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3 candidates for Police Commission will be on radio Saturday morning

To The Daily Sun,

I have a low opinion of the moderators of all debates so far this season. Some GOP candidates have been very good. If only we could hear more from them. It is understandable that there is only so much time. Use the time wisely and involve every candidate on the issue. If someone is weak, by-pass them and save that time for an issue they know more about. Some like to whine rather than answer the question!
This is not the case when three new faces, candidates for Laconia Police Commission, introduce themselves to the voters during the 8 to 9:30 portion of my Saturday morning talk program at WEZS 1350 AM, and live streamed at wezs.com. In order of speaking will be Jonathan Muller, Michael Gagnon, and Tom Tarr. For those listeners from around N.H., candidate for governor, Frank Edelblut will be in studio from 10 to 11.

Niel Young

Laconia

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Nearly all of Eversource's customers pay their bills on time

To The Daily Sun,
I write to add some essential facts to your recent articles, "Eversource shelves deposit policy after Laconia rep draws attention to it," and the subsequent, "Demand for security deposit has long-time electric company customer seeing red."

Eversource's residential security deposit policy is one that has been in place for more than 20 years. The vast majority of our customers pay their monthly bill on time. The objective of the deposit policy is to protect those customers from the burden of costs produced by customers whose payment patterns are inconsistent or unreliable. The rules guiding the deposit policy are set by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and are applicable to all utilities, not just electric.

These rules also distinguish between residential and commercial customers, and the winter moratorium recently enacted for residential customers does not apply to commercial customers. The business owner highlighted in your paper's second story falls into the latter category, but that point was not included in your article.

With all of this in mind, it is worth noting that the issuance of a residential deposit request is a last resort after a customer has received at least four disconnect notices in a 12-month period. Deposit requests are not made of medically dependent customers, of those 65 or older, or of customers who may be receiving any one of a number of forms of assistance (whether public or through a private organization). Furthermore, there are a number of arrangements a customer can make with Eversource to have the deposit request waived.

Deposits that are collected are held in escrow and refunded after the customer has reestablished a consistent, on-time payment history — 12 consecutive payments for residential customers.

Again, nearly all of Eversource's customers either consistently pay their bills on time or have reached out to us to make arrangements. We encourage anyone who is struggling to stay current on their electric bill, for any reason, to contact us so we can help.

Lauren Collins
Eversource

Manchester

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