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LACONIA — Detective Chris Noyes, who leads the Police Department’s effort against drug trafficking, told the City Council last night that as the volume of prescription drugs on the street has dwindled, heroin has taken their place as the drug of choice among those addicted to opiates, who he estimated number between 300 and 500, or as many as three-percent of the population. Police Chief Chris Adams reminded that see HEROIN page 8


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Court St. fire claims contents of several businesses Portion of large commercial building that houses hospital’s laundry spared but extend of damage to equipment is yet to be determined BY GAIL OBER


Above, a Laconia Fire Department photo shows what the southeast corner of the large commercial building at 164 Court Street looked like when firefighters arrived on the scene early Sunday morning. Below right, The Little Caesars PIzza restaurant was one of six businesses that were destroyed in the blaze. Below, Skate Escape was the most recent tenant in the front portion of the building. Bottom: The east wall of the building (facing the Meredith Bridge Cemetery) was knocked down because there was a danger it would fall over. (Laconia Daily Sun photos by Gail Ober & Ed Engler)

LACONIA — As construction goes on in the front parking lot of the large commercial building that marks the corner of Fair and Court Streets, city fire officials are combing through the charred remains of the structure to find the cause of a three-alarm fire that gutted most of it early Sunday morning. The fire burned out all but one of the seven businesses that operated from the building, constructed in the early 1970s, that many still refer to as Aubuchon’s, even though the hardware store company left the city some years ago. “At this time we have no reason to

think it’s suspicious,” said Fire Chief Ken Erickson yesterday afternoon. He said his team along with a representative of the N.H. Fire Marshals Office will return to the building today for additional inspection. Laconia firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 2:30 a.m. Sunday when an alarm sounded from the space at 161 Court Street that had been occupied by Skate Escape until August 1. He said the first responders saw smoke pouring from the eaves and see FIRE page 10


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U.S. moving closer to high-level talks with Iran NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration edged close to direct, high-level talks with Iran’s new government on Monday, with Secretary of State John Kerry slated to meet his Iranian counterpart this week and the White House weighing the risks and rewards of an encounter between President Barack Obama and Iran’s president, Hasan Rouhani. An Obama-Rouhani exchange on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly would mark the first meeting at that high level for the two nations in more than 30 years. Such talks could signal a turning point in U.S.-Iranian relations — but also could be seen as a premature endorsement for a new Iranian government that has yet to answer key questions about the future of its disputed nuclear program. Obama advisers said no meeting was scheduled. But they added that the U.S. planned to take advantage of diplomatic opportunities while in New York and indicated they were not leaving a possible encounter between Obama and Rouhani to chance. “I don’t think that anything would happen by happenstance on a relationship and an issue that is this important,” Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters traveling with the president to New York. The election of Rouhani, a moderate cleric, has led to speculation about possible progress on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the U.S. Particularly intriguing to American officials are Rouhani’s assertions that his government has “complete authority” in nuclear negotiations. That would be a marked change from previous governments and their relationship with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The U.S. and its allies have long suspected that Iran is trying to produce a nuclear weapon, though Tehran insists its nuclear activities are only for producing energy and for medical research. American officials say Rouhani’s change in tone is driven by the Iranian public’s frustration with crippling economic sanctions levied by the U.S. But it is still unclear whether Iran is willing to take the steps the U.S. is seeking in order to ease the sanctions, including curbing uranium enrichment and shutting down the underground Fordo nuclear facility. see TALKS page 5 Meredith Cinema Meredith Shopping Ctr. • 279-7836 Tuesday (9/24) - Thursday (9/26)

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he said, and “it’s clear” that Kenyan security officials “haven’t cleared the building fully.” Flames and dark plumes of smoke rose Monday above the Westgate shopping complex for more than an hour after four large explosions rocked the surrounding neighborhood. The smoke was pouring through a large skylight inside the mall’s main department and grocery store, where mattresses and other flammable goods appeared to have been set on fire, a person with knowledge of the rescue operation. The explosions were followed by volleys of gunfire as police helicopters and a military jet circled overhead, giving the neighborhood the feel of a war zone. By evening, Kenyan security officials claimed the upper hand. see KENYA page 4

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad pledged in an interview broadcast Monday to honor an agreement to surrender Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons, but he said that rebels might try to block international arms inspectors from doing their work. As battles continued across Syria, new Associated Press video of an attack Sunday night showed the regime’s helicopters dropping barrel bombs on opposition-held areas, creating chaotic scenes of destruction. In a sign of worsening infighting among the rebels, a top al-Qaida commander in Syria was killed in an ambush by rival, Western-backed group — an assassination sure to raise tensions among factions seeking to topple the regime. Assad’s comments came as world leaders gathered in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly, where the use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war was high on the agenda. see SYRIA page 8

BOSTON (AP) — Less than a year after losing his seat, former U.S. Rep Frank Guinta is launching another bid for Congress. The Republican posted a video on his campaign website Monday in which he formally declared his intention to run again in 2014 in the eastern New Hampshire district that stretches from the coast to Manchester and up into the White Mountains. Striking a distinctly bipartisan tone, Guinta said he’s running because he wants to bring people together to solve problems. He said that politicians in both parties in Washington seem “more interested in fighting than making tough decisions.” “It’s so disappointing. But you know what? We can find common ground without sacrificing our principles. It just requires working together for the same goal,” he said, adding that he worked with Republicans and Democrats as mayor of Manchester. The video also features Guinta’s wife, who calls him a “super dad” and a great listener. Guinta served one term in Washington before being defeated by Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in 2012. see GUINTA page 3

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2 charged for Chicago park shooting spree that wounded 13 but neither fired a gun CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting last week at a Chicago park that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, Chicago officials announced Monday night. Authorities say Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, were charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting Thursday at Cornell Square Park on Chicago’s southwest side. The suspects’ home towns were not revealed. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that while the two played significant roles in the shooting, neither is believed to have pulled the trigger. “Chicago Police detectives continue to work tirelessly to solve this case and hold the criminals who committed this senseless act of violence last Thursday night responsible for their actions,” McCarthy said in a statement. “These charges are just the beginning, and this investigation remains ongoing at this time.”

Champ has previous weapons charges. He was convicted in July 2012 on charges of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and sentenced to Cook County Jail’s boot camp. Champ is a documented gang member, according to authorities. “To truly address violence for the long-term we need state and federal laws that keep illegal guns out of our communities and provide real punishment for the criminals who use them,” McCarthy said. He added that a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for illegal gun possession and truth in sentencing for gun crimes in Illinois is needed. Authorities say as many as three people opened fire Thursday on a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Among those injured were 3-year-old Deonta Howard, who is recovering from surgery after being shot near an ear, along with two teenagers. The shooting returned Chicago’s gun violence problem to the nation’s consciousness. The assailants fired more than a dozen rounds

from preceding page Despite the recent loss, Guinta is considered a top recruit for the GOP. He’s running in a district that’s generally more favorable for Republicans, and polling suggests that Shea-Porter is vulnerable. After a painful 2012 election cycle, Republicans don’t hold a single U.S. House seat in New England. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan recently announced plans to visit New Hampshire next month to campaign for Guinta. The pair served on the House Budget Committee together.

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unidentified object to force entry into the building. Witnesses told police that they saw an unidentified man pedal away on a stolen bicycle and that he headed toward City Hall on Beacon Street. The bicycle was recovered a short time later in that general area. Police said yesterday they have identified at least “one person of interest” and asked if anyone has any information about either burglary to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.

KENYA from page 2 “Taken control of all the floors. We’re not here to feed the attackers with pastries but to finish and punish them,” Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo said on Twitter. Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said the evacuation of hostages had gone “very, very well” and that Kenyan officials were “very certain” that few if any hostages were left in the building. But with the mall cordoned off and under heavy security it was not possible to independently verify the assertions. Similar claims of a quick resolution were made by Kenyan officials on Sunday and the siege continued. Authorities have also not provided any details on how many hostages were freed or how many still remain captive. Three attackers were killed in the fighting Monday, Kenyan authorities said, and more than 10 suspects arrested. Eleven Kenyan soldiers were wounded in the running gun battles. Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said the hostage-takers were well-armed and ready to take on the Kenyan forces. An al-Shabab spokesman, Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage, said in an audio file posted on a militant website that the attackers had been ordered to “take punitive action against the hostages” if force was used to try to rescue them. The attackers have lots of ammunition, the militant group said in a Twitter feed, adding that Kenya’s government would be responsible for any loss of hostages’ lives. A Western security official in Nairobi who insisted on not being named to share information about the rescue operation said the only reason the siege hadn’t yet ended would be because hostages were still inside. Westgate mall, a vast complex with multiple banks that have secure vaults and bulletproof glass partitions, as well

as a casino, is difficult to take, the official said. “They are not made for storming,” he said of the labyrinth of shops, restaurants and offices. “They’re made to be unstormable.” At least 62 people were killed in the assault Saturday by some 12 to 15 alShabab militants wielding grenades and firing on civilians inside the mall, which includes shops for such retail giants as Nike, Adidas and Bose and is popular with foreigners and wealthy Kenyans. The militants specifically targeted non-Muslims, and at least 18 foreigners were among the dead, including six Britons, as well as citizens from France, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Peru, India, Ghana, South Africa and China. More than 100 people were wounded, including five Americans. Fighters from an array of nations participated in the assault, according to Kenya Chief of Defense forces Gen. Julius Karangi. “We have an idea who these people are and they are clearly a multinational collection from all over the world,” he said. In the United States, the FBI was looking into whether Americans were involved in the attack, said FBI spokesman Paul Bresson. Al-Shabab, whose name means “The Youth” in Arabic, said the mall attack was in retribution for Kenyan forces’ 2011 push into neighboring Somalia. An extremist Islamic terrorist force that grew out of the anarchy that crippled Somalia after warlords ousted a longtime dictator in 1991, it is estimated to have several thousand fighters, including a few hundred foreign fighters, among them militants from the Middle East with experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Others are young, raw recruits from Somali communities in the United States and Europe. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the attack showed that al-Shabab was a threat not just to Somalia but to the international community.

