To The Daily Sun,
On Thursday evening, October 3rd, Sandwich's 5/6 soccer team hosted a team from Meredith and it was a wild raucous affair with lots of great plays and tons of cheering. The most important part of this game was in two acts. Early in the game one of Sandwich's players fouled a player from Meredith, missed the ball and whacked him in the shin. Ouch! He had to come out of the game to recover while I sat our player for the rest of the first half just for being a bit reckless.
Later, in the second half, this same young man from Meredith was dribbling towards our goal and got bumped and fell. This by definition is a penalty kick and as the referee put the ball in front
of goal for him to take his earned shot one-on-one with our goalkeeper a remarkable thing happened. He walked to the referee and quietly told him that he had tripped over his own feet and that he had not been bumped at all. This was in a tied game 1-1 that was back and forth with tough play by everyone.
This young man, Brady Malcolm, had the strength to do this by himself. Even I, as the opposing coach, thought it was a foul and had no problem with the probable goal from this penalty kick. In a tied game, with well over a hundred people in attendance, he took it upon himself to do the right thing. How many of us would have done that? In a tied game with the chance to put your team in the lead? I am honestly reluctant to hear my own answer to that. This is what makes youth sports so great, this true learning moment for both players and spectators.
Well done Brady.
Leo Greene, Director
Sandwich Parks & Recreation Department
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:21
To The Daily Sun,
Flipping to the second page of the October 4th Daily Sun, I literally dropped my jaw upon reading that our nation has no problem allowing illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses, some not even distinguishing whether or not they license holder is the the country legally or not. Furthermore, the concern that was expressed in the article for "proper training" these illegals and normalizing their interactions and status by being provided with aid and comfort is enraging. Why do our leaders welcome these criminals with open arms? Would you put on a pot of hot coffee for a stranger who sneaked into your home? After all, he is merely an "undocumented house guest." Why is this acceptable on such a larger-scale?
Michael Savage hit the nail on the head in that "liberalism is a mental disorder," stating, "Section 8 of the United States Code, 1234 (a) (1) (A) (iv) (B) (iii) says 'A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he" assists an illegal alien she/he should reason ably know is illegally in the U.S... or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions. Isn't providing illegals with driver's licenses 'knowingly' assisting them?"
Our nation is no longer differentiating between the right and wrong way to go about migration, and quite frankly, we need to stop passing out the coffee.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:16
To The Laconia Daily Sun,
Why do some town officials want to permanently destroy the environment and natural beauty of N.H.? Tourism is our number one industry.
By considering the proposed, yet not approved Northern Pass (Hydro-Quebec, Canada) project — a proposal by a foreign company to rape 187 miles from the boarder of our country, starting in starting in Pittsburg through the White Mountain National Forest onto Franklin then Deerfield. Installing 1,500 plus twelve story sky scraping towers (steel made in China).
I went to all four public hearing meetings held in Concord, Plymouth, Whitefield, and Colebrook to hear first-hand, heart-warming stories of the love for N.H. On the other side many stories of being harassed. Such as, Northern Pass has been flying helicopters over and over the proposed route like black flies scaring livestock, wildlife and even humans. They are also pestering land owners to sell their generational homes.
Northern Pass bought land that used to be the one thousand-acre campground for the proposed convertor station in Franklin.
It will not provide all the jobs as everyone is led to believe. Once the converter is set up and running it will be completely self-sufficient.
I heard talk of an additional route off from Franklin to Sunapee onto Claremont. Crisscrosses all over N.H. When will it stop?
N.H. already exports excess electricity out of the state now. We do not want or need the Northern Pass. N.H. is being used as an "Extension Cord" so Northern Pass (Hydro-Quebec, Canada) can get to N.Y.C. All for financial greed. With most of our dollars leaving the U.S. over the boarder North.
Visit www.livefreeorfry.org. for more information. Please say no to the Northern Pass by before Tuesday, November, 5. To respond and give support please notify Governor Maggie Hassan at 107 North Main Street, Room 208, Concord, N.H., 03301.
The Sakemp Family
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:51
To The Daily Sun,
Perhaps the Republican House did make the decision to not pass a clear continuing resolution to fund the government that eventually led to the "government shut-down". By last estimates, almost 83 percent of the government is still working and there is no question they will receive back pay. The decision on what to close and whom to send home is made by the affected departments under guidance from the administration, but when one department asked if they had any discretion, they were told, "...yes, as long as it doesn't reduce the impact." This sad fact is seen in the closing of our open-air memorials, memorials like Mt Vernon, which take no federal funds and have no federal employees, Florida Bay (the ocean, for heaven's sake) and the Everglades, people being forced out of homes they own around Lake Mead just because those homes are on federal land, etc.; calculated moves to cause Americans pain. Can this possibly be right? These decisions were made by a Democratic administration.
I understand the House was attempting to make it fair for the American people by letting them have relief from the employee mandate; the same relief that President Obama gave to the employers and the 72 percent subsidy given to members of Congress and their staff. Their message and methods probably wouldn't work in the business world. However, the president of a company whose main message is "I was elected, you lost and I won't negotiate." wouldn't last long with a board of directors.
ACA is the law, upheld by the Supreme Court, although they actually ruled it a tax and there are about 28 of those. My understanding of federal laws is that they apply equally to all Americans and that only Congress can vote to change the law, yet President Obama has actually made 19 changes to this law since it was passed. Can this possibly be right?
I was under the impression I lived in a republic but now find myself wondering when it became a kingdom. Regardless of the rhetoric from Washington, the math has to add up and rhetoric has to pass the smell test. So far we seem to be trillions of dollars in debt and it's beginning to smell very bad in Washington.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:46
To The Daily Sun,
The Belmont Library Board of Trustees would like to thank Jackie Heath for her nine years of public service to the Belmont Public Library. While Jackie was library director, the library has made a variety of improvements in services offered to the community.
We are grateful for her dedication to the library. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
The Belmont Public Library Trustees
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:42