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Dance floor was packed for M’boro Historical Society event

To The Daily Sun,

The Moultonborough Historical Society owes a big thank you to the Lion's Club and the business community of Moultonborough for their generous sponsorship of our Annie and the Orphan's Dinner Dance. The evening was a huge success in both funds raised and in the excitement and fun that the evening delivered to all that attended.

The dance floor was packed the entire evening, the food was terrific and the volunteers couldn't have done a better job of making everything run smoothly. Thank you all.

The following must be mentioned as major sponsors of this event, and also for our upcoming Lasagna Cook-Off to be held Saturday, Oct. 29. The Moultonborough Lion's Club made it possible for us to have Annie and the Orphan's.

Our other sponsors included: Lamprey Real Estate Associates, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Inter Lakes Family Dental, Lamprey Septic, Oxton Landscaping, Pine Ridge Lawn, Hillhurst Repair & Refinishing & Reupholstery, Bank of New Hampshire, Lisa Marie's Consignment, Vern's Viking Tire, MHM Plumbing & Heating, Mark Richter Repair, Murphy's Village Store, Melcher & Prescott, Zelek Associates, Larson's Auto Service, Lively Designs, Penta Corporation, Stephen's Landscaping, Unique Boat Restoration, Winnipesaukee Bay Gulls. Our host of volunteers that deserve recognition are Tracey Russett, Fran Vincent, Mary Lamprey Bare, Kathy Garry, Amanda Verbanic, Billie Taylor, Joe McSorley of the Lakes Region Food Pantry, Cindy Skaff, Shirley and Joe Cyr, Wendy Kingsbury, Ben Bare, Bob Russett and Greg Samaha. M.H.S. Board members Norman Atkinson, Bob Patenaude, Dick Plaisted, Sam and Barbara Perry, Marie Samaha, Kathy and Jack Murray. It takes a village and we truly had the support of the village of Moultonborough.

Our next event will be the Annual Lasagna Cook-off on Oct. 29. This year come and enjoy a wonderful Italian dinner, raffle, silent auction and, yes, dancing. Everyone said they want a place to dance and so we are going to make it happen. For tickets or information about entering your winning lasagna, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mary Lamprey Bare

Moultonborough Historical Society

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Wright wants sheriff job because he desires active leadership

To The Daily Sun,

As a Gilford resident and taxpayer, I find myself compelled to share with your readers, why I support William Wright for sheriff of Belknap County.

I will leave it to the readers as to whether or not my opinion is qualified. I am currently a sergeant with the Northfield Police Department. Prior to that, I worked for the Belknap County Sheriff's Department for 5 1/2 years. I was a deputy sheriff, assigned to the criminal division, conducting investigations and prosecution for the department. My immediate supervisor for some of that time was Sgt. William Wright. I had the opportunity to work with Wright as a peer. Until he became my supervisor as he rose through the ranks of the department.

While he was deputy, he held positions as an operator and assistant team leader on the BSOG SWAT team. He was also assigned to the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Apprehension Task Force until promoted to administrative sergeant. He was tasked with responsibilities of the communications division and other administrative aspects. He was reassigned as criminal investigation sergeant responsible for overseeing investigations and prosecution.

What I observed of William Wright, was that any assignment that he became responsible for, he would immerse himself into and in most cases, he taught himself to master the assignment.
Wright, as my supervisor, would listen to the concerns of his subordinates and facilitate the needs required to complete an assignment, oftentimes rolling up his sleeves to assist as needed.

He has shared his desire to become sheriff and has openly and actively been preparing himself to lead the department. I believe Wright is doing it for all the right reasons. He is doing it because he sees a need for active leadership. He sees a need for accountability and he is demonstrating this by risking the job he loves by daring to run against someone who has been there and done that.

Mike Moyer, whom I also worked with in my law enforcement career, is very qualified. He, like Wright, worked his way through the ranks of the agency he was loyal to — Laconia PD. He proved himself, and when it came time for Mike to retire five years ago, he did so.

William Wright is not ready to retire. The sheriff's position is a promotion to Wright. He wants this job because he desires active and involved leadership. He is eager to prove himself in this next logical position in his career.

I ask the voters of Belknap County.

You be the decision makers and get out there to vote.

James P. McIntire
Gilford

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