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Modest population growth trend thought troubling sign for Lakes Region economy By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — The population growth that has driven growth and prosperity throughout much of the Lakes Region since 1970 slowed markedly during the last decade and shows scant sign of accelerating soon. Demographic data compiled and presented by the Lakes Region Planning Commission in the course of updating its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the region offers a pattern of slackening in-migration and rapid aging that threaten to slow population growth in the years ahead. Unless mitigated, these trends will weigh on the development of the work force needed for a dynamic economy. As defined by the commission, the Lakes Region includes the 11 municipalities of Belknap County, eight towns in Carroll County (Effingham, Freedom, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro), six towns in Grafton County (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Hebron and Holderness) and five municipalities in Merrimack County (Andover, Danbury, Franklin, Hill and Northfield). In the 70 years between 1900 and 1970 the population of the 30 municipalities in the Lakes Region grew by just 16,092 — slightly more than the current population of Laconia — from 44,369 to 60,461. By contrast, in the 40 years since 1970 the population has risen by 52,272, an increase of 87-percent, from 60,461 to 112, 735. However, 88-percent of this population growth — 45,967 people — occurred between 1970 and 2000, when in successive decades the population increased by 29 percent, 18 percent and 16 percent. From 2000 to 2010, the population added only 6,307 people to grow at a pace of 6 percent. Nearly half this increase occurred in just four towns — Alton, Barn-

stead, Belmont and Gilmanton — which together added 2,812 residents, 45 percent of the increase in the entire region. These towns are within reach of centers of employment: Alton and Barnstead fall within the orbit of Rochester. Dover and Somerswoth and Belmont and Gilmanton of Concord. In a third of the 30 municipalities the pace of growth was less than 6 percent, lagging the average for the entire region. The two cities in the region — Laconia and Franklin — represented 26-percent of the regional population in 1990, but from 2000 to 2010 the first shrank and the second stagnated and their share of the regional population fell to 22-percent. In an aging state, the Lakes Region is aging relatively rapidly. In New Hampshire the median age rose from 37.1 years in 2000 to 41.1 years in 2010, an increase of 11-percent. Only three of the 30 municipalities in the Lakes Region — Barnstead, Franklin and Northfield — posted median ages below the state average while the percentage increase in the median age reached double digits in 19 of the 30 municipalities in the region. The median age in all four counties in the Lakes Region topped the state median age, led by Carroll County at 48.3 years and followed by Belknap County at 44.7 years, Grafton County at 41.2 years and Merrimack County at 41.4 years. The aging of the population is highlighted by the increase in those over 65. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of senior citizens rose by 20 percent, from 147,970 to 178,268, and from 12 percent to 13 percent of the total population. In the Lakes Region the numbers climbed 17 percent, from 16,838 to 19,740, to 17 percent of the regional population. With the exception of Laconia, Franklin, Moultonborough and Sandwich the percentage increase in the number of senior citizens reached double digits in all the municipalities in the Lakes Region. With the last members of the “Baby Boom” gen-

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Obamacare will soon be part of American life Voices from right field are explaining why they’re justified in threatening the United States with default if Congress does not defund Obamacare. The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel said on Sunday chat TV, “There isn’t one poll that shows that Americans approve, as a majority, of this health care law.” That’s an interesting concept: repeal by poll. Can’t find it in the civics books. And seeing as the polls also show huge chunks of the public unaware of what’s in the Affordable Care Act — or even of its existence — of what use are those numbers? Further note that a significant slice of the unhappy ones complain that the reforms don’t go far enough. Of course, Obamacare could be repealed the old-fashioned civics-book way. That’s not going to happen as long as there’s a Democratic majority in the Senate. But Republicans could ride the imagined discontent to victory, via an election, and then get rid of the law. Perhaps the objective of the game is the game. For pure excitement, it’s hard to beat threats of a government shutdown — and the attendant trauma to business, markets and the delicate economic recovery. The game is not good for the American people, and as wiser Republicans say, it’s not good for the Republican Party. Even a government shutdown, however, would not stop Obamacare, according to the Congressional Research Service. The lapse in appropriations would hit only “discretionary” funding. Most of Obamacare is on the “mandatory” spending side of the budget. And the White House could move some mandatory spending around to fill discretionary cuts. All this civics talk is giving the American people a headache. So let’s look at the polls for Romneycare, the Massachusetts health care law and model for Obamacare. What do the Bay State polls say? When it went into effect seven years ago, polls showed a skeptical, if not hostile, view of Romneycare. Now you couldn’t pull the health plan out of the people’s cold dead hands. The latest Massachusetts Medical Society poll has 84 percent

of state residents happy with their health coverage, versus national polls showing only 67 percent of Americans so content. Like Obamacare, the Massachusetts plan caused some confusion at first. Kinks needed to be ironed out and were. Forgive this brief foray into policy. Warnings that Romneycare would lead Massachusetts businesses to drop their workers’ coverage did not come to pass. On the contrary, employers offering insurance rose to 76 percent, from 70 percent before the reforms. Obamacare is more fiscally conservative than was the original Romneycare. It does more to control costs. For example, Obamacare proposes bundling payments for a medical condition. That basically means one check is written to cover soupto-nuts treatment for an ailment, such as a broken foot. That removes incentives to order more X-rays, office visits or other care not needed. And it rewards providers who do a good job the first time around. Massachusetts offers subsidies to those earning less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level. The federal government is less generous, starting subsidies at 400 percent of the poverty marker. The fiscally conservative Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation praises Romneycare. The program’s sharpest critics, the group says, are from out of state or single-payer advocates on the left. Obamacare, like Romneycare, will soon earn the people’s love. But between now and its full implementation, Americans will be dragged into the basement for another round of threats to their well-being. There’s no stopping the tea party folks from trying, but Obamacare will soon be part of the people’s lives. The big neon sign will flash “Game Over,” and the right-wingers will move on to their next adventure. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)

Obamacare extending its benefits to countless N.H. residents To The Daily Sun, Don Ewing’s scare tactics about Obamacare are simply that: scare tactics. The facts tell a different story. Already in N.H., thanks to Obamacare, seniors have saved over $20 million on prescription drugs. Thanks to Obamacare, 545,000 N.H. residents are no longer subject to lifetime limits on health care expenditures; truly a blessing when a medical catastrophe occurs. Thanks to Obamacare, hundreds of N.H. residents, who were previously denied health insurance due to a pre-

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LETTERS Because we took grant, Alton now committed to zoning change To The Daily Sun, I recently attended a meeting held in Alton about Workforce Housing (WFH). This meeting was hosted by the Alton Business Association (ABA) as a forum for the citizens of Alton to ask questions about WFH; there were about 70 people in attendance. We were told the, “Federal Government had nothing to do with Workforce Housing and it only had to do with the State of N.H.” and then, “the Federal Agency, HUD was involved” and that, “the Town of Alton was awarded a $30,000 grant and then hired a consulting firm, which by the way, is the same firm who was paid $500 by the town to help write the grant” and that, “The town had to add $7,500 to the grant funds as a requirement of the grant”. The firm is actually getting $37,500 for determining if Alton meets the WFH requirements under a new N.H. RSA 674: 58-61. Not only are the taxpayers paying the firm, we are paying for all the time spent by our town planner, building inspector, town assessor and their departments, who are all assisting this firm. We then learned that, “Alton already meets the criteria for the standards of workforce housing”. But, because of the accepted grant, the town is now committed to changing our zoning, regardless of the

need to do so. A perfect example of the tentacles of the federal government in all of this and no one can say where the mandates will end. In addition to the mind boggling information we learned, several good questions were answered with an “I don’t know” response. It didn’t take long for people to intelligently decide workforce housing mandates should NOT be entertained as a beneficial aspect of rural living in Alton. Interestingly, the ONLY person who showed any anger or hostility during the meeting was Tom Hoops, vice chair of the Alton Planning Board. In the two hours of question and answers, Tom Hoops was THE ONLY ONE who was disrespectful. Tom stood, speaking as, “a Planning Board Member” and began yelling and berating people who disagreed with his views. It’s a sad day when citizens cannot speak freely before their elected officials without experiencing backlash. The ABA will host another forum for Alton Citizens on Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m., at the Gilman Museum. This federally-mandated program which, the state has adopted, and the Alton Selectboardhas embraced, is an issue that will affect everyone. Barbara Howard Alton

Some want to eliminate government no matter who it affects To The Daily Sun, Last week, while watching the continuing drama of possible government shutdown, defunding Obamacare ... another item caught my attention. The House of Representatives voted to eliminate 39 billion dollars of food stamp expenditures. One congresswoman stated that her reason to support this was to eliminate fraud... there are a lot of dead people getting food stamps. (they probably don’t eat all that much). Seriously, there could possibly be less drastic ways to curb this abuse. There were also two interviews with combat veterans. One spoke of her family needing food stamp assistance when she was growing up. The other said that he felt bad about having to accept food stamps, but it was that or go hungry. Now there has been a lot of discus-

sion in this paper about heroism and war veterans. I do have some firsthand knowledge of this subject. My dad served in World War II. He fought in campaigns in North Africa, Italy, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He was at the liberation of Paris and the opening of Buchenwald. He did all of this before his 22nd birthday. Some of our politicians want to cut expenditure and balance the budget. I think most of us do. There are, however, some who will stand with the flag in one hand and the Constitution in the other and refuse to compromise. They want to eliminate government, regardless as to who it affects. These people are anarchists. I’m incredibly proud of my dad’s contributions. He’d be appalled at this behavior. June M. Huot Laconia

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LETTERS When FDR brought electricity to most of South some cried ‘socialism’

Vast majority of Americans oppose Obamacare, despite the speeches

To The Daily Sun, It has taken 237 years for the United States to build its society, which includes both physical infrastructure and laws that protect our freedoms. All of us, no matter how independent or wealthy must rely on our society to earn a living. So why do some citizens want to destroy what we have built?” The rallying cry of these partisans is “We demand a smaller government ...we’re becoming a socialist nation!” When the nation was created in 1776, the population of the country was three million and New York City had only 30,000 people. Today, we have 55 million miles of paved roads, over 5,000 airports and over 2,000 public power systems that serve our economy and our population of 317 million people. Most people are unaware that before the Tennessee Valley Authority was created by President Roosevelt in 1933, only 10 percent of the people in the rural South had any electricity. The American Liberty League, or the “Tea Party” of its day was against the law, saying that electricity was never mentioned in the Constitution and the government was becoming “Socialist” by generating cheap electricity to the rural areas of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia. Roosevelt also passed a law that child labor be abolished. Up to that point, little children, some as young as five, worked in dangerous mills and factories. Roosevelt’s plan was ruled unconstitutional by the Republicancontrolled Supreme Court, which said that the federal government had

no jurisdiction in this matter, as it would deprive the worker (the child) of entering into a contract to provide his labor. Thankfully, over the years, child labor was recognized as deplorable and today children are protected throughout the U.S. Governor Mitt Romney was fond of saying that the government is incompetent and is incapable of building anything. More correctly, nearly every industry, from railroads to communication satellites, and from public health to the Internet has relied on the government for its creation and support. To encourage the growth of air travel and make it affordable, federal law has subsidized airlines, airports and passenger fares since the inception of the airplane. It is estimated that a flight from a small airport like Manchester would cost us 50 percent more, or be downright eliminated, without the subsidy. Since oil was discovered in Oil Creek Pennsylvania in 1859, the government has encouraged oil production with subsidies and loans. Recently, when it was found that batteries for electric cars were being produced only in China, the government funded over 30 domestic businesses to develop American batteries. Today, we have the most advanced electric car batteries in the world. I challenge anyone to cite an industry that does not benefit directly or indirectly from government. It’s a simple fact, that if we cut government, we also cut business activity and our standard of living. Nick Vazzana Sandwich

To The Daily Sun, Last Friday, two Democrats joined Republicans in the House of Representatives in passing (230 to 189) a Continuing Resolution (CR) that stops this Washington politician caused national disaster created by Obamacare (a/k/a the inappropriately named Affordable Care Act). Obamacare’s passage in 2010 showed how little Washington Democrats care about the American people or about really improving health care for Americans. Obamacare was written in secret and passed by Democrat senators and congressmen who didn’t even read the bill! Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote and against the clear wishes of a vast majority of the American people who still oppose Obamacare despite hundreds of speeches and billions of dollars spent promoting it. Obamacare has had a disastrous effect on jobs causing reduced incomes or lost jobs for millions of Americans. Important Obamacare promises were broken: health insurance premiums are increasing, people are losing their doctors and insurance coverage, and health related costs are up, not down. Things were far better before Obamacare. Former Obamacare supporters (businesses, labor unions, government workers including Congress and its staff, etc.,) are now requesting, and President Obama often grants, exemptions from Obamacare. The rest of us are just left to suffer. Our future with Obamacare prom-

from preceding page best talent,” according to the Manchester Union Leader. The administration has delayed some provisions of Obamacare to ensure the business community and insurance providers have a comfort level with the new system that will make its implementation seamless. These delays are not an acknowledgement of defeat. Defunding Obamacare will take

away all these gains in making health care affordable and accessible to the vast majority of N.H. residents and will most certainly send health insurance premiums through the roof. I do not know where Don Ewing gets his information but it is certainly contradicted by the facts on the ground as Obamacare extends its benefits to countless N.H. citizens. Kate Miller, Chair Belknap County Democrats


