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Ralph Rathjen is right person to serve on our Budget Committee

To The Daily Sun,

I believe that Ralph Rathjen is the right person for a position on the Sanbornton Budget Committee. He has extensive experience in financial analysis and has served on a number of advisory and finance boards over the years. In his present endeavors he has proven the ability to appreciate the present needs and the vision to plan for the future.

Ralph will offer new eyes with a fresh look, in reviewing of past expenses for future budget planning. I encourage you to join me, and vote for Ralph Rathjen for Budget Committee on May 13.

Steve Ober


Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 10:21

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Hoopla over Boston Marathon bombin does disservice to victims

To The Daily Sun,

I suggest to the readers of your excellent media outlet that they cut out, frame and hang in a prominent place, Froma Harrop's "Lessons not Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing."

The hoopla, B.S. and photo ops you see on the T.V. do a disservice to the victims and to the American-people, like it or not. There exists little or no deterrent or security from terrorism. 

Our immigration policy is an open door, the actions of leadership past and present with their senseless interventions in foreign affairs to no end.

Without turning our backs on God and common sense, and adoption of a Nazi style designation "non-person" and subsequent elimination of them. We have become an abomination in the eyes of those who seek to destroy us. God help us.

Donald C. Poirier


Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 10:19

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Deliberative session for special Gilmanton Town Meeting is Tuesday

To The Daily Sun,

The Deliberative Session for a Special Town Meeting in Gilmanton is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, at 6 p.m., in the Academy Building.

The purpose of the Special Town Meeting is to see whether the voters will ratify the vote taken in March to lease/purchase a fire truck. The meeting is necessary to correct certain procedural defects with the original warrant article.

Specifically, because the town is using capital reserve funds to pay for a portion of the fire truck, the lease purchase agreement does not contain the usual "escape clause." The lease purchase is therefore considered debt because the town is unconditionally obligated to make payments. Because the town is financing over $100,000, certain statutory procedures were required to be followed, a separately-noticed public hearing was required to be held, and the article was required to be the first article on the warrant after the zoning amendments. Neither of these requirements were met.

This vote is therefore necessary to correct those defects.

Arthur Capello

Town Administrator


Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 10:13

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Bill Edney will be greatly missed by all people who knew him

To The Daily Sun,

Meredith lost a wonderful man last Saturday. Bill Edney was a very special person; he tried as much as he could to help the people that he came in contact with. Bill was a very good buddy for a long, long time and we did a lot of very interesting things together.

I wondered how he could become a building inspector/code enforcement officer because he didn't seem to be interested in stopping people from doing things which is what I thought that enforcement officers did. I have to imagine that what he did was to help people to build what they wanted to build and comply with the intent of the codes.

Bill was a very special guy who seemed to always talk in a way that other people understood. He could connect with people. He liked people and people liked him. He always seemed to be doing amazing things without much effort.

He played music his whole life and he was good at it. He could perform in public and everyone felt his songs while he was playing, but he would rather make music with his friends in a garage or at someone's home.

Those of you that have been to his and Sharon's home, do you remember what it looked like before they bought it? Now it is a work of art. I think that if Bill were to try to say anything now that he is gone it would be to tell us to try to help and love each other.

Bill will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the people that knew him.

Greg Miller

St. Thomas

U.S. Virgin Islands

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 10:09

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If we don't stand up for this man, what are we really defending?

To The Daily Sun,

People of Gilford, even though I may be from Moultonborough, I was disheartened to hear that a father was arrested for speaking out against a book at a school board meeting. After watching the video, I was shocked.

Have we gotten to the point here in this great state that parents get arrested for speaking their concerns at public meetings ,especially when it concerns their children's well-being?

To your school board, you had no right. That man is protected by his First Amendment rights, and his natural right to watch out for the content of his child's readings. He was not threatening, he was not hostile. I have said it before, and I will say it again, if we do not stand up for this man than what land are we really defending? I saw progressive intolerance at play, and it was not good policy.

To the police officer, you broke your oath to defend the New Hampshire, and U.S Constitutions. I am ashamed that this happened here, miles from my home.

To Moultonborough, you better not even think about these kind of tactics, I will not tolerate them.

To the father, sir, you have my support. An apology is in order. You had every right.

David R.Oliver

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 10:05

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