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Tilton voters will have say on Pay-AsYou-Throw
TILTON — The Board of Selectmen, with the support of the Budget Committee, is asking voters to approve the introduction of a Pay-AsYou-Throw (PAYT) program to increase the volume of recyclables collected at the curb and reduce the cost of disposing of solid waste. Four years ago the selectmen convened a Recycle Committee, charged with recommending measures to trim the solid waste budget. Marge Bonnsee Payt page 15
Unemployment at 4-year low U.S. adds 236,000 jobs in February; 7.7% rate in lowest since 2008 — P. 2
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Small turnout of Shaker voters says ‘no’ to budcom idea By Gail OBer
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BELMONT — After a half hour discussion and a secret ballot vote, the warrant article that would have created an official budget committee for the Shaker Regional School District failed last night by a vote of 106 to 71. Article 2 had been placed on the ballot by a petitioned vote spearheaded by Belmont School Board member Richy Bryant, who was one of two people on the board who
supported its passage. A number of people at the school district’s annual meeting spoke for and against a budget committee, including the town of Belmont’s Budget Committee Chair Ron Mitchell. “Having a budget committee helps the accountability of the budget by having other people at large look at it,” Mitchell said. Also speaking in favor of it was Ken Knowlton — a former Belmont Budget Committee member who resigned two years ago
after the town reduced its municipal budget but the school district meeting voted to add an additional $250,000 to its budget. He said another layer of oversight was a good thing and even though it is one more layer of government, he “thinks its time for this.” Many of those who opposed it said the School Board members were elected and they are familiar with how a school district works and what federal and state laws must be followed and how to budget for them. see sHaKEr page 17
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The big guys battle in out in the paint
Gilford’s Patrick Carr attempts to pass the ball guarded while guarded by Laconia’s Bryce McCrea during the 5th and 6th grade boys game at the annual Francoeur/Babcock Memorial Basketball Tournament at Gilford Middle School on Friday evening. Laconia won the game 29-24. Play continues in the 20th addition of the tournament on both Saturday and Sunday. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
LACONIA — A former Gilford man was ordered held on at total of $9,000 cash-only bail for a variety of aleged crimes committed in Gilford and Belmont during the summer of 2010. Gilford Police Chief Kevin Keenan said yesterday that Richard Smith, 37, formerly of 12 Breton Road was wanted for a June 10, 2010 charge of sexual assault — forcible fondling, for simple assault for grabbing a woman by the throat, and for obstructing the reporting of a crime by trying to stop the victim from calling police. After his arrest on June 26, 2012, he was released on $3,000 personal recognizance bail and given a court date for July 1, 2010. When he failed to show for his court date, Gilford Police applied for a received a warrant for bail jumping. In addition, records obtained from the 4th Cirsee sMItH page 14
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U.S. job gains cut unemployment rate to 4 year low of 7.7% WASHINGTON (AP) — The American job market isn’t just growing. It’s accelerating. Employers added 236,000 jobs in February and drove down the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent, its lowest level in more than four years. The gains signal that companies are confident enough in the economy to intensify hiring even in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts. Last month capped a fourth-month hiring spree in which employers have added an average of 205,000 jobs a month. The hiring has been fueled by steady improvement in housing, auto sales, manufacturing and corporate profits, along with record-low borrowing rates. Before the spree, employers added an average of 154,000 jobs from July through October and only 108,000 from April through June. “The recovery is gathering momentum,” Paul Ash-
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Cardinals set Tuesday for start of pope election conclave VATICAN CITY (AP) — The preliminaries over, Catholic cardinals are ready to get down to the real business of choosing a pope. And even without a frontrunner, there are indications they will go into the conclave Tuesday with a good idea of their top picks. Then it will be just a matter of agreeing on one man to lead the church and tackle its many problems. The conclave date was set Friday during a vote by the College of Cardinals, who have been meeting all week to discuss the church’s problems and priorities, and the qualities the successor to Pope Benedict XVI must possess. That said, there doesn’t appear to be a front-runner, and the past week of deliberations has exposed sharp divisions among cardinals about some of the pressing problems facing the church, including governance within the Holy See itself.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the pre-conclave meetings had given the cardinals a chance to discuss the “profile, characteristics, qualities and talents” a future pope must have. Those closed-door deliberations, he said, provided an opportunity for discussion and informationgathering so the cardinals could go into the conclave ready to cast their ballots. “The preparation is absolutely fundamental,” Lombardi said. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, agreed, noting that without this week’s meetings the conclave “could drag on.” “The preference is to have enough discussions previous so that when people go to the conclave, they already have a particular idea of who they’re going to vote for,” he told reporters at a briefing earlier this week.
EXETER (AP) — The death of a woman found in a long-vacant New Hampshire cement company has been ruled a homicide, and her cause of death is still being investigated. State Attorney General Michael Delaney and police officials announced late Friday that the woman has been identified as 36-year-old Hampton resident Amanda “Amy” Warf.
Her body was found Thursday morning after Exeter firefighters extinguished a small fire on the second floor of a building at a cement plant that has been vacant for more than 20 years. A car was also found on the property. The chief medical examiner ruled that Warf’s death was a homicide. Her cause of death isn’t being released until the case can be investigated further.
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LETTERS I am committed to public education & its long-term effects To the editor, I read with dismay a portion of Holly Tetreault’s letter in The Sun on Thursday morning. I’ve known Holly for many years and consider her a friend. We sat next to each other at the 2010 meet the candidates forum. Holly was running for selectboard, and I for school board. We commended each other for making a run at public office we tried to prop each other up as the newcomers to the situation. I reminisced and praised Holly’s son as a wonderful person who did well in school and who babysat my children years earlier. I don’t know how that got twisted into the “blind siding” and “dragging her and her son” into the campaign and somehow my taking credit for his accomplishments. Holly was already part of the 2010 campaign, and her adult son is an inspiration. Unless someone put words in her mouth, or words on a page for her, I can’t believe that’s how Ms. Tetreault honestly interpreted my compliments to her that evening. Waiting three years to say something is not like her. She and her family helped me and my family, and I thank her for that. Regarding the video of Jack Carty, this needs to be put to rest. I apologize, Mr. Carty, for bringing you into this 2013 campaign — you probably prefer to step down gracefully after your years of service. In 2009- 2010 I videotaped school board meetings where Jack was speaking — public meetings in front of live audiences. I published to YouTube things that he said, on his own, in his own words, in context, in
public meetings. I did not script anything. I did not shoot video recreating any situation. I did not shoot secret footage. I did not take anything out of context — in fact I was very careful to keep things in context so they couldn’t be misconstrued. People who do not attend these public meetings have the right to see Jack as he truly behaved in those situations. I stood in the back of the room and shot video for all to see. It was not like the “47 percent video” of Mitt Romney that was shot unbeknownst to him. Carty supporters don’t seem to be upset by his behavior — what they object to was that other people got to see it. It’s as if “what happens in those meetings stays in those meetings” and if you weren’t there you aren’t entitled to the show. That’s not what a public meeting is. Regarding my current school board race with Mark Billings, we both have strong convictions and strong supporters who will not be swayed by commentary. But for those who are undecided, and who rely on letters-tothe-editor for information, I think we both ask that you check the facts and separate them from opinion. Letter writers can continue their disparaging tirades, but I honestly don’t have the energy to play that game in this campaign. I am committed to public education and its long-term affects on our students and building strong communities, and I ask for your vote on March 12. Chris Mega Meredith
Mega’s opposition to Ed Tax Credit exemplifies conflict of interest To the editor, On Tuesday we can elect a smart, capable, and friendly businesswoman as a Meredith selectman. Jayne Greemore’s daily customer contact informs her of local opinions, needed services, and the economic stresses affecting our citizens. Jayne’s business experience has taught the importance of providing superior services in a cost effective way. Jayne Greemore will bring fresh thinking to our town board, she will make a great selectman. Two talented and dedicated people are running for Inter-Lakes School Board. However, Mark Billings can perform all school board member functions without the conflict of interest resulting from Chris Mega’s wife’s employment in the school district. In addition, Mr. Mega’s priorities are wrong. The purpose of education tax dollars is to provide each child with a good education, not to fund the educational establishment. No one objects when rich families move their children to better educational opportunities yet these moves cost school districts just as much state money as a poor child getting an Education Tax Credit provided scholarship. In fact, as opposed to when children from rich families leave a school district, the Education Tax Credit program limits the loss of state money due to scholarships. Good teachers do not fear the Edu-
cation Tax Credit scholarships. They know that some students just need a different opportunity, and this is no reflection on their teaching abilities. How can people like Mr. Mega object to a scholarship program that helps the child of a poor family escape schools that fail them? Is it some kind of cruel elitism that wants the children of poorer families to get deficient educations so they are less competition for the children of the rich? Or, perhaps Mr. Mega’s opposition to the Education Tax Credit just exemplifies his conflict of interest because doing what is best for the child has a minor impact to school district funding? Everyone should understand that no school district needs to lose a penny. In fact, districts can earn extra money by drawing students from other districts. I trust that Mark Billings sees that the Education Tax Credit program provides an opportunity to be exploited by ensuring that the InterLakes School District provides an outstanding educational experience. If your top concern is each child’s educational experience, then vote for Mark Billings. If you are willing to trade away a child’s future for a few dollars of state aid, then vote for Mr. Mega. Do yourself and our town a favor, elect Jayne Greemore to the Meredith Board of Selectman. Don Ewing Meredith
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LETTERS I felt it important that Mr. Waldron not run unopposed in Northfield To the editor, I am writing this letter in response to an editorial in the Winnisquam Echo this week. Selectman Steve Bluhm stepped way over a professional and personal line when he slandered my name and the name of my family. Mr. Bluhm has a history of putting his foot in his mouth and in this instance, he out did himself. Voters of Northfield, ask yourself why Mr. Bluhm is so threatened by my running for selectman? Is it because he knows I will be an independent thinker and not follow him like a sheep? For the past three years Bluhm has been Ziminsky’s sheep and Mr. Waldron has been a sheep in training. This has to stop. This is a selectboard not a farmyard. Selectmen represent you, the taxpayers and should be independent, creative thinkers — not followers. I understand why some people are concerned that Selectman Peg Shepard is my sister-in-law. I can only assure people of the positive aspects of this relationship. We work extremely well together on the T-N Old Home Day Committee and we both love and support our community. Some people feel we may “talk town business” at our family gatherings. We are both professional and honest enough to not participate in that behavior. But do you honestly believe that Ziminsky, Bluhm and Waldron haven’t had “off the record” conversations about town
business? I am not condoning this, merely pointing out the possibility. I placed my name on the ballot because I felt it was important that Mr. Waldron not run unopposed. The taxpayers of Northfield should have a choice on who they vote into office. I urge taxpayers to remember the atmosphere and hostility when Mr. Waldron was a T-N Fire Commissioner. There was extreme hate and discontent between the commissioners and the firefighters. Taxpayers in both towns were at each other’s throats and this was all under the leadership of Mr. Waldron. I ask those of you who attend town meeting to remember how Mr. Waldron postures at every meeting. While everyone has the right to ask questions and participate, Mr. Waldron chooses to participate in a negative, hostile and angry manner. Do you want that type of person making decisions for you at the town level. I certainly do not. I urge Northfield taxpayers to see through this smoke screen and read between the lines. Please vote for me, Debra Shepard on March 12th for Northfield Selectman. We need fresh, innovate ideas and positive leadership in this community. Send a clear message to Mr. Bluhm, whose term is up in 2014, that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. Debra Shepard Northfield
Betty Abbott will provide right balance on Gilmanton Selectboard To the editor, To Mr Barnes: Betty Abbott isn’t responsible for the opinions of others for good or bad. Also, no need for “full disclosure”. Brother-in-law or not, you’re a taxpayer who believes that Don Guarino is the best candidate. Personally, Don has been “off” just one year from his 6 year position on the BOS and I think he needs to take more time before running again. Yes, I agree that Don is a considerate and thoughtful person. For over 25 years he has served his community in many constructive ways and continues to do so. It is something he truly loves to do. For example, when his term on the BOS ended he immediately picked
up organizing our towns 4th of July event. As for matters concerning the management of the town I am deeply concerned. Reading the BOS minutes or lack thereof, demonstrates a lack of transparency that is troubling. Did you know that boards diverse in opinion, background and gender are the most successful. These dynamics make for substantive dialog and expand understanding of the issues at hand. That being said, it’s my opinion that Betty Abbott would be the best fit. I believe that she, Brett Currier and Ralph Lavin will provide the right balance our town needs. They have enough in common yet represent varysee next page
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LETTERS Mega knows student needs should be addressed within system To the editor, A big thank you to Moderator Lee Quimby and the Federated Church of Sandwich for hosting a forum last Sunday to meet the candidates for Sandwich Town elections and the Inter-Lakes School Board election! I very much appreciated the opportunity to ask questions, especially regarding the contested race for the Meredith seat on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Both candidates, Mark Billings and Chris Mega, gave detailed and articulate answers and I value their forthrightness. Both men would bring varied expertise and talent to the board. Both have volunteered considerable time to the Inter-Lakes schools and both profess support for public education. For some, it may not be easy to choose between them As I ponder this choice I have increasing concerns about Mark Billings’ actual commitment to public education, for a couple of reasons. First, he supports the New Hampshire education tax credit bill which gives scholarship vouchers to families to send their children to private or religious schools or to teach them at home. The bill grants businesses tax credits for donating money to a scholarship organization that would otherwise be paid to the state. The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO), the only non-profit “scholarship organization” approved to administer the tax credit program in N.H., helped lawmakers develop from preceding page ing opinions and perspectives. This is the “recipe” for positive and progressive change in our community. Thanks for hearing my perspective Mr. Barnes. Lori Baldwin Gilmanton
