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Don't kick regular people out of limited dock space at Weirs Beach

To The Daily Sun,

It is my opinion that the City of Laconia would make a major mistake by leasing a portion of the Weirs dock space to private businesses. If anyone takes the time to review old postcards you will see that there was a line of benches encouraging the general public to relax on the docks and enjoy the proximity to the water. These benches have been gone for some time. Further confusing the issue of the general public being on the docks is the fact that the owners of the Mt. Washington have gated the top of the access ramp, suggesting that the ramp is not a public access. A narrow passage to the left of the ramp remains through which a single person can pass but certainly not a wheelchair. The only other access is the set of stairs halfway down the boardwalk towards the beach which is also not handicap accessible. The current access arrangements to the docks creates the impression that dock space at the Weirs is for paying tourist vessel passengers and boat owners. This is not fair to Laconia taxpayers or visiting tourists who are attempting to enjoy all of Laconia's resources and spend money at local businesses as well.

Please don't kick the fishermen, families and strollers out of part of the already limited public space at the Weirs. I consider it a betrayal of both residents and visitors to the area.
There are plenty of private waterfront commercial owners who I would guess would welcome additional revenue opportunities.

Tom Scribner

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How many of you can afford a Hillary T-shirt that costs $45?

To The Daily Sun,

Let's look at some facts about Hillary Clinton.

— Fifty-four percent of all American voters have an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton.

— Sixty-seven percent of American voters find Hillary Clinton not honest and trustworthy.

— Seventy-one percent of men and 64 percent of women find Clinton not honest and trustworthy.

— Seventy-four percent of Independent voters find Clinton not honest and trustworthy.

— Thirty-five percent of Democrats find Clinton not honest and trustworthy.

It's difficult to trust a politician who lied that she dodged sniper bullets, Benghazi was caused by a video, and there are no classified emails on her phone (at least 1,818 Clinton emails contain classified material).

Hillary Clinton claimed to be fighting for us (the little people). How many of you can afford a Hillary T-shirt — the cost is $45. Why won't she tell the American people what she told the Wall Street crowd in her $600,000 speeches?

Hillary stated that she wanted to continue the success of President Obama. Did she mean things like the U.S. has had a record 10 straight years without 3-percent growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) — GDP is used to determine economic performance — or that only 15 percent say they have benefited from Obamacare?

Why is it okay for President Obama to take years to make a decision on the Keystone pipeline but it is unconstitutional for the U.S. Senate to wait a few months on a Supreme Court judge nominee?

Jim Mayotte


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