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Donation from Lowe's has saved Town of Gilford thousands of dollars

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Town of Gilford and the Parks and Recreation Department, I'd like to thank Lowe's of Gilford for generously donating a new deck for our restroom/lifeguard building at the Gilford Town Beach. This was a project that needed to be addressed and their donation of not only the materials for the project, but labor provided by their staff volunteers was invaluable.

Over a three-week span from Sept. 29 through Oct. 17, a number of Lowe's employees spent parts of five different days performing demo on the old decking, making repairs, replacements and additions on the current joists and installing new composite decking.

We'd like to recognize the following employees from Lowe's who gave their time and effort to help with this project; Kevin Wagner (Store Manager), Roberta Choquette, Moira Cuthbert, Michael Giovanitto, Jason Hale, Laurie Hutchinson, Bronwyn Jenna, Susan Laflamme, Angela Lianos, Tom Lustenberger, Don Mason, Dan Noyes, David Thorne and any others we may have missed.

Having received this donation when we did has saved the town thousands of dollars that we would have needed to expend to complete this project in the near future.

The completed project looks great and it is my hope that the residents of Gilford are as appreciative of this gift as our department is. Thanks again

Herb Greene, Director

Parks & Recreation Department

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Shouldn't new costs of ObamaCare be known before the election?

To The Daily Sun,

Why I Won't be voting for Hillary – Reason 2:


We were told:

— "If you want to keep your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

— "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

— "Insurance rates will go down $2,500 for a family of four."

— "It is not a government takeover."

Well . . .  I could not keep my doctor or my health plan without a huge increase. Yes ... increase. My insurance rates went up, not down.

State officials have approved increases in Obamacare for 2017. Rates will rise from 16.7 percent in Michigan to 43 percent in Iowa with Oklahoma having an average of 76 percent in 2017. Yes, you read it correctly, 76 percent.

What about New Hampshire rates? The following increases have been proposed for 2017:

— Ambetter by Celtic, 1.35 percent.

— Anthem BCBS of New Hampshire, 13.9 percent.

— Harvard Pilgrim of New England, 11.1 percent.

— Minuteman Health, 45.2 percent.

These are average increases. As of mid-October, these increases have not been approved. Last year the state approved increases from 2.75 percent to 9.63 percent for Minuteman alone.

You would think that we the public would be notified of these increases before the election.

New Hampshire is lucky. We have five carriers. Aetna exchanges are leaving 11 states. One-third of the U.S. will not have a choice of a health exchange.

Let's talk penalties. Next year when you do your taxes, the penalties will be different if you did not sign up for health care this year.

The penalty is 2.5 percent of your total adjusted gross income — or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, whichever is greater. So if you make $50,000 and did not have health care and you have a wife and two kids your tax is:

Formula 1
50000 x .025 = $1,250

Formula 2
(695x2) + (347.50x2) = $2,085

$2085 is greater so that is what you will pay.

You would think someone would tell you about this before the election.

How is Obamacare treating you?

Hillary will keep Obamacare.

I want my old doctor. I want my old health insurance plan. Obamacare is not better for me.

Reason 2 why I will not vote for Hillary.

Linda Riley

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