the program. It makes no secret of its belief that public education should be dismantled. The NEO web site says: “Our Proclamation: I proclaim publicly that I favor ending government involvement in education.” The tax credit/voucher program has been questioned for its constitutionality because it diverts money that should be going to the state to benefit religious schools. Its fiscal impact on state budgets could be devastating, especially in future years. School district budgets lose the state “adequacy funding” immediately when a student receives a voucher and leaves the district, so the district can’t plan for the decrease in student enrollment over a period of time. There is no accountability for the funds put into this program, nor are the private or religious schools accountable for their educational results. For all these reasons and more, I am strongly opposed to the tax credit voucher bill enacted by our Legislature last year which Mr. Billings supports. Secondly, Mr. Billings has told me on a couple of occasions that he is a great fan of an economist/philosopher named Frederick von Hayek. Hayek’s influential book, “The Road to Serfdom”, advocates strongly for free markets, competition and the privatization of government functions. What I do not understand is how Mr. Billings can support privatization in general and the tax credit voucher plan that aims to privatize N.H. education in particular and still profess his support for public education. Somehow it doesn’t square. Mr. Mega does not support privatization or the N.H. tax credit scholarship voucher plan at all. He believes that the individual needs of students can and should be addressed within the public school system. His children see next page
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LETTERS I’m willing to work to earn your vote for M’borough Selectboard
Mega has the right attitude, demeanor & even temperament
To the editor, My name is Chris Shipp. I am running for selectman in the town of Moultonborough. I moved to Moultonborough more than 12 years ago, shortly after my son Conner was born. When we were deciding on where we wanted to make our home, my wife Michelle and I were looking for a town with an excellent school system, a strong sense of community, and a reasonable tax rate. We found all three in Moultonborough. Shortly after moving to town, my daughter Lauren was born and my wife was fortunate enough to be hired as a sixth grade teacher at the Moultonborough Central School. Prior to living in Moultonborough, I lived in Ashland for 10 years, where I served on the Budget Committee, the Fire Department, and I was chairman of the Housing Standards Board. I was raised in the town of Canaan, N.H. I have associates degrees in Liberal Arts, Fire Science, and Emergency Medicine. I am employed as a lieutenant with the Laconia Fire Department, where I have worked for almost 18 years. Since moving to Moultonborough, I have served my community whenever possible. I have served as a volunteer coach for the Moultonborough Recreation Department and numerous private youth sports organizations in the Lakes Region. I served on the town’s E-911 Committee. Currently I am a volunteer lieutenant on the Moultonborough Fire-Rescue, and I am a member of the Moultonborough Recreation Advisory Board. While I have enjoyed serving the town in these roles, I feel that I am now ready to take on more responsibility in the leadership of our community. It is my hope that by being elected Selectman, I may serve as a catalyst for positive change in our community. I feel that it is important for new ideas and perspectives to be brought to the leadership table in order to ensure that a healthy level of progress takes place. When I decided to run for Selectman, I developed a set of standards that I pledge to adhere to in order to ensure that all people are treated with respect and that all residents are fairly and consistently represented. They are as follows. I will be an approachable leader
To the editor, Community and school volunteer, technology savvy, level headed, even tempered, passionate about public education, modest, compassionate, positive and non-political. Wouldn’t it be great if all adults associated with our schools and students had these attributes? These are attributes that fairly describe Chris Mega, a candidate for the Inter-Lakes School Board. Chris is also a skilled musician and music teacher, a successful small business owner, holds two technology patents, was board chair of the Lakes Region Symphony for seven years, was manager of Internet Banking at MVSB for three years and was a successful financial advisor. Chris has a broad and diverse background that will enable him to make significant contributions to the I-L School District. What really stands out to me is the positive perspective that Chris has of the Inter-Lakes schools and students. He knows first hand what our schools have to offer as his two sons attended K - 12 at I-L and are now in college. He knows I-L schools offer a solid academic, athletic and social environment in which students thrive; routinely up to 90 percent of graduates go on to further their education. Chris recognizes that there is always room for improvement, advancements and the need to embrace the best educational practices to keep our students current and competitive. With his solid financial, technical and leadership background, Chris is well equipped to work to make that happen. In a February letter, Peter Miller
and receptive to the ideas of others: My home and cell phone numbers are always available. It is impossible to be the voice of the people if you are unsure of how the people actually feel about an issue. In the absence of being contacted, I will always actively seek the opinions of the residents that I am elected to represent. I will treat all residents with the respect they deserve, even when their opinion is different than mine: If all people agreed on every issue, all the time, positive change would never take place. I firmly believe that it is extremely important to attentively listen to both sides of every issue, and to compromise whenever possible. I will spend every tax dollar as if I earned it myself: I was taught at a very early age that if you watch your pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves. I don’t mean this to imply that I will always take the cheapest route, because I wont. I will however always try to take the most cost effective route in order to obtain the most value from every single tax dollar. I will always remember that I am elected to promote the will of the people: Today, politics are often clouded by hidden agendas. Some leaders have their own agendas while others try to further the cause of a private organization or political party. I have no hidden agenda. Quite simply, my only aspiration is to provide fair, consistent and transparent leadership to the people of Moultonborough. Over the last few weeks you may have seen me holding campaign signs on the side of Route 25. You may have received a phone call from me. I may have even knocked on your door. I did, and will continue doing all these things because I want people to know that I am willing to work for their vote. I believe that votes are never guaranteed, they must always be earned. I hope I have earned yours. If you still have any questions about any issues, please contact me at (603) 476-2301 or (603) 387-8049. If I am elected, use these same numbers to contact me at any time to discuss any problem or concern that you may have. Thank you all for your consideration. Chris Shipp Moultonborough
Wake up Meredith and get rid of the spenders; vote them all out To the editor, Damn the taxpayers, full speed ahead with the spending, Give all the employees town, school, county a pay raise. In the private sector (the real world ) you’re lucky to have a job much less a pay raise. If you can’t pay your property taxes they don’t care, at the end you will be forced out. Someone else will take over who can pay the taxs banks, finance company or a new owner. The system is not working well at all levels, we have people running for office who are part of the problem. Some with conflict of interest issues or special interest issues. Few represent the taxpayers.
Do we really need a new county jail (sorry, a rehabilitaion center ) during these hard times? Many never worked out here in the real world. All I can say is Kudos to Rep. Colette Worsman and her colleagues for trying to get the county budget under control. Jayne Greemore for selectman and for school board, the only choice we have is Mark Billings. When a system doesn’t work we need change; get rid of the spenders; vote them out. At this point we desperately need SB-2 and take the spending power out of their hands. George Horne Meredith Center
noted that the School Board should be a non-partisan race and he hoped that partisan groups would not get involved in this election. It would seem that the important thing is that the candidate themselves be non-partisan. Through his letters, endorsements and the signs he holds at the polls, Chris’s opponent Mark Billings has clearly made his political persuasion known as he actively supports local and state candidates who are self avowed Tea Party, Libertarian, and/or right wing candidates. In a recent letter, Tim Carter, co-chair of the Lakes Region Tea Party, embraced Mr. Billings as a frequent attendee at Tea Party meetings and a recipient of their newsletter. It is a reasonable question to ask whether Mr. Billings could separate his political leanings from School Board deliberations. Chris notes on his website, chrismega.com, that he is a conservative independent. Chris has not been politically active in local or state politics. He is not just a registered independent, he actually is independent. He will bring a true individualistic voice to the I-L School Board which is a good thing. Chris has the right attitude, demeanor and even temperament for these times of difficult decisions. I hope you will review his website to learn more about him and cast your vote for Chris Mega for Inter-Lakes School Board on Tuesday, March 12th. Residents of Center Harbor, Meredith and Sandwich all vote for all I-L School Board Positions. Denise Doyle Meredith
Mega not in any way in violation of Inter-Lakes nepotism policy To the editor, I am writing to support Chris Mega who has been instrumental in helping as a mentor in the arts at many different schools throughout the Lakes Region. He cares about the children in the Inter-Lakes School District, moving here 13 years ago specifically because he felt the elementary school seemed to him and his wife a caring and nurturing environment. Chris knows about our schools firsthand as both of his boys attended Inter-Lakes from grade K-12. He has always volunteered in many capacities to help the children, most recently, he videotaped the Middle Tier, “Team Weedbusters,” on their journey to promote public awareness on the from preceding page were educated in the Inter-Lakes schools and he has great ideas for strengthening the educational opportunities for all. For these reasons I will be supporting Chris Mega for the Meredith seat on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Please remember that school district members in all three towns in the Inter-Lakes School District can vote for this contested Meredith seat, as well as for the uncontested seat in Center Harbor for which Sally Whalen is running and for Moderator Lee Quimby. Please join me in supporting them and particularly Chris Mega on March 12th! Anne Rogers Meredith
invasion of milfoil in our local lakes and streams. Chris’ wife teaches at Inter-Lakes high school, but that does not mean there is an issue in regards to him serving on the school board. In fact, there is a history of an I-L board member serving while his wife was employed within our school district. Even the N.H. State Senate committee, chaired by Sen. Jeanie Forrester, unanimously agreed immediate family members of SAU employees should not be prevented from serving. I have included the important section of policy #8345 as it applies to Mr. Mega. As you will read there is no conflict of interest. Policy 8345 — Nepotism “The Board may employ any teacher or other employee if such teacher or other employee is the father, mother, brother, sister, wife, husband, son, daughter-inlaw, or brother-in-law of the Superintendent or any member of the Board. However, if a conflict of interest arises, the board member shall declare his/her interest and refrain from debating, discussing, or voting on a nomination or other issue.” I ask that you support the children of the I-L school district by voting for an outstanding member of our community that has always given back to our students. Please vote on Tuesday, March 12th, for Chris Mega for School Board. Remember all three towns can vote; Meredith, Center Harbor, and Sandwich for school board candidates. You can learn more about Mr. Mega on his website, www.chrismega.com. Lynn Thomas Meredith
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LETTERS We’re on wrong track Belmont; has everyone who cares just given up? To the editor, I would like to thank the Belmont High School and students for their continued efforts of holding Candidates Night on Monday, March 4th. I would also like to thank Lakes Region Public Access for airing the forum on Channel 26 allowing Belmont residents the opportunity to get to know the candidates running for both the town and school offices. I have been a resident of Belmont for 46 years, and have deep family roots within the town of Belmont, many of which have worked diligently on behalf of Belmont taxpayers. I too have worked and volunteered in many capacities for the Town of Belmont over the years. I am the owner of the Belmont NH Heritage Website (www.belmontnh.net) giving the history of Belmont, family roots within Belmont through birth, death, and marriage records, and high school graduation lists. The highlight of candidates night seemed to be the race for selectman. Although, I was very pleased to see a few new faces and a younger generation showing their interest by running for various positions. In my observation, it was clear to me that some running for various positions were not in it for the goodness of Belmont, but for the purpose of serving their own agendas. I ask myself, why I would consider some of them for these positions? After all, this is my town, and I too have sacrificed and struggled over the years to stay a part of this community. As I watched, grown men bullying each other over who is suing the town and for what and who lives and pays taxes in Belmont and who does not, it was obviously overlooked by all present that both candidates had sued the town. One under RSA 91-A the public has the “right-to-know” law, and the other for his own monetary gain while sworn in under the oath of office relative to medical insurance. I was thankfully convinced that at least one candidate does live in Belmont. This also made me stop to think about the town policy that states relatives cannot work in the same department together to refrain from influences. I believe selectmen and other officials should not be exempt from this policy, as it totally goes against the rules they created for town employees. This should be standard practice throughout the town, including boards and elected officials. Imagine your neighbor’s entire family making decisions of how your tax dollars are going to be spent. They say selectmen do not spend without the voters approval. That is correct, but when voters approve the budget in a lump sum (article #11), the selectmen have the authority to over-expend any line item they want or see fit. One candidate was challenged relative to an
incident that occurred over 30 years ago, at the time he followed all permitting laws required by the state and utility companies. All of this occurred before the town had any ordinances, or even a Planning and Zoning Board. In the 1990s, the state became overwhelmed and put these responsibilities upon the town who in turn created ordinances, and also at this time suggested all underground tanks be removed (subject of the argument), at that time the land in question was no longer owned by the candidate being blamed for such non-sense. All of this made me stop and think about who I want to vote for. I hope it does for you as well. As, for recent comments in local newspapers about Article #2 allowing transfer stations in our Industrial Zone. I do believe these facilities are working in other towns across the state without repercussions, but in this instance it is proposed to place such a facility above our primary water source in the Industrial Zone. I would support this in any other zone, but this one. I will VOTE “NO” on Article #2. I don’t understand why we have gotten on the wrong track, has everyone who cares about Belmont given up? The corruption, the fear of being targeted, or even cast out of the community is an intense reality for some. I too fear that, but it is a matter of principle, a matter or right and wrong, and if we all give in to our fears by not voting, we can only succumb to the wrongs that others put before us. As a citizen of Belmont, I am concerned that our bottom line budgets will increase at the school district level and the town level, continuing to cause us to lose our homes, making it difficult to feed our children, and its destroying our community. Our historical buildings have dwindled to four structures in existence the mill, the library, the Province Road Meeting House which is owned and supported solely by the Historical Society, and we have the Gale School that both the town and school want to just make it go away. These are the only structures left that represent Belmont’s beginnings, without them what does Belmont really have? I too have felt like throwing in the towel on any hopes of having a real town to be proud of, and wonder if the motto “Best Town by A Dam Site” any longer applies. I want to encourage those who are no longer voting in this town to grab their ID and a utility bill, and go out to register and vote on March 12th,! If your not happy with things, you must vote to make a difference, it is the only way things will change! So exercise your right to vote, your town and school election and budgets is where your tax dollars are spent, YOU have a say, I urge you to please make a difference and vote. Diane Marden Belmont
Please join me in helping to re-elect Pat Clark to T-N Fire Board To the editor, Next Tuesday, March 12th I will vote for Pat Clark as he seeks re-election as Tilton-Northfield Fire District Fire Commissioner. Pat is a decent, hard working, honorable family man and a member of good-standing in our community. He has
best for the district, its employees and the taxpayers during the past three years as Fire Commissioner. I respect him because he has no personal agenda. Please join me in supporting the best candidate and re-elect for Pat Clark. Thank you.
