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We know Dave Nickerson is the man who will get things done

To The Daily Sun,

Sanbornton has the second-highest town tax rate in Belknap County. Dave Nickerson has been a selectman for nine years. Are these two facts related? Only if you realize that without Dave our town's taxes would even be much higher. Selectman Nickerson only has one vote, and can't change anything by himself. His has been the lone voice crying in the wilderness trying to keep municipal spending down.

For example, when asked to vote on Warrant Article 3 to add two full-time firemen at a cost to taxpayers of $135,200, Dave voted "No" because Sanbornton cannot afford the expense without a large tax increase. He was outvoted 2 to 1.

I marvel how Dave has been willing to stay the course and sound the alarm when few were listening. Those with less intestinal fortitude would have given up long ago. But his efforts are finally paying off and those who have been listening to other voices are starting to realize how right Dave has been. He is beginning to get the community support he needs to accomplish his objectives.

Those of us who follow local politics know Dave has the experience and wherewithal to get things done. Sanbornton is on the cusp of finally getting our "spending" house in order, largely because of Dave's leadership. Now that he is getting the community support he needs he deserves to be returned to office to see the fruits of his labor. He certainly has my vote.

Roger Grey

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Raffle of a bobhouse to be held during weekend's ice fishing derby

To The Daily Sun,

The Meredith Fire Department Wamesit Engine Companies' annual raffle of a bobhouse will be held during the Meredith Rotary Great Fishing Derby Feb, 27-28. Please come to Meredith Bay this weekend and enjoy all its beauty with friends and support these two great community organizations.

The Wamesit Engine Companies are a civic group comprised of Meredith's firefighters, interns, and trainees. Like the Meredith Rotary, all money raised by us goes back into our local area. We support our members and their families in time of need. We support our interns with a scholarship program, and we support the town with our trainee program. We are proud to provide the town exceptional protection for its citizens.

We will have a warming trailer set up next to The Meredith Rotary headquarters where you can meet our fine interns and volunteers, warm up and ask about ice conditions, and donate for a raffle ticket to the custom bobhouse. The Meredith Rotary Great Fishing Derby is a community tradition and a chance to see old friends and make new ones. Please stop by and support us.

Bev Lapham III
Meredith Fire Department Wamesit Engine Companies

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