys, attorney John Giere stressed that the state statute is intended to safeguard the interests of tenants of manufactured housing parks. He explained that the owners twice polled the tenants. Initially 164 opposed a sale to the cooperative headed by Cowan and only seven favored it. When the owners of the 232 occupied units who failed to reply were subsequently polled, they claimed that 176 opposed selling to the cooperative. On the strength of the poll results, the Mooneys believe that the interests of the tenants, which the statute intends to protect, would best be served by selling to Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC. The statute provides that a park owner who fails to bargain in good faith with its tenants or a cooperative may be liable to a penalty of $10,000 or tenpercent of the sale price, which in this case would amount to $1-million. Consequently, Giere asked the court to find that the Mooney have met their obligations under the statute and that their refusal to accept the cooperative’s offer would not violate the law and subject them to penalties. Geire, who has represented a dozen cooperatives in similar transactions, said that the petition seeks to interpret the intent the statute to apply to the circumstances at Briarcrest, namely the apparent preference of a majority of tenants for the sale to Maple Holding and Redevelopment, LLC. Giere conceded that Cowan’s unease about the future of the lease arrangement should the park again change hands is “a valid concern.” However, he believes that because the lease renews automatically it runs with the property and cannot be abrogated.


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Carp grand slams Red Sox past Rays in 10th ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Carp connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Wednesday night. Carp sent a drive over the center-field fence on the first pitch from Roberto Hernandez. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Boston since Kevin Millar hit one at Milwaukee on June 7, 2003. Dustin Pedroia opened the 10th with a walk against Joel Peralta (2-7) and went to second on Shane Victorino’s bunt. After David Ortiz was intentionally walked, Hernandez replaced Peralta and walked Mike Napoli on four pitches before Carp connected for his ninth homer.

Boston closer Koji Uehara (4-0) struck out two during a perfect ninth. He has retired his last 34 batters. James Loney homered for the Rays, who trail the Red Sox by 9½ games in the division race. Tampa Bay, which has lost 13 of 17, saw its lead drop to one game over the New York Yankees for the second AL wild-card spot. The Rays trailed 3-1 before Evan Longoria doubled in a run in the seventh and Loney hit a tying solo shot off Brandon Workman in the eighth. Napoli had a two-run double and Daniel Nava hit an RBI grounder off Alex Cobb to put the Red Sox up 3-0 in the third. Napoli has driven in 11 runs over his last seven games.

9/11 from page 2 Bells tolled to mark the planes hitting the towers and the moments when the skyscrapers fell. In Washington, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden walked out to the White House’s South Lawn for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — the time the first plane struck the south tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.

“Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been,” Obama said. A moment of silence was also held at the U.S. Capitol. In New York, loved ones milled around the memorial site, making rubbings of names, putting flowers by the names of victims and weeping, arm-in-arm. Former Gov. George Pataki, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others were in attendance. As with last year, no politicians spoke. Mayor Michael Bloomberg watched the ceremony for his final time in office.

SYRIA from page 2 always knew that, but thanks to Obama’s shameful conduct, others are waking up to this reality as well.” With the American public focus on diplomacy rather than military might, Vice President Joe Biden and senior White House officials summoned House Democrats and Republicans for classified briefings. The sessions followed up Obama’s nationally televised address Tuesday night in which he kept the threat of U.S. airstrikes on the table and said it was too early to say whether the Russian offer would succeed. White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to put a deadline on diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff but said that bringing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile under international control “obviously will take some time.” “Russia is now putting its prestige on the line,” he said. Asked whether U.S. prestige also was on the line, Carney said: “The United States leads in these situations. And it’s not always popular and it’s not always comfortable.” On Capitol Hill, action on any resolution authorizing U.S. military intervention in Syria was on hold,

even an alternative that would have reflected Russia’s diplomatic offer. Senators instead debated an energy bill. “The whole terrain has changed,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told reporters after a meeting of Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “We want to make sure we do nothing that’s going to derail what’s going on.” That didn’t stop Republicans from announcing their opposition to Obama’s initial call for military strikes and criticizing the commander in chief. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., who had attended a Sunday night dinner with Obama and Biden, accused the president of engaging in “pinball diplomacy.” “Unfortunately, what we’ve seen from the commander in chief so far has been indecision, verbal gymnastics and a reluctance to step up and lead,” Fischer said in a statement. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., an outspoken advocate of aggressive U.S. military intervention for months, said he was concerned that the Russian plan could be a “rope-a-dope” delaying tactic while “that the slaughter goes on.”


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MEREDITH — The expert brush cutting and removal by Lissa and Rick Goodby, and Chuck Thorndike, revealed both good news and bad news for the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road. The good news is that the church is again visible from the road after many years of being hidden. The bad news is that the church is in dire need of paint and repair to return it to the charming historic

building it once was. The Union Church Trustees have embarked upon a $12,000 campaign for renovations to the interior and exterior of the church. Donations can be made to the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road c/o Treasurer Bev Lapham, PO Box 1748, Meredith, NH 03253. Exterior work is planned for this fall while interior repairs and painting will be done in the spring of 2014.

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Fun, funky fashion in Downtown Laconia Friday LACONIA — On Friday, September 13 artist Grace Napoleon of Connecticut-based Folk Couture is bringing her funky up-cycled clothing for a Trunk Show at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia. From 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., her hand-sewn creations will be on display and for sale to anyone desiring a unique garment that reflects Napoleon’s extraordinary eye for combining the unexpected into the fantastic. Folk Couture is a regular at the SoWa Vintage Market in Boston, which is where the owner of The Studio, Melissa McCarthy, met the artist. “I was with a friend, and we enjoyed pulling out dress after dress, ooh-ing and aah-ing,” she says. In conversation she learned that Folk Couture would be at the Squam Arts Workshop Arts Fair on Saturday the 14th. “Grace said we should talk about a Trunk Show the night before,” explains McCarthy. “I thought it would be a great chance to bring something different into downtown, even if it’s just for one night.” While most of the garments are women’s dresses in all sizes, Napoleon also makes one-of-akind appliqued shirts for men, again, “something

different”. To see some of Grace Napoleon’s work on-line, visit Folk Couture on Etsy or on Facebook. To see it at its best, in person, visit The Studio at 50 Canal Street on Friday September 13 from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 603455-8008 with questions or for more information.