It may not be wise to allow transfer station on top of the aquifer To the editor, As a concerned Belmont resident I read with interest Town Planner Candace Daigle’s letter of March 7 concerning the proposed zoning ordinance amendment to permit Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Transfer Stations in the Belmont Industrial Zone. Bestway Disposal proposed this amendment when they inquired about adding a transfer station to the recycling center on Rt. 140. Voters should know that in Dec. 2012 Bestway and Waste Management (Blow Brothers, ME) were bought by regional solid waste company Casella Waste Systems, Rutland, VT. Casella has long history of bad faith negotiations with multiple ME, VT, NH, MA, and NY towns since the early 1990’s. Towns are often forcechoiced into working with Casella as there are few waste businesses from which to choose. Casella’s typical business strategy is to enter a community, expand dramatically and fight local municipalities who try to control operations and expansion. According to Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover), in 1999 Casella “squeezed out smaller, independent businesses” in Sanbornton, forcing the town to award them a garbage-hauling contract; then “the town’s disposal costs went up from $43 to $60 a ton.” In 2006, Holliston, MA fought with Casella for years over noise, litter, odor, and lack of screening for radioactive waste at its MSW transfer station. The transfer station is near wetlands and the aquifer. Despite Board of Health threats of fines and citations, Casella did not comply. In 2007 Covanta purchased the controversial station, cleaned it up, mended relationships with the town and after several years a screening process for radioactive material was finally put into place. Not until 2012 was the Covanta-run transfer finally declared in compliance. In Biddeford, ME, the Casella landfill was allowed to accept only Maine waste. Casella lobbyists then created a loophole: out-of-state waste processed by their Maine biofuels center became eligible as Maine waste. In 2010, over
180,000 tons of out-of-state waste ded up in the Biddeford landfill. The former Biddeford mayor writes, “I certainly wouldn’t consider Casella a good corporate citizen. They wait to get caught, then argue that it’s not a problem. Only as a last resort and after constant, constant fighting will they even attempt to correct a problem.” Toxic Actions Inc, a Boston environmental watch dog operation, has often named Casella one of its annual Top Dirty Dozen polluters; the last year was 2012. Much of the Belmont industrial zone is over our aquifer, the water source for our town and surrounding towns as well. Some towns seem to do well with Casella. Casella appears to have a better record with transfer stations than with recycling centers and landfills. As Ms. Daigle writes, communities with transfer stations may enjoy a reduction in costs of waste disposal or other benefits. Laconia is currently working with Casella to figure out cost effective recycling options. During negotiations City Councilor Henry Lipman remarked: “There are no savings. You’re not presenting a solution. You’re just presenting more revenue for you.” Last month, Lewiston, ME entered into a long-term recycling center agreement with Casella after much gnashing of teeth. Economic considerations underlied the final decision. In response, a resident of Biddeford, whose town experienced a long relationship with Casella, warned Lewiston and other towns to be extremely cautious when entering into long-term Casella contracts. His final statement: “Protect your citizenry with iron-clad termination clauses.” I hope Belmont voters, town officials and staff will consider this information. It may not be wise to change zoning ordinances to permit Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Transfer Stations in the Industrial Zone without first making further study of both short and long-term ramifications. Ginger Wells-Kay Belmont
2.99% is worst case interest rate for Alton School bond proposal To the editor, The Alton Central School Buildings and Grounds Committee would like to take this opportunity to clarify the cost of the proposed Alton Central School renovation that will appear in Article 2 on the ballot on March 12. The estimated cost of the project is $18.6 million, with $900,000 of that being paid as a “downpayment” from existing capital reserve funds. If approved by voters, the remaining $17.7 million would be paid through municipal bonds. The New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank has given the district a worse-case rate estimate of 2.99 percent. At this rate, the GROSS cost to taxpayers will be $102 per $100,000 of property value for each of the next 15 years. However, in 2012, taxpayers in
Alton paid $68 per $100,000 of property value to retire the 10-year bond for Prospect Mountain High School. This means the NET change in taxes to pay for bonds related to school facilities when compared to 2012 rates will be $34 per $100,000 ($102 less $68 = $34). This means that if your property value is near the median value of $200,000 for Alton, your tax bill will increase by $68 in 2013. If the bond rate is less than 2.99 percent, which is likely to be the case, the annual cost impact will be less than $34 per $100,000 of property value when compared to 2012 rates. We encourage the citizens of Alton to visit www.alton.k12.nh.us to use the “Cost Calculator” on the main see next page
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LETTERS Gilford, join me in voting for my friend Pat LaBonte for Fire Engineer
Hope Gilford ﬁnds work of Belknap-Merrimack CAP worth supporting
To the editor, I am writing today to encourage Gilford voters to join me in casting a vote for my friend, Pat LaBonte, for Fire Engineer. Pat, a lifelong resident of Gilford, has honorably served this town in various positions for nearly 50 years. He served as a budget committeeman for a total of 15 years (since the mid-1960s), three terms on the Board of Fire Engineers (1979–1988) and three terms as a selectman (1989–1998). Pat recognizes that changes need to be made in regards to how the Board of Fire Engineers operates to ensure the board remains relevant into the future. Pat is NOT the candidate that was hand selected by the current chair of the Fire Engineers, there is no expectation the he will be a rubber stamp for the chair. You can expect Pat to correct problems not just hid them, or make excuses. Unlike the current board, Pat would never endorse a policy change that is designed to shield
To the editor, As voters go to the polls to determine how tax dollars will be spent. Community Action Program, Belknap/Merrimack Counties, Inc. (CAP) is asking the voters of Gilford to support article 22 in the town warrant and appropriate $8236 to support the local area center office located in Laconia. Last year CAP programs provided Gilford residents with $647,555.61 of services returning $78.63 of service to Gilford residents for each dollar spent in support of the Laconia area center. This request is not for any social service program but solely for the operations of the area center. Staff salaries are the major budget expense. The area center serves the residents of the city of Laconia and the five surrounding towns. We ask the city and each town we serve to share the expense of maintaining the office so that, when residents experience a hardship and find themselves unable to obtain basic needs such as food, shelter or fuel, the area center staff will be there to help them access resources for these basic life sustaining elements. CAP works in partnership with local town and city welfare offices to assist residents in need using resources OTHER than local tax dollars. We are awarded contracts by the State of New Hampshire to administer programs to provide basic necessities to New Hampshire residents. We are also entrusted with grants from many businesses and individuals to provide needed assistance to
the Fire Department from any oversight. Pat would hold people accountable and not reward incompetency. Pat understands that the purpose of the Fire Engineers is to represent the taxpayers of Gilford while simultaneously ensuring that Gilford Fire and Rescue provides essential services to the community. Meanwhile he will vigilantly ensure that taxpayer funds are not wasted and all equipment that the taxpayers have entrusted in the Fire Department’s care is properly maintained to ensure a maximum level of readiness, and equipment life span, as well as return on investment. Pat has a proven track record of tackling problems head on and not simply giving lip service. Pat Labonte has always fought for the interest of the taxpayers, which is exactly what is badly needed on the Board of Fire Engineers. Please vote Pat LaBonte! Kevin Leandro Gilford
Chris Mega’s wife is a teacher in our Inter-Lakes School District To the editor, Meredith’s local elections are only a few days away and so far it has been a very quiet campaign season. This may lead some voters to think there are no real substantive races or issues on this year’s ballot and therefore no compelling reason to vote on March 12th. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the race for the seat representing Meredith on the Inter-Lakes School Board, there is a real choice. The 20132014 school budget and proportional sharing formula results in the people of Meredith now being responsible for 73.5 percent of the almost $20 million budget. Meredith property owners will see a $1.36 million increase in their school taxes for the 2013/2014 school-year. This magnitude of contribution requires a representative who can impartially evaluate the concerns of all constituents and fully participate in the Board’s deliberations and actions. That person is Mark Billings. Mark is a successful business executive, entrepreneur, conservationist and critical thinker who has a passion for our children’s education. Mark has attended most, if not every, board meeting over the past few years and he is not afraid to express viewpoints on ways to maximize student achievement, analyze budgets and cost effec-
tive solutions, while seeking to balance sometimes competing interests. Mark will be a true independent reasonable voice for Meredith constituents. Mark’s opponent for the seat is Chris Mega. Chris also has an exceptional background and talent. However, it is my opinion that there is a significant impediment to Chris’ candidacy. Chris’ wife is a teacher in our school district. Chris points out that if he were elected, he would recuse himself from any School Board decisions where there is a real or perceived conflict of interest. That sounds good in theory, but I submit that the very nature of a close and loving spousal relationship creates an inherent bias and viewpoint. Meredith’s representative cannot have a perceived appearance of partiality. One must also consider that more than three-quarters of the school district operating budget consists of salaries and benefits paid to school employees. How often will Mr. Mega have to ponder whether he has a real or perceived conflict of interest? Meredith deserves full time representation on the Inter-Lakes School Board, and Mark Billings is the person to fulfill that role and responsibility. Richard R. Gerken Meredith
Convince more people to recycle & forget about buying prison site To the editor, It is interesting to note that the two members of the Laconia City Council who strongly favor PAYT over stronger policies for recycling don’t seem to be interested in helping low income people or retired people. Both of these men have jobs which make them middle class taxpayers who can well afford to purchase the PAYT bags. These are the same council members who want the city to spend $2 million to purchase the former state prison site even though there is no guarantee the city will receive federal funds to rid the site of the contamination which exist there. From talks I
have had with council members if the federal funds are received, and the site cleaned up, the council will then sell the land it doesn’t want to keep. Why should city taxpayers be in the business or buying and selling land? The other added burden is that the state will have to find a new location for the sexual offenders housed in the facility on Green Street across from the ball field. That is another burden for taxpayers. What the council should do is convince more people to recycle and forget about buying that state prison site. Gordon D. King Laconia
residents seeking help in their time of need. All of the private funds donated to our agency are used exclusively for assistance. No administrative costs are provided, therefore we ask for the city and towns to share, with other federal and state funds, in the support of the area center so that staff will always be available to assist families and individuals in need. Last year the staff visited 49 homebound elderly residents to provide nutritious meals-on-wheels. They provided over 98 residents with over 700 meals from the emergency food pantry. Over 240 Gilford households were provided with $192,255 in Fuel Assistance and over 280 Gilford households receive a discount on their electric bill because of the work of the area center staff. Over $152,745 was spent weatherizing 35 Gilford homes and $1848 was provided to residents facing a utility shutoff. Without the CAP area center these residents would have sought assistance from the town welfare office and local tax dollars for assistance which the town is required by law to provide. CAP provides other resources and not local tax dollars to help the town meet its legal commitment. As a Gilford resident I encourage town officials to seek out resources other than my tax dollars to provide assistance to local residents. I hope the residents of Gilford find the work of the staff of Belknap/Merrimack Community Action Program worthy of support from their town. Judy Scothorne Gilford
Meredith, please support the most qualiﬁed, Billings & Kahn To the editor, I support Mark Billings for the I-L school board. Mark does not have any conflict of interest and his volunteerism to many town committees has shown his real interest in helping the community be a better place to live and work. His opponent Chris Mega is married to a district teacher. One of Mr. Mega’s main concerns is the Ed Tax Credit. He maintains that it has an adverse fiscal impact on public schools. After reading a letter from Gregory Hiller of Northfield in The Sun on March 7, the letter showed how the bill contains a fiscal safety net for the school districts if too many students leave one district. One of Mr. Mega’s main concerns was losing so much money on each pupil that leaves less money for the district. Did you also know that one of our present school board members has two children in a private school? As a retired custodian at the elementary school I would like you to know I think the world of all of the teachers and aides that I had the privilege to work with. To me this issue isn’t about teachers. Mr. Kahn has given back to Mer-
edith with his public service on the Planning Board, chairman of the Capital Improvement Planning Committee, Trustee of the Trust Funds and town moderator. I was truly surprised that a supporter of Jane Greemore berated the gift of Childs Park in Meredith Center and the reason was questionable and self serving. What a slap in the face. After attending a meet the candidates night at the community center I couldn’t understand why Mrs. Greemore couldn’t explain the waste in the town budget. She was asked three times about the waste and finally on the third time she stated she hadn’t had time to read next years budget! After mentioning this to a few of her supporters, they all said “she had a long day”. If that is the case then what is she going to do after a long day, as a selectman? I know Jane loves Meredith and I respect her and Bob and are very lucky to have their business for sharpening. Please support the most qualified candidates, Mark Billings and Lou Kahn. L. Michael Hatch Meredith
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LETTERS I’m running because I care about Town of Northﬁeld & its residents To the editors, Good Day Northfield voters: I write today to ask for your support in being elected to your Board of Selectmen. I am running for selectman because I care about our town and its residents. I have been a fixture at Selectman’s Meetings, Town Meeting, Fire District Meetings and School District Meetings since 2005. When I first moved here, we paid for our police cruisers in two payments which resulted in additional costs. Through my initiative at Town Meeting, that practice was changed. We now pay in full for our cruisers avoiding that additional cost. This cost avoidance is substantial as we buy a new police cruiser every year. In 2010, you generously appropriated $81,000 to purchase a new dump truck. Although I supported the purchase, I felt a better deal could be found. I took it upon myself to look for that better deal and came up with a solution that ended up costing $27,900.00 less than appropriated. I served with the Trustees of Trust Funds and CIP Committee. In my time as a trustee, the Trust Funds were moved to higher yield accounts, without compromising the safety of the funds. Being a fiscal conservative, I am very concerned with the tax rate and all the budgetary components
that affect our residents’ quality of life. I analyze everything and make decisions based on input from the people who the particular decision will affect, solid research and sound financial practices. I am known to be a person of integrity, always striving to do the right thing. What will I bring to the board? stability, integrity and transparency. The best government is a small and open government. I am going into this with an open mind and no agenda whatsoever. I have received a great deal of encouragement and support from many members our community, including former Police Chiefs Scott Hilliard and Steve Adams, as well as members of the current Board of Selectmen. I offer the following quotes for your consideration. “Kevin Waldron will bring experience and leadership to the office of selectman.” — Northfield resident and Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard “Kevin is a solid conservative with strong fiscal sense. He’s what the town needs to limit spending, keeping our taxes low.” — Northfield Selectman Geoff Ziminsky I would appreciate your support at the polls on March 12. Kevin Waldron Northfield
Bestway will want to bring trash from other towns to Belmont facility To the editor, The saying goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. I am responding to Ken Knowlton’s recent letter regarding his “leap of faith” concerning the Belmont town voting on March 12th. As he stated, Ballot Question #2 reads as follows: “Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #1 as proposed by the Planning Board for the town Zoning Ordinance as follows: adopt a definition of and regulations for Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Stations and allow Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Stations only in the Industrial Zone.” This seems like a fairly general and harmless question but, in reality, it is neither. Some definitions need to be looked at. A Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station is, in layman’s terms, an area that is used for storing garbage that has been brought to the site, sorting the garbage, and trucking it somewhere else for disposal. As Ken stated, who knows what is included in that garbage? Household garbage can contain any number of hazardous materials including mercury and other heavy metals, drugs, disposable diapers, and anything else that people might throw away whether it is dangerous or not. So, if we agree with this article we are agreeing to allow all kinds of garbage to be brought into Belmont to be disposed of. The other problem is that this would be allowed in the Industrial Zone, which most Belmont residents know by now is mostly above the underground aquifer that stores our water supply as well as that of Tilton and Northfield.
