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And I thank Warren Clement for his 16 years of service on LPC

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to the voters of Laconia who put their trust and support in me by re-electing me to one of the two vacant positions of Police Commissioner. My congratulations go to Mr. Tom Tarr who was elected to fill the other vacant position on the commission. He brings with him a vast amount of experience in several areas related to the mission of the Laconia Police Department.

The election process provided the community to select from four very viable candidates, each with distinct qualifications. The willingness of Jonathan Muller and Michael Gagnon to step forward and commit to this task is very admirable.

My congratulations go also to Commissioner Armand Maheux for his continued involvement as a Laconia Police Commissioner, having served 20 years!!

I would be remiss in not thanking Warren Clement for his 16-year commitment to the Laconia Police Commission and for the extraordinary amount of time he has devoted to meeting with city officials, negotiations with Police Association and other commission business.

Again thank you for your support.

Doug Whittum

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Firefighters will be raising money for Operation Warm on Nov. 17

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. the Laconia Professional Firefighters will be hosting a fundraising event at the Holy Grail of the Lakes restaurant located at 12 Veterans Square.

This fundraising event will benefit Operation Warm, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that puts warm American-made winter jackets on children right here in our own community.

During this event, your local firefighters will be tending the bar throughout the night. Twenty percent of your total bill will be donated to Operation Warm to help us with our fundraising goals. There will also be doing a 50/50 raffle (need to be present to win), as well as raffling off several items from various local businesses, including Gunstock Mountain Resort, The Common Man, DeCarli Woodworks, MC Cycle, Heaven Scent Design, A Balanced Body, and other local companies.

So please come join us on Nov. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Grail of the Lakes and help us put warm coats on children in our community that may not have a winter jacket.

If you are unable to attend this evening event you can also make donations online at www.operationwarm.org/laconia1153 or checks can be written out to Laconia Professional Firefighters and in the memo line write "Operation Warm." Checks can be mailed to: Laconia Professional Firefighters, PO Box 1153, Laconia NH 03246.

Dan Doucette

Laconia Professional Firefighters

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