I believe in my abilities to help keep Gilford a great place to live

To The Daily Sun,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dale Channing "Chan" Eddy and I am running for selectman.

Some of you may know me through my time on the Gilford Planning Board. Some may know me through my time on the Facilities Planning Committee or from the Board of Directors of Lakes Region Public Access TV. Yet others may know me only through the letters I've sent to the local papers. A few of you I have come to know personally in my 10 years living in our town.

Let me state up front that I believe in my abilities to help keep Gilford a great place to live. Some of that will be through careful review and planning in regards to town spending by being able to discriminate between "need to have" and "nice to have".

I have been working in the high tech industry for almost 40 years, with over 20 years in defense and the balance with a local company that designs and manufactures equipment for the telecommunications industry. It is this experience I believe will bring a new point of view to the Board of Selectmen and enable it to tackle some of the technological issues that will face our town in the near future. While I cannot claim to have all the answers to the problems and challenges that our town may face, the important thing is knowing where to get the answers should the need arise.

Thank you for the support I have already received from some of our fellow Gilford residents. I will appreciate your vote on March 10.

Dale Channing Eddy

Candidate for Gilford Selectman

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Do you wonder why Sanbornton taxes have increased so much?

To The Daily Sun,

Are you paying attention to how your Sanbornton town government is spending your tax dollars? Do you wonder why your taxes have increased 85 percent over the past 10 years? Have you considered that your taxes might even double in the next 10 years?

Only 30 percent of registered voters go to the polls in Sanbornton. In order for our form of government to work efficiently everyone should vote and attend Town Meeting. You would be amazed at the potential results.

Please vote on March 10 and help get the uncontrolled spending in Sanbornton under control. These men will work hard to promote good solid stewardship of your tax dollars: Earl Leighton and Craig Weisman on the Budget Committee, and Mitch Lewis on the Board of Selectmen.

John Robinson


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Sanbornton needs more input from people in their 20s, 30s & 40s

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Justin Barriault, and I am asking Sanbornton residents to vote for me on March 10 for a seat on the Budget Committee. Although I am a younger candidate running for position as an elected official, I have been a resident in Sanbornton for 28 years, and my family (Hewitt and Barriault) has been here for over 60 years.

My employment with a commercial truck dealership, brings me into contact with New Hampshire towns, especially highway and fire departments as they purchase heavy equipment. I regularly speak with them about how their towns perform their highway operations, their purchasing and repairs, and why they do things the way they do.

I also deal with many of the state's construction, heating oil, property maintenance companies, and others that require commercial truck purchases, which would allow me to assist adding vendors to our list as needed. I have gained extensive experience with financial analysis on large purchases.

One of my biggest concerns with our town's direction is the lack of input from younger people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. My generation also has a perspective to offer, and our decisions could be influential to the disappearing age brackets. All ages of voters should participate. We want our town and our town's full range of citizenry to reach fullest potential.

My thoughts for our town's finances is that we can reduce spending in certain areas and redirect it to areas that will help Sanbornton grow and be ever more attractive to a large variety of people.

I have started and participated in various volunteer-based ventures with great success toward growth. Now I'd like to turn my volunteer time and experience to town government use.

If I have your vote and votes sufficient from our voters on March 10, I will gratefully dedicate the time it takes to serve as a Budget Committee member.

I ask for your vote on March 10, to serve on Sanbornton's Budget Committee.

Justin Barriault


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Craig Davis will exhibit commitment & dedication on BudCom

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing this letter today to offer my support to Mr. Craig Davis in his run for a seat on the Sanbornton Budget Committee.

I have had the opportunity to get to know Craig while he has lent his talents volunteering on many different boards and committees in town. It has been my experience that Craig is a forward thinker. He has the ability to speak clearly and honestly while also listening to the opinions of others. Every Wednesday I see Craig at the selectmen's meetings, keeping updated regarding current events in our town. In my opinion Mr. Davis will exhibit commitment and dedication in his role as a Budget Committee member.

Please remember to vote Tuesday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Melanie Van Tassel


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Josh Bartlett guided by the principal of government transparency

To The Daily Sun,

Josh Bartlett is running for one of the two openings for the Town of Moultonborough's Board of Selectmen.

Josh is a longtime resident of Moultonborough and he has served the town in many elected and appointed offices and is ready to serve the citizens in this important position. Currently he is a member of the CIPC, VV Committee, and chairman of the Planning Board.

I have known Josh for many years and I know he will fairly represent all the citizens of our town. He lives by his guiding principles of transparency in your government and assuring the rules are the same for everyone. Josh will listen to everyone, and is very sincere about making Moultonborough a better place to reside.

I am asking you to join me in voting for Josh Bartlett on March 10 for Moultonborough selectman.

Jim Leiterman


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