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ises to be even worse as 150 new government bureaucracies will control (interfere with) everything related to the health care industry. Bureaucrats can even punish doctors and hospitals for providing treatments that Obamcare formulas say are not “cost justified”, no matter what the doctor believes is best for the patient. Obamacare’s disastrous impacts (on jobs, on people who lose insurance, on health care quality and availability, and on our nation’s growing national debt) make Obamacare not worth the harm it is doing, especially to the 85 percent of Americans who already had health insurance. The House passed Continuing Resolution (CR) fully funds all government programs except Obamacare. There will only be a government shut-down if the Democrat-controlled Senate or President Obama are willing to shut down the government to try to force Obamacare on the American people against their wishes, and despite all its disastrous effects. It is time to end this failed experiment in government controlled health care. Tell Senator Ayotte (202-2243324), Senator Shaheen (202-2242841), and other senators to pass the Continuing Resolution (CR) which stops Obamacare and funds the rest of the government. Tell President Obama (202-456-1414) to end this failed experiment in government controlled health care. Don Ewing Meredith

Scare tactics turn people against those needy who get food stamps To The Daily Sun, Is there a direct relation between the number of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the high comporate profits a last few years? I say YES because companies are trimming the work force, lowering pay, increasing automation and therefore increasing profits. As more people are working at minimum wages, with little if any benefits, profits have increased. This has been the overall plan to eliminate the middle class and to widen

the gap between the haves and havenots. Scare tactics turn people against those needy who receive food stamps or any type of welfare or “handout” These people are called lazy layabouts who refuse to work. I don’t think so because there are no many jobs to be had. I qualified for the SNAP program and got the card and used it twice. But in my position, I felt I didn’t need it so it expired and was thrown away. But some people do need it due to circumstances beyond their control and we see XXX page



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The Budget Committee meets twice a week, October thru January, and reviews and votes on the budget for all Town Departments. If you are a current resident of Alton YOU have the opportunity to fill this chair. Make that decision and commitment to becoming involved in your local town government. Be a part of and a deciding force for the 2014 Alton Town budget. Applications may be picked up at the Town Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm or may be downloaded from our website at Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2013 and may be mailed or hand delivered to Budget Committee, Alton Town Hall, 1 Monument Square, PO Box 659, Alton, NH, 03809.

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Legally mandated investigation of Nov. 2012 voters who showed no ID continues

Laconia checklist supervisors dismiss Kingsbury’s contention that addresses for 60 same-day registrants were suspicious By Mike Mortensen LACONIA – Ten months after voters went to the polls in last November’s election the state Attorney General’s Office is continuing to investigate whether any of the 705,874 ballots cast were done so fraudulently. Assistant Attorney General Steve LaBonte said last week that scrutinizing the status of almost 1,700 voters whose residency is in question is “an open investigation.” LaBonte declined to provide any details about the investigation other than to say that he and his staff have been working on the case since June. There said 12 to 15 people have been working on the case, either full- or part-time. He would not say how many of the questionable voters had been contacted or how much longer the investigation would take. Under state law, the Secretary of State’s Office is required to turn over to the AG’s Office the names and addresses of voters who fail to respond to a mailing to confirm the address they gave when they regis-

tered at the polls. Any voter who registered to vote on Election Day but was unable to provide a photo ID and who was not recognized by certain poll workers was required to sign an affidavit swearing their identity. Sixty days after the election the Secretary of State’s office is required to send a letter to those voters at the address they gave on the affidavit telling them to return the enclosed post card to the Secretary of State’s office. The names of voters who do not return their cards within 90 days or whose letters are returned by the Post Office as undeliverable are turned over to the AG’s Office for investigation. Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan said that his office sent out 5,609 letters to voters who signed the so-called Challenged Voter Affidavits last November. Of those, 3,911 voters returned their cards by the deadline, while 374 letters were returned as undeliverable and another 1,324 letters were presumably delivered, but the voters failed to mail the postcard back to the Secretary of State’s Office, Scanlan said. The names and

SYRIA from page 2 The Syrian leader told Chinese state TV that Damascus is dedicated to implementing the agreement reached between Russia and the U.S. to surrender its chemical weapons to international control. Syria’s stockpile, he said, is “in safe areas and locations and under the full control of the Syrian Arab Army.” Assad cautioned, however, that the rebels might block inspectors from reaching some of the locations, in order to frame the government. “I’m referring to places where gunmen exist. Those gunmen might want to stop the experts’ arrival,” Assad told CCTV in the interview, which was shot Sunday in Damascus and broadcast Monday. Under the agreement brokered Sept. 14 in Geneva, inspectors are to be in Syria by November and all components of the chemical weapons program are to be removed from the country or destroyed by the middle of next year. The revelations of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal became public after an Aug. 21 attack near Damascus that a U.N. report found included the use of the nerve agent sarin. Hundreds of people died in the attack that brought Washington to the brink of military intervention before the accord was struck between the U.S. and Russia. The U.N. inspectors face enormous challenges, including maneuvering

between rebel- and government-controlled territory. Last month, snipers opened fire on a U.N. convoy carrying a team on its way to investigate the Aug. 21 incident. Opposition fighters have insisted they will also cooperate with any inspectors or experts who come to Syria. Ralf Trapp, a former chemical arms inspector who is now a disarmament consultant, said Assad was legally obligated to let in inspectors under the chemical weapons treaty. But, he cautioned, “they can use the security situation as an excuse. They can delay things.” Damascus met a first deadline under the Geneva agreement, submitting last week what was supposedly the full list of its chemical weapons and production facilities to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons so they can be secured and destroyed. Also Monday, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah categorically denied rebel claims that his group had received chemical weapons from Syria. The U.S.-Russian deal has dealt a blow to the rebels, who had hoped a U.S.-led military strike would turn the war in their favor. Opposition leaders have warned the regime will continue to wield conventional weapons in the civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people since the uprising began in March 2011.

from preceding page do live in a country that used to help those in need, not just think about them. For example our own GOP Senator Kelly Ayotte just posted on Facebook about remembering the MIA’s and POWs, etc. But how will she vote on this SNAP program that helps about 20 percent of vets? Will she just remember them or will she try to help those in need too? A quick comment on Obamacare.

Since everyone is so scared of a government-run health care, I’ll add my two cents. For the last 2-1/2 years, since my body decided to fall apart, I’ve been on both Medicare and Medicaid (I’m also over 65) and both are government-run programs and I’ve had no problems with either one. I say give it a chance to work as you have everything no gain. Jon Hoyt Plymouth


addresses of the 1,698 voters whose letters could not be delivered or who failed to send back the postcard were turned over to the AG’s Office, he said. Critics of New Hampshire’s sameday registration law say it opens the door to vote fraud. The late Bob Kingsbury of Laconia was one of those who shared that view. In early March Kingsbury turned over to the Laconia City Clerk’s Office the names of 60 voters whose Laconia residency he considered suspect. Kingsbury, who recently died, had sent letters to 1,365 people who had registered at Laconia polls on Election Day and 60 of those letters were returned by the Post Office as undeliverable. City Clerk Mary Reynolds said that she turned the material she got from Kingsbury over to the Supervisors of the Checklist who “found no merit” to Kingsbury’s contention that the returned letters showed probability of vote fraud. “They may have moved (since Election Day), or their mailing address was different than their physical address — like a Post Office box,”

Reynolds said regarding the 60 voters. “There are many different variables.” New Hampshire law allows a pretty wide interpretation of who’s eligible to vote. According to Reynolds, the law says an inhabitant’s domicile for voting purposes is “that one place where a person, more than any other place has established a physical presence.” “Because the law is vague in certain areas, it does create areas for problems,” said Scanlan. “In large part, you have to rely on the trustworthiness of individuals to do the right thing when you’re voting.” Scanlan said his office is eager to get the results of the AG’s investigation, but understands why it is taking so much time. “It’s a big job, but it’s a bigger job for the AG,” he said. If prosecutors determine that an affidavit was signed fraudulently, the signer could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor or a Class B felony, depending on the circumstances. The attorney general’s office also has the option of pursuing a civil case.

HEROIN from page one councilors that two years ago, following after a rash of fatal overdoses, as many as a dozen uniformed officers and support staff were assigned to a project to address the dealing and abuse of drugs in the city. He said that although there were no fatal overdoses in 2012, three have died this year and drug cases have risen 16-percent, an increase that reflected stiffer enforcement. At the same time, crimes against persons and property, most of which are associated with drugs, dropped 22-percent and 6-percent respectively. Noyes said that “there has been quite a dip” in trafficking in prescriptions opiates, particularly oxycodone, with tighter controls on their distribution. Likewise, the supply of methamphetamines has dwindled after several small labs were discovered and the cooks jailed. But, he stressed that users have substituted heroin as supplies rose and prices fell, adding that police have recovered pressed heroin pills, which are very rare in New Hampshire. “These are poly drug users,” Noyes said. “They don’t care. It’s anything they can get.” He explained that if they can’t get one drug they will substitute another. Once they are addicted, if they can’t get their drug of choice they may take what he called “a gap drug,” like buprenorphine, a semi-synthetic opiate, just to avoid to being sick. “They’re just buying time,” he said. “They’re not getting high. They’re just noting getting sick.” Noyes said that most addicts ranged in age from “19 to 20 to middle to late 30s,” with the youngest, those just leaving high school, representing “the biggest spike in using and dealing.” In response to a question from City Councilor Matt Lahey (Ward 2), Noyes

said that although most addicts “don’t like where they’re at,” they find it difficult to enter a rehab facility and even more difficult to kick their habit. He agreed that more therapeutic programs in correctional institutions, like those contemplated as part of a new Belknap County Jail, would be beneficial. “Jail is where most get rehab services,” Noyes said, while Adams interrupted to recall a current student at Lakes Region Community College told him “being arrested was the best thing that ever happened to him.” Traci Fowler of the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Inc, who coordinates regional efforts to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, told the councilors that Laconia is among a handful of municipalities where a coalition of of residents — “Stand Up Laconia” — to address alcohol and drug use among young people. She emphasized that the longer adolescents go without drinking or using, the greater the likelihood they will escape addiction. Fowler said that a successful prevention program requires a broad-based community effort, engaging law enforcement, educators, health care providers and parents, pursuing “best practices,” which have been proven effective. NOTE: The City Council was without a quorum last night and could not transact business. Mayor Mike Seymour, along with Councilors Henry Lipman (Ward 3) and Brenda Baer (Ward 4) were absent last night. Councilor Bob Hamel (Ward 5), the mayor pro-tem, presided. The only item on the agenda requiring action was the acceptance of a grant on behalf of the Laconia Airport Authority to fund erection of wildlife perimeter fence, which will be taken up at the first meeting next month. — Michael Kitch

