Letter Submission

To submit a letter to the editor, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters must contain the author's name, hometown (state as well, if not in New Hampshire) and phone number, but the number will not be published. We do not run anonymous letters. Local issues get priority, as do local writers. We encourage writers to keep letters to no more than 400 words, but will accept longer letters to be run on a space-available basis. Editors reserve the right to edit letters for spelling, grammar, punctuation, excessive length and unsuitable content.


Colette Worsman brings dignity to all convention meetings

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

I recently campaigned alongside Michael Hatch at the Community Center in Meredith; we were both holding Joe Kenney signs. I send my glad tidings to Joe Kenney, a patriot and a self-made grassroots American, who worked for everything he accomplished in his life.

I was very surprised and disappointed in Michael Hatch's letter to the editor via Laconia Daily Sun last week. A character destruction doesn't seem to fit into his personality. I totally understand that people have the right to disagree, but to demonize Rep. Worsman and use "Putin" (who is a communist) in the same context is to dishonor Colette's character and patriotism as an American citizen, an elected representative, and a conservative Republican is very disturbing and unacceptable.

I listen to "Saul Alinsky" (a communist) tactics from Washington all the time, where the socialists, progressive establishment, isolate and attack personalities with outrageous statements, that anyone with common sense would nullify immediately. To use Alinsky tactics to turn public opinion against those who seek to keep taxes low in Belknap County is not the spirit of our Live Free, Die Free New Hampshire. Personal ideology belongs to everyone, and is a freedom according to our First Amendment in New Hampshire and the United States of America.

The Belknap County Delegation/Commissioners meetings are open to the public. I have attended these same meetings with my video camera, and I can attest to solid facts. I missed the Feb. 18, 2014, meeting because of the snowstorm. There was no meeting on Feb. 12, 2014. On Feb. 18, 2014, a quorum of Representatives voted on the Belknap County Budget, and the vote failed on a tie vote of 7-7

The next meeting was Feb. 24, 2014, and I filmed the whole session. Rep. Ruth Gulick was confused as to the voting from the last meeting Feb. 18, 2014, regarding a motion to continue to talk on the budget process at the next meeting on Feb. 24, 2014. No one voiced her concerns, they understood that a motion to adjourn prompted a conversation for the next session of the budget Feb. 24, 2014, She was also dissatisfied with decisions of Feb. 18, 2014, and stated she would file a 91-A against the Convention. She then asked the reps. who would join her endeavor ... no one answered.

Rep. Michael Sylvia stated that objections should have been stated at the Feb. 18, 2014, meeting. The 91-A has been filed and this matter will go before the local board. The Attorney General has no part in this.

The passing of the 2014 budget level-funded all salaries and benefits as were paid in 2013, including health insurance. Passing the 2014 budget cannot be blamed for any layoffs. The convention appropriates money, the commissioners made this decision. It was their choice.

I have watched the actions of the delegation/commissioners at the meetings and also watched my video. Rep. Dennis Fields is disruptive in his stances and makes everything he says a personal vendetta against Chairwoman Colette Worsman. He looks toward the commissioners and the people in the audience for approval. The meeting on Feb. 24, 2014, was another verbal attack against the chairwoman ... loud and non-communicative about the issues. Numerous people were calling for "Point of Order" because Mr. Fields was inappropriate.

As a matter of fact, I became very concerned the verbal disruption could turn into a real problem. I turned around and stated, "Where was the police?" The sheriff's officer who answered me said, he would not do anything. Sheriff Wiggin was also present. A verbal statement from the sheriff, or assistant would have been beneficial to the meeting. What are we paying them for? For public protection? At the end of the meeting, Rep. Fields voiced concern about his behavior to a sheriff's officer (I don't know his name) and the officer's response ... he should have been louder. Does Rep. Fields need to apologize to the convention delegates? Does he need to apologize to the public? I have sent my video of the March meeting to the GraniteGrok.com and I will be sending my video of Feb. 24, 2014.

Does Rep. Fields know he is out of order? Is his apology to the sheriff's officer full disclosure of his relentless pursuit to discredit Colette Worsman in front of everyone? Today I learned Rep. Fields had to apologize for his behavior in the Representatives Hall in Concord.

Colette Worsman is the chairwoman of the Belknap County Convention Delegation, she brings a sound dignity to all the meetings. I have watched the verbal attacks and I commend her quiet tone when she says to Dennis Fields, "Control yourself." Colette always has a vision of the future, because she has said many times that a new prison is coming and we have to keep the taxes down for the taxpayers of the county.

I invite everyone to go GraniteGrok.com and watch my two videos, they will keep your eyes wide open and your ears listening.

Rosemary Landry