Some history must be considered for the promotion of this article. At the Deliberative Session for discussion of the town warrant, Belmont’s planner stated, in answer to a question, that this article was placed on the warrant at the request of Bestway Disposal Company. They currently operate a construction demolition processing center on Route 140 in Belmont and have since 2005. This means that only trash from construction sites is supposed to be brought there. However, in past years, it was discovered that they had, on site, portable toilets, and, more recently, the local papers showed pictures of a fire on site with garbage strewn all around. Bestway is now part of Casella, which, according to its web site, service the trash needs of a large portion of New England. They want to convert this center to a solid waste transfer station. Bestway/ Casella does not serve as Belmont’s trash pickup provider. Therefore they want to bring in trash from other places and deposit it over our water supply. This answers Ken’s questions regarding where it would be located. It is not logical to think that any company does not put the profit motive first. The best way that we can “trust” that our water supply is not contaminated is to not allow solid waste to be placed over our aquifer. In this case, an Ounce of Prevention really is worth a Pound of Cure. Therefore, I urge all Belmont voters to vote “no” on Question #2. It is yours and your family’s health that you will be protecting. Susan Condodemetraky Belmont
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LETTERS Article 10 will institute Pay As You Throw program in Town of Tilton
Alton needs to come together to support renovation of Central School
To the editor, The Tilton Recycle Committee was set up by the Selectmen four years ago because they wanted to find a way to reduce the escalating cost of solid waste disposal in the town. We were tasked with finding a way to promote recycling so as to take it out of the solid waste stream and thus reduce the cost to the town. Many people think that garbage pick-up is free and we really don’t pay for it but that is not true. Excluding department salaries, solid waste disposal is the largest line item in the town budget. The recycle committee has worked for four years to come up with a plan to present to the selectmen. We have done our homework and come up with what we think is the best plan for the town. There will be many people unhappy with the plan because it shifts the burden of paying for solid waste to the individual who creates the waste rather than the town sharing the burden among the tax payers. If warrant article 10 is approved at Town Meeting we will institute a Pay as You Throw (PAYT) system of disposing of your solid waste. Along with this will be a bi-weekly single stream recycle pick up. Citizens of the town will have to pay for town approved bags to dispose of their solid waste (garbage). The recycle material will go in a town issued recycle can. The more you recycle the less you will have to pay to get rid of your garbage. You will pay for what you put out and not for the cost of disposing of your neighbor’s excessive garbage because he may not be recycling. The revenue from the sale of the bags will be put into a special fund and this will offset the cost of curbside recycling and go towards the
To the editor, The Alton Teachers’ Association is a part of the community that values public schools and learning, despite the many obstacles to successful education. Some of these obstacles include a gridlocked political arena, perpetually constrained time, and the obvious challenges of the global economy. Another important constellation of challenges are the profoundly needed improvements addressed by the nascent Alton Central School renovation project. The Alton Central School Buildings and Grounds Committee has worked tirelessly, for years now, seeking a fair and equitable solution to the aging infrastructure which is the Alton Central School campus. The Alton School Board has been unremitting in its attempts to begin these upgrades, which unquestionably are going to have to be initiated sooner (meaning now, when it’s cheaper) or later (when it’s more expensive). Alton needs to come together and support the renovation so we don’t, for instance, have to send the students home again for fear of the roof collapsing due to some snow as we did a few years back. It is also disruptive (at best) to have to move classes around
cost of disposing of solid waste. The cost per ton of disposing of solid waste is supposed to rise considerably this coming year and by taking many tons out of the solid waste stream through recycling it will reduce this cost substantially. By next year we will be able to tell you exactly how many tons we were able to eliminate from the solid waste disposal. We expect it to be at least 30 percent but 50 percent is possible if people really embrace it. By reducing the amount of solid waste we will be reducing the amount of tax dollars needed to dispose of that waste. We will not be paying per ton for the recycle waste. We will be educating citizens as to exactly what can be recycled. Although this is being done as a financial decision it is also an environmental one which is important to the future of our planet. Raw materials are not an unlimited supply and we cannot continue to use up all our natural resources as well as pollute our earth to dispose of all our created waste. We will be making a presentation at Town meeting to better explain our plan. We hope everyone will support this important decision. To help with our theme of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, we will also be again sponsoring the Tilton Town Wide Yard Sale day on Saturday April 27. You can sign up to be a part of the day at the Town Meeting or at the Town Hall after March 16th. This has been a very successful day in the past and we’re sure it will be even larger this year. We also have compost bins for sale at cost at the Public Works. All these things are the SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) things to do! Marjorie Bonneville, Chairman Tilton Recycle Committee
This is not right time for Debra Shephard to seek selectboard seat To the editor, Over the past few weeks I’ve been approached by many Northfield residents with concerns of a potential conflict of interest arising with two family members seated on the Selectboard. As many know Debra Shepard is running for selectman, and a family member, Peg Shepard, is currently seated on the Selectboard. Recently a legal matter with The Town of Northfield, Soda Brook Cooperative and the Northfield Sewer District has developed which may take some time to litigate. Debra Shepard is involved with Sodabrook, which sparked the opposing counsel in raising the issue of a conflict of interest with Peg and Peg did rightfully recuse herself from the case. Clearly if Debra Shepard was a selectman, she would need to recuse herself. With a three member board, if two members have
recused themselves, town business will be impacted and may be costly, as you need a quorum to make a decision. There is already another legal issue in litigation that would likely also have a conflict of interest with the Shepards. These two cases demonstrate the legal difficulty of having family members serving side by side on the Selectboard. The inability to even negotiate in these cases could leave the decision making process to the courts and that would be costly to Northfield taxpayers. Family social gatherings may present far more frequent possibilities of a conflict of interest. Maybe this is just not the right time for Debra Shepard to seek a seat on the Selectboard. I ask the voters to consider this in the upcoming election. Stephen Bluhm Northfield Selectman
Don Guarino will effectively manage expenses of Gilmanton To the editor, In these tough economic times, with Gilmanton already facing such a high tax rate I am supporting Don Guarino for Selectman. I believe he will most effectively manage our expenses, assure our departments run efficiently with limited resources and get the most out of our tax revenues.
In listening to the candidates at the Candidates Forum and Don expressed very well his commitment to working for the best interests of everyone in the community. I support Don Guarino and encourage you to vote for him on March 12th. Raymond Mickey Daigle Gilmanton
the building when sewage-type scents are released into the alreadyovercrowded building’s atmosphere. These are but a few examples of the unpleasant — and possibly dangerous — events over the last seven years directly related to the aging physical plant that we send our children to, year after year. Time and again, a majority of the voting citizenry has delayed fixing this problem, preferring band-aids to real medicine. And in spite of it, the educators of SAU 72 have continued to work with professionalism and integrity. We ask voters to support the proposed renovations (Article II), the amended school budget (Article V), and the long-delayed PMHS Master Agreement (Article VII). The Alton Teachers’ Association encourages all voters to participate on March 12, 2013. We appreciate the long hours spent by the Buildings and Grounds Committees over the last several years, citizens whose civic values trump local politics. We ask for the community’s support so we may surmount together the many obstacles to successful education. Richard Brown, President Alton Teachers’ Association
Chris Mega is dedicated to bringing arts to our Inter-Lakes students To the editor, We in Meredith are lucky to have such qualified individuals stepping up to run for town offices. Chris Mega, who is running for Inter-Lakes School Board, is an excellent example. Chris’ two children attended Meredith schools from kindergarten to graduation. Chris has volunteered countless hours in our schools, including assisting our award-winning “Weedbusters” team. His background in technology, music and business offers a unique combination of skills that would make a great addition to the make-up of our school board. Chris chaired the Meredith-based Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra for seven years, has managed Internet banking at Meredith Village Savings Bank, worked as a financial manager and planner for high net worth clients and holds two
technology patents; in short, his skill set is vast and varied. I am particularly attracted to Chris’ dedication to the arts and to bringing the arts to students in meaningful, current ways. At a time when budget cuts often threaten these programs, I believe strongly that they offer students meaningful outlets and alternate means of expression. At the same time, Chris’ understanding of the role of technology in schools and in our lives is current and forward-thinking; critical for our students today. I support Chris Mega for InterLakes School Board and hope other Inter-Lakes voters will do the same; remember all three town; Meredith, Center Harbor and Sandwich can vote for this seat on Tuesday March 12th. Sandy Mucci Meredith
Vote for Pam Coburn & Mary Richardson for Meredith Library trustee To the editor, We write to support Pam Coburn and Mary Richardson as candidates for election to the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees, on Tuesday, March 12. Pam and Mary were appointed last summer to fill MPL Trustee vacancies, and during their six months as board members have devoted their time and energies in support of our library and the many quality services it offers the greater Meredith community. Both are regular and active library users. They have a keen understanding of the library’s current needs and, along with the other trustees, share in a
vision for its future. The experience they have acquired as trustees, along with the knowledge and talents they bring to the MPL Board, make them excellent candidates for continued trustee service. As such, we ask Meredith voters to continue to support The Meredith Public Library by electing Pam Coburn and Mary Richardson Library Trustees on March 12. Rhetta Colon Ann Butler Paul Eldridge Duncan McNeish Colleen Nolan Meredith Public Library Trustees
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LETTERS Alton Selectboard recommends against establishing ﬁre wards To the editor, The Alton Board of Selectmen would like to address the petition warrant article to establish fire wards and the news release from the Alton Fire Association which states that the selectmen have not been responsive to the daytime staffing. In reference to the news release, the selectmen would like to make it clear that we support our fire personnel and appreciate their time and effort. The release is inaccurate in stating the selectmen are unresponsive to department requests. Together with Chief Williams, we have been reviewing the need for changes in the department organization to meet the call demand. We recognize and share the concerns of the department regarding the lower number of members and their availability during daytime hours. Based n these concerns, the selectmen increased the fire chief’s proposed budget line for advertising to increase membership. We have been discussing several options with the fire chief and have directed him to provide additional information before making any recommendations. At no time has the fire chief stated that calls are not being covered due to a lack of manpower. In reference to the petition to organize the fire department under the fire wards, we do not recommend article #43 due to the legal and management problems it will create. By law the fire wards cannot be the gov-
erning body of the fire department as stated in the original petition wording. RSA 21 clearly states that the town has one governing body which is the selectmen. Budgeting and expenditures are not within the authority of the fire wards and would continue to be handled by the selectmen. Additionally RSA 154 states that the fire wards shall have the authority and the control to manage the fire department personnel and equipment which includes the authority to hire personnel. This is currently managed by the fire chief nominating personnel with the selectmen approving the requests. In 2012 Chief Williams recommended 11 people for fire fighting and EMT positions. The selectmen approved all 11 requests for additional personnel. Even if the fire wards are in pace, the selectmen will continue to be reasonable for the hiring of EMTS as this falls outside the purview of fire wards. This could create significant issues when reviewing applicants for employment. Our current chain of command provides a check and balance system for the town. Adding the additional layer of management along with the cost of fire wards will not eliminate the apparent lack of communication within the department. The fire wards will not improve the efficiency of the day to day operation of the fire department. Therefore due to the reasons outline above we do not recommend Article #43. Alton Board of Selectmen
Tilton selectmen didn’t write article, as asserted by Pat Clark To the editor, In response to the recent letter from one of the Fire District commissioners, many of the selectmen attend the Fire District meetings on a regular basis because we are residents served by the Tilton-Northfield Fire District and we care about the level of service we have. I am one of the selectmen for the Town of Tilton and I can say without hesitation, the board did not write the petitioned warrant article mentioned in the recent letter. We have no desire to micromanage the fire department but we do care about continuing the excellent service the department provides under the leadership of our fire chief. We have a fine fire district that is professional, talented and compas-
sionate towards the citizens of both Northfield and Tilton. I attend most of the commissioner’s meetings so I was surprised by some of the statistics put forth by Commissioner Pat Clark. The numbers don’t add up which makes me wonder just where the information came from. If nothing else, I believe people in the community should go to the fire district website and read the commissioner’s meeting minutes for themselves (www.tnfd.org) for a better understanding of what is going on. I hope to see all of you at the Fire District annual meeting on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the high school. Sandy Plessner Tilton
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LETTERS Pat Clark works hard to find a common ground for T-N Fire District To the editor, I will be voting next Tuesday, March 12 to re-elect Pat Clark for fire commissioner and I would like to ask for you to also support Pat in his re-election bid. I have served with Pat on the Riverfront Park committee in the past and there are few people who work as hard, and are so dedicated to the interests of the communities of Tilton and Northfield. Most people who know Pat would agree that he ALWAYS puts the interest of the community and taxpayer in the forefront of his actions. Pat works hard to find common ground with all of the TNFD constituents, especially those who do not share his point of view. When the
district was discussing dissolution, Pat was an advocate for keeping the district together and spent countless hours discussing and educating people to the merits of unity and the community responded with a vote to maintain the district. These days, I feel that it is rare to have a point view and be able to disagree and debate in a manner that is respectful and civil. It’s also exceedingly rare and reach common ground for the better of the community, the entire community. I feel that Pat embodies that spirit of community first, that transcends agenda, or ideology, and is always the guiding light in his decision making process. Vincent Paratore Tilton
I’m Gilford BudCom candidate who’s familiar with the process To the editor, My name is Bob Henderson, and I am a candidate for the Gilford Budget Committee. I have been around Gilford for many years, beginning as a summer resident in the early 70s, and evolving into full-time residency over 10 years ago, when I retired. I have always been impressed with the way the town handles all its departments, and how conservative budgeting keeps taxes down. I am impressed with the schools, and look forward to seeing three of my grandchildren progress through them. I feel we have the best Police, Fire-Rescue, and Public Works
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T-N Fire Fighters proud to support Jane Alden for commissioner To the editor, Citizens of the Tilton-Northfield Fire District: Your Fire Fighters want to remind you to vote in the Fire District election on March 12. We are concerned with the direction the district is going and with the negative press received due to recent actions of the Board of Commissioners. We would like to see a fresh, professional approach to managing your Fire District. Jane Alden has both the experience and professionalism that the district needs moving into the future. The safety of our citizens is our top priority and this sentiment is mirrored by Jane Alden.
