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How about joining Neighbors in Need in support of its mission?

To The Daily Sun,

Neighbors in Need is 30 years old this year! It was started in 1986 by Bob DeCamp and a small group of individuals to support local agencies and churches who didn't have the funds to provide financial assistance to families and individuals in need. The founders persuaded local households and organizations to contribute to this fund. Over 240 heard the message and agreed to support our mission. Many still do.

Now in my 10th year with NIN, I am proud to be able to continue the founders' message and mission. There's been a few changes in our focus. Yes, we still provide funds for basic necessities such rent, utilities, heat, and mortgages payments. But we now help folks with car repairs, dental work, medical equipment and even the purchase of automobiles.

And our modus of operation remains the same. Our efforts are still directed through other non-profits and religious communities that allow them to interact with their local congregations and community. We supplement and complement the primary help agencies such local welfare and state assistance networks. We still pay no salaries or wages; 99 percent of the donations and other revenues are used for direct assistance. We are a 501c3 non-profit with an all-volunteer board of directors.

How about joining in our mission? If you would like to donate to Neighbors in Need or if you are a Lakes Region agency or church that would like to request funding for folks in need, please contact us 494-0482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you've been a supporter in the past, many thanks! We sincerely hope that you will continue in that support. Blessings of this special season of the year to you and your family.

Bill Johnson, President

Neighbors in Need

Gilford

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If they are residents of N.H. why do they pay out-of-state tuition?

To The Daily Sun,

It's about time New Hampshire improves our very lenient voter laws.

I find it very disturbing for New Hampshire to allow students from out of state, who are here to attend college, the right to vote and choose our local politicians. This is a fact that was just proven in our November election.

We all know that the majority of college students, vote for the Democratic Party candidate.
As we just witnessed, thousands of students protesting across the country, at many college towns and cities. They were destroying and burning public and private property for weeks. Why? Because, their Democratic candidate of choice, Hillary Clinton lost.

I did some research on our November local election results in New Hampshire, for the U.S. Senate race between Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Kelly Ayotte.

New Hampshire has 10 counties. Maggie Hassan won five counties. She won every county that has a large college population:

Grafton County, home to Plymouth State and Dartmouth College; Cheshire County, home to Keene State; Strafford County, home to the University of New Hampshire; and Merrimack County, which houses New England College, Colby-Sawyer, Magdalen, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Notre Dame, Southern N.H. Institute and several others.

Coincidence? I think not.

It's evident that these college students overwhelmingly voted for Maggie Hassan.
Kelly Ayotte won the other five counties, that house only one or two small community colleges, and Hillsborough county, where she lives and has a business.

This problem that has to be corrected and soon. Every vote cast by a student from out of state, cancels a vote by a true, New Hampshire citizen.

If these students are to be considered citizens, they should have to obtain a New Hampshire driver's license and register their cars here, as every citizen does. New Hampshire sure could use that lost revenue.

Also, since they are considered citizens, they should be eligible for the lower instate tuition rate at our colleges which, they are not.

Why are they only considered citizens when it comes to their vote?

New Hampshire needs to put a stop this this grave injustice that is forced upon our citizens. Are these students residents or not?

Linda Dupere
Campton

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