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Proposed wind developments are a disaster waiting to happen

To The Daily Sun,

Wind Developers plans for 100 turbines+, constructed on four stunningly beautiful lakeside sites between Groton and Grafton, will, according to many local residents, change the this community for the next quarter century.

How can a commercial wind investment of a half billion dollars, on 15 miles of local ridge lines, not make an impact? The most obvious impacts are: watershed damage, deforestation damage, wildlife damage, river and stream damage, seep damage, visual damage, etc. What's your concern?

Opposition for these next three wind projects have increased.

Locals are worried about the damage to their livelihood (home values) and to tourism. I heard a few comments at the Antique Auto Show that stopped me in my tracks. Comments like: "New Hampshire will be disfigured" and "This is a massacre of our beautiful landscape"; one asked, "Would the governor like these monstrosities in front of her house?"

Another statement I heard was: "If the turbines are not running or are not connected to the the grid, they won't provide any power at all, would National Grid then take over. The answer is no. The promise of electricity for thousands of consumers is spin, not fact!"

Yet state politicians want to ruin our livelihood. Have they forgotten that our communities represent families too, not just votes?

The proposed 15 miles of turbines would make this community resemble a wind park. What's more, to create this "park", it would be necessary to deforest much of the mountain-tops as well as blast into them, and upset the environment for decades to come. The whole thing is a disaster waiting to happen.

I believe these turbines were meant to be built in Massachusetts, but, of course they don't want them spoiling their communities either. It's amazing how wealthier people have much more influence than us country folk.

However, New Hampshire Wind Watch is hopeful that it's not too late to fight these next proposals: "We have initiatives in place, it's not a done deal, and the more people who protest, the better.

I also heard a new tourism opportunity at the show...this wind proposal is not necessarily a negative — we could organize jeep tours to go up and view them — because they are so beautiful (LOL - had to put that in at the end...it did make me laugh).

Ray Cunningham
Bridgewater

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:21

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Many jumped to held in wake of serious motor vehicle accident

To the Daily Sun, 

On Wednesday, August 7th at noontime I was involved in a three car motor vehicle accident on Route 11 next to the Scenic View. It was a serious accident, a woman lost her life and another was seriously injured. I was injured as well and had to be removed from my vehicle by Gilford and Laconia Firefighters.

I wish to express my condolences to the family of the deceased woman and to the others involved.

I would like express my gratitude to the police officers, firefighters and medical personal who responded to the scene so quickly and handled the situation so professionally. I would also like to thank the emergency room staff at Lakes Region Medicinal Center for the care they provided to me.

Last but certainly not least I would like to thank my friends from Lake Shore Park, Bob and Marilyn Henderson. Bob was on scene with in minutes to assist and Marilyn was kind enough to drive my wife Eileen to the hospital and stay with her until they knew that I was going to be alright.

I would also like to thank the the police officer who used his cell phone to call my wife in those first few moments after the accident. Thanks to all of you!

Marty Leary

Gilford

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:13

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Builder & property owners are the ones who violated ordinances

To The Daily Sun,
There have been numerous letters in the paper about the two Moultonborough Planning Board members who have been asked to resign over their actions on the Bear's Nest Trail, LLC application. The names that should be front and center are Bob and Cathy Williams, the owners of Bear's Nest Trail, LLC and Shaun Yanuszewski, the owner of Sky's Carpentry. They are the ones who violated the town ordinances, not the two Planning Board members who donate their time.
Jim Morrison
Moultonborough

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:10

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Young girls out there, relish in your youth while you have it

To The Daily Sun,

All you young girls out there, relish in your youth while you have it. I couldn't wait until I was 21 so I could vote and maybe have a drinky or two. Of course, that was in the dark ages, the fifties. I think today some start drinking in elementary school!

Anyway, after you reach 21, all of a sudden you are in your forties and going through the change and quite a change it is. You get hot flashes and you start to grow a "beard" and a "mustache"! Where did this hair come from all of a sudden. Only men have this problem. Well surprise, surprise. Now you are aging into your late sixties and early seventies. You look at your body and you see all these little brown spots appearing. Yuk. You think maybe they will get together and you will have a nice tan in the summer. No way. You are also noticing that your skin is getting wrinkled on your face and what are those wrinkles doing on your arms? What happened to the elasticity that was there 50 years ago? And what happened to my thighs? They used to be firm only because I was skinny. Now I have dimples. It's called cellulite. Gross. Now my attire consists of long sleeves and long pants. The hot flashes are gone somewhat. We never think of ourselves as "old" until we look at our body. Some of us age gracefully. Some of us just age. I consider myself lucky that I have reached this age.

I hope all you girls out there do the same and longer. Great health to all.

Barbara J. Perry
Moultonborough

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:08

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Boot drive proceeds will allow 2 kids to attend Camp Foster

To the editor,

You may have noticed and additional delay traveling down Main Street of Tilton on Thursday, August 8. The delay was due to the Tilton-Northfield Professional Firefighters Local 4659 annual collection that was able to collect $1,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We want to thank you for emptying your cup holders and wallets; as you may have heard us say, every little bit adds up.

On July 9 this year, four of our members had the chance to witness how these funds collected are utilized. Each year MDA holds a week long overnight summer camp with children with muscular dystrophy at a handicap accessible camp in Bedford, New Hampshire. Tuesday of that week is IAFF day; firefighters get to spend the day at the camp, playing games, doing projects, and preparing and sharing a meal with campers.

"It was great to see all the MDA does for the kids at Camp Foster!" recalls Paramedic Gilman. It was clear from our interactions; this camp is a highlight in these children's difficult lives.

$1,600 is enough to pay for two kids to attend next year's camp. Thank you for your generous contributions and patience.

Tim Ames

TNPFF Local 4659

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 12:02

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