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Laconia High alumni gearing up for another big homecoming/reunion weekend By RogeR Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — There will be lots of new things for Laconia High School alumni to explore at the third annual all-school reunion later this week. Among the highlights will be the the recently completed additions and renovations at the high school and the Huot Regional Technical Education Center, a $16.8 million project which has added a new 32,000-square-foot building at the school which houses a student-run restaurant, new chemistry labs and the new artificial turf athletic field at the Bank of New Hampshire Stadium. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the dedication of the football field to former football coach and athletic director Jim Fitzgerald, who coached the Sachems from 1973 to 2001, a period in which they were playoffs 19 times and advanced to 12 state finals and won three state titles. The dedication will take place at 6:45 p.m. Friday night, just prior to the 7 p.m. game against Hanover High School. Members of the 2013 Reunion Committee, Bill Greeley, class of 1971, and Janet Brough, office manager for the School District, and the Laconia Alumni Association, Randy Brough, class of 1975, were guests Saturday morning on Niel Young’s Advocates show on WEZS radio and talked about the upcoming weekend. Brough said that the Laconia High School Open House, Homecoming and Alumni Reunion gets see next page

Niel Young, WEZS Advocates radio program host; Bill Greeley, LHS Class of 1971, Janet Brough, office manager for the Laconia School District, and Randy Brough, class of 1975 at Laconia High School; discuss the upcoming Laconia High School Alumni Reunion which will be held at Laconia High School this week. The members of the Reunion Committee were guests on Young’s Saturday morning radio show. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)


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FIRE from page one immediately called for a second alarm. A third alarm was called about an hour later. At the height of the blaze, Erickson said they had four ladder trucks — one each from Laconia, Meredith, Concord, and Franklin — pouring water from above onto the fire and 50 firefighters pouring water into the fire from the Court Street side of the building. All totaled, he said firefighters from nine departments plus Stewart’s Ambulance spent 13 hours fighting the fire. He said at one point Sunday morning all but one or two of his trucks had left the area but needed to return to extinguish some fire that continued burning in the eaves. “Most of the building has no windows,” said Erickson, explaining one of the things that hampered firefighters’ efforts. The building is about 27,000-square-feet and Erickson said it is broken into various condominium units. He said some of them have spaces between them, however the entire structure was capped with from preceding page underway at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with the dedication of the Richard A. Dearborn Science Center at the high school. The lab is named for 1954 Laconia High School graduate Richard Dearborn, the founder of Eptam Plastics, which is now located in Northfield. There will be an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. at the high school following the dedication ceremony. On Friday, September 27 alumni who will be participating in the homecoming parade, will gather on the lawn at Laconia High School at 3:45 p.m., where cars from the decade in which they graduated, including a 1930 Duesenberg, will be available for them to ride in during the parade, which gets underway at 4 p.m., will go into downtown Laconia before returning to the high school. At 5 p.m. a Meet and Greet reception will be held at the Meredith Village Savings Bank Culinary Arts Center at the Huot Center. The ongoing alumni reunion will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the high school, with tours of the school to view all the recent renovations. Decade tables will be set up in the culinary arts center where videos and memorabilia will be available and alumni can share memories. Greeley recalled that he and his wife, Bonnie (Pike) Greeley, a 1973 LHS grad, met at a high school football game and that they have always held good memories of their students days at LHS and hope to share their experiences since graduation at

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He said all of his equipment and his computers were lost, although he said his customer and inventory files were housed in a carbon-fiber holder and he may be able to recover the information. Selesky said yesterday that he is a member of the Grace Capital Church and one of his fellow church members has offered him some office space so he can continue working while his insurance company processes his claim. “We’re just fortunate that no one was hurt,” Selesky said yesterday as he and a few of his employees looked in the building at their charred work trucks. Erickson said the Sunday morning’s rain was the thing that allowed them to spare the hospital’s laundry operation. He said when firefighters first arrived, it wasn’t raining and it was very windy. The rain began about an hour into the blaze. He said as portions of the roof would collapse, embers would fly into the wind that would take them toward the cemetery. He said the rain extinguished them before they could land and that embers were found as far away as Pleasant Street. “Had it not started raining or had the wind been blowing in a different direction, we would have had to concentrate on saving the buildings on Fair and Court Streets and we wouldn’t have been able to concentrate on the laundry,” he said. As it was, Erickson said the city water director told him they used 75,000 gallons of water from the city and he estimates they pumped about 200,000 gallons from the nearby Winnipesaukee River. Erickson said that part of the city has a number of older wooden buildings and had it been dry and had the wind been blowing in a different direction, it could have been catastrophic. According to Planning Director Shanna Saunders, the “old Aubuchon” building was currently home to seven separate businesses. Saunders said six business were destroyed — Little Caesars Pizza; Skate Escape— which has been closed but all of the equipment was still in the building, Inside Outlook, which used the building for its custom curtain and home improvement operation, ABC Fabricating, and a small one-person engraving shop. Inside Outlook owner Bruce Hamel said he has three employees that he will keep working as the look for another space and get the company back up and running. He said the company lost all of its fabrics as well as 12 “very sophisticated” machines used for making curtains, quilts, duvets, and other home furnishings. Erickson said Gov. Maggie Hassan has called him and offered the services of state. Saunders said the Department of Resource and Economic Development has offered to help the city assist companies that may have to layoff some of their employees. Laurie Crete and her family own the home on Fair Street that is right next to the building that burned. She said yesterday that she didn’t hear anything until the firefighters came banging on her door. “They told us to get out,” she said. “I got dressed, grabbed a bottle of water, my camera and my cat,” she said. Crete said her car was parked in the courtyard (or between the two portions of her duplex house) and her husband’s motorcycle was parked in a barn on the property. She said firefighters let him retrieve it. Crete said when she went outside, she could see the smoke and embers flying about and “lots of fire trucks.” She said they stayed with relatives for the night. “I guess we’re really lucky,” she said, adding she was able to return to her home around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Erickson said that the construction of the Advanced Auto Parts Store that is being built up on the Court Street side of the property will continue. He said the owner’s plan was to tear down the front portion of the building — about 50-ft. X 50-ft. to better accommodate the auto parts store. “I think they just wanted a flat facade,” he said. The owner of the building, M.T, McCarthy Realty Holdings, Inc. could not be reached for comment. According to Laconia on-line assessing records the building was owned in two parts — the LRGHealthcare laundry space that is valued at $178,000 and the rest of the land and building valued at $725,200. Erickson said that when the value of the building is added to the value of the contents, the losses will exceed well over $1 million.

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First win comes on the Determined LHS field hockey earns 4th win road for LHS football By Tim marTin


WOLFEBORO — After dropping its first two contests, Laconia High School football team won its first game of the season, fending off a late Kingswood (1-2) drive that resulted in a missed 48-yard field goal with five seconds remaining in the game. Laconia took the lead at the end of the second quarter when quarterback Matt Swormstedt hit Kyle Chiasson down the sideline for a for a 56 yard touchdown with 53 seconds remaining in the half. The final score of the game was 21-20. “It was a good win going into Homecoming next week. These kids worked hard and stepped up on defense in the second half.” said head coach Craig Kozens. “I am proud of Cody Yale (who lead the team in tackles) and the rest of linebackers who had a great game.” Kingswood did all of their damage through the air with 253 yards passing. Of those yards, 117 came on two touchdown passes. Owen Gonya, Kingswood’s QB had three scoring passes on the night, all to tight end Thomas McCullough. Laconia’s defense held the Knights to only 45 yards on the ground. On the first drive of the evening, Gonya threw the ball away while in his own end zone, resulting in a safety to start the scoring. After the free kick, Laconia used half of the first quarter to compile an 11 play drive that was capped off with a six point scamper from Jon Pelkey. Pelkey lead the Sachems with 22 carries for 79 yards and the nine yard touchdown run. After the extra point was blocked, Kingswood only need three plays to bring the Knights within one on a 58 yard toss over the middle. Later in the second, with the Sachems driving, Chris Frontiero cut back up the middle for a score from 27 yards out. Chiasson totaled 49 yards on the evening. With the score 15-7, Gonya connected with McCullough two more times in a three and a half minute span for Kingswood’s only lead of the game. The second half was a battle for field position as Laconia would tighten up on the defensive side of the ball, yielding only 120 total yards. Kingswood had two threatening drives late in the game. The see FOOTBALL next page

Laconia’s Giuliana Kevlin charges after the ball during a match last week against Winnisquam. (Alana Persson/for the Laconia Daily Sun)


LACONIA – The Laconia girls’ varsity field hockey team is certainly a team to be reckoned with this year. As the clock started the first game of the season, the field hockey girls took Pembrook by storm, scoring three goals during the duration of the game. Pembrook was the first team to feel the sting of being shut out by Laconia, but soon proved not to be the last. Profile School and Somersworth were the next teams to fall victim to a shut out game, brought on by the Laconia girls. With their confidence up and a good record to

start off the season, the girls went into their next game Sept. 18 against Winnisquam with the hopes of another win, and possibly another shut out. As the ball started rolling, the girls started running, and the sticks started hitting, spectators and players knew this was going to be the most intense game the girls had played thus far. Laconia for the first time this season was up for a real challenge. Feeling the pressure, the Laconia girls tried their best to keep the ball out of their zone. A few breaka-ways gave Maggie Randall, goalie for the team, a brief moment of relief, but this period did not last long. Charging back toward the goal, Winnisquam see FIELD HOCKEY next page

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The Inter-Lakes girls’ soccer team ended last week with a record of 5-2 after splitting a pair of matches. The Lakers ended the week with a 5-0 home win against rival Moultonborough in the homecoming game on Friday. After a big defeat the day prior against White Mountains, the Lakers came ready to defend and stay undefeated on their home turf. Caitlin Rotonnelli started with 2 goals in the 1st half and added a third in the 2nd with assists from Kaylee Converse, Chloe Davis, and Emelia Pendergast. Pendergast soared a long range direct kick into the net and Sarah Dunlap finished off the final goal in the half with a Rotonnelli assist. Strong defense kept Moultonborough to a limited number of shots for the day. Rotonnelli’s streak of hat tricks have helped boost the Lakers to a 5-2 record as they headed into their third straight game on Monday at FIELD HOCKEY from preceding page closed in on the Laconia girls heading toward the goal. Laconias, reacting to the advance went on high alert to get the ball back down the field, but could not stop the advance in time. Laconia let the ball slip past Randall, but did not let this score break their spirit. The second half of the game proved to be more intense than the first, as the Laconia girls stepped up their game and had more frequent possession of the ball. Cheyanne Zappala, freshmen, darted down the field gaining possession of the ball. Receiving a wellexecuted pass, Danielle Cote charged after the ball next and helped move the ball further into Winnisquam’s territory. Nicole Boggart, receiving possession of the ball, headed toward the goal but was intercepted by an advance by Winnisquam. This advance was just one of many the girls had during the game. “Keep it coming this way! There you go!” screamed spectators from the sidelines. The crowd was focused on the ball now in possession of Giuliana Kevlin, as she worked skillfully to get the ball out of dangerous territory. Winnisquam girls were swarming the Laconia players, making various attempts to steal FOOTBALL from preceding page first was halted by an interception on Laconia’s ten yard line by Steven Kemos who returned back to mid-field. The final drive ended the game on the missed field goal. The Sachems had 75 yards passing and 158 yards on the ground for the evening. Laconia will host Hanover at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium on Friday Night.


Prospect Mountain. On Thursday, Inter-Lakes traveled to White Mountains for a 6-3 defeat. With 2 starting defenders out of the game, the Lakers came out flat in a scoreless 1st half while letting White Mtn score 3. The 2nd half was a bit more organized for the Lakers but White Mountain overpowered and out shot InterLakes for another 3 goals. Caitlin Rotonnelli came away with her 4th hat trick of the season scoring three times in the 2nd half.