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Antique sewing machines at Country Village Quilt Guild meeting Sept. 18 Caroline Bailey has collected small antique sewing machines for 20 years, and now has over 100 different ones in her collection. She has frequented antique shops all over New England and California to find the rare little machines, and her husband refurbishes each one to a clean, good working condition. At the Country Village Quilt Guild meeting on September 18, Caroline Bailey, also an expert quilter and quilting judge, will share the history of many of her unique machines, as well as other sewing antiques. The meeting, open to all, begins at 1:30 p.m. and is in the Moultonborough Life Safety Building. (Courtesy photo)

Squam Speaker Series to discuss National Register of Historic Places tonight HOLDERNESS — What is the National Register of Historic Places? What restrictions does listing a building place on the owner? Join the Squam Lakes Association on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. as it hosts Elizabeth Durfee Hengen, a historic preservation consultant from Concord. Elizabeth will explain what the National Register of Historic Places is, the process of nominating a property, and the benefits of listing. Protecting the cultural heritage of the Squam Lakes watershed is a natural complement to the ongoing efforts to conserve land and water quality.

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Pasquaney Garden Club Pitman’s hosting comedy legends Saturday night plans visit to Shin-Boku Nursery in Wentworth BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club monthly meeting in September is a field trip to the Shin-Boku Nursery and Stroll Garden in Wentworth. The tour begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, at the Shin-Boku Nursery, 180 Beech Hill Rd., Wentworth. At 9 a.m. a car pool to drive to the garden meets at the parking lot of the Bristol Masonic Hall, 35 Pleasant St., Bristol. Shin-Boku Nursery specializes in trees artfully trimmed over many years to produce graceful specimens for Japanese gardens. The Stroll Garden is an opportunity to experience the art of Japanese garden design. Founder and owner Palmer Koelb will host the tour. For additional details and pictures, see the web site, The Butterfly/Rain Garden behind the MinotSleeper Library in Bristol has been redesigned and expanded following construction of the new library addition, and a new courtyard garden has been added in front of the library. The club encourages visitors to enjoy the garden’s perennials and riverside location throughout the season. Picnic tables and benches are available for public use. Volunteers who would like to help with Butterfly/ Rain Garden maintenance can attend a work day on October 8, 9 - 11 a.m. For additional information, call Shirley Yorks, 603-744-6630. from preceding page 3, Holderness. All are welcome. For more information call (603) 968-7336. The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for the public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the Squam Lakes and surrounding watershed. To learn about the SLA and upcoming events visit


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LACONIA — Comedy legends Kenny Rogerson and Ace Aceto who are regulars in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and on cruise ships will be appearing together on the same show, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight room in Laconia. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by contacting Pitman’s at (603) 527-0043 or (603) 494-3334 or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pittman’s is a BYOB venue and it is air conditioned. “These are two of the best in the business,” said Dick Mitchell, owner of Pitman’s. “The comedy shows have been just great but these are two of the top names in New England comedy and beyond. We’re coming back to our busy time and we wanted to start the fall with a great lineup.” For the past 20 years Rogerson has been one of the top comedians in the region and among the best comics nation wide. As well as making regular stops to perform in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Rogerson has made appearances on the late night talk shows including Letterman, and Conan O’Brien as well as having been seen on Comedy Central, Showtime’s “A Pair of Jokers,” Evening at the Improv, Fox Television Network’s “Sunday Comics,” MTV and has made film appearances in “Fever Pitch” and “There’s Something About Mary.” He has also performed at the prestigious Comics Come Home. Rogerson has appeared as “Kevin the Biker Fire-

Kenny Rogerson (Courtesy photo)

Ace Aceto (Courtesy photo)

man” on the FX hit show “Rescue Me” and as “Pat the Cop” on ABC’s “It’s All Relative.” Frequently referred to as “the funniest man you’ve never heard of,” Rogerson combines a brilliant wit and an understated sarcasm that has led him to the nation’s top clubs. He is simply one of the funniest comedians in the business. Aceto has appeared on Stand Up-Stand-Up and Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central as well as having appeared at the top clubs across the country. He is a regular at the Comedy Connections in New England, as well as Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Factory, Joker’s Wild, and Comix at Foxwoods.

Northeast Comm. radio stations to carry WMUR weather FRANKLIN — Northeast Communications Corporation and WMUR Channel 9 are now partnering to bring the central New Hampshire the office Storm Watch 9 Weather Forecasts. Northeast stations, including Today’s Hit Music Mix 94.1 FM, Today’s New Hit Country WSCY 106.9 FM, and New Hampshire’s Real Rock the Planet 100.1, will be the exclusive Lakes Region home for Channel 9 weather.

“We are excited to partner with New Hampshire’s premiere weather source,” said Northeast Operations Director Fred Caruso. “Having the ability to tap into WMUR’s weather resources only adds to the selection of great programming already on our group stations.”

