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Please help me raise money for Children's Hospital at Dartmouth

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Keith Schultz and I have been playing football since I was 7 years old. I am currently a senior at Laconia High School. With my hard work for the Sachems the past four years, I am fortunate enough to have made the CHaD All-Star Football game.

Both my older brother and I were both born at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, and I would like to take this opportunity to give back to CHaD by being their top donor for this game because the hospital and David's House were very good to my family. If you would like to donate to CHaD in my honor, please go to www.chadallstarfootball.org and click on my name, Keith Schultz, under top fundraisers, then click "give now" and follow the directions from there. The site will send you a receipt for tax purposes next year.

If you have difficulty with computers or don't want your information online, you can send donations to Keith Schultz (CHaD) Laconia High School 345 Union Ave. Laconia, NH 03246. Please make any checks out to CHaD/DHH, with Keith Schultz in the memo section, so I can send them directly to the Children's Hospital. I can accept donations at LHS until Friday May 27, 2016. The game is Saturday June 25, 2016 at Saint Anselm College if anyone is interested in coming to see us play. Tickets for the game go on sale April 4, 2016. I thank you for any donation you are able to make.
Keith Schultz

Laconia High School

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I need your vote to make a difference on Bristol Selectboard

To The Daily Sun,

Hi, I'm John Sellers and I am running for an open selectman seat in Bristol. Some people have asked me what I stand for. Well, I stand for living on less government, listening to you and being transparent.

Transparency looks like this. The selectboard wants to spend $100,000 on a new communication tower when it could be done for $20,000 or less? They also want another $15,000 for a wage study when a simple survey could be conducted at no cost (Wakefield just completed their own wage study)? They want even more — over $600,000 more. We must be realistic, we cannot support a Hollywood budget.

Some in our town are really trying to save us money and I praise and thank them for this. For example, all the departments combined saved us about $180,000 in 2015. Actually, thank you to each department head for saving us this much each year for the past six years.

Do you know where that money went over the last six years? Some went into the unreserved fund balance which has over $1 million in it. I believe some of this money should be given back to the taxpayers and some should be given as a bonus to the departments who saved us the money in the first place. For a property worth $200,000, this would be around $480 total savings over six years. This is real money and it adds up fast.

Last year, as a Budget Committee member, I went to a class on municipal budgeting and I read through Chapter 32 of the municipal budgeting laws then asked a lot of questions from each department head, since they know their budget best. I then made several recommendations to reduce line items and save that $180,000 mentioned above. I call this being prudent and doing the job I was elected to do. I believe I'm the person Bristol needs as a selectman, not someone that does not understand the process or will gives no thought about how your money is spent.

On March 8 I need your vote to make a difference. Show the select few that you are watching and are concerned. This $5.8 million budget, along with an additional $600,000 in warrant articles, need to be dealt with. Otherwise, we could see more people selling their homes, being foreclosed on, empty apartments, and more empty store fronts.

With your help we can stop this craziness and reduce our taxes.

John Sellers

Bristol

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