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Gulbrandsen, metaphorically, snuck up behind me & hit me in the head

To The Daily Sun,

To the New Hampshire Executive Council:

I read in The Laconia Daily Sun that Belknap County Attorney Melissa Guldbrandsen has been nominated for circuit court judge. I am writing to express my disapproval.

On Sept 21, 2016 I was arrested on false allegations of aggravated felonious sexual assault on three minors and incarcerated at the Belknap County Jail for 3 1/2 weeks before being bailed out. Attorney Guldbrandsen spoke to the news media about my case and slandered me over the airwaves, causing much damage to me and my family. As it turned out, all charges were dropped against me in April of 2017, but the financial ruin of losing my job and not being able to replace it has wreaked havoc on the Ely household. I suppose the charges were dropped because they finally realized that no crime was committed. I felt like someone snuck up behind me and hit me in the back of the head, nearly killing me. Then seven months later, they said “Oh, it’s okay, you’re free to go now.” No! I believe there is a God, and that justice will be served in the end. I may not see it here on earth, but I will see it when I die.

Now for a few Bible verses concerning the subject:

Laws Concerning Witnesses (Deuteronomy 19) ESV: “15 A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. 16 If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, 17 then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days.18 The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, 19 then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil[c] from your midst. 20 And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. 21 Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot."

That verse covers what has been done to me, but the state and all those involved in prosecuting this case have caused irreparable damage to three children in this case also. So now I include a verse about that:

Matthew 18:5-6 ESV:  5 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, [a] it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."

Coercing children to try to get them to lie has dire eternal consequences according to the above verse. This is what has taken place here by DCYF and all the others involved in this case. I hope you will pick someone else that has integrity and not attorney Guldbrandsen, as I don’t believe she is even fit for the position she currently holds.

Bob Ely

New Hampton

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Thanks so much for supporting professional theater in our region

To The Daily Sun,

The Interlakes Summer Theatre, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary Summer, would like to thank its 2017 Sponsors for generously supporting our work in the Lakes Region Community. Our full season sponsors: Meredith Village Savings Bank and Irwin Motors; Show Sponsors: Golden View Healthcare, Ben Sanders Management, The Mug/Bay Restaurant; our Media Sponsors; The Weirs Times, 98.3 WLNH/103.7 WEMJ, R.C.Brayshaw & Company, Inc. and our Good Will Sponsors: Electrical Installations and Lakes Region Community Services.

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Nancy Barry

Producing Artistic Director

Interlakes Summer Theatre

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