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New state energy strategy to be discussed at LRCC

To The Daily Sun,
The N.H. Legislature required the Office of Energy and Planning, in consultation with the State Energy Advisory Council, to develop a strategy "to ensure that the state's energy policies and programs support the state's economic, environmental, and public health goals". Public comments will be welcomed at a presentation of the draft State Energy Strategy on Thursday, June 19 at the Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road (Rte. 106), in Laconia. The meeting will be in the Center for Arts and Technology, Room 236 (the new building, closest to Rte. 106), starting at 6 p.m.
The Draft Strategy is available at http://www.nh.gov/oep/energy/programs/SB191.htm. Written comments may be submitted until July 25, 2014.
Rep. Herb Vadney,

Member, N.H. Energy Advisory Council


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:56

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Judi Taggart (6-18) 131

To The Daily Sun,

I am honored to help plan an informal gathering to celebrate the retirement of Alan Robichaud from Granite United Way. Alan has touched the lives of countless individuals in our community, both directly and through his involvement in a myriad of organizations and groups. During his exceptional career, Alan has been recognized for his outstanding efforts by receiving many awards, most recently the Captain Ralph Bristol Award from Granite United Way.

We invite community members who know Alan to stop by the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce conference room at 383 South Main Street in Laconia, on Tuesday, June 24 between 12 noon to 2 p.m. to wish Alan well in the next chapter of his life.

Questions can be addressed by calling me at 493-9524. Thank you.

Judi Taggart

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Liberal doctrine has only brought us to brink of economic disaster

To The Daily Sun,

After reading the latest from Bernadette Loesch, my thoughts to Don Ewing, Russ Wiles and Bob Meade are these: The truth be known, there is no logic or reasoning Bernadette is ever going to accept from us or anyone else unless it is pre-soaked in a tub of Kool Aid. A tub made by union workers paid twice what they are worth, pulled in a blue wagon whose cost is entirely subsidized by government by a team of dumber-than-dirt donkeys getting free Obama veterinarian care.

I think the best we can do guys is simply ignore the ratings that confirm the old saying, "You cant teach an old donkey new tricks."

I have to say, for me it is a toss-up which one of them gives me the best laughs, Bernadette or James Veverka. Bernadette apparently wants to be able to hold 20 minute conversations while out shopping in the morning with working people on the job no doubt to tout the great things Obama is doing as some business owner pays that employee the highest wages possible (to make Bernadette happy and him broke  including paying Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, disability insurance, vacation pay, holiday pay, plus state payroll costs and likely contribute to a pension.

Fellows, there is no way we can reason with Bernadette. This is a person who could not run the simple finances and inventory control requirements of a lemonade stand let alone understand the complex challenges and issues involved in running a real business, with real issues, real payrolls and real competitors in a global economy. Bernadette has never run a business in her life. She just collected a guaranteed paycheck from the people taking all the risks. What we are hearing from Bernadette is totally uninformed, hyperbole with hypocrisy as high as it gets. A person who wouldn't know gross margin from net margin or capacity utilization from capacitor alteration or selling short from being sold short.

Bernadette's uninformed, farcical rantings (and that is what they are) illustrate as perfectly as anything can exactly what is wrong with America today. The liberal doctrine of Democrats pursued since FDR has only brought us to the brink of national economic disaster. The never-ending government subsidized, ballyhooed, trillion dollar promises made by FDR JFK, LBJ , Clinton and Obama have led this country where I ask?

Answer: to a country in global decline, education decline, middle-class decline marked by record debt, record welfare demand and record wealth inequality. Guess what? Bernadette Loesch is still screaming for the same failed "donkey" solutions this country has implemented over 75 years that all promised to improve equality. Programs from SS to Medicare to disability insurance to higher minimum wages and higher income taxes. Clearly, not one of those policies or programs worked even a tiny bit. In fact, every social program and welfare program is broke and underfunded in the trillions as I write this, while the government-run VA hospital system has just been accused of killing several service men from delayed appointments and then instructing thousands of people that work in the hospitals to lie about it. That any person would want more government after witnessing this 75-year failure of Democratic policies strikes me as someone truly insane, devoid of rational analytical ability.

Tony Boutin


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:45

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Democrats invited to Summer Blue Bash on Sunday afternoon

To The Daily Sun,

Local Democrats are invited to join together on Sunday at Beth Arsenault's house in Laconia (71 Cottonwood Ave.) for a Summer Blue Bash with special guest Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter and many of our 2014 candidates for all offices on the ballot.

There will be great food, great drinks, great friends. What a better way to celebrate the end of Bike Week and the beginning of turning Belknap County "blue." (Tickets: $15/person or $25/couple).

Kate Miller
Chair, Belknap County Democrats


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:41

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Come to the Main Street Market on July 10 & Savor the Season

To The Daily Sun,

Last Thursday was a great day to be at the Laconia Main Street Market. Enticing aromas emanated from the Savor the Season tent, where Chef Kevin Halligan from Laconia Local Eatery was preparing a savory kale dish called Carolina Kale. Lucky shoppers were treated to a sample plate that included the kale dish, pork tenderloin (from Chef Halligan's own pigs), and cornbread from Laconia Village Bakery. For some folks, it was their first time trying kale, and the overwhelming response was "delicious!" Copies of the recipe along with other great kale recipes were available, along with advice on how to prepare this highly nutritious vegetable.

Many thanks to Chef Halligan for a great opening to the Savor the Season series, and for donating his honorarium to LRFN's Veggie Roundup Project. Thanks also to Winnipesaukee Woods Farm and Minglewood Farm for their donations of items for the Carolina Kale.

Chef Halligan's food demonstration was the first of four such demonstrations scheduled for the market, on the second Thursday of each month.

Savor the Season is sponsored by the Lakes Region Food Network with support from the Laconia Main Street Market. One of the main goals of the project is to inspire market goers with interesting ways to use the great produce available each month from our local farms. July's guest chef will be Ana Gourlay from Sunflower Natural Foods, with a tentative topic of culinary and medicinal use of fresh herbs. Samples will be available along with a collection of great recipes for using the incredibly fresh herbs that are grown by our local farms.

Put July 10 on your calendar, come to the market between 3:30 and 4:30 to visit with Ana, and Savor the Season.

Karen Barker
Lakes Region Food Network

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:38

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