Jane is a community oriented individual who has great concern for the elderly and less fortunate. She wants to continue to foster the relationship between the towns of Tilton and Northfield in order to maintain our cost-saving, regionalized, fire and emergency medical service organization. Jane Alden has a working knowledge of our operations as a current member of the TNFD budget committee. We are proud to support Jane Alden for Fire Commissioner. Please take the time to vote at your respective polling place on March 12. See you at the polls! Tim Joubert Tilton-Northfield Professional Fire Fighters.
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To the editor, Tuesday, March 12 we have the privilege for voting for the town. If you were fortunate enough to receive a letter from the Gilford Taxpayers Coalition, please follower their good suggestions, or contact them at PO Box 7197, Gilford NH 03467-7197 and
request a copy. We are fortunate to have Pat LaBonte running for Fire Engineer, since no one else in Gilford is near as qualified as he is. Maybe even more important is Pat’s ready willingness to help the town and everyone in it. Pat
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5 in the running for spots on the Gilmanton School Board GILMANTON — With the retirement of long time School Board members Frank Weeks and Ella Jo Regan, towns people got to see a new slate of prospects at the candidates night forum Wednesday night. Two people, incumbent Malcolm Macleod and Krystny Fischev, are vying for the two-year spot. MacLeod has been serving on the board for a few months agreeing to fill a vacancy that occurred earlier in the year. “My goal is to increase communications,” he said, adding that he would like to put out a newsletter to help both the taxpayers and the parents get a better understanding of how the district works and the decisions make by the board. He said he has four children and know what it’s like to have to balance a budget and make financial decisions. As to what seemed to be the question of the evening, which was whether or not the candidates supported the teaching one-half hour of Spanish to elementary students weekly, he said he supports the program that exposes children to a second language early in life. from preceding page is quick to jump into difficult projects and always assures the best outcome. His many years of excellent service to Gilford (five terms on Budget Committee, three terms as Fire Engineer, and three terms as Selectman) well prove that. Please vote for Pat Labonte! Jack Stephenson Gilford
Fischev said she supported exposing young children to a second language early as well. She said she has lived abroad, is married to a Russian and had to learn Russian as an adult. She also said one of her goals would be to get textbooks for younger students to take home so their parents can help them study. “Not everybody has access to a computer, or iPods or electronics,” she said, adding she believes in the written word and supports text books over digital information distribution. Robert Carpenter is one of three candidates seeking the two three-year seats on the board. When asked what skills he brings to the board, he said he had been a budget analyst for both the federal and state governments. He said his goal was to ensure Gilmanton students were as prepared as they could be for high school. As to Spanish, he agreed exposing children to Spanish at a young age helps “broaden their minds” and helps them understand that other languages are important in an evergrowing global world. Adam Mini said he has been both public and private schools. He is a graduate of Laconia Christian Academy.
He said he wants to balance financial issues against education issues and help the board identify what is a need and what is a desire. He said some exposure to a different language at young age is good but he likes the idea of more exposure at the middle school level. Sally Sykes has lived in town for 23 years and her husband is the school district facilities manager. When asked she said she didn’t think she would have any conflict of interest issues regarding her husband’s job and said if a topic arose that she and other members of the board were uncomfortable with her participation she would recuse herself. As to Spanish, Sykes took a slightly different tack and said she would like to see children in kindergarten through second grade do something different with that half hour a month but would like to see more intensive Spanish beginning in third grade. “Spanish in America is the next language other than English,” she said, adding she supports children being bi-lingual and only wished their small district could offer more languages to its students. — Gail Ober
Laconia and Belmont boys pick up wins at tourney GILFORD — The 20th Annual Francoeur/Babcock Basketball Tournament continued last night, with the opening round of play for the boys’ 5th & 6th grade division at the Middle School. Lou Athanas (Laconia) 29, Gilford 24
Top scorers for Laconia were Caleb Petell (8) and Jacob Minor (7). Gilford was led by Gregory Madore (11) and Patrick Carr (7). King Hustle awards were given to Laconia’s Ethan Sirles and Gilford’s Madore.
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LACONIA — A 22-year-old city man was indicted yesterday by a Belknap County grand jury for two counts of burglary, once count of theft by unauthorized taking, and one count of criminal mischief. Aaron Marchione, 22, formerly of 53 Parsonage Drive was arrested in early December after allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home and stealing guns and jewelry. Laconia Police made the arrest when the homeowner returned to Windemere Heights and startled Marchione who allegedly fled the home through the front door but not before breaking the glass in the bathroom window in an initial attempt to escape. He was charged by Laconia Police after they investigated the allegedly burglary and indicted by a Belknap County grand jury in January for the December burglary. The recent indictments reflect an ongoing investigation by city police into other burglaries in the city. An indictment is not a statement of guilt or innocence. It is statement by an see next page
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
March 21, 2013
The Plymouth Planning Board will meet at the Plymouth Town Hall, 6 Post Office Square on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to hold a Public Hearing to discuss and hear comments from the public on the following applications: 1. Boundary Line Adjustment – David H. Bisson et al, Box 185 Westford, VT. Regarding a boundary line adjustment of 6 acres between PIDs 206-022& 206-023, on Fairgrounds Road in the Agricultural Zone within the Floodplain Overlay. 2. Boundary Line Adjustment – James and Alice McGarry, 34 Cross Country Lane. Regarding a boundary line adjustment of 8.89 acres between PIDS 218-022 & 218-023 in the Single Family Residential Zone. 3. Design Review, Riverside Landing, Tenney Mtn Highway continued by oral notice (1-17-13). Details are available for review in the Planning Office at the Town Hall, 6 Post Office Square, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F,536-1731, email@example.com.
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from preceding page independent grand jury that determines there is enough evidence to warrant a trial. Specifically, he was indicted yesterday for allegedly entering a building or occupied structure on or about August 20, 2012 at 456 Pleasant St. and for allegedly entering a building or occupied structure at 377 Pleasant St. on or about September 26, 2012. The recent rounds of indictments charge Marchione with one count of criminal mischief for allegedly throwing a rock through a glass door during one Pleasant Street burglary and one count of theft by unauthorized taking for having jewelry in his possession from another Pleasant Street burglary.
Marchione served a year in prison after pleading guilty on January 20, 2010 for a string of burglaries over the summer of 2010. Judge Larry Smukler sentenced him to 1 1/2 to 4 years in state prison with 6 months of the minimum suspended. He was released from prison on December 12, 2011 and records obtained from Merrimack County Superior Court indicate he faces at least three probation and/or parole violation since then but before his recent arrests. Marchione is being held on $10,000 cash only bail stemming from his arrest in December of 2010 and remains in the Belknap County House of Corrections.
INTER-LAKES from page one cle that allows the district to retain unspent funds to ameliorate spiking tax rates in subsequent years, they also disagree on whether a state program that provides scholarships for parents to send their children to private schools is a good thing for education in New Hampshire. Mega and Billings are running for a three-year term on the board. Voters in this town as well as Center Harbor and Sandwich will choose between the two on Tuesday. The seat has been held for the past three terms by Jack Carty, who is not running for a fourth consecutive term. Mega brings professional experience in both information technology and finance. However, many voters might know him better as a musician; he served as chairman of the board of the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra for seven years. He has also volunteered in the schools, such as with the “Weedbusters” team of seventh graders who last year participated in a national science challenge. Billings also worked in finance, as an analyst and economist. He is currently treasurer for the town of Meredith, is a member of the town’s Conservation Commission and serves on the school district’s Strategic Planning Committee. The two candidates fell on opposing sides of the question of a divisive warrant article. The article, passed at the district meeting on Wednesday, asked voters to permit the district to set aside funds left unspent at the end of the school year. The funds could be held in case of an unforeseen emergency, or applied as revenue in a future year so as to offset a steep tax rise. The measure passed, though the vote was close enough that moderator Lee Quimby had to ask voters twice to raise their hands for either yea or nay before he was comfortable in declaring a majority in favor. “I voted affirmatively for that,” said Mega. “I believe it’s just a financial tool. I think, at the end of the day, it’s almost irrelevant if we roll over funds or raise them again the next year.” Billings voted in the minority, troubled by what he termed a “question of misinformation.” At a public budget hearing, held last month, he said he was told that a recently-enacted state law limited the amount which could be retained at 2.5-percent of that year’s net assessment. This year, that amount would be just shy of $500,000. He said he was told at the public hearing that the fund could accumulate,
cent of a given year’s assessment. At the district meeting, though, district attorney Barbara Loughman insisted that the fund could grow no larger than 2.5-percent of the assessment. Billings was concerned about that contradiction. He also noted that the district currently has expendable trust funds for emergencies, be they facility failures or sudden educational needs. With the new fund, those rainy-day funds become redundant in his mind, and he would like to see those rolled into the reserve. While he wasn’t philosophically opposed to the concept of the reserve fund, he said, “I think there was too much misinformation up there... It’s not something we have to do right now.” Billings does not, however, have misgivings about the state law that leverages payments made in lieu of business taxes to provide scholarships for lower-income parents who wish to send their children to a private school. “The education tax credit program, to me personally and philosophically, is about one thing: parental choice.” If the district truly values a parent’s role in education, Billings said, then it followed for him that the parents should be empowered to find the school that best suited a child’s needs. Asked whether he thought the program could be seen as a threat to the well-being of public schools, he answered, “Not at all.” Mega disagrees, though, and has said so at recent candidates’ forums. “In order for that to happen, funds will be diverted from public education.” By his estimate, most families would receive a scholarship of around $2,500 to be applied toward tuition at a private school, and he questioned whether that would be enough help to make the choice possible for the families it’s designed to help. “A private school is going to cost well more than $2,500,” he said, and that’s before considering ancillary costs, such as travel. If he’s wrong, and many students begin to leave the district, Mega said, the quality of the public school they leave behind will suffer. The size of the teaching staff will be reduced, leading to limited curriculum options. Sports teams may struggle with fewer athletes, he also gave as a possible outcome. In general, Mega said he rejects the sentiment that the private sector can provide better education than the public. “I’m still a believer that public education for most is still the way to go.” Pushing for greater privatization, he said, would be detrimental for local education. “The long-term effects are
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PAYT from page one eville, who chairs the committee, recalled that in 2011 a petitioned warrant article to introduce PAYT was rescinded when the bids for curbside collection of recyclables exceeded projections and the Concord Regional Solid Waste/Resource Recovery Cooperative shelved plans to construct a single-stream recycling facility. “This year I’m confident we can make the case,” said Bonneville. “We have the support of the selectmen and the Budget Committee.” PAYT encourages recycling by requiring residents to place the trash and garbage they do not recycle in a special-marked plastic bag purchased at local retail outlets. Bonneville said that bags will be available in two sizes, a 15-gallon bag for $1 and a 30-gallon bag for $2. The trash, together will be colfrom preceding page going to be devastating... A strong public education system is crucial to a vibrant and rich community.” Making a final case for his candidacy, Billings said he’d bring a balance to the Inter-Lakes board. “Retired teachers and current teachers dominate the board,” he said. Mega is not an employee of the district, Billings said, “but he’s married to one.” Billings said his opponent is a “good man” and “a man of integrity,” and praised Mega’s wife Diane, a math and computer science teacher at Inter-Lakes High School, as “one of the best teachers in our school system.” Referring to Mega’s pledge to recuse himself from matters that could directly affect his wife, Billings said he could vote on all board business. “Where is Meredith’s representative if someone is recusing himself? We pay 73.5 percent of the bill, don’t we deserve representation?” On a website he set up for his school board campaign, Mega discloses his spousal relationship and speaks to the question of conflict of interest. On his website, Mega states, “There are some who think this is a conflict of interest. I, and the New Hampshire Senate, do not. While it’s true if I were to be on the salary negotiating committee there could be a problem, but the reality is we are just one year into a 3-year contract. Negotiations won’t happen for two more years, at which point I will recuse myself from that situation. Conflict can arise at any time, with any board, in any situation. Boards have conflict-of-interest policies which a) recognize conflict could arise at any time on any topic, and b) allows boards to function effectively in all situations.” He also refers to a NH Senate bill that would have prohibited family members of a district employee from serving on that district’s board. The bill was unanimously killed in committee earlier this year. Extrapolating on the subject, Mega said in a phone interview that two recent board members, Carty as well as Dan Cunningham, were married to teachers. “The board operated just fine. I don’t see any issue there.”
lected at the curbside once a week. Trash not contained in a marked bag will be left at the curb. Recyclables will be collected every other week. Bestway Disposal Services of Belmont, a division of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. of Rutland, Vermont, won the collection contract with a low bid of $87,000, which includes supplying 96-gallon recycling bins. All proceeds from the sale of trash bags will be applied to a recycling revolving fund that will be applied to the collection contract. The warrant article seeks an appropriation of $45,000, representing half the cost of the collection contract, to prime the pump, which Bonneville said would be defrayed by proceeds from the sale of trash bags. Bonneville said that only four-percent of solid waste is recycled in Tilton and expects the volume to rise to at least 30-percent or even to 50-percent once PAYT is underway. The committee projects PAYT to save $104,000 in property taxes. If the warrant article succeeds, Bonneville said that the target date for beginning the PAYT program is June 1.