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Janet Robertson named Horizon Award winner

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 10. Retiring trustees Alan English of Holderness and Tashia Morgridge of Holderness were honored for their dedicated service. Re-elected to the Board of Trustees including Nancy Beck of Holderness, Lawrence Beeson of Holderness, Margaret Conver of Flourtown, PA, Andy Eaton of Ashland, John Janet Robertson (Courtesy) Fernandes of Ashland, David Martin of Holderness, and Susan McKimens of Plymouth. New trustees elected to the board were Ken Evans of Holderness, Emily Preston of Canterbury, and

Richard Starbuck of Center Harbor. Science Center employees Tim Curry, Tom Klein, and Lauren Moulis were each recognized for five years of service. Also recognized at the annual meeting was Janet Robertson who received the Horizon Award. The Board of Trustees of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center established the Horizon Award in 1995 as a means to honor exceptional and extended service to the center. Janet joined the staff of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in 1990 as receptionist, and then she became office manager, then membership coordinator, then development director and now is Director of Development and Communications. Janet has helped steer the organization for the past 23 years under four different executive directors. She has done so often quietly, in the background, helping to steer the ship in a steady direction, keeping an eye on the horizon. Her institutional knowledge is invaluable. She knows the donors and members of the Science Center better than anyone else and has forged relationships and friendships that have lasted decades.

GILFORD — Brigadier General ( Ret) Patricia Anderson will speak about the current medical care our troops receive in war zones that address their immediate medical needs at Guys’ Night Out at the Gilford Community Church on Thursday, September 19. BG Anderson was the chief nurse of the 410th Evacuation Hospital in Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. She has since moved to

Laconia. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. (dinner catered by Ellie Murphy at 7 p.m. and the program with BG Anderson will follow. Reservations for this evening can be made by calling the church office at 524-6057 by Sept 16. Guys’ Night Out is open to all men in the Lakes Region. The cost of the entire evening is now $11 per man.

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Correction: Meredith Hannaford re-opening is Sept. 21

MEREDITH — The headline that appeared above an article in yesterday’s paper listed an incorrect date for the re-opening celebration of the Meredith

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy. The grand reopening event will be held on September 21, beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

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Translucent wood lampshades lecture Sept. 16 at League of Craftsmen MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery’s “Signature of Excellence” Summer Lecture Series will present “Translucent Wood Lampshades: Who’d a Thunk It?” with Peter Bloch on Monday, September 16, from 7-8 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Fireside Room at the Chase House, located at 312 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. Reserve seats in advance by calling the gallery at (603) 279-7920. Translucent wooden lampshades are the signature work of artist Peter Bloch, a 30-year veteran of the League of NH Craftsmen. His lampshades are individually handcrafted on a woodturning lathe, and glow beautifully from within when lit. Bloch will discuss his influences and inspirations, as well as the tools, processes, philosophies, and aesthetics that underlie his work. Peter will be showing slides that illuminate some of these topics, as well as answering your questions, sharing his thoughts on the importance of the League’s mission, and will also have examples of his work as well as his portfolio for closer viewing.

Smith Meeting House service to be held Sept. 15 GILMANTON — The September church service of the First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House. The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness will officiate and Harriet Coupal will be the organist. Refreshments will be served after the service in the meeting room downstairs. It is a non-denominational service and dress is casual. The First Congregational Society was formed in 1774 and that year built the oldest church in Gilmanton which became the Smith Meeting House in honor of the first minister to serve there, Reverend Isaac Smith. Today the Smith Meeting House, located on Meeting House Road off Route 140 approximately 3.5 miles east of Route 107, is on the National Register of Historic Places. For questions contact George Roberts at 603-2678151.


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Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dickie Moore (“Our Gang”) is 88. Actor Freddie Jones is 86. Actor Ian Holm is 82. Actress Linda Gray is 73. Singer Maria Muldaur is 71. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 62. Singer-musician Gerry Beckley (America) is 61. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 61. Rock musician Neil Peart (Rush) is 61. Actor Peter Scolari is 58. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is 57. Actress Rachel Ward is 56. Actress Amy Yasbeck is 51. Rock musician Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) is 48. Actor Darren E. Burrows is 47. Rock singer-musician Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) is 47. Actorcomedian Louis (loo-ee) C.K. is 46. Rock musician Larry LaLonde (Primus) is 45. Actor Josh Hopkins is 43. Actor Paul Walker is 40. Country singer Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) is 39. Actor Ben McKenzie is 35. Singer Ruben Studdard is 35. Basketball player Yao Ming is 33. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 32. Actress Emmy Rossum is 27.

Get Fuzzy

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t want to put your signature on your work; you want your work to (SET ITAL) be (END ITAL) your signature. When people can tell it’s your work by the work itself, you’ll have reached the level of originality you desire. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Love is a bit of an obstacle course these days, and you may find yourself tunneling under or scaling over enormous barriers to emotional intimacy. It makes jumping through the hoops seem like child’s play. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Lie detectors are designed on the premise that dishonesty causes bodily stress. You’ll take some of the pressure off by getting rid of the expectation or rule that is keeping people from telling the truth. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 12). You bring self-care to a new level this year, and this favorably affects everyone. An investment will pay in five weeks. October shakes up relationships and sets you on a more pleasurable course. Make the most of educational opportunities in November and July -- doing well sets the tone for your financial future. Capricorn and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 44, 2, 14, 38 and 5.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Everything has its time. The object that is coveted, revered and utterly reflective of this moment will lose value after this moment has passed. It’s something to think about before you take out your wallet. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your cells regenerate, and your spirit restores. It’s like you’re becoming younger with every hour today, and you don’t have to make any kind of effort to do so. You’re naturally optimistic. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People who aren’t sure whether they can help you or not will be reserved until they determine exactly how they can be of service. Make it easy. Talk about what will move you forward. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your weaknesses are offset by your considerable strengths. But just think about what you could do in a partnership with someone who is strong in the areas where you are weak. Seek collaboration. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Giving is not always a sacrifice. Being generous has a way of exhilarating you, especially when you see the difference your contributions make in the lives of others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Strip away some of what you were taught. It’s not that the lessons were wrong or inferior; it’s just that they were given to you from someone else’s experience. Work from your own experience instead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No one can give you more time, but people can sure help you waste the time you have. Actively guard against distractions. Anticipate what could happen to knock you off your game, and prepare a defense. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll be working by yourself. This scenario makes it challenging to know how you compare to others in the marketplace. Ask both insiders and outsiders their opinion. Get another point of view. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you follow your whimsy, it might be considered lollygagging. It might also lead to enormous joy. If you have fun with what you’re doing, you’ll find success.



