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Embezzlement of county funds took place on Boothby's watch

To The Daily Sun,

Former County Commissioner Christopher Boothby held the office from 1998 until 2010 and now is a candidate for the Executive Council of the State of New Hampshire.

It is undeniable that embezzlement of Belknap County funds took place over a period of several years prior to 2008, years in which Boothby was in charge. The embezzlement was only discovered during the 2008 annual budget process resulting in the 2008 scandal and the incarceration of the county administrator.

As a county commissioner, Mr. Boothby held fiduciary responsibly and supervision over the administering Belknap County property tax dollars for more than two decades. I for one do not want a go along to get along member of the Executive Council who has a track record of not fulfilling a fiduciary responsibility.

Please vote for Joe Kenney as the peoples representative on the Executive Council.

Thomas A. Tardif


Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:34

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Pray for souls of 7 local reps who voted to legalize marijuana

To The Daily Sun,

Let us all pray for the souls of the seven members of the Belknap County delegation (Republicans Richard Burchell of Gilmanton, Guy Comtois of Barnstead, Charles Fink and Michael Sylvia of Belmont and Bob Greemore and Herb Vadney of Meredith — and one Democrat — Ruth Gulick of New Hampton) for having supported the bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. May you, your families, and your friends be spared the anguish of the actions caused by someone using this and any illegal drug.

Thank you Republicans — Jane Cormier and Stephen Holmes of Alton, Don Flanders and Frank Tilton of Laconia and Dennis Fields of Sanbornton — and two Democrats — Lisa DiMartino of Gilford and Ian Raymond of Sanbornton that voted against the bill. Thank you for being the light in the frontier of ignorance.

May God continue to bless the people of New Hampshire.

Thomas R. Selling


Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:31

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Boothby cannot tell us where he stands on important issues

To The Daily Sun,

Mr. Boothby is seeking to fill the available seat on the State Executive Council as a result of the passing of Ray Burton.

I ask all you conservative Republicans to carefully consider your vote in the Primary on Jan. 21st. Mr. Boothby cannot possibly match the experience of his opponent, Joe Kenney. In addition, the following is evidence that should lead one to question his positions which are unclear to me as he really hasn't explained his position on important issues such as Medicaid expansion. So, we have a man without experience and who cannot tell us where he stands on important issues. In addition, we have the following:

A "Meet & Greet" held in Wolfeboro for Boothby was sponsored by Obama-supporting Democrats and he is endorsed by at least one RINO Senator. The fact that Democrats endorse and support him is evidence enough for me to know that we cannot have him as a member of the Executive Council. HOW ABOUT YOU?


Vince Merola

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:28

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Would you like to serve as Laconia Historical Society director?

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society and its Nominating Committee, I would like to announce that we are seeking interested individuals to fill openings on our Board of Directors.

Each year, at our annual meeting our nominating committee presents its recommendation for Board Members to serve for the upcoming year. This year we find that we have a couple of open seats on our Board of Directors.

As stated in our By-Laws, the purpose or our non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is "to bring together people interested in the history of the City of Laconia and the surrounding towns from which it was formed and to preserve for the public relevant documents, items and collections with the goal of increasing public knowledge about and encouraging civic pride in the history of the City of Laconia."

Candidates interested in applying for this opening should submit a letter of interest outlining your potential contribution to our Society along with a short bio. Applications should be sent to Laconia Historical and Museum Society - Nominating Committee, PO Box 1126, Laconia, NH 03246 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received no later than February 1, 2014.

Ernest Bolduc, President
Laconia Historical and Museum Society

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:25

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Christopher Boothby is best candidate to fill Ray Burton's shoes

To The Daily Sun,

Tuesday, voters of Governor's Council District One will try to fill Ray Burton's shoes, a daunting task. I have made up my mind for whom I will vote and would like to share some thoughts with you. I first met Chris Boothby early one Memorial Day. American Legion Post 33 in Meredith traditionally conducts a small parade through town with a brief ceremony to remember those fellow citizens who bravely served our country and now lie silent in their graves. As we Veterans formed to march I was joined by an individual whom I didn't recognize. We exchanged names and that was my introduction to Chris. Although not a veteran himself he felt an inner urging to honor those who answered the call to arms.

Since then I have acquainted myself with much of Chris's background including his service as an intern for Ray. I discovered that we share a concern about the many issues currently facing citizens of New Hampshire. I have concluded that Chris is the best candidate to fill Ray Burton's shoes and therefore will cast my ballot for him Tuesday.

Elliot Finn

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:20

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