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Year-Round Library has become constant we can count on

To The Daily Sun,
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library has become enmeshed in the lives of our residents in a way that makes it indispensable. It is not just a random collection of books — it's become, not a luxury, but an integral part of our community. Your library is a valued town partner, providing valuable free tools and resources to help residents of all ages and backgrounds.

I strongly feel that a library outranks any other service a community can do to benefit its people, and while I won't pretend to be ignorant about making hard decisions in dispersing public funds, neither should taxpayers pretend to be surprised when their library is forced to close. Financing the library is a small price to pay compared to what we'd be losing.

As our community faces the challenges and uncertainty of these times, the GYRLA has become a constant that we can count on. It is incumbent on the voters of Gilmanton to make it a priority that the library remains open and ready to be of service to all.

I encourage anyone who has not visited the library to stop in and view the historic building, what it has to offer, and speak to the wonderful staff. Don't base your vote on rumors and innuendo, but on your personnel observations and facts.

The health of our community, awareness of our history and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our library.

Jack Schaffnit
Gilmanton

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Being a part of Sanbornton BudCom is my way to be involved

To The Daily Sun,

I am Craig Weisman and am running for the Sanbornton Budget Committee. My wife Cindy, my two children and I have lived in Sanbornton for more than 12 years and in New Hampshire our entire lives. I have coached soccer and basketball for the Recreation Department for many years, watching my children go through the program. We love this town and everything that small country towns stand for.

I own my own business and want to use my 30-plus years of business experience to serve my community. I am a numbers person, am very comfortable reading financial statements and know how to run a budget.

I am conservative by nature, but as a small-business owner, also recognize the importance of taking care of your employees. I also understand that when you need to take on an additional expense or purchase, you must really analyze first. Is it really needed? If the answer is yes, then negotiate the best price and get the best you can afford.

In summary, I feel all citizens have a responsibility to get involved in their town in some way. I feel being part of the Budget Committee is an excellent way for me to do my part.

Craig Weisman

Sanbornton

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