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FUGITIVE from page one cuit Court, Laconia Division also show that on June 12, 2012, after the alleged Gilford assault but before police had completed their investigation, Smith was stopped on Daniel Webster Highway by Belmont Police for reckless driving and driving without a license. He was also charged with one count of possession of alprazolam — drugs that belongs to his assault victim. Cpl. Adam Hawkins said Smith didn’t not appear on the Belmont charges either and a bench warrant
was issued for his arrest. Keenan said yesterday that Smith had spent the past three years incarcerated in a South Carolina prison on what he said were multiple felonies. After his release, he was transported to Belknap County to face the outstanding charges from Gilford and Belmont. Keenan also noted that after goes through the Belknap County and New Hampshire Court system, he will be turned over the Virginia Police where he faces more charges. — Gail Ober
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LACONIA — The 23rd Annual Taste of the Lakes Regoin, to be held Sunday, April 7 from 3 to 5:30 p.m., will see more than 20 local culinary establishments offering some of their signature creations at the Conference Center at the Opechee Inn and Spa. The mix of restaurants features some of the region’s well-loved favorites standing shoulder-to-shoulder with fresh faces to the local dining scene. Those who hold a ticket to the event will enjoy the opportunity to sample from all the offerings. Because there is a cash bar, no one younger than 21 will be admitted. Tickets cost $25 and are available at Coldwell-Banker Brokerage or Hector’s Fine Food & Spirits in Laconia, or Hart’s Turkey Farm in Meredith. All proceeds will directly benefit the charitable efforts of the Laconia Altrusa Club, efforts which include local literacy programs and scholarships. Kara Martinez, owner of Kara’s Cafe & Cakery on Main Street in Meredith, is one of the new entrants in the event this year. Martinez grew up in Meredith, then left to follow a culinary career path that saw her as chef at a restaurant in Hawaii owned by martial artist and film star Jackie Chan, then as operations manager of a New York City company that sold 2,000 hand-made cupcakes daily. She returned to Meredith two years ago to
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Bin Laden son-in-law could yield info on al-Qaida WASHINGTON (AP) — Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the charismatic al-Qaida spokesman, fundraiser and son-in-law to Osama bin Laden, is likely to have a vast trove of knowledge about the terror network’s central command but not much useful information about current threats or plots, intelligence officials and other experts say. Abu Ghaith pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiring to kill Americans in propaganda videos that warned of further assaults against the United States as devastating as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that killed nearly 3,000 people. Believed to be more of a strategic player in bin Laden’s inner circle than an operational plotter, Abu Ghaith would be the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to stand trial on U.S. soil since 9/11. Intelligence officials say he may be able to shed new light on al-Qaida’s inner workings — concerning al-Qaida’s murky dealings in Iran over the past decade, for example — but probably will have few details about specific or imminent ongoing threats. He gave U.S. officials a 22-page statement after his Feb. 28 arrest in Jordan, according to prosecutors. They would not describe the statement. Bearded and balding, Abu Ghaith said little during the 15-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in New York — in lower Manhattan just blocks from Ground Zero — and displayed none of the fingerwagging or strident orations that marked his propaganda in the days and months after 9/11. Through an interpreter, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan asked whether he understood his rights. Abu Ghaith nodded and said, “Yes.” Asked whether he had money to hire an attorney, he shook his head and said no. He nodded and said yes when asked whether he had signed an affidavit describing his financial situation. Kaplan promised to set a trial date when the case returns to court on April 8. Bail was not requested, SHAKER from page one Others feared the goals of a district budget committee would be inconsistent with education and it would be just be another layer of bureaucracy. The chair of the Canterbury Selectboard, Robert Steenson, said the district has a group of people who develop the budget and that group is the School Board, which is held responsible by the voters of both communities. “We don’t need another layer that can’t solve the problems that the school board can’t solve,” Steenson said. The voters also passed a school district budget for the 2013-2014 school year of $20,907,009 — up $33,000 from what was originally put to the voters. After listening to a number of parents and teachers tell residents that cutting the elementary school Internet technology teacher’s hours from full time to part time would hamper the students transition to IT and computer technology in middle and high school, the voters adopted added the money by a show of hands. The overall Shaker budget passed by a vote of 118 to 20. — Gail Ober
and none was set. Abu Ghaith’s lawyer declined comment after the hearing. The fact that the defendant is being tried in federal district court is controversial in itself. Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration for bringing Abu Ghaith to New York instead of sending him to the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama has promised to close Guantanamo, where terror detainees generally have fewer legal rights and due process than they would have in a U.S. federal court. But critics say a suspect like Abu Ghaith should be held at Guantanamo and treated as an enemy combatant rather than a “common criminal” with full rights in an everyday court. A month after 9/11, Abu Ghaith called on every Muslim to join the fight against the United States, declaring that “jihad is a duty.” “The Americans must know that the storm of airplanes will not stop, God willing, and there are thousands of young people who are as keen about death as Americans are about life,” he said in the Oct. 9, 2001, speech. Two days before that, he sat with bin Laden and current al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri against a rocky backdrop and spoke for nearly five minutes in one of the terror group’s most widely watched propaganda videos.
Gilmanton traffic stop leads to drug arrests of Dover men GILMANTON — Police arrested two Dover men for drug possession after a routine traffic stop. Sgt. Matt Currier was on routine patrol near the U.S. Post Office Tuesday morning when a car with three males passed him headed west. He said the 2001 Volvo had a broken tail light. Currier went to the car to get the identification and registration of the driver and smelled marijuana coming from the inside of the car. Arrested without incident was John Searon, 23, who is charged with one misdemeanor count of transporting drugs in a motor vehicle while a second passenger, a 17-year-old male was charged with possession of a controlled drug. The third man was released. Searon and the 17-year-old were released on personal recognizance bail. — Gail Ober
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Win Win, No Deal: How to Identify Beneficial Business Transactions seminar
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ‘’Win Win, No Deal: How to Identify Beneficial Business Transactions’’ seminar at the Pease Public Library on March 21 at 1 p.m. The principles of the business seminar will be focused on the book written by Stephen Covey,
Belknap County Democrats meet Wednesday evening
LACONIA — The Belknap County Democrats will be holding dinner, followed by a general meeting, on Wednesday,March 13, at 6 p.m. at the Shanghai Restaurant. Topics of discussion include the recent actions by the Belknap County Convention, state house goingson, local committee updates and events, and upcoming activities. All registered Democrats in Belknap County are welcome and invited to attend Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
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“7 Habits of Highly Effective People’’ with Craig Zamzow presenting. The seminar focuses on the interaction between signs and signals to determine what a winning business transaction would look like. Participants will be taught principles to identify the difference between a customer who would lead your business to higher sales vs. a customer who is “tire kicking” or a person whom may or may not make a purchase. Helping make this seminar so beneficial is Craig Zamzow director of Plymouth State University’s Small Business Institute who has more than 30 years of experience in high- tech sales and marketing, including two stints as Vice President of Sales,
a position as sales training manager, and numerous director of marketing roles. Zamzow is anindependent consultant who founded the Productivity Institute. He has also been the owner of four small businesses. The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the business community by promoting the greater Plymouth area as a unique place to live, work, and play; recognizing its business, social, and economic opportunities. As the leading business For more information about the Brown Bag Seminars, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, contact the Chamber office at 536-1001, or email email@example.com.
Law enforcement officers take a dip for Special Olympics LACONIA — Sunday March 10 is Dip Day in Laconia. That is when Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) holds its third winter water sport fundraiser of the season, the Winni Dip, at the Margate. Members of New Hampshire’s Law Enforcement community, local high school students, faculty and staff and other brave individuals will go for a “dip” in Lake Winnipesaukee. The Winni Dip is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a year round partnership between the agency and the state’s public safety officials that raises funds and awareness for the athletes of SONH. Mark Ericson and Karen Kiley of WOKQ’s Morning Waking Crew will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the Winni Dip again this year. A few notable members of the law enforcement community will participate: • Attorney General Mike Delaney, 4th Year Dipper • Dick Tracy, Criminal Investigator, Office of the
Attorney General • Chief Doug Moorhead from Woodsville, the Winni Dip’s top fundraiser “The partnership between Special Olympics and New Hampshire’s Law Enforcement is a great one, the members of LETR help us throughout the year by raising funds and awareness for our organization, they also help at many of our events by handing out medals to our athletes, and participating in ceremonies at SONH competitions,” said Mary Conroy, SONH President. Conroy went on to say, “The partnership simply makes Special Olympics better.” Sunday’s schedule starts with Dipper check-in from 9-11 a.m., with a “Cops & Robbers” Costume Parade at 11 a.m. and the first wave of dippers enter the water at noon. All dippers enjoy the Post-Dip Lunch & Celebration and will receive an event pull-over or hoodie.
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St. Joseph Parish Roman Catholic Church 96 Main St. Belmont, NH • 267-8174
Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 pm Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Reconciliation Saturday, 3:30-4 pm Weekday Masses Mon., Tues., Thurs. - 8am; Wed. 6pm
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Rev. Paul B. Boudreau Jr., Pastor
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(Traditional Catholic Latin Rite) The Traditional Latin Rite Mass has been celebrated and revered by the Popes of the Church from time immemorial to POPE JOHN PAUL II who requested that it have “a wide and generous application.” 500 Morrill Street, Gilford 524-9499 Sunday Mass: 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Mass on Holy Days of Obligation: 7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Confessions: One Hour Before Each Mass Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary each Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Marriages & Baptisms by Appointment
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LRCC’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter signs on to Sponsor a Highway Program
LACONIA — The Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Lakes Region Community College has signed on with the state’s Sponsor A Highway Program and agreed to maintain two miles of the Laconia Bypass and will be responsible for clean-up of the section for two years. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Vice President, Deena DuMaine of Northfield met recently with Transportation Dis-
trict 3 Sponsor A Highway Program Coordinator Bill Rollins of Gilford to finalize the arrangement. “PBL is proud to support the Sponsor A Highway Program to keep the Lakes Region beautiful,” says DuMaine, the longest-standing LRCC PBL member. “PBL is ecstatic about the chance to make a difference in the community. It has been a long-term goal of mine for PBL to sponsor a local
LACONIA — The Belknap County Commission’s and the Belknap County Convention’s joint meetings are very much in the news of late, and the county’s community television station, LRPA-TV, is there. Not only are the “Com/Con” meetings being reported on the front page of Laconia’s newspapers, but letters to the editor critical of one side or the other are finding space on the inside pages as well. And LRPA-TV is there to report on television what all the fuss is about. This past Monday’s meeting followed the previous pattern, which
is to say “contentious.” Many elected officials took center stage at various points in the meeting to become actors commanding attention in a show that is turning out to be a fascinating regional drama. And LRPA-TV captured it all on videotape. Television viewers on local cable may avail themselves of forming their own opinions by tuning in to Channel 26 this weekend. The playing times for the meeting on Channel 26 are 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday. Subsequent re-plays next week can be learned by going to for the program times.
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section of highway, so for me this is a dream come true.” DuMaine, who is pursuing a dual degree in Business Management and Human Services, identifies PBL membership as one of her proudest achievements. District 3 Sponsor A Highway Program is one of 6 districts throughout the State that manage the NHDOT Sponsor A Highway Program. Rollins is responsible for coordinating and controlNH Department of Transportation District 3 Sponsor A Highway ling the quality of clean- Program Coordinator, Bill Rollins, left, of Gilford, and Lakes Region ups for more than 200 Community College (LRCC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Vice President, miles of New Hampshire Deena DuMaine, right, of Northfield, shake hands over an agreehighways spread over 43 ment by PBL to maintain two miles of the Laconia Bypass. (Courtowns. “The DOT is ramp- tesy photo) ing up efforts to keep New Hampshire beautiful,” says Rolabout the NH Sponsor A Highway lins, a long-time DOT employee. “Our Program can contact Rollins at (603) success is in relationships with com524-6667. For information about munity partners like PBL at LRCC.” LRCC or PBL, call the College at 524Those interested in learning more 3207.
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Social Fellowship follows the 9:30 service.
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Real estate Internet dating As of March 1, 2013 there were 900 residential homes for sale in the Lakes Region of N.H. communities listed in this report. The average asking price stood at $503,883 and the median price point was $249,900. The current inventory level equals a 12 month supply of homes on the market which is a whole lot better than the 994 listings and 15 month supply as of March 1, 2012. An associates told me the other day that a buyer she was working with thought that looking for a property online was a bit like Internet dating. The buyer had asked about some properties and the agent clued her in to some issues that weren’t readily apparent from the info and pictures on the MLS. Buyers often find a property online that they think they love only to be heartbroken when finally seeing it in person. Could that sweetheart of a home turn out to be just a cheap, boorish date? It got me thinking about how it might be possible to improve on the various real estate websites and take the guesswork out of finding the right home or agent to work with. Imagine, you want to buy a house and you need to find a real estate agent to help you. Right now you usually ask someone you know who they have used, or grab a real estate magazine to pick out the most handsome guy or the prettiest gal, or you go to websites like REALTOR.com to read agent bios. Just so you know, real estate agents write these glowing bios about themselves so they tend to be a bit aggrandizing to say the least. We have had years of experience in describing run down mobile homes so that you envision them as palaces so we are also pretty good at describing ourselves. It is also common practice among real estate agents to use photos of themselves when they were 10-15 years younger, 25 pounds lighter, and had more hair. No wonder you are shocked when you finally meet your agent for the first time. What if there was website called Matched.com where buyers and sellers could go to find a date, I mean agent, and live happily ever after in real estate bliss. This will be accomplished by utilizing a very complete and in-depth interview process and a detailed personal profile. Once a buyer or seller completes the questionnaire, a proprietary software program using a top secret algorithm will match the starry eyed buyer or seller with the perfect mate, I mean agent. Actual present day photography will also be used to eliminate those unpleasant and awkward first encounters. For example, if a buyer is new to the area and his personal profile shows that he has a hard time making decisions, he will likely be paired with
a new agent that is hungry for work, needs to learn the inventory, and owns a Prius as this buyer is likely going to look at 35-40 homes. Say a home seller is a survivalist and his fortified compound might just scare most agents. He would be paired with a like minded NRA member with a four wheel drive pickup truck, Jeep, or better yet a blacked out Hummer. If an elderly couple is looking for a retirement home, Matched.com doesn’t hook them up with a some young techie agent. No sir, they would get an agent that would enjoy an afternoon nap in the car with them or the early bird special down at Friendly’s. A crusty, cantankerous, million dollar buyer or seller would be paired with a very patient agent with good listening skills as nothing he has to say would matter anyway. See, perfect matches every time. The eHomeny.com website is going to be THE place for buyers to find their perfect home online. There will be no surprises here as all properties will be presented in a complete, truthful, and unenhanced manner that gives the buyer the best, scratch that, the most truthful on-line representation possible. The online dating site “eHarmony®” boasts that you would “get deeply matched with singles based on 29 Dimensions®.” Well, eHomeny is going to be better, having 32 Dimensions® (all of theirs, plus the lot acreage and width and length of rooms). All sellers will have to fill out an exhaustive property profile that goes far beyond that four page State of NH Seller’s Property Disclosure currently used. In addition, an eHomeny representative will certify the accuracy of the property profile with the eHomeny Gold Seal of Approval. This profile gets into things like “What does the home smell like?”, “Has duct tape been used to make any home repairs?”, “How many packs of cigarettes did you smoke per day in here?”, “Are the neighbors a pain?”, “Rate the road noise,” and “When was the last time you cleaned the shower stall?” The eHomeny representative would take external pictures facing away from the house in all directions so you can see the redneck roadhouse or the sewerage plant next door. A video tour of the ride to the property from the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts would also be provided to show you what you will have to pass by on the way. A used NASA computer running an outdated CIA software program will match the 32 Dimensions of information gathered from the buyer with homes providing a perfect match every time. The average see SANBORN page 23
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2013. There are 297 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight-saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Clocks go forward one hour. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 9, 1963, two Los Angeles police officers, Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger, were disarmed and abducted by ex-convicts Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith during a traffic stop in Hollywood; the officers were taken to an onion field near Bakersfield, Calif., where Campbell was shot to death while Hettinger managed to escape. (Powell and Smith were sent to prison; the case was detailed in the book “The Onion Field” by Joseph Wambaugh.) On this date: In 1661, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died, leaving King Louis XIV in full control. In 1796, the future emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais. (The couple later divorced.) In 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va. In 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans. In 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began its “hundred days” of enacting New Deal legislation. In 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths. In 1954, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy’s anti-communism campaign on “See It Now.” In 1977, about a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invaded three buildings in Washington, D.C., killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. (The siege ended two days later.) In 1983, Margaret Heckler was sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services, the same day Anne M. Burford resigned as head of the embattled Environmental Protection Agency. In 1992, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin died in Tel Aviv at age 78. One year ago: A high-profile international mission to end the Syrian crisis stumbled before it began as the opposition rejected calls by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad as pointless and out of touch after a year of violence. Today’s Birthdays: Singer-actress Keely Smith is 81. Singer Lloyd Price is 80. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 79. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 77. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 77. Actress Trish Van Devere is 72. Singer Mark Lindsay is 71. Rock musician Robin Trower is 68. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 65. Country musician Jimmie Fadden is 65. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 64. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 62. Actor Tom Amandes is 54. Actor-director Lonny Price is 54. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 53. Actress Juliette Binoche is 49. Rock musician Robert Sledge is 45. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 41. Actor Kerr Smith is 41. Rapper Chingy is 33. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 33. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Actress Brittany Snow is 27. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 21.
