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Laconia's sidewalks are in bad shape and need to be fixed

To The Daily Sun,

I'm writing about Laconia's sidewalks. They are bad.

I fell the other day walking along a sidewalk in downtown.

Something needs to be done. The sidewalks should be fixed before someone else falls. The city needs to spend the money it gets on the sidewalks and fix them and make them better to walk on.

Debra Davis

Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:31

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Lucky for Sanbornton residents, Marla Davis is running for clerk

To The Daily Sun,

After 26 years our Sanbornton Town Clerk/ Tax Collector, Jane Goss, has decided to enjoy what will be her most fun job: retirement. To the best of her ability, she has been a main staple for our town office.

Luckily for us , Marla Davis is running for Town Clerk/Tax Collector. She has been deputy for town clerk and tax
collections for the last six years. Marla is very knowledgeable and has been a true asset to our town. She is always eager to attend any schooling or seminars that have been offered, wanting to do anything that would benefit
the residents of Sanbornton.

On any given day, whether it be a lost dog, a resident who is in need of a compassionate ear, she goes to task for them.

I cannot say enough positive things about Marla, other than how lucky Sanbornton is to have Marla Davis as our Town Clerk/Tax Collector.

Please support Marla Davis and vote for her on Tuesday May 13.

Barbara Bormes

Sanbornton

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:28

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Stabbings cry for a total ban on all assault knives; it's only sensible

To The Daily Sun,

A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death at school in Milford, Connecticut. A woman was stabbed Friday at a hotel in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. A woman stabbed her 7-month-old baby to death in Livermore, California. A boy in Murysville, Pennsylvania stabbed 21 people at school. A 19 year old woman was stabbed to death in the Bronx on Saturday. Someone in L.A. is stabbing homeless people, and three people were stabbed after a Broncos football game.

It is time to act. I am calling for a ban on the sale of military-style assault knives. Any knife longer than four inches with a double edge, handle longer than six inches, or a retractable or folding blade will not be sold. No person can purchase more than one knife a month. No knife holder with a capacity of more than two knives can be sold. All weapons of this type will have to be registered with the government and cannot be transferred, sold, or given, but must be destroyed when the owner passes. All cities will have a buyback program to buy up all the antique and valuable knives for one dollar. All public places such as schools, colleges, theaters, shopping malls, ect. will be declared as knife free zones, so everyone will know that these people are disarmed. These are only sensible, safe measures. Only by disarming sane, law abiding citizens can we protect ourselves from a few deranged loonies. Remember, its for the children.

P.S. Lefty Lizzie's memoirs are out. How I pretend to be an Indian and wound up in the U.S. Senate. Don't miss it.

Arnold Dunn

Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:26

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Wasn't the duty of our councilors to endorse casino gambling

To The Daily Sun,

First, I attended the Laconia City Council meeting Monday night. State Sen. Andrew Hosmer was present to explain his resolution for support of SB-366 — to have the state of N.H. accept two gambling casinos in southern N.H. My reason for attending was to ask our mayor and city council to NOT sign on as supporters of this proposed legislation.

I was sure that my ward councilor would vote in opposition after I had provided the full body of information, and expalined this was not really the duty of of our leaders at the council table. Mayor Engler allowed me adequate time to speak to the council and Hosmer. He runs a good meeting!
Upon my arrival to City Hall, all were told that my wife reports she can see you (on television) but she can't hear you. As it turns out; the audio never worked.
Hence, the reason for a brief description of what happened.
They (councilors) were speaking for the residents. There were many good arguments (mine) of what will bring eggs to the faces of Councilors Baer, Hamel, and Bolduc if this $600,000 does not materialize after the first one or two years of gambling revenue sharing to Laconia. They have a plan. As City Manager Myers reminded all; an understanding is only good for two years — until the next council is seated. Question: how many times in the past 3-4 years has the state government diminished, or cut in its entirety, that shared money? Why would anyone in these times promote the uncertainty of this type of legislation?

Two last points. Why did Councilor Bownes never take a position but rather choose to recuse himself, just prior to the vote? Be sure to remember that Mayor Engler said, though he does not vote unless there is a tie, he would have voted NO. That, my friends, is someone who is going to be a leader.
Niel Young
Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:22

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Most reporters who reveal a preference say they are Democrats

To The Daily Sun,

Once again, Bernadette Loasch tells us our main stream media leans right due to cooperate ownership. Well the media itself disagrees with her. Top journalists from the N.Y. Times, Peter Baker and Mark Liebovich, and CNN, Jake Tapper, were reported by Politico.com to have admitted on a panel that indeed the media leans left. A study at UCLA led by Tim Groseclose and Jeff Mylio reviewed the past 10 years of the major media reporting and concluded the left-leaning bias is real. ABC news even admits to left leaning. Add to that the fact that most reporters who reveal a political preference say they are Democrats.

The reason Bernadette thinks the way she does I suspect is because she gets all her information from MSNBC, media maters and other extreme left wing groups.
Just not a very balanced source.
Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:16

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