Gilford volleyball knocks off Laconia in three games The Gilford volleyball team’s defense is improving and the team has won three games in a row, the most recent against area rival Laconia. Gilford won in 3 games by the scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-13. Gilford jumped out to a 16-4 lead in game one by serving 3 aces, recording 3 blocks and 8 kills. Jordan see next page the ball. As the ball shifted possession one could hear Mary Garside, retired coach of the varsity field hockey team, yelling “Challenge it! Challenge her! Put the pressure on girls.” Clearly Laconia was feeling the pressure. In a desperate attempt to put a score on the board before the game came to a close, Ashley Silva put power in her drive as she shuttled the ball back down to Kevlin. No one could question the endurance of the girls, as until the minute the buzzer sounded the girls were hustling on the field. Madeline Smith, defender for the team, stopped many advances and helped keep the ball from reaching Randall on various occasions. Although the girls were trying their best to keep the ball down the field, they felt the blow of three additional goals before the end of the game. This loss did not break their spirit though, rather it strengthened it. Leaving the field, Captain Danielle Cote stated, “We have grown as a team this year, and losing and winning is an experience that helps all players on the team bond. Each game we learn more how to situate ourselves to learn how to be more efficient, which is extremely beneficial in the long run. We will continue to learn from our mistakes and become a better team as the year goes on.” Cote’s words proved to have truth in them, as they entered their game against White Mountains on Friday with a new drive to get another win. During their game against White Mountains Annie Dionne put the first score on board for Laconia. Following suit, Kevlin scored an additional goal for the team, making the score 2-1. The team is hoping to secure another win this afternoon at Kennett High School.

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Gilford field hockey still undefeated, earns 5th win The efforts of Mollie Dignan and Laura Zakorchemny helped Gilford to a 5 - 2 victory over Littleton on Thursday. The Eagles gave up 10 penalty corners and withstood a hard-hitting Littleton team to move to 5 - 0 - 1 on the season.

Dignan played a good overall game on both offense and defense while Zakorchemny added support on the defensive end. Gilford returns to action on Wednesday when the team travels to Newfound.

Inter-Lakes game raised $800 for Making Strides The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team improved to 5-1 in Division III standings on Friday, defeating local rival Moultonboro Academy in straight sets, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15. Leading the way for the Lakers was senior middle hitter Jordan Donohue who hit .485 on the night with 19 kills while also recording 8 service points, 4 aces and 3 block kills in a great all-around performance. Fellow senior libero Lydia Swedberg led from the service line with 16 points and 3 aces. Senior from preceding page Dean had 2 blocks and 2 kills, Mikaela Mattice had 3 kills, Maddie Harris had 1 block and 1 kill, and Kirsten Dionne had 2 kills. Game two was more of a battle between the two teams, but Gilford served 7 aces to go along with 6 kills for the win. Danica Gelotte served 4 aces in a row for Gilford, Maddie Harris had 3 kills, Mikaela Mattice, Jordan Dean and Stratton Coleman had 1 kill apiece. In game three Mikaela Mattice and Jordan Dean each served 2 aces. Dean also had 2 kills and 1 block, Mikaela Mattice had 2 kills and Maddie Harris, Kirsten Dionne and Stratton

setter Hayley Roth notched 25 assists, 8 service points and 6 digs and Jenny Pelczar added 10 points and 6 digs. Also contributing were Victoria Burns (6 digs, 4 points), Jessica Schofield (3 kills, 3 blocks) and Kaila Martin (3 kills, 4 points). Inter-Lakes benefited from the vocal home crowd, who supported the team in their annual Dig Pink match. Together with their opponents’ fans, the Lakers raised more than $800 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

Coleman had 1 kill apiece. The Gilford offense was led by Mikaela Mattice with 6 kills and 4 ace serves, Jordan Dean 5 kills, 3 blocks and 3 ace serves, Maddie Harris 5 kills and 1 block, Kirsten Dionne with 3 kills and Stratton Coleman with 2 kills. Senior setter Danica Gelotte had 18 assists and 6 ace serves. The Gilford defense was led by Jordan Dean and Kirsten Dione with 11 digs apiece, Shannon Mercer had 9 digs, Danica Gelotte had 8 digs, Cassidy Demo had 5 digs and Stratton Coleman and Maddie Harris had 3 digs apiece. Gilford’s next game is at Manchester West on Tuesday.


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LACONIA — Maurice “Mo” Fontaine, 82, of Laconia went home to be with God, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Maurice was born in Laconia, September 6, 1931, the son of Joseph and Exilia (Remillard) Fontaine and was raised and schooled in Laconia. Maurice served in the U. S. Army and finished his education there as well. He worked at several different places in Laconia and Connecticut as a licensed Professional Engineer. Maurice was a member of the American Society of Quality Engineers and was a past member of the Lakes Region Management Club. He was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and a twenty- year member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876. As a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, he was very active in his parish and community. He served on many different parish committees and was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He spent many years as a Hospice Volunteer and volunteered at the Belknap County Home. He received the 1999 Belknap County Vaughan Award for his volunteer work as well as a reward from the Belknap County Home for his service there. In addition to his parents, Maurice was predeceased by his three brothers, Raymond, Roland and Leo Fontaine. Maurice loved his family and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved the ocean and spent time walking the beach with his family. His hobbies included photography and spending time with Family. Maurice is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beulah “Bo” (Willey)

Fontaine, of Laconia; two daughters, Anita Fontaine of Tilton and children, Derek Dutton of Tilton and Dinelle Dutton of Chichester and Lisa Fontaine Storez and children, Jillian Storez of Brighton, Mass, Joseph Storez of Belmont and David Storez of Belmont and their father, Chuck; one son, Mark Fontaine, and his wife, Michelle, of Hernando Beach, Florida and children, Adam Fontaine and Abigail Fontaine both of Florida; a sisterin-law, Mary Ann Fontaine, of Florida, Brother- in-law Stan and wife Dawn, Brother-in-law Ken and wife Sandy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Province Street, Laconia, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Hands Across The Table, PO Box 6553, Laconia, N.H. 03247-6553 or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. Wilkinson-Beane-SimoneauPaquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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GILFORD — New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC ) and the Belknap County Farm Bureau are sponsoring the fourth annual Belknap County School to Farm day on September 24-25 at the Ramblin’ Vewe Farm in Gilford. The event has grown rapidly, expanding to two days and reaching nearly 400 Belknap County fourth graders. Students from Alton, Barnstead, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia and New Hampton will meet farmers and learn about how agriculture impacts their daily lives. They will watch sheep being sheared, learn about how bees make honey, discover where milk comes from (hint: it’s not the grocery store), explore the mysteries of soil, find out how plants grow, drive a team of oxen, taste sweet maple syrup and more. All of the farms and organizations that are presenting come from within Belknap County so students will learn that some of the food and fiber

that they depend on is being produced locally. Participating teachers receive resources to help integrate agriculture into their curriculum. In addition to funding from the Belknap County Farm Bureau, this event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Farm Family Insurance (Ashland Office), Barbara and Bill Angevine, Lindon Garlic Farm in Gilmanton, Huckins Farm in New Hampton, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the host Ramblin’ Vewe Farm in Gilford. Other volunteers include representatives from Belknap County Conservation District, Belknap County Cooperative Extension, Shepherd’s Hut wool workers, Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association, Ox-K Farm in Gilford, Suroewic Farm in Sanbornton, and Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia. New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom is a private, 501(c)(3), see next page

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youth fellowship director in various churches in Connecticut. Mrs. Larson enjoyed reading, flower gardening, all kinds of crafts and quilting. An avid card player, she enjoyed bridge, Michigan rummy and other games. She enjoyed watching television, especially classic movies. She played the piano and computer games. She excelled at canning and her family looked forward each Christmas to receiving her cross-cut pickles and peach jelly. She especially enjoyed making hand stitched quilts and giving them to family and friends. As her health failed, she loved to sit in her recliner watching television, especially westerns, or “talent shows” like “Dancing with the Stars” and “Bachelor/Bachelorette”. Her funeral will be private. Donations in her name may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care extended to Mrs. Larson during her residence at Taylor. For Patricia’s Book of Memories:

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — Christopher Daigle, 34, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Melbourne, FL, on September 12, 2013. Chris was born in Laconia, NH, on September 4, 1979. He leaves his wife, Brie (Martin) Daigle, his parents, Jeff and Lorraine Daigle, a sister, Lynn Daigle, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He also leaves behind his dogs Bruschi and Monty and his cats. Chris played in Laconia Little League, Lou Athanas Basketball and Pop Warner football as a young child. As he got older, he played football and baseball for Laconia High School. He also played Legion ball. While in college at NHTI, he played baseball.

Chris graduated from Laconia High School and went on to graduate from NHTI with a degree in Sports Management. Chris was a referee for the youth football league in Melbourne, FL. Chris will be remembered for his great smile and wonderful sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laconia Little League or Laconia High School football program. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. on the beach behind Cafe DeJaVu, followed by a gathering at the Elks clubhouse in Gilford. This is very informal and Chris would like you to wear a sports shirt, Red Sox or Patriots.

Robin L. Mudgett, 50 MOULTONBOROUGH — Robin Louise Mudgett, 50 was taken from us on September 21, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, after a brief acute battle with kidney cancer. Robin was born in Laconia, NH on November 15, 1962 to Lewis S. Clark and Nancy L. Piper. She grew up in Meredith and graduated from Concord Christian High School in 1980. A devoted wife and mother, Robin married her husband, Michael Mudgett, on July 13, 1985 in Meredith. She has worked at many Lakes Region businesses including Lavinia’s Restaurant, The Village Kitchen, Imaginations Daycare, and Dairy Days. Those who knew her best would say that she was always more than willing to help anyone without hesitation. She was an avid reader of romance novels, and enjoyed researching family history with her husband. Indeed, she was considered to be a ‘regular’ at NH Vital Records in Concord. Robin is survived by her mother, Nancy Piper and husband, Merritt Webb; sister, Lori Hanson and

partner Lonny Campbell; her husband, Michael Mudgett, of 28 years; daughter, Jaimie Ham and husband, Matthew Ham and first grandchild-to-be; son, Shawn Mudgett and companion Azelin Groleau, as well as nieces and nephews, friends and other loved ones. She was predeceased by her father Lewis Clark. Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes 3 & 104), Meredith, on Tuesday, September 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be at Meredith Village Cemetery, in Meredith on Wednesday, September 25th at 11 a.m. with a fellowship hour at Calvary Bible Church to follow. Rev. Roger Brown, pastor of the Calvary Bible Church, in Meredith will officiate. Donations in Robin’s memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756. Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Robin’s “Book of Memories”:


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Doreen A. Knight, 76 LACONIA — After years of giving to our Community, sadly, Doreen Knight, RN, died on September 19, 2013 at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center. Doreen always knew that nursing was the career for her. In high school, she volunteered as a junior nurses’ aide, called “candy stripers”, the first person to ever do so in Minneapolis. She then studied 48 months to earn both her Registered Nurse [RN] and a Bachelors’ degree in Nursing Science, from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1959. She later earned her Masters’ degree, from Plymouth State University. The week after university graduation, she married Gerald Knight, and they immediately moved to Boston, where Doreen became the evening charge nurse in infant surgery, at Boston’s Childrens’ Hospital. In 1960, they moved to New Hampshire and gave all their energies to their new home state. Doreen did bed-side nursing at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock [then in Hanover], Littleton Hospital and Laconia’s Lakes Region General Hospital. Doreen’s nursing career changed greatly when she worked for 13 years for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, in epidemiology. She specialized in searching for communicable disease sources, especially TB. Her efforts ultimately saved the lives of countless New Hampshire citizens. Doreen’s contribution to the Lakes Region’s medical services came in the 1970’s, when Betty Farmlett, Edna Gadd, Bobbi Thomas, Alida Millham and Doreen established what is today’s Central New Hampshire Visiting Nurses Association [VNA] and Hospice. That

agency today is one of the Lakes Region’s most honorable sources to countless people. Her work in Hospice has become well known and appreciated by hundreds of Lakes Region families. She eventually specialized in the area of Bereavement, a Hospice program that continues to this day. Memorials honoring Doreen, may be sent to Central NH VNA & Hospice, at 780 North Main; Laconia, NH 03246 Doreen is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gerald; a daughter, Sara O’Sullivan, of Belmont and her fiancée, Robin Lounsbury. She has three grandchildren, Jonathan O’Sullivan and his wife Kaitlyn of Laconia and Emma and Samuel Knight, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Also, a son, Jeffrey in Vermont and her sister-inlaw Margaret Johnson and nephews Eric Johnson and Dr. Timothy Johnson, all of Minnesota. Visiting for family and friends will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, September 29, 2013 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A service honoring Doreen and her contributions to the Lakes Region will follow at 3 p.m. also at the Funeral Home. Following the service, a special social hour will be at the Beane Conference Center, 39 Blueberry Lane, Laconia. As Doreen wished, the service’s theme of “September” even continues to the social hour! Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

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Aviation’s golden age, flying the rich & famous and WWII at Belknap Mill this week jet in the world). He will share the story of his journey from growing up in rural Tuftonboro, to his presentday job flying the rich and famous on private jets. On the following evening, Wed., September 25, author Marina Kirsch will discuss her book, Flight of Remembrance, a World War II Memorial of Love and Survival, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Marina will offer a window into the experiences of two people – her parents – during the war years. As World War II recedes into distant memory, great attention is being rightfully focused on the remaining Allied veterans. But what of those who served on the other side? For Rolf, the author’s father and the main protagonist of Flight of Remembrance, a young, Latvian aeronautical engineering student of Baltic German descent, who was forced under the threat of execution to flee his homeland in 1939 before the first

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LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation of “The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery”, on Wednesday September 25 at 7 p.m. Carl Lindblade said the act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. The White Mountain National Forest was the result. Congressman Weeks was a NH native and conservative Republican from back bay Boston. The story continues as he fought for the bill against Democratic Speaker Cannon who famously said “Not one damn cent for Scenery.” Lindblade began his hotel career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40+ years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels and resorts. In addition to years of hands on experience he brings a commitment to community and industry service. He is currently a lecturer in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire where he enjoys teaching as it affords him the opportunity to share experiences with students. This lecture is free for current LWHS Museum members and $5 per person for non members. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 366-5950 for this event.


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Soviet takeover, the only nation that would accept him was Nazi Germany. In 1940 Berlin, he meets a young German woman, Lilo, and a love story begins that will endure more than 70 years and span two continents. Rolf’s worst fear comes to pass when he is drafted into the Luftwaffe in 1941. Despite the immeasurable evil, suffering and desolation of World War II, a synchronistic chain of events enables Rolf and Lilo to see their most cherished dreams materialize out of postwar catastrophe and ruin. For Rolf, that includes a career in aerospace engineering with the Chrysler Missile and Space Division during the “Age of Big Rockets” in the 1950s and 60s.The author will discuss the book’s subject matter, protagonists, inspiration, and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs.


LACONIA — Aviation comes to the Belknap Mill all month long in September. The gallery is full of fascinating objects, signs and memorabilia for the exhibit Laconia Airport’s Rich History and Bright Future, coordinated by the Laconia Airport Authority. Tonight Jane Rice, the local author of the popular book Bob Fogg and NH’s Golden Age of Aviation, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about Fogg, the pilot who brought flight to the Lakes Region in the early part of the 20th century. Rice’s book traces pilot Fogg’s place in the introduction of airplanes in the Lakes Region in those early days. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Jeffrey Newcomb, a Wolfeboro native and highly experienced airplane captain, will speak before Rice. Newcomb will reminisce about Flying the Rich and Famous. He is a former regional airline captain now flying the Cessna Citation X (the fastest non-military

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try to express yourself in the heat of an angry moment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). So often the roles we cut out for ourselves become like traps. Real power is feeling that you are free to be the role or not and come or go as you please. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your sign mate Abraham Lincoln, the great humanitarian and 16th president of the United States, said, “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When receiving a compliment on work that was done by someone else, for instance for a haircut or an item of clothing, some take the credit. You’ll assign it appropriately, and your honesty attracts an admirer. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 24). Your talents shine this year, but do not rely on them. It’s hard work and dedication that will see you through the finish line of a big project. Someone with opposing views will make your work and life richer in October. You’ll get to experience something special and exclusive in December. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 33, 19 and 4. Today’s Birthdays: Actor-singer Herb Jeffries is 102. Actress Sheila MacRae is 92. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sonny Turner is 74. Singer Barbara Allbut is 73. Singer Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut is 71. Singer Gerry Marsden is 71. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 68. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene is 67. Actor Gordon Clapp is 65. Songwriter Holly Knight is 57. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 55. Christian/jazz singer Cedric Dent (Take 6) is 51. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos is 51. Country musician Marty Mitchell is 44. Actress Megan Ward is 44. Singermusician Marty Cintron (No Mercy) is 42. Contemporary Christian musician Juan DeVevo (Casting Crowns) is 38. Actor Justin Bruening is 34. Olympic gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm (hahm) is 31. Actor Erik Stocklin is 31. Actor Kyle Sullivan is 25.


HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19). Beware of those who associate with you primarily because they think it makes them look better. While this is flattering, it’s so superficial that you can’t trust the connection. It could change at any moment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You believe in every person’s right to live well. That’s why it makes you angry when people waste the things that would mean so much to another person. You’ll proudly take part of an effective redistribution. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You believe that life is full of beauty. But for some reason, people talking about that in overly simplistic and sentimental ways makes you feel inwardly rebellious. You prefer to find beauty on your own terms. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Should you stick to your ritual or veer from it? Every time you repeat an action, it strengthens the neural pathways in your brain that make the next repetition easier. Will that be better for you or worse? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just because you can sense the layers inside yourself and spend time in those depths doesn’t mean others are able to do this. Your gift for introspection is a rare talent to celebrate. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A person who enjoys you will tend to overlook any less than perfect things you do and even make up reasons why your flaws and mistakes are actually glorious. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are those who will try to get away with anything and everything they can. It’s up to you to uphold the ideal of justice for all. Where justice is denied, everyone suffers, not only the oppressed. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s as though the wind wants to mess up your hair -- and not in a mean way, but in an older sibling way that lets you know that wherever you are, someone is keeping you in check. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Anger is an emotion that makes you seek your own interest instead of seeking the truth. That’s why it’s better not to make any decisions or

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2013. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 1976, former hostage Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in San Francisco carried out by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Hearst was released after 22 months after receiving clemency from President Jimmy Carter. On this date: In 1789, Congress passed a Judiciary Act, which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court. In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as Black Friday after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market. In 1929, Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY-2 Biplane over Mitchel Field in New York in the first all-instrument flight. In 1948, Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist “Axis Sally,” pleaded not guilty in Washington, D.C., to charges of treason. Gillars, later convicted, ended up serving 12 years in prison. In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver. In 1961, “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” premiered on NBC. In 1963, the U.S. Senate ratified a treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union limiting nuclear testing. In 1969, the trial of the “Chicago Eight” (later seven) began. Five of the defendants were later convicted of crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, but the convictions were ultimately overturned. In 1991, kidnappers in Lebanon freed British hostage Jack Mann after holding him captive for more than two years. Children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel (GY’-zul), better known as Dr. Seuss, died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 87. In 2001, President George W. Bush ordered a freeze on the assets of 27 people and organizations with suspected links to terrorism, including Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, and urged other nations to do likewise. Ten years ago: After four turbulent months, three special legislative sessions and two Democratic walkouts, both houses of the Republicancontrolled Texas Legislature adopted redistricting plans favoring the GOP. The top candidates vying to replace California Governor Gray Davis joined in a lively debate. Five years ago: Officials reopened Galveston, Texas, to residents who were warned about Hurricane Ike’s debris and disruption of utilities. Japanese lawmakers elected Taro Aso, leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, prime minister. One year ago: President Barack Obama told the ABC talk show “The View” that the deadly attack earlier in the month on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was not the result of mob violence; he said “there’s no doubt” that the assault wasn’t spontaneous. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused Obama of minimizing the Benghazi attack as a mere “bump in the road.” Provocative ads began appearing in New York City subways, equating Muslim radicals with savages.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Photo-illustrated presentation featuring the wildlife, hiking and natural history of the Belknap Mountain Range. 7-8 p.m. at Brewster Academy’s Pinckney Boathouse in Wolfeboro. For more information call 224-9945. Homeschooling forum for parents interested in homeschooling their children presented by the Central New Hampshire Homeschoolers group. 3-5 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. For more information call 581-9148 or email Flu shot clinic held at the Meredith Hannaford Pharmacy in Meredith. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only regular dose vaccine is available at this time. For more information call 279-2230. Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Events at the Gilford Public Library. Storytime (Ages 3-5 Years) 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Babygarten (Birth - 18 mo.) 11:15–11:45 a.m. Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.) Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region building on North Main Street in Laconia (formerly the St. James Episcopal Church). 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or email 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. Weekly Summer Farmer’s Market hosted by Franklin Regional Hospital in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living Coaltion. 3-6 p.m. on the lawn of Franklin Regional Hospital. New “Double SNAP Dollars” card avaliable providing SNAP benefits. For more information call 934-2060 ext. 8369. Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760. The Greater Lakes Region Chapter of Murdered Children for the families and friends of those who have died by violence meets at 6 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Laconia Police Department Community Room. For further information contact chapter leader Carmen Doucette’ at 524-7624 or

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Mom and Me free movies at Smitty’s cinema in Tilton featuring the film “Toy Story”. Doors open at 11 a.m. followed by the showing at 11:30 a.m. Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by PSNH. 5-7 p.m. at its Tilton Area Work Center at 64 Business Park Drive in Tilton. For more information call 524-5531. Open House to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Meredith Village Savings Bank in Wolfeboro held in conjunction with the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 5-7 p.m. at Meredith Village Savings Bank in Wolfeboro. LHS class of ‘48 will be having lunch at Johnson’s Seafood Restaurant in New Durham. Noon.