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SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Free Skating at Skate Escape for the first 150 middle or high school students. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Canned goods for donation requested. Student I.D. should be provided. Free pizza and prizes available. Old-fashioned Hymn Sing held at the Second Baptist Church of Sanbornton. 1:15 p.m. For more information call 267-1236. Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. 2013 Taylor Community Music Series concert featuring The Lakes Region Wind Quintet. 3 p.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia. Pre-registration required by calling 524-5600. Fratello’s Fundraiser held to support the Parents of Perfoming Students at Gilford High School. 4-9 p.m. 50% of food bill goes to the group.
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he took a DNA test that proved she is his little girl. At that time, my brother decided to keep his family together and work things out, which I greatly admire. But we just found out that his fiancee is talking, emailing and texting the guy she cheated with. My brother still wants the wedding to go on and would like the rest of us to mind our own business. Annie, I really think this is a bad decision for my brother. I worry his girlfriend will continue to cheat and hurt my brother over and over. Do I say something, or keep my mouth shut and plaster on a fake smile? -- Love My Brother Dear Love Your Brother: Say nothing more. Your brother knows how you feel, and he has asked you to accept his decision. He understands the consequences. We think he would greatly appreciate your support right now, and we hope you can plaster on that smile and provide it. Dear Annie: This is for all those retirees who don’t know what to do with themselves. A year ago, my health forced me into an early retirement. All of my co-workers and most of my friends lived far from my home. During my first week off, I heard of a yoga class at the local senior center. As a baby boomer, I thought I was too young to go to a “senior” center. But that one class has led to a group of retired educators, like me, who go bicycling twice a week in good weather and meet for lunch in the cold season. I volunteer at the senior center, take painting classes at a local art center and meet lots of retired folks with similar interests. I have made some good friends, found a great traveling companion and have a lot of fun. Please point early retirees to senior centers. Remember that you need to go somewhere at least half a dozen times before you begin to feel at home. -- Retired and Busy
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LACONIA- Spacious 3 bedroom apartment. Parking,washer/dryer. $1,050/Month + utilities. Call 603-524-3759 and leave message for application. LACONIA- Wingate Village, 103 Blueberry Lane. 2-Bedroom townhouses for rent. $825 Washer/Dryer hookups, private yard, full basement and dishwasher, in convenient location. Heat & hot water included. Call us today at 603-524-4363. EHO, FHO. Income Restrictions Apply. We accept Section 8 Vouchers. www.wingatevillage.com LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $225/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIA: 1 Bedroom apartment. $575/Month, heat/electricity included. No Pets/No smoking, Near LRGH. 859-3841 or 520-4198 MEREDITH- 2 bedroom 1st floor, Walk to docks/village. Deck, Washer/dryer, Non-smoking, $770/month w/o utilities. 279-7887 or 455-4851. MEREDITH: Small 1- bedroom house, Jenness Hill Road. $625/Month +utilities. 1-Month security deposit. Available now. Call 279-5674. MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water w/free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551
2010 Subuaru forester 2.5X, AWD, loaded, 112K highway miles, full maintenance records, excellent condition. List price $20K a steal will sell for $13.5K negotiable. 630-4737
BRISTOL- 2 bedroom second floor, quiet neighbors! Great location near Freudenberg and not too far from I 93. $900. per month includes heat and hot water. Will consider a small pet. 387-6498 for more information. Security deposit and first months rent.
GILFORD: 2 bedroom + exercise/utility room, one bathroom, and one car garage. W&D hookup, refrigerator and stove. Large backyard. $850/Month + heating oil & electric. Owners pay water, sewer, trash and snow removal. No smoking on premises and no pets. 524-1467
FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week. 603-366-4468.
LACONIA 2 Bedrooms starting at $800/month +utilities 3 Bedrooms $1000/month +utilities Call GCE at 267- 8023
NORTHFIELD: Large, clean 3 bedroom house. $1,250/Month + utilities/security deposit. No pets/no smoking. Convenient, in town, near school/library. (603)455-8873.
GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.
Laconia 3 bedroom 2nd floor $210/Week, heat/hot water included. Call 603-235-6901
TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $600/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.
CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859.
BOATS 29 slip available for rent at Meredith Yacht Club. $3,000 for season.Call 455-5810. BOAT SLIPS for Rent Winnipesaukee Pier, Weirs Beach, NH Reasonable Rates Call for Info. 366-4311 DOCKS FOR RENT 2013 season, Lake Winnisquam Point. Parking, Bathrooms, Showers, Launch on Site. 603-524-2222. SLIPS: Paugus Bay for 2013, up to 18ft. $900. 455-7270.
$_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606
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1987 FWD Chevy Silverado with plow. 3/4 ton, 130K, no rust. $2,800/OBO. 603-759-2895 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLPower windows, doors, sunroof, keyless entry. Heated leather seats, 118K, just inspected, in great shape. Asking 5,800 Call 528-3330 2006 Jeep Cherokee Laredo- 17K original miles, V-8 auto, AC, 4WD, Sunroof, White, New MS Tires, Airbags front & sides, CD, Extras. $15,000. 603-524-9491 2008 Cadiallac EXP- Gold, 78K, oversized rims, moon roof, navigation, backup camera, good condition. $26,500. 759-2895 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price.
Year-round, reliable, clean, structured, environment, central location, one acre yard 528-1857
For Rent APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)
LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163
LACONIA first floor, big 4 room, 2 BR. $190/wk.Leave message with Bob. 781-283-0783 LACONIA- Fabulous 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bedroom on quiet street. LaundryHook-ups/No pets $825+ utilities 455-0874
LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428
WEIRS BEACH . Nice 2 Bedroom/ 1-Bath. Heat/Hot Water included. Laundry hook-ups. $910/month. $500 security. 279-3141
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $220/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
CHAIR CANING Seatweaving. Classes. Supplies. New England Porch Rockers, 10 Pleasant Street in downtown Laconia. Open every day at 10, closed Sunday. 603-393-6451.
LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294
SOUTH Tamworth- 60’x30’ heated garage with toilet, large work room, 2 bays over head doors, showroom/ office. Great exposure on busy Rte. 25. Suitable for many uses. Available Immediately. Rent $800/mo plus security. Call owner, 323-7065.
For Sale AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD. ATV Moose plow, 48", $150; 05 Hallmark motorcycle trailer, $1600; 04 28" 10 H.P. snowblower, $200, 603-752-3933. BOWFLEX Treadclimber 3000Like new, only 65 miles. Asking $1,400. Gary 293-4129 or 455-8763 CHEST Freezer 7 cu. ft, like new, $125. Sails Jib and Spinnaker. Call 603-524-5922 for details. GE Water Softener- 40 gallon Model GXSF40H. excellent condition. Cost $499, $150 or best reasonable offer. 293-7641
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NEW CONSTRUCTION Lochmere Meadows Phase II Tilton, NH Tentative opening end of June 2013 Spacious 2 Bedroom Townhouse Style Units Rent based on 30% of adjusted monthly Income USDA and Tax Credit income limits apply Heat & Hot Water Included in Rent Buildings are non-smoking Credit, Criminal, & Landlord Checks No Pets Please
CONTACT US TODAY! 1-800-742-4686 TDD # 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 118
BELMONT1 bedroom + loft, private large deck with view, heat/hot water included, $850/Month. 528-3371
The Hodges Companies 201 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301
LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $750/Month +
Proudly owned by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust
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For Sale DELTA 16 1/2” drill press $300. Dewalt 20” Scroll saw & stand $550. Trek 6700 Mountain bike 15.5 ” frame $225. Trek 2100 C Road bike, carbon fiber fork, stem & seat stays, $625. 524-9658
Furniture AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763
BUSTLING OUTBOUND CALL CENTER SEEKING HIGHLY MOTIVATED AGENTS
to schedule appointments for brand name resorts across the country; we are the leading marketing office in the region, constantly growing and seeking new talent to add to our crew! Pay commensurate with production- goal based, average pay $17+ an hour. We recently moved to a NEW location at the Paugus Bay Plaza, immediate openings are available, 1st shift 8:30am to 1:00pm M-SAT (4 openings), 2nd shift 4:15pm to 10:00pm SUN-FRI (5 openings)
Call now to apply 581-2450 ask for Tina
KUBOTA Tractor 2006 Front Loader with Woods Backhoe, 4 point hitch with counter weight, tire chains and forks. 250 hours run time. $15,000 (207)935-7674.
NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430. TWO hope chests, $60 each. One kids roll top desk, $100, 2 Two Star brand wood heaters, small metal, great for garage or bob house $50/each, Frigidaire upright freezer 16 cu. Ft. $100. 387-6524
Free FREE Pickup for of unwanted, useful items. Estates, homes, offices, cleaned out, yardsale items. (603)930-5222. LOG Length Firewood: 7-8 cords, $900. Local delivery. 998-8626.
LOOKING to buy or sell Sports Cards Set up table at sports card Show. 520-4680 MARTIN HD28 1997 Action, was set up by professional. Beautiful sound, like new condition. Hard Case $1,650. 603-524-9491 SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980 TWO roof rakes best offer, snow scoop like new. Call 524-6145
Tri-County CAP, Berlin, NH is looking for an exceptional candidate for the position of
EXPERIENCED BARTENDERS Applications being accepted for full & part time. Apply Thurs.-Sat. between 1pm and 4pm. Greenside Restaurant 360 Laconia Rd., Tilton. No phone calls please PAINTERS: Experienced with own transportation. Part/Full Time. Call 630-8333.
RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT at busy multi-location dental offices. Patient focused, ability to multitask, and attention to detail a must. Willing to travel between offices. Experience preferred. Send resume to: email@example.com The Fireside Inn & Suites located at 17 Harris Shore Rd. in Gilford NH is looking for people to fill the following positions: Housekeeping Personnel, Laundry Attendants, and a Housekeeping Supervisor. All persons applying should be reliable, dependable and know what clean is. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude while at work and be ready for the busy season to come. Applicants must be flexible, weekend availability a must. All positions are year round, part time in off peak season with the ability to obtain full time hours in the busy summer months. Please apply in person. JOIN our family. The Fireside Inn & Suites is looking for a Night Auditor. Experience within the field is helpful but not necessary. Persons should be able to maintain a professional attitude and be self-motivated. To be considered for this job, persons must possess excellent computer skills, knowledge of Excel is a plus, accounting experience or adequate math capabilities. Great communication skills and dependability is a necessity. This is a third shift position; ability to work the overnight shift is required. Applicants must be flexible and have weekend availability. This position is year round. Please apply in person or mail your resume to: Fireside Inn & Suites, 17 Harris Shore Road, Gilford NH, 03249.
MARINA FORKLIFT OPERATOR Shep Brown’s Boat Basin, a Premier Full Service Marina, has a rare opening for a full time, year round forklift operator. MUST HAVE: Marina forklift experience, general boat mechanical skills, forklift maintenance experience and excellent organizational & time management skills. Valid Drivers License, NH Boating Certificate & DOT Medical Card are required. Must be able to work weekends. Competitive pay plan, vacation & health benefits are available.
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MOULTONBORO insurance agency seeking licensed applicants for sales and service positions, available immediately. Base pay, commission, incentives, bonuses and benefits negotiable. Resume and cover letter to LREIA, LLC PO Box 884 Moultonboro, NH 03254 or email to Mike.Torrey@horacemann.com. PAUGUS Bay Marina Is seeking experienced marine lift operators. Apply within, 41 Sheridan Street, Laconia, NH 603-524-1233 PAUGUS Bay Marina Is seeking experienced marine techs with G-3 training. Apply within, 41 Sheridan Street, Laconia, NH 603-524-1233
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March/ April/ May. 31 Vacancies. No experience necessary. Earn up to $2200/mo + bonus (per company contract). Established Factory Outlet in Rochester is expanding as the Holidays approach. We need hard working individuals to start entry level. You would learn how to display our company's new system and how to assist our clients. There will be management opportunities in first 60-90 days. We are a company that traditionally promotes managers from within. Must be 18 + and have a car. Call immediately for interview time with HR dept. New Year, New Career. Call weekdays 8am-6pm: 603-822-0220 or text message name anytime: 603-930-8450
Land (2) 300' WATERFRONT ACCESS LAKE WINNISQUAM LOTS with current State approvals. 8.9 acres/3.7 acres. BUY NOW AND BE IN @ SUMMER -$119K/ea. 455-0910
Mobile Homes BELMONT park 14ft. x 60ft., 3 bedroom, totally remodeled, asking $10,500 best offer, must sell. (603)520-3203
PART TIME EXPERIENCED COOK. Weekends a must, age 18 or older. Apply in person. Winnisquam Market & Deli, 1021 Laconia Road, Tilton, N.H.
