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Baby Threads really needs your help. Please donate yarn

To The Daily Sun,

Can you help? Baby Threads has done a lot for the needy of New Hampshire, but now Baby Threads is broke. We need yarn or donations for the purchase of yarn.

You all know Jokie. She's the wonderful lady who crochets everywhere as she pushes her husband's wheelchair all around town. She crochets 250 twin size blankets each year. Those blankets are given to the elderly, kids in needy families, and kids in foster care. Baby Threads has been providing the yarn and now we need your help.

Jokie uses ordinary Red Heart yarn. It takes three plain color skeins and four skeins of multi-color to make one blanket. Yarn can be dropped off at Baby Threads Workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia on Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Silvia Brooks

Belmont

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:48

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Carye family again stepped up to help preserve natural resounces

To The Daily Sun,

Once again the Carye family has donated another extremely important parcel of land in Gilford for conservation. Last year they donated over 387 acres to the New England Forestry Foundation adjacent to the Meadows property. That land was specifically noted in the Town's Natural Resource Inventory as a top priority for protection. They recently donated an additional 8.4 acres of land that lies between the east side of Walmart and the state owned land that abuts Lily Pond at the end of the bypass. The property also abuts the 16 acres of land donated by Steve Grant on the western shore of Lily Pond in 2011. The land contains prime wetlands which are a rare natural resource in Gilford and are high priorities for protection. The land not only acts as a buffer for Lily Pond but also contains a short stretch of Black Brook that exits Lily Pond.

The Gilford Land Conservation Task Force on behalf of the Gilford Conservation Commission and the Town of Gilford would like to publicly thank the Carye family once again for their generosity and caring to assure that such important natural resources remain protected in perpetuity. We are so fortunate to have you!

Everett McLaughlin, Chair
Land Conservation Task Force

Gilford

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:58

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Selectmen's proper course was to appeal ruling to Superior Court

To The Daily Sun,
This letter is in response to Moultonborough Board of Selectman member Tolman's recent letter that defended the actions of his board in attempting to remove two Planning Board members at a hearing held on September 9th.
While one can argue the issue of whether the votes of the two Planning Board members were correct or even rational, the proper arbiter to determine the validity of those votes was the Superior Court. The problem with Mr. Tolman's arguments is that he failed to see that the option he and the Selectboard members used to remedy what they perceived to be errors by the Planning Board, "impeachment" of the two Planning Board
members, was flawed as the statute they relied upon required a showing of malfeasance.

When the Town Administrator presented his "indictment" of the Planning Board members, based upon his perception of what should have been done, he provided the Selectboard with two options, which probably were not intended to be mutually exclusive. The first was appeal the decision to Superior Court; the second was to subject the offending Planning Board members to a removal hearing. For whatever reasons, in
the infamous unrecorded "non-meeting," the selectmen elected the second option to attempt to remove the allegedly offending Planning Board members, even though that option would not remedy the alleged problem described by the town administrator.
Eric Taussig

Moultonborough

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:54

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Documentary 'Northern Trespass' is definitely worth your time

To The Daily Sun,

If you're like me and are skeptical of the propaganda that multi-billion dollar corporations spew out in their full-page ads and glossy mailers, you should definitely go see "Northern Trespass," a documentary on the proposed Northern Pass project which will be playing at the Franklin Opera House on Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m.

I saw this documentary in Plymouth a few weeks ago and it is definitely worth your time. It's been playing to packed houses all over the state and is in consideration for the New Hampshire Film Festival. Northern Trespass gives the other side of the story that PSNH, Northeast Utilities, and Hydro Quebec don't want you to know. Get all the facts before buy into the Northern Pass sales job.

Pamela Martin
Plymouth

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:50

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Thank you Better Together for bringing this program to Gilford

To The Daily Sun,

Thank you Better Together Lakes Region for coming to Gilford! Merriam Webster defines community as "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest and goals." This definition was well represented at the Lakes Region Better Together meeting on September 10. Over 30 people attended and learned more about Better Together at the Gilford Public Library. During breakout sessions, they discussed and exchanged ideas impacting the community.

All were invited to attend the next meeting to be held on September 26 at the Laconia Middle School at 4 p.m. Even if you missed Tuesday's meeting, come to the 26th and be part of making the Lakes Region the best place for children and families. For more information, please contact Shannon at 603-581-1571.

Kate Bishop Hamel
Gilford

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:45

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