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

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Conservation District plans annual meeting LACONIA — On Thursday, October 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the brand new wing of the Laconia High School, spend the early evening enjoying live music, local foods and participating in discussion that influences how our local natural assets are managed. The evening, brought to you by the Belknap County Conservation District, will open with local acoustical guitar artist Don Watson and a delicious variety of refreshments provided by the staff of the Local Eatery. Afterward, there will be short informational presentations on the results of the NH Governor’s Water Sustainability Commission (including what the public had to say about our state’s water resources); local grassroots efforts that improve access to CALENDAR from preceding page

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 Free Reiki Clinic: Learn & Experience Reiki Benefits Demonstration lead by Reiki Master Carol Wallace. 6-7:30 p.m. at Laconia High School. For more information or to register call 524-5712. The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by Mosenthal Spine & Sport PainCare, and Total Body Therapy. 5-7 p.m. at 15 Town West Road in Plymouth. For more information call 5361001 or email Events at the Gilford Public Library. Line Dancing for Beginners 9-10 a.m. Check–Out–An–Expert! 10 a.m. to noon. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lakes Region Blue Star Mothers meeting. 6 p.m. in the conference room at Lakes Region General Hospital. For questions, call Joy Hall at (732) 216-3455. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and edu-

fresh locally produced food and ‘food security’; agricultural projects helping commercial and private growers in the region; and breathtaking Mt. Major and the hiking trails of the Belknap Range — hikers are often surprised how many of the trails are not publicly owned. Pre-registration for the gathering is requested by September 30. There is a small registration fee that can be refunded if people bring 4 pounds of fresh, uncooked, uncut locally grown vegetables from your garden or purchased at a local farm stand to the event. This produce will be donated to a local food pantry. For more information call BCCD at telephone 527-5880 or visit website

cation. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Zentangle workshop held every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Vynart Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-0557. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.


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Dear Annie: My fiance’s mother has a rocky relationship with both of her sons. We see her infrequently, but still, my fiance loses his patience with her quickly. At first I was OK with her, but now she annoys me, as well. She brags about things, pleads to get her way, plans visits without checking with us, is sensitive to being told no or to anything she perceives as criticism, and is very demanding. She also recently pulled a childish trick. When my fiance told her no repeatedly, she simply called me to plead her case, knowing I am uncomfortable saying no. She is in her late 60s and continues to blame her actions on a rocky childhood. My mother says to just be polite to her, which I try hard to do. But now that she is in my home for a week, conversations with her are impossible, and I feel I need to walk away. She has a psychiatric disorder, although I am not sure of the diagnosis. My fiance’s grandmother indicates it is schizophrenia, so I don’t want to push her too far. We are getting married soon at a courthouse. During this unplanned and uninvited trip, she said it is too expensive for her and my fiance’s father to travel to see us get married. I am fine with this, but my fiance is upset that his parents do not care enough to make it work. They can afford the airline tickets. I think it is my fiance’s place to explain his hurt feelings to them. Do I continue to be polite about it? I am currently working long hours to avoid being in my home while she is visiting. Is there a better way to handle this? -- Z. Dear Z.: Yes, please continue to be polite. We recognize that his mother’s behavior is difficult, but you see her infrequently, so try to tolerate her as best you can for your fiance’s sake. He obviously cares a great deal about his parents. He should tell them how impor-

tant it is to him that they attend the wedding, but he cannot control their response. We hope they will make the effort to be there, and we hope you will be supportive without commiserating too much. Dear Annie: Lately, it seems as if my siblings have been ignoring me, except for the eldest. I’m a teenager, and my siblings are older. The eldest tries to involve me in everything she can, but she’s moved out of the house. The other two go off and have fun, and when I try to join in, they give me nasty looks and tell me to go away. What should I do about them? -- Indiana Teen Dear Teen: You should recalibrate your expectations. Your siblings are not responsible for your social life. We know it hurts when they go off without you, but such rudeness is not uncommon. Learn to ignore them. When they leave, casually wave goodbye and be occupied with something else. As you grow up, this situation will improve, but it will take time. Meanwhile, phone or text your friends and schedule some activities so you are less focused on what your siblings are doing. It also will make you much more interesting to them if you seem independently busy and happy. If you need help doing this, talk to your parents, your school counselor, a favorite teacher or other trusted adult. Dear Annie: I’m responding to the comment from “Germantown, Tenn.,” about store employees being forced to stand all day. That’s part of their job description and how products get to the shelves. In the store that I manage, the older employees never have complained about standing all day. -- The Manager Dear Manager: The fact that your employees don’t complain doesn’t mean they aren’t suffering. Standing is OK if you get to walk around, but otherwise, it is hard on the feet and back.

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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For Rent

LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC gorgeous puppies, bred for breed standards and great temperment, yellows, blacks, and chocolates. Taking deposits now. (603)664-2828.

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

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

BELMONT (Winnisquam Area) year-round house on Lake Winnisquam. 2-bedrooms, w/d hookup, fireplace in living room with large porch facing lake. Kitchen/dinning room open concept with a wood stove. New foundation under house for extra storage and small shed. Boat dock available. Security deposit required, No pets. $1,400/month (603)528-1463.

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


1974 MG Midget, convertible, chrome bumpers, 1250cc engine, duel carburetors, registered and inspected. $5,500, 603-203-7509 1995 Ford Ranger XLT Super-Cab 4x4, 4.0L, EFI, V6, OD, auto-trans, $2750/OBO. 978-866-2221. 1999 Ford Ranger 4 wd, 6 cyl, 5 spd, regular cab, long bed, 147,000 miles, ladder rack, tool box. Great work Truck. $2995 or BO. 603-848-0530 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 Off-road Super Cab. V-6, bed liner, tow bumper, front winch hook-up, AT, AM/FM/CD, 155K miles, runs good, $3,550/OBO. 508-423-8839 Gilford 2001 Chevy Malibu, 187K, Runs & Drives Excellent but needs some work. See at 239 Gilford Ave, Laconia. $800. 387-3788 2001 Toyota Rav 4-L, 4WD, Automatic, Silver exterior, All Power, Roof Rack, Towing, 94,000 miles, Excellent condition, runs great. Just inspected. $6,795/OBO. 603-930-5222.

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


BOATS Boat Winterize & Store Starting at $24 per foot

Call JP or Rick

2006 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 42k miles, Great Condition, $7,900. Call 603-253-3363.

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

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

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

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

BELMONT: 2BR, $185/Week +utilities. No pets. Two week security, references required. 520-5209.



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

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


FURNISHED ROOM- $125/week, Utilities included, near Tilton/I-93, One person, Job & car required. smoker OK. No drinking/drugs. 603-286-9628. GILFORD Furnished 3-bedroom waterfront winter rental. Dock, washer & dryer. Available through May 31st. $900/mo. + Utilities. Oil heat. No pets. (603) 686-2982

2002 Ford E250, work van, 115k-miles. Good contractor van! Line-x interior, new tires, trailer-hitch. $3,000/OBO. 707-0213. 2003 Town Car Cartier- Loaded, pristine condition. Has not seen snow. $9,500 or B.O. 603-366-2038

BELMONT House for rent. 2 bedroom, full bath, full basement, 2 car attached garage, furnished. Utilities NOT included. $650 per month + deposit. Call 279-8792. Available after 09/30/13.

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


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.) BELMONT 2-bedroom duplex, quiet, large yard, deck, small dog considered, $1150/month with heat. Security deposit.

GILFORD Upstairs apartment for rent. 2 bedroom, $700/month, plus utilities. No security deposit, no pets. Ask for George 832-4909 GILFORD Winnipesaukee year-round lakeside 2-bedroom apt., laundry. Enjoy private beach, boat dock available. (603) 231-6176. GILFORD: 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apts. Heat/electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered/References 556-7098 or 832-3334. LACONIA 1 Bedroom, second floor, $200/Wk, heat and hot water included, Non smoker. Pets OK. $700 Sec. deposit required.

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For Rent

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.

Laconia: Studio Apartment. Walk to downtown. Quiet Building. Parking. Heat, Hot Water & Electricity included. $140/wk. Security deposit & references included. No Dogs. 524-4428. Lakeport: Large 2 bedroom. Three season porch, parking, laundry on-site. Heat, hot water & electricity included. $235/wk. Security deposit & references included. No Dogs. 524-442

LACONIA2-ROOMMATES wanted to share personal home. Clean, quiet, sober environment. All inclusive, $140-$150/week. 455-2014 LACONIA 2BR apt. $175 per week plus util. FIrst month free. Includes parking. No dogs 934-8200 ask for Dez. 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 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: The last place you!ll want to live! Quiet, mature tenant wanted for stunning,1st floor fully restored Victorian 2-bedroom near downtown. Tin ceilings, maple floors, beautiful woodwork, LR, DR, Sunroom, on-site laundry, secure storage room, parking. Heated toasty warm. Come and stay forever. $850/Month. 494-4346. LAKEPORT: Large 2 bedroom. Three season porch, parking, laundry on-site. Heat, hot water & electricity included. $235/week. Security deposit & references included. No Dogs. 524-4428

LACONIA- 2 bedroom 1 bath house. No garage, large deck, country setting close to town, No pets/No smoking. Criminal background/credit check. $900 security. $210/Week + utilities. 455-6563 LACONIAHuge 2-bedroom. Bright, sunny & clean, nice area of town. $800/Month + Utilities. 520-6931 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week. Call for availability. 603-781-6294 LACONIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom in duplex building, 1st & 2nd floors plus access to attic and basement with laundry hook-ups, $975/month plus utilities, 524-1234, LACONIA: spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702 to $844 per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. EHO. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 LACONIA: 28 Dartmouth St; 1/2 of a Duplex; 7 Rooms, 3 BR; 1 Bath; Walk-out Basement w/Laundry Hookups. Very clean, hardwood floors, private off street parking. Convenient location, walk to downtown, churches, library, health club, Opechee Park & schools. $1,000/mo plus utilities. Call owner/broker 396-4163.

LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Studio Apartment. Walk to downtown. Quiet Building. Parking. Heat, Hot Water & Electricity included. $140/week. Security deposit & references included. No Dogs. 524-4428

MEREDITH Room for Rent- Quiet, beautiful home. Laundry, kitchen, cable TV, porch. $125/Week. 603-689-8683

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. $900/Month, including utilities. Security deposit, no pets. 455-3585. NEW Hampton- Cozy 2 bedroom house located off Exit 23 off I-93. Washer/dryer, storage. No smoking, Pets considered. $800/Month, no utilities included. 279-4550 SANBORNTON, House, 3 bedroom, 6 rooms, NO Pets, NO Smoking, references, $1,000/month +Utilities +Security Deposit. 528-1428 after 4pm.

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For Rent

For Sale

For Sale

4 General Altimax tires HP195/60 R15, less than 300 mi. $300. 556-9287

NEW precast cement slabs 1@ 4ftX4ft. 7in., 1@ 3ft.X4ft. 7in. You haul away. $475/both. 528-5939

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

NH Granite pieces, 6ft & 7ft, other sizes from old barn. $95 up Can arrange to deliver 524-0126.

AMPEG Bass Amp BA115 and Johnson JJ-200 Viola Electric Bass Guitar, pair for $300, 603-203-7509 Antique Sewing machine, Singer $100. Ladies bike with helmet $100.387-5235 BEAUTIFUL wooden pews. Memento of former Lady of the Lakes Church. 524-2277 COAL stove, use with wood or coal, good condition $50. 603-293-0683. COMBINATION sink, 2 burner hot plate & refrigerator. 110 Volt, 30in. W X 24in. Deep X 36in. High. $300/OBO. 528-2309 TILTON: Large room for rent downtown. Shared kitchen & bath. $150/week, includes all utilities. 286-4391.