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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2013. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 12, 1943, during World War II, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government. On this date: In 1846, Elizabeth Barrett secretly married Robert Browning at St. Marylebone Church in London. In 1888, entertainer Maurice Chevalier was born in Paris. In 1913, Olympic legend Jesse Owens was born in Oakville, Ala. In 1938, Adolf Hitler demanded the right of selfdetermination for the Sudeten (soo-DAYT’-un) Germans in Czechoslovakia. In 1942, during World War II, a German U-boat off West Africa torpedoed the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians. In 1953, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (boo-vee-AY’) in Newport, R.I. In 1960, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed questions about his Roman Catholic faith, telling a Southern Baptist group, “I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me.” In 1962, in a speech at Rice University in Houston, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed his support for the manned space program, declaring: “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” In 1963, “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” a novel by John le Carre, went on sale in Britain. In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry. In 1986, Joseph Cicippio, the acting comptroller at the American University in Beirut, was kidnapped (he was released in December 1991). In 1992, the space shuttle Endeavour blasted off, carrying with it Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space; Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space; and Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese nat’l to fly on a US spaceship. Ten years ago: In the Iraqi city of Fallujah, U.S. forces mistakenly opened fire on vehicles carrying police, killing eight of them. The U.N. Security Council ended 11 years of sanctions against Libya. Five years ago: A Metrolink commuter train struck a freight train head-on in Los Angeles, killing 25 people. (Federal investigators said the Metrolink engineer, Robert Sanchez, who was among those who died, had been text-messaging on his cell phone and ran a red light shortly before the crash.) One year ago: The U.S. dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli. Libya, after the mob attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. President Barack Obama strongly condemned the violence, and vowed to bring the killers to justice; Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused the administration of showing weakness in the face of events in the Middle East.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Two Old Friends musical performance at Moultonborough Public Library. 7 p.m. Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast present various forms of American music. The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group holds its monthly meeting featuring a program presented by Amiee Gagon Fogg regarding her book “The Granite Men of HenriChapelle.” 6:30 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. For more information call 630-8497. Informational tour with four NH State Commissioners hosted by Executive Councilor Ray Burton, in coordination with the Chambers of Commerce in the Lakes Region. 8-10 p.m. at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce in Laconia. The Buskers folk impurists group performs at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. BYOB. For more information call 527-0043. Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” hosted by the Nutmeg Inn located in Meredith. 4:30-7 p.m. Samples of the Inn’s special food recipes provided. For more information call 677-7245 or email The Sanbornton Historical Society hosts presenters Douglas Prescott Jr. and Evelyn Auger to lead the program Looking Back on Sanbornton Square: 1947-1955”. 7 p.m. at the Lane Tavern in Sanbornton. For more information call 286-4526. Events at the Gilford Public Library. Toddler Time, 10:30- 1:15 a.m. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 80s tribute band Rubix Kube performs at Laconia High School. 8 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Laconia Putnam Fund. Blues band Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks play Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. Admission is $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Pitman’s is a BYOB venue. Free Seminar on VA Pension Aid and Attendance Benefit featuring a representative from the Office of Veterans Services. 1 p.m. at Golden View in Meredith. To reserve a seat call 279-8111. Art exhibit opening reception at the Busiel Mill featuring artists Ruth Lukasiewicz and nature photographer Becca Bacon. 6:30 p.m. at the Busiel Mill Community Room and the Gallery at One Mill Plaza in Laconia. For more information call 496-3839. Events at the Gilford Public Library. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop In Storytime 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Knit Wits, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Conversational German Class, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

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Dear Annie: My dad’s cousin, “John,” is an internist from another state. During my younger sister’s wedding weekend, Dr. John stayed with us. Two days before the wedding, my sister was stressed and couldn’t sleep. John offered her Ambien. The pill was blue and in a blister pack. He gave her two, even though the label states you shouldn’t take them unless you can get six hours of sleep. My sister absolutely didn’t have time for that. I have a prescription for Ambien, and it’s white. I have no idea what John gave my sister. At the hairdresser’s the next day, she was totally zoned out. Isn’t it wrong for physicians to dispense such medications without a prescription? There have been several incidents in the past where John has given prescription medications to my family members without seeing them. He once sent my dad expired ointments for a rash that turned out to be shingles. When my mother had pneumonia, he told her to take flu medication. He didn’t examine them, nor did he write a prescription. What do you think I should do? -- Furious and Concerned Dear Furious: First of all, Ambien can come in different colors, depending on the dosage. We assume these are sample drugs that John happens to have handy. The real issue is that your family is eager to take advantage of John’s ability to provide such medication for free and without needing to see their regular physician. They have the option not to follow his advice or take what he offers, but they prefer the convenience. Dear Annie: You’ve printed letters about theater and concert patrons who stand up or squash you in your seat. I have a better one. I sat in the worst seat on Broadway. I understand “obstructed view.” This was NO view.

I was in the front row. All I could see was a staircase and the backs of actors who were seated in chairs on stage. I was brokenhearted. I found an usher at intermission and demanded to be seated elsewhere. She told me this is what happens when you buy discount tickets at the last minute. But she took me to the last row of the theater and said, “This way you can see the terrific part with the mirror.” I gasped, “There’s a mirror?!” The second act was great, although I had to ask the people next to me to stop texting during the performance. Afterward, I found the usher and thanked her. Then I wrote the box office manager and the theater owners and asked that they please stop selling this seat. I haven’t heard back. -- Don’t Stick a Broadway Baby in a Corner Dear Baby: Most theaters have at least one horrible seat, but it’s hard to know that when you purchase at the last minute, especially when those tickets are discounted. There’s a reason those are the seats that are left. Good for you for speaking up and finding a kind usher willing (and able) to seat you elsewhere. Dear Annie: “Still Waiting” complained that few people reciprocate dinner invitations anymore. Since moving to an active senior community two years ago, my husband and I have hosted about 18 dinners in our home, everything from casual suppers to large parties. Reciprocation in these friends’ homes has been rare, but we don’t care. We’ve enjoyed every one of the meals. We don’t have special cooking skills, and hosting a dinner takes time and effort, but it’s fun and has the added advantage of cozy chats that don’t happen in a noisy restaurant. -- W.

