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Thanks for helping keep the 'Greatest Show on Snow' running

To The Daily Sun,

On Dec. 1, the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club held its 17th annual auction to raise funds for the World Championship Lakes Region Sled Dog Derby, scheduled for Feb. 10-12.

This derby holds the distinction of being the longest-running sled dog race in the world. It is with the generous support of the citizens of the Lakes Region and patrons of our auction that we are able to keep sled dog racing alive in Laconia.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who made our auction such a great event and we appreciate your help in keeping the "Greatest Show on Snow" running.

The contributors were: Shea Concrete Products, John H. Lyman & Sons Inc., Amoskeag Beverages, Repair Service of New England, InnSeason Resorts, Bolduc Park, Horizon Beverages, Watermark Marine Supply, Del R Gilbert & Son Block Co., Fay's Boat Yard, Fashion Forward Salon, Kitchen Encounters, Robbins Auto Parts (Fisher), Jordan Equipment, Pheasant Ridge Golf Club, Bank of New Hampshire, Piche's Ski & Sport, Adam Hollows, Belknap Tire & Auto Repair LLC, Curt's Caterers, HK Powersports, MB Tractor, Cybertron Technology Solutions, Local Provisions, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Lowe's - Gilford, Northeast Tire Service, Gilford Hills Club, U-Frame We Frame, All Brite Cleaning Services, E.J. Prescott Inc., Granite State Glass, Karen Stecher Personal Training.

Also: King of Klean Carpet Cleaning Service, Lake City Autobody, Nutter Enterprise, Heaven Scent Design, Lowe's - Tilton, Water Industries, Inc., Clip Joint, Skin Therapy by Stephanie, Andy & Tami Swain, Plymouth Animal Hospital, Airport Country Store & Deli, ASL Limousine, Breakheart Tool Company, Gilford True Value, GSM Paving, Laconia Car Wash, Local Eatery, Terry Wilson Tennis, Our Place Family Restaurant, Laconia Pet Center, No Weare Else, The Common Man, Trustworthy Hardware, and Winni Girl.

Diane Lyman

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We're all that stands between extremist destruction & progress

To The Daily Sun,

Gov.-elect Chris Sununu has announced his priorities as our new governor and they are not awe-inspiring. His top priority is to fix a problem that doesn't exist: voter fraud. He wants to end same-day voter registration and thereby deny lawful citizens the constitutional right to vote. His next priority is to make sure people can carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

I only have one question: Are you people out of your mind?

Look around for a moment. New Hampshire has many real problems to solve and unfortunately, the New Hampshire party of old white men think that wearing a concealed six-shooter will solve them. They spout the far-right talking points like "right-to-work" and "school choice" direct from the Koch brothers training manual because that is what their base of old white men wants to hear. It doesn't matter that it is just nonsense and does nothing to address what really needs to be addressed.

How will they address the opiod epidemic, the shrinking workforce, the aging demographic, the crumbling infrastructure, the ever-increasing burden of property tax, and the lack of education funding? Will carrying a concealed weapon solve these problems? Will denying health insurance to the unemployed solve these problems?

We Democrats did very well in New Hampshire, picking up seats in the House, sending an all-female, all-Democrat delegation to Washington. But we missed on a very important checks and balance position, governor. No one at the top to balance and veto the many extremist bills that will come from the far right. We, the people, are all that stands between extremist destruction of our great state and progress. God Bless America.

Carol Stappi

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