You won't be disappointed if you elect Landry to Meredith board

To The Daily Sun,

I'm writing today in support of my dear friend Rosemary Landry in her campaign to become selectman in Meredith.

When I met Rosemary we were in the same class to get our amateur radio license. Once we started talking and got to know each other we realized we had many of the same values. Rosemary helped me greatly in my own campaign this past fall. She was my biggest supporter in Meredith.

Rosemary is a real go-getter and independent thinker and an advocate for individual liberties. She can often be seen at the Statehouse speaking to legislators and is a regular at selectmen's and Planning Board meetings. Rosemary showed great effort and leadership in her opposition to the three roundabouts in Meredith.

In my opinion, she would keep taxes low and affordable through controlled spending. Please consider giving her your support, you will not be disappointed in her efforts.

State Rep. Glen Aldrich
Gilford and Meredith

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We have to switch from fossil fuel to renewable energy to survive

To The Daily Sun,
Last year at about this time I wrote a letter that said, "Seven or eight million motor vehicles emit fumes every day, especially while idling." This is wrong. It's about 700 million or 800 million vehicles that are doing this every day. This is one of the things heating up the planet.

What are we doing about this unsustainable state of affairs? Gayle McLaughlin, mayor of Richmond, Calif., said, "One party is moving us into a brick wall at 100 mph. The other is moving us there at 50 mph."

I don't know about this brick wall, but I think that if "Business As Usual" persists, life will keep getting harder and harder for us. We have to switch from fossil fuel to renewable energy to survive, and it seems to me that we're not capable of doing that.

Dick Devens
Center Sandwich

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I have served Sanbornton with respect for the past & attention to the present

To The Daily Sun,

I would again like to ask for Sanbornton voters' support at the election on March 10 for another term as selectman.

I have served as selectman for the past four years with a respect for the past, attention to the present and a vision for the future.

Over this time, I have attended many workshops/programs provided by Primex (our liability insurance) and available to all town employees and officials. These training sessions have helped me to be reminded of the laws that govern our actions, the liability and costs associated with not following them and a much deeper appreciation for the need for all town residents to be informed and educated with facts.

I look forward to serving you for the next three years with the knowledge of the past, the facts of the present and a plan for the future. My plan for the future would include looking at alternative income sources to reduce taxes to our property owners, a plan for seamless transition into an elected position with in-house support and materials and continued respect and support of our dedicated employees.

I hope to see you at the polls. Yes, your vote does make a difference

Karen Ober


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Mr. O'Brien doesn't believe Gilford residents can act resonsibily

To The Daily Sun,

A letter published in Saturday's Sun from outgoing Gilford Selectman John T. O'Brien caught my attention. In the very first paragraph O'Brien writes, "The Subject of personal fireworks has reared its ugly head again here in Gilford. A personal fireworks ban is the last warrant article on March 10."

Mr. O'Brien fails to inform the readers that the reason this issue is "rearing its ugly head" is because of a John T. O'Brien. You see, Mr. O'Brien was very bitter when he did not get his way at the Selectboard, so in retaliation he has initiated a petition to put a fireworks ban on the ballot.

O'Brien gives the readers his own distorted version of the history of this issue, leaving out several important facts while misrepresenting others. He mentions that "two years ago, the penalty aspect was brought up to the Board of Selectman for its review." In reality it was O'Brien himself who brought this issue up because he was upset that people in his neighborhood were shooting off fireworks near his home.

O'Brien claims that the 1988 ordinance banning fireworks (which has never been enforced) was simply overturned by the new makeup of the Selectboard. In reality this issue was researched and discussed ad nauseam and a public hearing was held. The previous ordinance was not simply "overturned", but rather replaced by a new ordinance that restricts the hours in which fireworks can be used.

Twice O'Brien whines about "disturbing noises" or "offensive explosions" at "all hours of the night," an issue that was resolved by the current ordinance. It is important to note that in a public meeting the fire chief stated that fireworks is not a problem here in Gilford. In fact the chief could not remember the department ever responding to a fireworks related incident. Is Selectman O'Brien really that forgetful, or is deliberately trying to mislead the public?

The petitioned warrant article to ban fireworks is Article 26. This ban would include sparklers and "party poppers"." The majority of the Board of Selectman (which O'Brien currently chairs) voted to "not recommend" passage of Art. 26.

A lot of things can be dangerous, but that doesn't mean we should ban them. Mr. O'Brien obviously doesn't have faith in the people of Gilford to conduct their patriotic fireworks displays in a responsible manner. O'Brien knows what is best for us and we commoners should just comply (insert sarcasm). What is next, are we going to ban chainsaws and log splitters because they, too, can be dangerous?

Don't let nanny-state liberal John T. O'Brien destroy your Independence Day celebrations. Vote "No" on Article 26.

Kevin Leandro


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Craig Davis will bring management experience to our Budget Committee

To The Daily Sun,

Please join me at the polls in Sanbornton on Tuesday March 10, to support Craig Davis for Budget Committee.

Craig will bring management experience, town budget knowledge and the broader view and vision of town operations. He has served on numerous committees over the last few years and brings an open and objective attitude to his decision process, the results, are forward-thinking and planning for the future of our town.

Please remember to vote.

Steven Ober


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