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.

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CAIRN Terrier Puppies- 2 males, 1 female, 2 wheat with black mask, 1 brindle. (Toto) Hypoallergenic, great pets. $300. 267-8970

JOES Used Appliances: Buy, sell, repair, one year guarantee, delivery, house calls, old appliance rmoval. 527-0042.

2001 Toyota Rav 4-L, 4WD, Automatic, Silver exterior, All Power, Roof Rack, Towing, 94,000 miles, Excellent condition, runs great. Just inspected. $6,995. 603-930-5222.

DACHSHUNDS puppies. Health & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $450, ready now. (603)539-1603. GOLDEN Retriever puppies. AKC registered, first shots/ health certificate/ clearances. Ready 10/4. $1,500. 603-267-6404 LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC gorgeous puppies, bred for breed standards and great temperment, yellows, blacks, and chocolates. Reserve yours now (603)664-2828. SHIH-TZU puppies. Health & temperament guaranteed. Parents on premise, $450, ready now. (603)539-1603.

Appliances Whirlpool Electric Dryer- Heavy duty, front loader, like new $200. 524-2877

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1995 Ford Ranger XLT Super-Cab 4x4, 4.0L, EFI, V6, OD, auto-trans, push & brush bar, tool crossbox, bedliner, 343k miles, complete maintenance records, 1 owner, $3,500/OBO. 978-866-2221. 1999 Convertible GT Mustang has 50 mods, including super charger, and vertical doors. Electric green, tan top & interior, $16,000 or best reasonable offer. Call Ed for details 603-253-5002 or 203-592-6244. 2002 Porsche Boxster: 57k original miles, with accessory hardtop, leather interior, $12,000. (603)998-4722

2003 Town Car Cartier- Loaded, pristine condition. Has not seen snow. $9,500 or B.O. 603-366-2038

BOATS Boat Winterize & Store Starting at $24 per foot

Call JP or Rick


2005 Toyota Sienna LE, AWD, 67k miles. One owner. Looks, runs, drives great. New brakes. New Michelin Hydroedge tires. Second set of winter wheels with new Blizzak snow tires. Side curtain airbags. 7 passenger. Rear controls for air and sound. $9,999 obo. 986-6511

2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i, 95k miles, AWD, A/C, 5 speed automatic w/ manual override, remote start/locks, roof rack, power drivers seat/mirrors, heated front seats/mirrors, trailer hitch, $8200. 293-8155

KAYAK: 2013 Fishing Model, complete with PFD and paddle. All in like new condition. $395. 657-5250.

2008 Ford Pickup, 4-Door, Loaded, Excellent Condition, 83k Miles, $16,500/OBO. 707-1545.

VENTURE boat trailer, single axle, like new condition, for a 21! boat. $1200. 603-455-9313

Impound Auction- 08 PT Cruiser, Friday, Sept. 13th 1193

LACONIA Large one bedroom, second floor, separate entrance, parking for 2 cars, quiet and well-maintained, in good neighborhood, 3-season private porch, includes heat/hw/w/d hookups, no dogs, no smoking in apt. $775/ mo. plus security. 455-8789.

BELMONT 2-bedroom duplex, quiet, large yard, deck, small dog considered, $1150/month with heat. Security deposit. 603-393-8242. 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. Available 10/1. 387-6774.

Employment Wanted Do you need housekeeping help or errands? Discount rates for the disabled. Good references. 998-2601.

HOME CARE: 15 years experience. LNA background, help with activities of daily living. Flexible hours and overnights. References

LACONIA Townhouse 2 bedroom 1 1/2 baths, hardwood floors, 986 sq. ft. Washer/Dryer, monitor heat Pets accepted $925/Month includes trash & snow removal. Chris 603-986-2257 LACONIA, new 3 bedroom duplex on Valley St., 1.5 baths, efficient natural gas heat. $1,100/mo plus utilities and sec. Available Immediately. Call Mark 387-7349. LACONIADowntown, quiet, sunny, freshly painted 3 bedroom apartment. Ample parking/coin -op laundry. No pets, water & heat included. $225/Week, 4 week security deposit. 603-267-7949

DOWNTOWN LACONIA- Single Adult 1 Bedroom Apt. 2nd Floor, Includes Heat and Hot Water. No Pets, References. $150. Week/2 Weeks Security. Call 455-5343

LACONIAHuge 2-bedroom. Bright, sunny & clean, nice area of town. $800/Month + Utilities. 520-6931

FRANKLIN- 2nd floor 1 bedroom. Freshly painted, sun porch, close to downtown with one parking space, heat & hot water, $150/week. Call 603-832-1645

LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week. Call for availability. 603-781-6294

FRANKLIN- Riverfront, 1 bedroom, 2nd Floor.$600/month + Utilities, Security Deposit. No Pets. 387-4471.

