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Please help with the buying of AC units for needy Tilton seniors

To the editor,
Just about four years ago, we started a program with the Tilton seniors to get them the necessary air conditioning for their apartments. As you might remember, the New Franklin Apartments are limited to what they can have for units and are forced to use the floor model air conditioning because of an egress issue with the Fire Department. We were so blessed when the community and Lowe's rallied together and purchased several units to help keep our seniors cool during the summer. This year we find we have more requests than air conditioners and need your help. We could use two or three more air conditioners at a cost of about $290 each. We install them into their homes and then pick them up in September and stored them at Town Hall. We only install air conditioning to those that have letters of necessity from their doctors.
If you feel you could help us out, you can send whatever you can to Town of Tilton and put a note on it for Senior Air Conditioning or you can call me at 387-5711 and I will come pick up your donation.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Pat Consentino, Selectman
Town of Tilton

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 09:43

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God is still in control & we'll have to wait to see how it plays out

To the editor,
To L.J. Siden and Henry Osmer:
I will not carry on anymore discussion regarding our present government.
I am a simple person, not pursuing intellectual acumen as is obvious you both have. I do respect your point of view and would never undermine or discredit you, your intellect or person. I tend to have just plain common sense. Street sense if you will. I do respect your liberal point of view. I've heard them all before. What a wonderful country we are fortunate to be born in, the United States of America where we do have the liberties to express opposite points of view. Hopefully our freedoms to do so will continue. Freedom is what we have and what we pursue for others.
I once heard an interview on TV quite a few years ago in which Dwight Eisenhower's grandson, the interviewee, discusses the two points of view then, as is presently. I will never forget what the grandson said, and I paraphrase; Argument and discussion regarding our differences will never win the day. Events that happen to us always do.
I agree with you Mr. Siden, "we will survive this administration and the administrations to follow". Truth will prevail and the two parties will contribute to it. God is still in control. And we will wait to see how the events unroll. That will be the convincing solution to our dialogue. May God bless you both and the USA.
Florence Shealy
Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 09:40

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Senator Forrester: Live Free Or Die shouldn't be death sentence

To the editor,
My Senate District 2 Senator Jeanie Forrester is holding back on doing the right thing for her constituents — two instances. She is among those who refuse to consider House-passed resolutions, especially crucial in this time-frame: HCR-2. The Citizens United decision by our U.S. Supreme Court in early 2010, allowing corporations to be "people" with constitutional rights (spending big money in our elections is "free speech" in this case), must be fixed. The only solution now is a constitutional amendment, the topic in HCR-2. The N.H. Senate must either consider HCR-2 or individually sign the letter to our congressional delegation, same subject. Next year is a congressional election year, including a U.S. Senate seat for us. Please, Senator Forrester, no more unlimited bombing of our TV and air waves, dismal mail in our boxes. Confusion and near-slander result. Sign the letter or let HCR-2 get N.H. Senate consideration.
As for accepting the federal government's expanded Medicaid funds — do it, Senator Forrester. 58,000 more of New Hampshire's poorest would reap the benefits of health care coverage, $2.5 billion over the next seven years. People with good income and health coverage are knocked low by illness or injury. Harder still is this on those with $15,000 per year or less income, who put off care until the situation is dire. Live free or die shouldn't be the death sentence that it is when you, Senator Forrester, sit with the forces that stop Medicaid expansion.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
Sanbornton

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 09:37

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9th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner for Opera House a success

To the editor,
The 9th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner to benefit Franklin Opera House was a great success. Well over 100 people attended the catered event, held at Mojalaki Country Club in Franklin and were treated to great food and wine, entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction as well.
Celebrity waiters included Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield, former Mayor Tony Giunta, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, radio personality Heather Bishop, State Representative Leigh Webb, who also served as auctioneer, and State Senator Andrew Hosmer, whose firm, AutoServ of Tilton sponsored the event, as well as others too numerous to mention.
Our sincere thanks to the good folks at AutoServ. Without the generous support of local businesses such as AutoServ the Opera House could not succeed.
All of the proceeds from the evening go to support the ongoing mission of Franklin Opera House, which is to provide the finest live entertainment in the Lakes Region.
The Franklin Opera House is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization located in the City Hall building in downtown Franklin. The web address is: franklinoperahouse.org.
Jim Barnes
Marketing Director
Franklin Opera House



Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 09:34

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Thanks for help with Caregivers' 15th Anniversary Celebration

To the editor,
On behalf of Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the many people and businesses who helped make our 2013 Annual Meeting and 15th Anniversary Celebration a success. Door prizes were donated by Canoe Restaurant, Hair Connection and Meredith Station. Refreshments were donated by Ben & Jerry's of Meredith and E.M. Heath's Supermarket. Cackleberries Garden Center donated beautiful flowers to decorate our tables. We appreciate the use of Gilpatric Hall at the Center Harbor Congregational Church at which the event was held. Thank you also to the volunteers who spent many hours and creative energies to plan and execute this meeting.
Finally, thank you to all our volunteers and supporters, now and throughout the years, as we celebrate fifteen years of serving our neighbors.
Ann W. Sprague
Executive Director
Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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