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How soon the right wingers forget lies of Bush administration

To The Daily Sun,

The letters to the editor lately have been disturbing to read. I have known for a long time that those here in the Lakes Region just plain hate our president, mainly because they know the GOP is sinking like a rock or lower than whale waste. I can hardly wait to see the list of losers that line up to run against Mrs. Clinton. I hope the Obama haters have nightmares every night thinking of Cruz (born in Canada), Cristie (more baggage than a freight train) Paul (OMG) and so on.

The right wingers continue to call the president a liar, how soon they forget the lies of the Bush administration. I will remember forever that Bush lied — thousands dead and wounded and so soon FORGOTTEN.

I was pleased to read today that help is on the way for those suffering with a form of mental illness. A addition is being planned at a local hospital for mental patients, so have faith right wingers ,you will be able to get insurance for pre-existing conditions.

Henry Osmer

Hill

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 04:45

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We don't need to be salting roads on days like this past Sunday

To The Daily Sun,

I wish someone in charge of the State Highway Department would start making good decisions when it comes to winter road maintenance. We just got our first snow, a very wet, slushy 1-2 inches on Sunday, and plow trucks were out plowing and salting everywhere. I watched at least a dozen trucks from Holderness to Thornton plowing nothing but bare, wet pavement, and salting roads all over. I can understand plowing Interstate 93, etc., but every road? It's ridiculous!

It appears many district foreman do not use any common sense this time of the year. First of all, the ground isn't even close to being frozen. Secondly, the forecast (readily available anywhere) calls for temps in the low 40s. On days like this, this time of the year, mother nature can work faster than plows and salt. I saw people's lawns melting just as fast as the roads, the only snow left at the day's end were the tiny snow banks the plows made (if any). What a waste of time, material, and tax dollars. What ever happened to letting people actually learn how to drive in winter? Give drivers some responsibility. There are only a few ding dongs that drive like idiots, they shouldn't be out or if they go off the road, it's their fault. A lot of times, the salt just makes a bigger mess.

It's no wonder why the state is always going over budget on winter highway maintenance. The guys behind the wheel are only doing what they are told, it's the people telling them what to do that are making the bad decisions. What a waste of money.

Martin Carney
Sandwich

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 10:10

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We do not accept President Obama's apology for Obamacare. Period

To The Daily Sun,

Senator Shaheen and Rep. Shea-Porter voted for Obamacare. Period

We do not like Obamacare . Period

We do not accept President Obama's apology on Obamacare. Period

Jim Mayotte
Sanbornton

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 10:06

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Thanks to all the voters in Ward 6 for such a wonderful turnout

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank all of the voters in Ward 6 for the large turnout. It was wonderful — "452!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

If you see a problem in Ward 6, please call me.

Councilor Armand Bolduc

Ward 6 - Laconia

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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'Unaffiliated' parents need to get involved in ACS strategic planning

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing this as an Alton Central School parent in the hope of making sure that the other ACS parents are aware that there is an ACS Strategic Planning initiative underway. At an August 8, 2013, Alton Central School Board "workshop", much of the mid-term plans for ACS, including any renovations to the school buildings, was delegated to the created "strategic planning committee". They also voted to hire an external meeting facilitator, from another town, for a few thousand dollars. This planning committee was to consist of around 24 members consisting of: teachers, staff, administration, parents, community officials and community officers. At the workshop there was even a commitment of sorts that the first two meetings of this committee, with at least 24 members, would take place before September 2013. That, for reasons never disclosed, happened.
I, having attended the entire August workshop, volunteered to be on the committee. The first two meetings of this committee took place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. As far as I can see, I was the only unaffiliated parent on the committee. I have yet to be able to obtain a list of all those who actually attended the meetings. Yes, from what I could see there were four other parents, but they all work for the school. I could be wrong, but a parent who is on the ACS payroll is likely to have different priorities and concerns than parents who are strictly parents. Plus, with every single member of the ACS administration and a school board member present, I am sure that they have to be very circumspect in what they say and do as committee members.
It just doesn't seem right that there is only one unaffiliated parent on the committee — when ironically the #1 objective discussed at the meetings seem to be "improving school-community relations"!
There is another meeting scheduled for Nov. 20. The timings of these meetings is not conducive for most parents. My husband and I addressed this, obviously unsuccessfully, at the workshop and tried to get them scheduled for hours that would work better for most parents.
I urge all ACS parents to make an effort to somehow get involved in this committee. What gets decided by this committee will get used in early 2014 when issues such as building renovation comes up. So please take this as a heads-up.

Deanna Gurugé
Alton

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 09:59

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