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Party to celebrate Belmont’s Winni Trail will be held on Thursday

To the Daily Sun,

Walkers and bicyclists can now look forward to a great new trail. Construction begins this month on the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail in Belmont. When it is completed next spring, the Winni Trail  will connect to the next phase of the WOW Trail in Laconia.

Belmont residents and others are invited to a Winni Trail celebration and planning meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Corner Meeting House (16 Sargent St.) in Belmont. Refreshments will be provided. The Belmont Recreation Trail Committee will provide an update, share trail design drawings and seek your ideas for the trail.

The Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail will begin on Leslie E. Roberts Drive near the Belmont Town Beach and connect to the planned extension of the WOW Trail to the east at the Laconia town line. Heading to the west, the Winni Trail will follow Horse Point Road onto State conservation land originally planned for the Laconia Bypass to I-93 on the slope behind Belknap Mall. Through a purchase of land by the Town Conservation Commission with assistance of the Rotary Club and a series of other easements, the 1.8 mile trail route follows along the slope and then parallels the railroad tracks near Sun Lake Village with great lake views and then turns inland on the west side of Osbourne's Agway at the Daniel Webster Highway. To view a map and further description of the trail take a look at the Belmont Newsletter on pages 14-15 http://www.belmontnh.org/docs/newsletter/NewsletterOct15.pdf

With the support of Belmont residents and selectmen, adjacent landowners, the State Department of Transportation, and many others this long-awaited trail section will now be built. Special thanks are due to Ron Mitchell, our Belmont Recreational Trail leader who had the vision for this trail, and to Rick Ball of the Town Land Use staff who has carried through all the details to put the vision into action. Future projects would extend the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail to Tilton. The long-range plan is to have a paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that will connect communities from Meredith to Franklin. In Franklin it will join the existing 58 mile Northern Rail Trail which goes from Concord to Lebanon.

Donna Hepp

Belmont Recreation Trail Committee

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What is wrong with people who are supporting a communist?

To the Daily Sun,

Looks like communist Bernie Sanders is on a roll. What is wrong with people who are supporting a communist? I guess whoever likes him has no problem giving him 92 percent of the money they have and make in taxes. That is what he wants. Some who are dopes are falling for his garbage. I just do not get it.

Hillary or Jeb are another bunch of beauties. Has no one noticed what Obama has done to us and our beloved America? Look again if you still do not see the writing on the wall then you are blind. He said he would change this country and he has. That is the only promise he has kept. Is that working well for anyone? I know it is not working for me.

We all that have common sense do not want to see America become communist. Do you want that? I do not think you do. Now Obama wants gun control due to the latest school shooting. Why do they not let responsible people carry conceal guns and you will see how fast crime goes down? I guess Obama does not want that. This way he has an excuse to take our guns away. Hear that, gun people? Sorry but I believe responsible people have the right to carry firearms. We have the right to defend ourselves and others that we care about. That is so long as they are licensed to carry. Crime would go down if that were to happen. If someone had the gun at the time of the shooting they could have saved many lives.

When we vote for a new president it better be a good choice. I think that will be our last chance to make it right. God help us and God bless America.

Anna DeRose

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