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Current regulations of biosolids don't protect human health

To The Daily Sun,

Ban Biosolids: vote YES on Article 3 in Gilmanton.

Honest science-based information about how biosolids have harmed human health, agriculture, and the environment will not be found on government webpages. Nor on the NEBRA webpage. The US EPA Office of Water — the same office that for an entire year covered up the lead problems in Flint, Michigan — is covering up hundreds of incidents where people, livestock, and well water were permanently impacted by sludge-exposure. Independent scientists have long agreed that the current regulations do not protect human health, agriculture, or the environment.
Gilmanton residents should be aware that in N.H., every town has the right to put in place more protective regulations. This right is stated in the federal rule, state rule, and has been confirmed by the N.H. General Court. Dozens of other N.H. towns have more stringent regulations. A January EPA letter to Citizens for Sludge-Free Land states that communities may ban the practice altogether in areas with high and variable water tables, permeable soil, and other sensitive areas. Protect your land, water, and health by voting YES on Article 3.
For the inside story of how sludge brokers, U.S. government agencies, industry-funded researchers, NEBRA, and sewage treatment plant trade groups collaborate to cover up hundreds of harmful incidents linked to sludge exposure, ignore or manipulate scientific data, and silence critics, see

Caroline Snyder
North Sandwich

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Positive community attitudes matter in a small town like Bristol

To The Daily Sun,

It seems like the election season has been with us forever. It stops being difficult when you focus on the local, or town level. The issues become clear and easier to understand. We, the people, of the Town of Bristol want a simple and direct government. We want our elected officials to be honest, straightforward, and able to understand our needs right here in Bristol. These needs include the basics, good food, clean water, good housing, good homes, job opportunities and honest, positive town officials.

We look for people who mirror our own small-town values. People who while they might not always agree with us are able to reach an agreement that stands up in the light of day. People who do the right thing once they discover it. People whose attitude is friendly, fair and firm.

When you represent the public as a selectman, Budget Committee member, or a trustee of the many town committees, these qualities are a must.

These are the qualities that I see in both Les Dion and Don Milbrand. Both of these people, who have become "candidates," have not only the qualities that are most desirable for the office of selectman, but, also, have the strength of character that is needed when difficult decisions have to be made.

Les has been tempered by the fire of experience working for a non-profit, the TTCC. She has built attitudes that have enhanced those started by A.B. Thompson and Wink Tapply. Her demeanor and simple candor have enhanced Bristol's realization that recreation matters in building positive community attitudes for both adults and children.

Positive community attitudes matter in a small town. They matter here in Bristol. Les' administrative and professional skills will make her an effective, efficient selectman.

Don's easy-going manner and ability to look at issues using logical insight as a guide leads to decisions that are fair and consistent. His experience has been guided by his past years as a selectman. His fair-minded way of problem solving has resulted in his continuing to do a superlative job for the residents and visitors of the town of Bristol. It is a very easy choice to support his candidacy as a Member of the Bristol Board of Selectmen.

March 8 is town election day. Your vote for Les Dion and Don Milbrand will be a good choices for selectmen for the town of Bristol.

John Denning

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