EXPERIENCED LINE COOK Minimum 3 years experience with fast paced, high volume line cooking in all stations. Requires a strong team player with the ability to work with others.* *All positions require availability to work nights, weekends and holidays. Pay commensurate with experience and Benefits available.
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit http://tccap.org/ and click on the link. TCCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Help Wanted KIDWORKS Learning Center. Now accepting applications for Preschool Teacher. Seeks enthusiastic, energetic teacher For high quality Early Learning Center. Full Time Position/ benefits. Must have 18 ECE Credits. Call 279-6633 or e-mail resume, firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
CORMIER BUILDERS, INC. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Seeking seasoned operator proficient on multiple pieces of equipment. Ideal candidate will be a quality minded, hands on person who can perform layout & shoot grades TRUCK DRIVER Seeking experienced triaxle dump truck driver who can run loader & labor when necessary. Ideal candidate will be a CDL-A driver who can move equipment.
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270 Tilton Rd., Suite 1 Northfield, NH 03276 Phone: (603) 286-1200 Fax: (603) 286-1201 Email: email@example.com
SALES CONSULTANT Would you like to control your income? Well you can at Ippolito’s! We have an immediate opening for a commissioned Sales Consultant. Experience is not necessary, we will train you and you will receive a salary while you are in training. Good references are a must, must be self-motivated and reliable. Working Saturday and Sunday are a must. Control your income. The more you sell the more you make. Health insurance available after 90 days of employment. E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it in person or mail to:
Ippolito’s Furniture 193 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH 03253 No phone calls!
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Leadership Lakes Region holds Economic Issues Day at Spaulding Youth Center NORTHFIELD — Leadership Lakes Region recently held its Economic Issues Day at the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield. The day was sponsored by PSNH and began with a welcome and tour given by Spaulding CEO Susan Calegari. The leadership class then listened to a panel discussion entitled “Lakes Region Economy – A Professional’s View” which was facilitated by LLR alumna Leadership Lakes Region’s Tania Baert and Hope Jordan join and board member Col- Spaulding Youth Center’s CEO Susan Calegari (center) during Ecoleen Elliott of Bank of NH. nomic Issues Day. (Courtesy photo) The panel included Russ Thibeault, CEO/Owner of Applied EcoJason Sterner, Outdoor Education Coornomic Research, James Aberg, Execudinator at the Spaulding Youth Center. tive Director of the Franklin Business The day continued with a presen& Industrial Development Corp and tation given by PSNH’s Community Dennis Delay of the NH Center for Relations Manager Patrick McDerPublic Policy Studies. mott. McDermott spoke about PSNH’s After being treated to a lunch with partnership with the State’s Economic Spaulding’s students and staff memDevelopment Office to help expand bers the LLR class participated in a current businesses while encouraging series of team building activities led by new businesses to relocate or expand in
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NH. He also discussed PSNH’s various forms of alternative energy to include wind, solar and hydro initiatives. Next on the agenda was a presentation on “How the Economy Impacts Services to the Public” given by Chief Kevin LaChapelle of the Franklin Fire Department and Chief Robert Cormier of the Tilton Police Department. After a lively question and answer period the class then traveled to Tilton where they toured 3M Co. and AutoServ of Tilton. The class learned of the one-of-a-kind in the US specialty paper products produced at 3M. Plant Manager, Joe LaPlante, introduced two 3M technicians making small sample specialty papers for the electric industry in a Tilton lab prior to implementing fullscale production. At AutoServ, ownership team member Andrew Hosmer, also a state senator, spoke to the class about
staying competitive in a highly competitive industry. He explained the AutoServ for Life Program as an example, as well as, their innovative workout center and on-premises restaurant for customers and staff. Economic Issues Day is the fifth in a series of eight program days put on by Leadership Lakes Region. The program’s mandate is to educate today’s leaders in the issues facing our region focusing on History and Culture, Social Services, Education, Economic Development, Healthcare, Political Issues, the impact of our natural resources on the region and the importance of leadership and community involvement. The program runs from October to May each year. For more information on the program, contact Jennifer McLean, Program Coordinator at 5246791 or visit their website at www. leadershiplakesregion.org
MEREDITH — The Arts Collaborative in conjunction with Bette Abdu, certified Zentangle teacher will present a Zentangle workshop on Monday March 11 from 6–8:30 p.m. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle is a journey of self-discovery with a focus on the process of drawing. The Zentangle method provides a structured path for
creating art from patterns by breaking them down into elemental strokes. It requires no recognized artistic ability. The Zentangle workshop fee is $35 plus a $10 materials fee. Pre-registration is required. Call Bette Abdu 603 860-6051 or e-mail Bette@TangleClubHouse.com to register. The Arts Collaborative teaching studio is located at 5 Winona Rd. Meredith, 279-5492.
The Arts Collaborative presents a Zentangle workshop on March 11
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Motorcycles 1980 FLH HD/Project bike. Runs, wiring needs to be finished, lost eyesight. All original equipment included, plus jack. $4,000. 387-6524
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AFFORABLE NEW ENGLAND HOME has been completely remodeled to include 2 new baths, fully appl’d new kitchen, new windows, new flooring, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family rm, formal LR w/built-ins, nice big side yard..all brand new!! Not bank owned..$119,000
DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LAKESIDE BEACH on Lake Opechee..open water views all day long..4 seasons!!.You’ll definately appreciate the condition of this wonderful home. Hardwood floors throughout lovely fireplaced LR with a big picture window bringing the lake views into the house!! 3 bedrms, 2 baths , newly remodeled kitchen ,lower level family rm and 1 car garage. $244,500
LAKEWOOD BEACH ON WINNISQUAM!! The next best thing to living ON the water is living across the street from the water. There is a permitted in-law apartment or open is up and you’ll have a sprawling 4 bedroom 2 bath Ranch. BIG LR with a brick fireplace, screen porch, deck, wood floors and 1 car garage. LOTS OF UPDATES!! GREAT LOCATION! $199,900
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BEACH RIGHTS!! Free standing condo unit in Wildwood Village!! GREAT CONDITION!! One level living... SIMPLIFY!! 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, BIG living room/ dining area, office and screen porch!! Attached 1 car garage.. boat launch and possible mooring...just a short walk away..Also 2 tennis courts. Desirable condo community!! Just..$165,000
IN-GROUND POOL!! Condition! Condition! Condition! Spring is coming and we have a beautiful in-ground pool and an outdoor fireplace . Blond hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining and living rm. Master bedroom w/bath, 2additional BR’s, lower level family rm w/direct entry from the 2 car garage. Central Vac & Central Air!! A GREAT PRICE AT...$189,000
A “SLEEPER” INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 27+ prime acres of mountain and Lake Winnipesaukee views! Open fields..conceptuals available, and this classic spacious L-Shaped Ranch. Vintage detail adds to the charm of this view filled home. 2 fireplaces, arched doorways, pocket doors, hardwood floors..you get the picture..Big flagstone viewside patio..NOW $479,000
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State registered, fully insured. Building, remodeling, restoration, concrete work, roofing, painting, home cleaning, etc. No job too big or too small, give us a call (603)723-4861.
Storage Space LACONIA: 20' x 18' two car ga rage for rent, $195/month including electric, 524-1234.
CARPENTER- 10 + years experience. Finish work, sheet rock, painting, exterior work. No job too small. Fully insured, scheduling now. 998-0269
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HANDYMAN for hire, $12 per hour. 293-0683
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DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP with the spaying, altering of your dog or cat? 224-1361
Open Sat. 2/23 10am-4pm. Sweater Sale $1.00 Unique clothing/gifts, glassware + antiques. Better prices than the donation stores! Rt. 3 Belmont. Turn in @ Appletree Nursery- in the back. 455-0316
CHECK THESE OUT!! $24,900..Motivated..2 bedrm 2 bath MH in Mountain View Coop Gilford. New flooring and furnace.Great Condition!! $65,000...Opechee Townhouse Condo..across from the beach. 2 bedrooms..
$65,000...2.32 acre Meredith lot in Split Rock Preserve..An 11 lot subdivision..NICE! $77,000..Village at Winnipesaukee..2 bedrm 2 bath garden unit. Pool & Tennis $119,000...Dble Wide on IT’S OWN LAND!! 3 bedrms 2 baths... $125,000..30+ acres in Belmont
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Lucien J. Vallee, 97 NORTHGLENN, Colo. — Lucien Joseph Vallee, 97 formally of Laconia NH passed away in Northglenn, Colo. on March 4, 2013 after a period of ill health. Lucien was born May 25, 1915 in Berlin NH, son of Arthur & Lucille (Lessard) Vallee. Lucien was the vice counselor for the Paris embassy during World War II, he also worked as a marketing manager for GE for many years, Lucien graduated from Harvard and Saint Anselm college, his greatest passion was teaching, he was a professor of economics and marketing for community colleges and the University of California, Chico. Lucien was an active communicant of many churches throughout his life, Lucien became a deacon of the Catholic church, he was also communicant of Sacred Heart Church, and was a active member of the regional Catholic marriage preparation of engaged couples, also a member of the senior citizens organization dedicated to the relief of the poor and less fortunate and a active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He also loved to travel. Survivors include his 2 daughters Carol Vallee of Denver Colo., Gloria Rutt and her husband Wade Rutt of Arizona, a son Kenneth Vallee of Florida and his wife carol, 2 step sons Robert “Fudge” Fugere and his wife CJ of Belmont, John E Fugere
of Dayton Tex., 2 brothers Gideon (John) Vallee of Berlin and Robert Vallee and his wife Pauline of Gorham, a sister Cecile Poirier and her husband JP of Berlin, 5 granddaughters Wendy Susich of Thornton Colo., Melissa Hill and her husband Rick of Laconia, Jannie Churchwood of Tex., Kelly Mcadam of Laconia, Jarna Nickelson of Scotland, 5 grandsons Jason Stevens and his wife Chelsea of Salt Lake City Utah, Tim and Deeann, John and Kathy; and Frank and Angie Fugere all of Texas and Troy Fugere of Franklin; several nephews and nieces and great-grandchildren among them his cherished Jake Susich of Colo., Lucien and Cole Stevens of Utah, Ricky and Katie Hill of Laconia. Lucien was predeceased by his first wife of 40 years Lucille (Vincent) Vallee, his 2nd wife of 20 years Dora Fugere Vallee, 2 step sons Richard Fugere and Francis Fugere, 2 brothers Rosario Joseph Vallee and Gerard Vallee and a sister Gertrude (Vallee) Ouellette. A private mass will be held at the Holy Cross Thornton Colo. Burial will be in Glen Oaks Memorial Park Chico, California. Memorial donations may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Lakeport, N.H.
Elsie L. Smith, 92 LACONIA — Elsie Louise (Lightfoot) Smith, 92, of 227 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with family at her side at the Lakes Region General Hospital. Elsie was born January 6, 1921 in her parents’ home at 29A Pine Street, Attleborough, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Harry Card and Annie Stacy (Read) Lightfoot. . She is predeceased by her sister Helen Wild and brothers Austin, Harry, Donald and Lloyd Lightfoot. She graduated from North Attleborough High School in 1938. She resided in North Attleborough, Mass. for over eighty-five years before moving to the Taylor Community in Laconia, N.H. seven years ago. She enjoyed making many new friends at Woodside and was able to enjoy the cultural opportunities, trips and was proud to be the Wii bowling team champion in 2010. On April 16, 1933, Elsie became a member of The Methodist Episcopal Church, North Washington Street, North Attleborough, Mass. She was a lifetime member of this church and served as a Sunday School teacher, Church Treasurer, choir member and on many church committees. On December 5, 1943, Elsie married Clarence Roy Smith of Morse Street, East Foxborough, Mass. At that time, he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Selman Army Airfield in Monroe, Louisiana. After returning home at the end of WWII, her two daughters were born. In 1951, Elsie joined the staff of the Attleborough Savings Bank as a teller trainee. After thirty-four years of service, she retired in 1985 as a Vice Presi-
dent and Branch Administrator. After retirement Elsie enjoyed traveling with friends, learned to play the organ, volunteered her time in the office of the Visiting Nurses Association in Attleboro and created many beautiful ceramic treasures for her family. Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Brallier and her husband, Stan, of Laconia and Cathy Gowen and her husband, Burt, of Keene, N.H.; a sister, Blanche Ilmonen of Laconia; three grandchildren, Mark Allen of Contoocook, NH, Scott Brallier of Clemmons, NC and Brian Gowen of Keene, NH; six great-grandchildren, Katherine, Aaron and Caroline of New Hampshire, and Emma, Laurin and Andrew of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Hoppin Hill Avenue, N. Attleborough, Mass. The burial service will follow at the family plot in Paine Cemetery, North Attleborough, Mass. The interment will be followed by a reception at the United Methodist Church. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the First United Methodist Church, 20 Hoppin Hill Avenue, North Attleboro, MA. 02760. 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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Joan L. French, 75
BRISTOL — Joan L. French, 75, of Beech St., died at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born March 31, 1937, a daughter of Joseph N. and Marjorie A. (Gray) Cabral. Joan grew up in Bristol and attended local schools. She loved animals and was an avid shopper. She worked as a nurses’ aide at Franklin Hospital when she was a younger woman. She also held employment with Freudenberg (formerly IPC) and retired from Crescenti’s Market.
Concord and her son Joseph French of Bristol; one sister Laura Chase of Plymouth; stepsister, Virginia MacLeod of Natick, MA, and stepfather, Nicholos Amendola of Natick, MA; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews and her good friend Clara Carleton of Bristol. A graveside service will be held later this spring at Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. In her memory, please consider donating to your local Humane Society or animal shelter. Arrangements are under the
Margarita Crego, 51 MIAMI — Margarita Crego passed away Tuesday, February 26 in Miami, Florida surrounded by her immediate family following her battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her mother, her son Carlos, two grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers in Miami. It was her wish that there be no funeral services. She would like her family to meet one year from now to celebrate her life. Margarita was born January 28, 1962 in Havana, Cuba. She was raised in Miami. She moved to New Hampshire in 2003. She is known locally as the owner of the Miami Hair Salon in Moultonboro. She was a board certified hair colorist, a champion body builder, and a yoga teacher. Her positive energy and love touched many lives. She was the essence of beauty. She created a salon that became a gathering place for many clients. She had a gift of making every day a special occasion and made friends easily. Her magnetic personality attracted a clientele that will long remember her radiant inner beauty as well as her outer beauty. Her family would like to thank everyone that made her stay in New Hampshire her home. Margarita’s final wish is that the salon remains as the dream she built.
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