FIREWOOD- Green & Seasoned. Full cords. Over 20 years in business. Tree Service also Available. Insured. 603-279-7354

TILTON: 1-bedroom. Heat, hot water incl., great location, no dogs. $580 to $630 /month. 603-630-9772 916-214-7733

FIREWOOD: Green, Cut, split and delivered (Gilmanton and surrounding area). $200/ cord. (603)455-8419

WEIRS Beach: Furnished 3BR, 1.5 bath lake house for rent. Sept. 15 - May 15, 2014. A/C, gas fireplace, flat screen TV, boat slip and private beach. Non-smoker. No pets. $800 per month +utilities. $800 security deposit. References required. Call 455-7010, leave message.

HONEYWELL, model 50250, air purifier, Hepa Filter, excellent condition. $60 603-267-0977

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.

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

387-8855 or 527-9221 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

MEREDITH Commerical 1100 sq. ft., ample parking space, existing Subway moving out, ideal for fast food. 603-279-7443 TRUCK parking & Office, Rt 16 Ossipee, NH near Tractor Supply. Plug-in available. FMI 603-455-0280.

For Sale (2) Thule upright bike carriersModel #599. Never used, original box & instructions. For racing & mountain bikes. Can accommodate tubes/frames from 1” to 2.2” in diameter. $75/each. 603-677-2259 2 magnetic mattress pads. Twin size. Cost $500 new, asking $45 ea. Small chest freezer. All very good condition. $85. 524-0126 2- One ton chainfalls and 2 comealongs $1600. Call 455-7897 and 524-1797. 2005 Polaris ATV, All Wheel Drive, Very FAST, good condition. 707-1545 28FT. Shingle elevator $660. 10 wall brackets w/ back brace $50/set. 4 Chevy 1 ton wheels &

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



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


LAZY BOY Double Sleep Sofa: 70” wide, dark green, excellent condition, $300. 279-8385.


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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

ETHAN Allen dresser with mirror al soldi maple 11 drawers 55.5” long clean $100. 524-3995.

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

Help Wanted

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 SLEEPER Sofa and Matching Loveset: Excellent condition, $195/best offer. (603)930-5222. SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 SOLAR electric fence- Ground pole, wiring & fence poles included. $275. 603-293-7808 STANDARD size cherrywood sleigh bed, frame. Box spring and mattress not included. Very good condition, moving $200/OBO 524-9778 THREE original Loren Percy oil paintings. Seasons of Lake & Gilford. 9”X13” framed. $200 each or $500 for all. Call 393-1652

LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.

TWO used recently serviced chain saws. Call 524-0099 for more information

LOOKING for crafters. Have lots of crafting items. Yar, ribbons, hoops, books, paints, material, etc. If you need it, I probably have it. All for sale. Call 286-7489

Vermont Casting, Vigilant woodstove, powder coated with glass doors. $399. (603)930-5222

MAGTAG full capacity front load dryer white, used seasonally, 4 years old. $50. 603-677-2259

WERNER 24ft. Extension LadderOverall length 24ft. Fiberglass, weight capacity 250lbs. Hardly used, $150. 603-677-2259

NEW 8 1/2’ X 18’ steel hay wagon with PT Floor. $4,000. 267-7138

XL twin bed $110, yellow kitchen table/w 4 chairs $150.528-2488

Help Wanted

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

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

TOTAL Security is looking for an alarm technician. Will train. Call 603-524-2833 or email

AUTO RECONDITIONER for busy used car dealership. Must have experience and driver’s license. Competitive pay and flexible schedule.

Call Jeff at 524-4200 CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS The Town of Barnstead, New Hampshire (EOE) is currently accepting applications for Full Time and Part-Time Certified Police Officer positions. Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a High-School Diploma or equivalent, possess a valid New Hampshire Driver's License and be clear of any criminal convictions and/or serious motor vehicle offenses. Selected candidates must successfully pass pre- employment requirements. Full Time positions include a complete benefit package. Pay is commensurate with experience. Resumes and cover letters must be received no later than October 4th, 2013 to: Barnstead Selectmen's Office Police Officer Positions Attn: Board of Selectmen PO Box 11 Ctr. Barnstead, NH 03225

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

Town of Northfield HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT The Town of Northfield is seeking a full time Highway Superintendent to manage the maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, bridges, drainage systems, cemeteries, town buildings and grounds and park and recreation areas as well as manage the town solid waste management system. This working superintendent will also operate equipment and participate in work crews as needed. The successful candidate will possess relevant technical and managerial coursework and at least six years progressively responsible experience in municipal public works, engineering or related field, including at least three years supervisory experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. The Town offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Application due on October 4th. Application materials and instructions may be found at the town website

Governor Wentworth Regional School District Employment Opportunities

1:1 Support for High School Aged Student Belknap County Nursing Home Caring person to provide stimulating activities to high school aged student in long term care facility (reading to and talking to student, taking student for walks, etc.) 4 hours per week.

Apply online: Governor Wentworth Regional School District, Wolfeboro, NH


RECYCLING ATTENDANT/LABORER The Town of Northfield is looking for an experienced team player for a full time Recycling Attendant/Laborer position. Responsibilities include operation and maintenance of Northfield’s Transfer Station, operating equipment as needed and performing winter road maintenance as needed. A position description with a list of job requirements and application instructions is available at Northfield Town Hall and at The Town of Northfield is an equal opportunity employer.

CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE VNA & HOSPICE RN Case Manager: F/T, benefited position. Working with one patient at a time, provide skilled care, develop pt. plan of care, coordinate care with clinical team & teach/counsel patient and family. Min. 1 year med/surg exp., IV skills preferred; Valid NH nursing license required. Physical Therapist: P/T and per diem positions providing evaluation and therapeutic care to patients in their home. Work with a clinical team to reach PT. related goals. Qualifications include completion of a PT program approved by the APTA and a valid NH PT license. Minimum one year of exp. in PT in an acute setting. Position may develop into full-time. MSW: Social Worker for agency serving home care and hospice clients in the S. Carroll County region. Social worker will partner with clients and their families to identify/ utilize community resources to assist in the management of healthcare issues. MSW preferred, beneficial to have 1-2 years relevant social work experience in a healthcare setting. All positions require: NH driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable transportation. Strong computer and communication skills essential. Competitive wages, mileage reimbursement, and generous benefits offered in a professional, supportive environment. Submit resume to: HR, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 North Main Street Laconia, NH 03246 FAX 603-524-8217, e-mail, Visit our web site at EOE

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PARTS Planner: Duties include part planning, stocking, inventory, preparing shipments, receiving. Must be highly motivated, organized, able to multi-task, possess computer skills with MS Office proficiency. Excellent communication skills and ability to work efficiently under pressure required. Competitive wages, benefits, paid holiday (603)569-3100


BURNS MACHINE is looking for responsible and highly motivated individuals for the following first and second shift positions: CNC SET-UP MACHINISTS Applicants must be experienced in the efficient set-up of CNC milling and/or turning equipment (Mori-Seiki) and have knowledge in machining various grades of materials. CNC MACHINE OPERATORS Applicants must be experienced in the efficient operation of CNC equipment (meeting established run times and quality standards). Applicants must also be familiar with various types of inspection equipment and inspection methods for checking machined components. These positions represent great opportunities for those individuals who are dedicated to the industry of machining and are looking to advance their careers. We offer challenging work without repetition in a clean, professional, team environment. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation pay, tuition reimbursement, efficiency bonuses, and much more. Is it time you made a change for the better? Come visit our facility and talk with our employees and then come grow with us. Applicants are asked to apply in person, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at: BURNS MACHINE a Welch Manufacturing Technologies, Ltd. company ROUTE 107 INDUSTRIAL PARK 516 PROVINCE ROAD LACONIA, NH 03246 PAINTING STUDIO ASSISTANTCall for interview. 802-272-7570

Clean driving record, CDL a plus. Available for on-call snow removal. Serious inquiries only. or 603-731-9173 or (603) 455-4497 FT/YEAR-ROUND Maintenance/ Cleaner needed immediately: Valid NH driver!s license and clean work record manditory. 545-4008.

PERSONAL TUTORING Any age, any subject; ESL, English, Spanish, and techniques for studying. Experienced Teacher 603-520-4081


GILFORD: 3.16 acres with fabulous westerly views overlooking Lake Winnisquam and Laconia, driveway and underground utilities already installed to building site, $119,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

Mobile Homes 1982 Mobile Home: 14-ft. x 65-ft., 2-bedrooms, 1.5 baths, lots of improvements. $19,900. Call 603-998-3113. DRM has mobile home lots available in Franklin and Gilford. We are offering 6 months free rent as a promotion. Call 520-6261 Gilford Mobile Home Co-op Park- Beach rights, back deck, patio, central air, $18,000. 978-406-1658 George

Motorcycles PROJECT Administrator position available. See job descript i o n a t No phone calls or walk-ins. E-mail resume to Cleaning positions available. Housecleaning, post construction clean-up and window cleaning. Weekdays and weekends available. Looking for honest and reliable employees. 279-4769

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



Immediate opening for full-time position. Experience helpful, but will train the right individual. Full benefit package includes 401(K), profit sharing, monthly bonus, paid vacation & holidays, medical and dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, employee discount program, paid training and certification and more. APPLY IN PERSON 580 UNION AVENUE, LACONIA NH 03246


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

BELMONT: 3 acres of good quality dry & rolling land with 180' on paved town road, driveway permit, surveyed, soil tested, $49,900. Owner/broker, 524-1234.

LAKEVIEW NeuroRehabilitation Center, located in Effingham, is seeking two full time RNs for evening or weekend shifts (with flexibility to cover other shifts as needed). $1000 sign on bonus! New grads are welcome to apply. Please email resumes to or visit our website at to apply online. Lakeview is an EOE, minorities are encouraged to apply.


2007 Honda CRF70 with 88cc BBR kit, mint, $600/ OBO. Leave voice mail message 393-0970

Buy • Sell • Trade

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


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

ALWAYS ODD JOBS WANTED Hauling, light carpentry, fall cleanups, driveway sealing, painting, pressure washing, etc... 603-930-5222.

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

Our Customers Don!t get Soaked!

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

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

MY Fall Cleaning is done, now I!ll do yours! Reasonable rates. 524-4947 Professional Housekeeper 15 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call Ami at 630-1110

Recreation Vehicles 1999 29ft Jayco Quest 294JAsking $5,500 or best reasonable offer. Sleeps 8, full kitchen, clean interior like brand new. Shower, toilet and vanity, Central AC, thermostat controlled furnace and water heater. AM/FM/CD Stereo, Cable/TV hookups . Front and rear storage underneath. Awning included. Call Kari at 520-6179.

RG COMPUTER SERVICES Formerly "All About Computers" Residential computer sales, service, & repair. Call 366-1982

Real Estate FLORIDA HOMES, CONDOS Englewood, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota. Free Property Search Suncoasteam Realty 941-235-7474 HOUSE for sale by owner in Meredith, NH. Large raised ranch, main floor, mud room 15! x 10!, computer room 11! x 8!, kitchen 14! x 20! with plenty of cabinets, parlor 14! x 18!, master bedroom 12! x 16!. Full bath 11! x 9! with Jacuzzi. Large deck 16! x 22!. Lower level, 2 bedrooms 12! x 14!, TV room 12! x 11!, gym room 12! x 14!, full bath 12! x 9!. Separate building for shop or office 16! x 22!. Quality built home, must see! Built in 2003 on a small cul-de-sac road, 5.8 acres. $295,000. 603-279-4692


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

Roommate Wanted


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

Small Jobs Are My Speciality


Rick Drouin 520-5642 or 744-6277

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

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

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

Home Care Mature Care Giver for Elderly will transport to doctor!s appointments, pharmacy and/or shopping. CORY checked with refer-









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