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

GILFORD Furnished 3-bedroom waterfront winter rental. Dock, washer & dryer. Available through May 31st. $900/mo. + Utilities. Oil heat. No pets. (603) 686-2982 GILFORD Spacious 2 bedroom in 2 family home. Full bath, large kitchen, living room, garage space, full cellar and washer/dryer hookup. Includes plowing. No dogs. $925/month plus utilities. 527-8133 Kristen GILFORD Upstairs apartment for rent. 2 bedroom, $700/month, plus utilities. No security deposit, no pets. Ask for George 832-4909

LACONIA 32 Lyford St. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Open livingroom, dining and kitchen. 2nd floor. $785/month. Available Sept.16 978-201-0129 or 603-513-8092

2007 Mazda 3. 5 speed. clean in/out. 99K miles. Champagne. asking $5,995/OBO. Call 508-341-1675

FOR Sale 2004 Buick LaSabre, Presidential, luxury car. Asking $5500. No rust, runs well. 603-387-5732 Dan.

APT RT. 3 WINNISQUAM Nice 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment. 2 full baths (one in master bedroom) roomy kitchen with counter-bar, nice size living room with outside deck access, dishwasher, washer & dryer hookups, storage shed, available Oct. 1st. No pets/smoking, 1 month security & references required, $775 per month, plus utilities (heat & electric) 603-387-2123

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

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 8-ft bed, 2WD, single cab, 25k miles, 1-owner. $8,950. 528-2752.

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

For Rent LACONIA Beautiful 2BR apt in stately home on Gale Ave. Glossy hardwood floors, nicely decorated, full kitchen and bath, pvt porch and garage space. Walk to town and lake. $1,000 a month heated. 524-3892 or 630-4771

LACONIA 2-bedroom, second floor, clean, quiet, near park, Well maintained, must see! coin-op laundry, no smoking, heat included, pets considered. $850/month. Call 524-0703.

2005 Camry: Manual 150,885 miles, $5,500. 4 studded snows on rims. 603-455-2037

99 Chevy Tahoe 4x4, black w/ tan leather, 168,000 miles, new tires, runs great, $3200. 978-815-9251

For Rent APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Opechee Shores Condominium. 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse end unit with fireplace & screened sunroom, central A/C. No Pets/smoking. Credit references & security deposit required. $950/Month. Ready 10/15. (603)293-8234. MEREDITH 2 bedroom apartments and a 2 bedroom mobile home. $700-$750+ utilities. Security deposit required, no pets, 279-5846 MEREDITH Nice 2 bedroom apartment, all newly renovated. Includes heat and air conditioning and full appliances. Tenant laundry room on premise included. Great parking. Available for September 19, 2013. Two weeks free rent with Security deposit of $1075 and first month rent due October 1st. Cats allowed, no dogs. Call our office at 603-524-8533

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For Rent MEREDITH Seasonal, furnished, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2-car Garage.

$950+ utilities Must have good credit.

Ann 703-623-9457 MEREDITH/LACONIA: Exceptional, large beautiful studio apartment. 19X32, cathedral ceilings, many windows, stunning views, 2 large closets, luxury bath, large deck, solar powered, rural. $1,000/Month, including utilities. Security deposit, no pets. 455-3585. NEW Hampton/ Meredith. Rooms for rent $125 and up. No pets, Coldwell Banker Old Mill Properties. 744-8144. Randy.

For Sale

For Sale

Belt sander, scroll saw, Dremel Moto-tool, house jacks, milk & crackle glass, chandelier. 707-9365

RUGER 44 Mag Carbine, scope and sling, mint condition with 2 boxes of 240GRJHP ammo. $600 603-630-7440

Browning Citori Feather Lightning 12 O/U Shotgun. Lightning Feather 26”-3” Chamber-chokes. Gloss Walnut Stock-$1,200. 293-2026

SALT Water aquarium, 4'LX2'HX14"D, cabinet pedestal, all accessories, $2000/new, asking $600, 466-3383.

COMBINATION sink, 2 burner hot plate & refrigerator. 110 Volt, 30in. W X 24in. Deep X 36in. High. $300/OBO. 528-2309 DEWALT Commercial Deluxe Powershop saw & cabinet $150. Craftsman heavy duty table saw, $150. Craftsman 2HP compressor $75. 293-7815 ELECTRIC Recliner/Lift chair. Medium blue fabric, like new, originally $800, now $300/OBO. 970-379-0326 (laconia) 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 HARLEY-DAVIDSON Parts- New and new take-offs, risers, lights, mufflers, cables, brackets, guards, wheel, etc. 293-0036 HONEYWELL, model 50250, air purifier, Hepa Filter, excellent condition. $60 603-267-0977

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

WINTER RENTAL 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.

For Rent-Commercial AFFORDABLE yet upscale over LACONIA Subway. Ideal as office/start-up retail w/client waiting room. Electric, heat, A/C included. Two rentals available, $300 & up/monthly. 603-279-6463 LACONIADowntown. Prime storefront. approx. 900 sq. ft., ideal for snack shop, retail, etc. Good exposure & foot traffic. $750 includes heat. Also, in same building, sm storefront approx. 450 sq ft. $375 includes heat. 524-3892 or 630-4771 TRUCK parking & Office, Rt 16 Ossipee, NH near Tractor Supply. Plug-in available. FMI 603-455-0280.

For Sale 16FT. Canoe- Fully refurbished. Seats reupholstered, new handmade yolks and a third seat added. Includes trolling motor. $350. 455-4972

HP Envy- 114-E All in one printer, new in box, never opened. Cost $220, sell $120 cash 528-2980

BACK ISSUES COLONIAL HOMES MAGAZINES Full-year sets. 1980-1995. Very

STANDARD size cherrywood sleigh bed, frame. Box spring and mattress not included. Very good condition, moving $275/OBRO 524-9778 SYSTEM One ladder rack for an 8’ truck bed, $250/firm, call 752-1968. TRESTLE Table, 66-inches long with two drop leaves. Forty six inches wide with leaves extended. Asking $100.00. Please call 556-9423. WOODSTOVE Vermont Casting, Vigilant, excellent condition. $495. 930-5222

Furniture AMAZING!

