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Why does Kelly Ayotte keep voting to make college more expensive?

To The Daily Sun,

As a student at Plymouth State University, I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to equip myself with the tools necessary to enter the professional world. However, I'm also aware of how much this opportunity will cost.

While students and families work to figure out how to pay for college, one of New Hampshire's U.S. Senators has been repeatedly voting to make college more expensive.

Kelly Ayotte has consistently voted against critical student aid, hurting Granite State students and families who are worried about the mounting costs of college. Ayotte has repeatedly voted for budgets that would slash Pell grants, making higher education even more expensive.

In 2011, she followed Republican leadership in voting for a bill that would cut $12 million from the Pell grants program and decrease or eliminate aid for 21,000 New Hampshire students. More recently, Ayotte supported multiple budget proposals that would eliminate access to Pell grants for 3,500 New Hampshire students and cut an average of $2,000 from the remaining students' grants.

Kelly Ayotte should be putting the interests of New Hampshire students and families first, but instead she seems to have forgotten all about us. There is no greater investment in New Hampshire's future than developing a strong and well-trained workforce. So why, I ask, does Kelly Ayotte keep voting to undermine New Hampshire's future by making college more expensive?

Moises Diaz


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Starting fund was first step in process to improve Ashland Library

To The Daily Sun,

The Ashland Town Library Trustees would like to thank the voters of Ashland for their support for Warrant Article 17, to establish a capital reserve fund for the future of the Library. This is a good beginning to the long process of bringing an improved library facility and improved services to the citizens of Ashland. The Town Library has been in the Scribner Building for the the past 76 years. We are moving ahead with exploring options and gathering data so that future plans reflect the needs and desires of the town.

If you would like to help in this effort, here are some options:

If you would like to volunteer to be on a building committee, or to help with fundraising, contact the library at 968-7928.

If you would like to join the Friends of the Ashland Town Library, contact the Library at 968-7928.

If you would to donate to the Library Building Fund, you can send donations to the Ashland Town Library, P.O. Box 660, Ashland NH 03217, drop them off at the Library, or donate online at http://www.ashlandtownlibrary.org.

Thank you for supporting the Ashland Town Library,

Alice Staples, Mardean Badger, David Ruell
Ashland Town Library Trustees

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