Metal roofing contractor pleads guilty to writing hot paycheck

TILTON — A former Laconia metal roofing contractor pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of issuing bad checks in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division last month.

Jonathan Taylor, 48, whose last known address was Sanbornton Road in Tilton was ordered to pay his young victim $300 through the Tilton Police Department. According to his mother, the young man had done some work for Taylor but his paycheck had bounced.

Taylor was also find $1,448 with $1,200 suspended pending his good behavior.

Dominick DiMarsino, a Pepperell, Mass. homeowner who said he hired Taylor and paid him $16,000 to put a roof on his house said Taylor is scheduled to appear in Ayre District Court on September 14. As of April 9, the charge against him was a charge of felony larceny over $250 by false pretenses.

DiMarsino said he went to the police when he never heard from Taylor after giving him the deposit.

Taylor filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection in January of 2015 but changed his pleading to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The difference is under Chapter 13, Taylor would have been given a chance to reorganize and schedule repayment plans with his creditor. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides no opportunity to reorganize and the trustee gathers all of the available assets and redistributes them to the creditors.

According to the most recent bankruptcy documents, Taylor has abandoned assets of $800, exempt assets of $10,530, and claims against him of $210,990.

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Selectmen again upset by 'unprofessional' fireworks show

GILFORD — Selectmen expressed their displeasure with the Atlas Fire Works company at Wednesday's meeting because technical difficulties extended the show longer than what was expected.

Selectman Richard "Rags" Grenier waited until the end of the meeting to voice his unhappiness, saying that the display took so long — 52 minutes — that people started to leave.

Grenier said the "electrical board" and the back-up electrical board both failed to work and called the show "unprofessional".

He volunteered to go to the Old Home Day Committee and express his concerns.

"Gilford is known for having the best fireworks," said Selectman Chair Gus Benevides. "It has to be addressed."

Benevides said selectmen were disappointed in the 2014 show as well and selectmen mentioned it to the Old Home Day Committee.

Speaking last night, Charlie St. Clair, who was one of five Atlas employees on the scene on August 29, said there were technical difficulties with the electrical boards and during the early portion of the show fireworks had to be fired by hand and not electronically.

"They had a problem with the electronic equipment," he said. "It's unfortunate but it happens."

"I don't know a fireworks company in the world that doesn't have occasional problems," he said.


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Multicultural Festival Entertainment Schedule (453)

Multicultural Festival Entertainment Schedule
10:30-11 a.m. Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy of Malden, Mass., promotes the study of the Chinese martial arts. It fosters the development of strong mental and physical well-being for its members, who become well-rounded martial artists. Having won an international championship in July, Wah Lum participants will represent Team USA in Argentina in September 2015.
11-11:30 a.m. Alte Kamaraden German Trio recreates the indescribable experience called die Gemutlichkeit found in Germany with folk (also known as 'Oom-pah') music.
11:30 a.m.- 12 noon The Black Thunder Singers and Dancers from Portsmouth, N.H. have been singing and dancing at Native American Pow Wows across the United States for over twenty years. All of the singers are of multicultural heritage and take seriously the responsibility to carry on the traditions of their culture in all aspects of daily life.
12 noon-12:30 p.m. Alte Kamaraden (reprise)
12:30-1 p.m. Black Thunder (reprise)
1-1:30 p.m. Classical India Dance combines beautiful costumes, graceful movements, and facial expressions to convey a story through dance. Students who perform are led by Neha Parikh, who holds a Master's Degree in classical Indian dance from Mumbai University
1;30-2 p.m. Sayon Camara African Drumming. Camara plays the djembe and dunun, traditional drums of West Africa with a deep and abiding respect for life and the music he stewards. His performances convey an intimate knowledge of the traditional music for the different types of drums, songs, and stories of his people in Guinea, West Africa.
2-2:30 p.m.,Classical India Dancers (reprise)
2:30 - 3 p.m., Sayon Camara (reprise)
3-4 p.m. The O'Brien Clan are a family Irish band hailing from the Lakes Region. They play fun & upbeat instrumental Irish jigs & reels as well as popular Folk songs from the Celtic tradition with rich vocals & harmonies.

11 a.m.-Noon Jonathan Lorentz is a well-known local performing artist. In addition to being an active vocalist, he plays both the saxophone & piano. This incredibly talented man holds a PhD in Jazz Studies from N.Y.U
Noon-2 p.m. Tyler Road has been bringing its own special blend of folk, blues, bluegrass and traditional tunes to New Hampshire's Merrimack Valley for over 12 years. This folkgrass style weaves together the sounds of the banjo, guitar, dobro, viola, violin, washboard, keyboard, cajon, mandolin, and bass
2:30-3 p.m. Larry Frates Magic Show. Frates has been entertaining audiences as Nascimento, the Magician for over 40 years, and is renown for his never ending energy. Larry is also a talented artist and owns and operates Frates Creative Art Center on Canal Street in Laconia.
3-4 p.m. New Horizons Band. New Horizons Musical Organization of the Lakes Region is a concert band which provides musical entertainment for a variety of community events. The group provides instruction in band instruments and is geared for musicians who are over age 45


10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Lindsay's Puppets

11 a.m. Lary Frates Storytelling

12:45 p.m. African Drumming workshop.

1:15 and 2:15 p.m. Concord Community Music School

1:45 and 2:45 p.m Circus demos by Artfest

10-4 Wildlife Encunters

10-4 Strolling Native American Kunnaway

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