DOUBLE Dresser with 6 drawers and mirror. $150. 603-528-1456


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


LEATHER Couch: Dark green w/2 recliners, excellent shape, cost over $1,500 new. Sell $195. (603)930-5222. LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626. MAGTAG full capacity front load dryer white, used seasonally, 4 years old. $50. 603-677-2259 MAPLE Bedroom set, headboard, footboard, rails, metal support. Includes double sized mattress, boxspring and Bureau. All Excellent condition. $200. 603-527-9443 MATTRESS- King size pillowtop, $75. Closet organizer $40. Kenmore washer $100. 293-7815

NASCAR: 2 tickets, September 22, start/finish line, row 45. $110 face value. $65 each. 327-7897.


STAINLESS steel side by side re frigerator, 26 cu ft, with ice and water on the door. Kenmore Elite. 5 months old. $700 obo. 707-9934


2005 Vespa 150cc, silver, w/extras. 80+mpg $1500. Magic Chef stovetop $35. All A1 condition. 279-4617

AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.

SOLAR electric fence- Ground pole, wiring & fence poles included. $275. 603-293-7808

JOHN Deer D110 Riding tractor 2011, like new, 10 miles, priced to sell $900. 528-4243

MOVING Sale. Boating accessories and Construction materials. Doors, windows & jacuzzi tub. New /used. 393-8664.

4 tickets: Pats vs Buccaneers, Sept. 22nd, 1pm. $175 each. (603)356-5775 or 603-548-8049.

SLEEPER Sofa and Matching Loveset: Excellent condition, $250/best offer. (603)930-5222.

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

JETT III Ultra Power Wheelchair w/oxygen carrier $1500. Antique radio $200. 744-6107

2 Original Cabbage Patch Dolls: New in boxes w/sales receipts. Levina Tania and Susie Ona. $40/each. 524-5052.

4 Goodyear tires P185/65R14 Like new. $80. 603-930-5222


NEW 8 1/2’ X 18’ steel hay wagon with PT Floor. $4,000. 267-7138 OAK and ceramic tile center is land $300. Oak and ceramic breakfast bar $125. Kirby Vacuum $250. 36 inch over range vent hood, $15. A/C 12,000 BTU $75. Wheel barrow $35. Garden cart $20. 3ft. wood corner shelf $10. Misc lamps. Fax machine $20, Drop top table (2) $20 each. 603-998-6391 POLK Audio Speakers (2)Stereo/Dimensional Array System. Each have 2 tweeters, 3 midrange and 1 bass. Cost new $900, will accept $350/OBO. Call 528-3479 RECORDS, 45s, 33s & 78s. Approximately 200! 253-9004 ROUND Oak Dining Table and 4

King-Size Bed- Box spring & mattress $200. 603-528-1456 LIVING ROOM SETgreen sofa, chair and $275. 603-528-1456

Matching ottoman.

PATIO furniture, Chaise Lounge, 4 chairs, small table. $50. 603-528-1456

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

WOOD: Pine. 455-3581.

You pick up.

Help Wanted BREAKFAST/LUNCH COOK Full time, experienced . Opportu nity for Advancement. Apply at the Main Street Station (Diner Car) Downtown Plymouth. BROOKSIDE Pizza II Village Plaza Corner of Route 106 & 140 Belmont. Now hiring Part-time Delivery Drivers. Must be at least 18 yrs old and have insurance. Apply in person between 2-4pm. 267-6968

COME JOIN OUR TEAM! LINE COOKS CATERING CHEFS CATERING ATTENDANTS SERVERS Part time, seasonal and year round positions available. All require flexible schedules with working nights, weekends and holidays. No experience necessary.

Help Wanted

One of our beloved hygienists is relocating to another state and leaves us with a large void, howver, it is one that we are excited to fill! Our general dental practice seeks a NH certified dental hygienist to work M-TH with our exceptional doctor and team. Ideal candidate will be experienced in digital radiography & intra-oral cameras, and will demonstrate excellent proficiency in dental prophylaxis, examination and education. CPR training, excellent computer skills, dental insurance and financial protocols, knowledge of all dental procedures and instruments, perio, graphical & proper charting documentation, infection control protocol, leadership and engagement as a team member are also requisites. Passion and unbridled enthusiasm for dentistry and hygiene in particular is an absolute. Competitive benefit package for full-time employees includes dental health coverage, vacations, holidays and SEP. Please email resume and certifications/licensing materials to Ellen at

Please apply in person at: Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant 233 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith, NH or email resume to

FIRESIDE INN & SUITES ALL POSITIONS T he Fireside Inn & Suites is accepting applications for the following positions: Maintenance Assistant, Housekeeping Supervisor, Part-Time Front Desk Associate, and Housekeeping Personnel. Applicants must be flexible with weekend availability. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude while at work, be reliable, dependable and hard-working. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Apply in person at 17 Harris Shore Rd., Gilford, NH 03249.


Centrally Located




Immediate opening for Journeyman Electrician. Submit resume to: DW Electrical Contractors, Inc. PO Box 1948, North Conway, NH 03860 or email to:

GAS FIREPLACE INSTALLER Experienced Gas Fireplace installer with NH gas fitters license and valid NH driver!s license. Excellent pay with benefits, paid holiday, vacation, medical, 401K. Apply online, in person at Quality Insulation a Masco Company, 1 Pease Rd. Meredith or call 603-279-3371. Kidworks Learning Center Is now accepting applications for a part time afternoon teacher, 12-5:30, Monday - Friday, Year-Round. Applicant must have 9 Early Childhood Credits. Please e-mail r e s u m e s t o or call the center 279-6633. EOE

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

GYM ATTENDANT TEMPORARY/ PART TIME The City of Laconia Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an individual to oversee the Community Center gym from October 7th to Memorial Day 2014. The attendant will be needed the following times:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Friday2:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Monday & Tuesday evenings - 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm

Rate: $7.28/hour

Application forms may be obtained at the Parks & Recreation Office, 306 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EOE/ADA

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted for Busy Law Office Receptionist Part-time Front Desk Receptionist needed for weekday afternoons. Excellent communication skills required. Strong computer and typing skills helpful. Qualified applicants should send resume to: Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC ATTN: Employment P.O. Box 575 Laconia, NH 03247-0575

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


LACONIA-FEMALE caregiver to provide non-medical services for my wife who has Alzheimers. Services will include but are not limited to personal care, toileting, meal preparation, light housekeeping based on available time. This is a part-time position. Must be reliable and dependable and able to transfer 115 pounds. Reliable Transportation a must! Send experience and/or resume to or phone (978) 807-7470.

BELMONT: 3 acres with 180' of paved road frontage in vicinity of high school. Dry and rolling land with great soils for building, $54,900. Owner/broker 524-1234.


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

GILFORD: 1.13 acres of level and open field land with western exposure and mountain views, $89,900. Owner/broker 524-1234.

Mobile Homes

Full time, weekends and flexible hours a must. Must be 21, no phone calls, apply in person. Case n Keg, 5 Mill St, Meredith.



1984 Honda Magna V700Excellent condition, $1,350. 603-524-2038


Buy • Sell • Trade

Call 293-3044

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

Recreation Vehicles QUALIFIED milling machinist with CamWorks experience. Knowledge of Proto-traks, CNC lathe, mills, grinding. Competitive wages, benefits, paid holidays, overtime available. (603)569-3100

2002 Millenium 36ft 5th wheel camper. 3 slides, good condition, 28ft. deck on lot at Pine Hollow Campground. $8,000/OBO. Call Butch at 401-575-1937 2010 Flagstaff 26FS tt, 27ft. like new, electric hitch & awning, surround sound, heated mattress, slide-out, RV cover. $13,600. 293-7862. CAMPER, NEVER used. 2011 Coachman Pop-up Many options & extras. $6,100. 603-286-9628

Real Estate


FLIP this house: 3 bedroom, 1-bath, living room, dining room. Needs TLC. A block from downtown Laconia. Assessed at $130K, asking $69,500. Principals only, sold as is. Call 603-581-6710

Island Service Company is a small, but busy marine construction company based in Meredith and serving the island of Lake Winnipesaukee. We are looking to fill 2 positions immediately.




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

knowledgeable in all areas of construction from framing to finish. must be able to lift lumber, tools and equipment and help with all construction related duties.

WEIRS-BEACH home by owner. Private beach rights, totally remodelled, 3-bedroom, tile, granite, Trex deck, garage, furnished plus appliances, low taxes, $185,000. 603-396-3816 or 978-815-9251.

Candidates must have reliable transportation to the marina and be comfortable around boats.

Please call 279-4937 or email us at if interested.


Town of Gilford P/T Recreation Program Assistant The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a year round, part-time (averaging 18 h/p/w) Recreation Program Assistant. Position requires some evening and weekend work. Position will assist with the creation, implementation and supervision of recreation programs as well as supervise department facilities, and volunteers. Qualified applicant should be energetic, have a positive attitude and a good working knowledge of athletics, recreational activities and facilities. The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check. Starting pay rate of $11.50-$13.91 per hour. Please send resume and cover letter to Gilford Parks and Recreation 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249, or call 527-4722 for an application. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2013 EOE.

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

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

Lakes Region/Concord

Reasonable Rates


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Lady Grace appointments available at LRGH on September 24

LACONIA — The latest prosthetic breast forms from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel are available right in your community. If you or a loved one has had a lumpectomy or mastectomy and would like to find breast prosthesis to fit your needs, a certified breast prosthesis fitter from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel will be at Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, September 24. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling LRGHealthcare’s Breast Health Program Coordinator, Ginny Witkin at 527-2940. CALENDAR from page 22

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Tilton Farmers’ Market featuring more than 30 local vendors, live music, and family entertainment. 3-7 p.m. at the Tanger Factory Outlets. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.



LaFlamme’s Bakery subject of Laconia Historical & Museum Society lecture on Monday LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society’s September lecture program on Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m. will feature The History of LaFlamme’s Bakery, presented by Lynda LaFlamme This lecture will be held at the Laconia Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please note the change of venue. The program was originally scheduled to be held at the Water Street Cafe but due to the anticipated attendance has been moved to the library. For more information about this lecture program, or if you would like to make a donation and/ or become a member, contact Laconia Historical & Museum Society at (603) 527-1278, email us at or visit us online at

LaFlamme’s Bakery (Courtesy Photo)

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Wit & wisdom of 19th Century to be discussed in Belmont Ribbon cutting ceremony at but mostly very funny, these “papers” revealed the Lakes Region Community hopes, fears, humor and surprisingly daring behavior of our rural ancestors. College on September 18 “I first came across a lyceum paper in my greatgrandmother’s attic in Fryeburg,” Radner says. “I

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LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College will celebrate the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $6.4 million dollar state-of-the-art Health and Science Building on Prescott Hill in Laconia on Wednesday, September 18 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. “LRCC’s new Health and Science Building will add 24,000-square-feet of usable space,” says LRCC President, Dr. Scott Kalicki. “Everything is coming together superbly for the LRCC community.” LRCC’s new Health and Science Building will house Fire Science, Nursing, Science laboratories, and new student space. There will be four new modern science and hi-tech Nursing labs. The new building will also house two new Fire Science labs, faculty offices, and a 140-seat mini-auditorium. For additional information on LRCC’s Health and Science Building, contact Karen Kurz at Lakes Region Community College is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college that serves over 1,200 students annually. LRCC offers 23 associate degree programs including Nursing, Fire Technology, Energy Services, Media Arts, Culinary Arts, Automotive, and Marine Technology, as well as short-term certificate programs. In addition, LRCC provides a strong background in Liberal Arts for students who choose to do their first two years at a community college

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