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Veterans & veteran issues should never come in second place

To The Daily Sun,

With Veteran's Day not so far away and the recent news regarding veterans' memorials, Veterans and non-veterans can show their honorable support right here in the Lakes r=Region at the "State's Original POW/MIA Memorial" located in Hesky Park, Meredith. This would show the rest of the country what it means to come together as "Veterans and People who Care" for the right reason — Honor and Remember. . . service and sacrifice of those who serve and their families.

I have stated that "veterans and veteran's issues should never come in second place to any other issues" — meaning,Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability are what Freedom is all about. Veterans lead the way. "When one American is not worth the effort, then we as Americans have lost". Veterans understand that. If we can forget that fact, then NO other issue has a chance. Issues that face the elderly, young, disabled, sick, poor or any other discussed, will be handled with words only.

"The Rock" in Hesky Park, home of the longest held POW/MIA Vigil in the nation, veterans and others make the effort to maybe take the time to show others how it's done?

Just a thought and even an opportunity to express your feelings? Keeping to the focus of the day. Veterans. Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11th, Hesky Park. . . following the service at the WW2 Memorial at the Library on Main Street at 11 a.m..

Bob Jones

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:15

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No amount donated to the Lakes Region Santa Fund is too small

To The Daily Sun,
The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region was established in 1973 to provide charitable assistance to the Lakes Region children during the holiday season and throughout the year. We will begin our winter outerwear distribution on November 6. We have partnered with Salvation Army, St. Vincent Children's Foundation and local schools and police departments to assist families in the Lakes Region with their holiday needs. The need this year appears to us to be much greater than in past years and with the cold weather already on the way we are anxious to get this done. We rely on cash donations to purchase these items and do most of our shopping in the off season locally in order to get the best deals possible for our money and support local businesses.

Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to form a partnership with Al Miltner and Bootleggers to purchase high quality children's winter boots at a great discount. We are concerned that we may not have enough boots this year, even with what we had purchased from Bootleggers and have reached out to Bootleggers who have responded most generously and donated $500 towards the purchase of more boots. In addition they have also offered discounts to us when these funds are expended. This is an example of collaboration with local vendors and the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes and our mission of spending our donated funds locally, as much as possible.

We would like to personally thank Al Miltner and Bootleggers for helping keep the children of the Lakes Region warm this winter.
If you would like to help keep our children warm this winter please send your donation to: Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, PO Box 7454, Laconia, NH, 03247. No amount is too small and together we can make sure the children of the Lakes Region are taken care of. The Board of the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region thanks you for your thoughtfulness.
Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region Board of Directors
Kim Lacasse
Janet Brough
Kathy Crane
Andrea Condodemetraky
Brian Winslow
Chris Guilmett
Chris McCarthy
Dennis Phelps
Paul Charlton
Jim Carroll
Jamie Caldwell
Lisa Cornish

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:11

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Representatives have failed American people & must be replaced

To The Daily Sun,

Obama is phony, he and his administration are responsible for the death of Americans in Benghazi!
They are guilty of covering up the IRS, NSA and other major government scandals! They need to be held accountable for their crimes against the American people! We no longer have representation in our government! They have failed the American people and must be replaced. We are at a crossroads as to what will happen to the America we knew and loved. If you agree, let your so called representatives know that we have had enough and will not take it any more. If they don't act NOW and stand up to Obama and his administration we will clean house in the next election. It's time we hold the people we elected accountable. It's time to clean house and vote against every one of them and put regular God-fearing Americans in office that will adhere to our Constitution and the principals America was founded on.

It's time "We The People" take back America. Our time is now, let's not remain silent any longer. . . .Never, vever, give up!

Harry Accornero


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:06

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Cafua Management not living up to its Hathaway House responsibilities

To The Daily Sun,

Dunkin' Donuts has failed Laconia. Dunkin' Donuts is one of the most successful businesses in town, yet they do not keep their promises to the city.

When Cafua Management built the Dunkin' Donuts next to the historic and architecturally stunning Hathaway House, they agreed to preserve the building. When the project was approved by the city, they assured the Planning Board that the house would be repainted and fitted with a fire alarm and fire suppression system.

Cafua Management and Dunkin' Donuts are responsible for a landmark building becoming an eyesore. Laconia and Dunkin' Donuts would be shamefully remiss if this treasure were to fall into further disrepair.

It took some digging to discover just who Cafua is. With more than 180 Dunkin' Donuts stores spanning seven states, Cafua Management Company is the largest privately owned Dunkin Donuts franchisee in the U.S. Cafua Management has its corporate offices in North Andover, Mass.

I suggest we all buy our coffee and doughnuts at one of the many other coffee shops in Laconia until Dunkin' Donuts lives up to its promises.

Janet Simmon

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:32

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We recognize Rep. Huot for his role in protecting & promoting health

To The Daily Sun,

The New Hampshire Public Health Association would like to publicly thank Representative David Huot who is among those in this area whose hard work this past year helped further public health in New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Public Health Association (www.nhpha.org) is committed to strengthening the state's public health system to improve health, prevent disease, and reduce costs for all. Each year we recognize representatives of both parties whose votes supported sound public health policy this legislative session in Concord. Among the many pieces of legislation impacting public health each year, we select a few key bills with roll call votes to determine which legislators should be called Champions. This year our Public Health Champions worked to: ensure that more children are safe in automobiles by supporting changes to childhood restraints; that the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products were restored in New Hampshire; that New Hampshire repeal the Stand Your Ground legislation; and that the hours for the sale of liquor in New Hampshire not being extended by an hour.

We recognize Representative Huot for taking seriously his role in protecting and promoting healthy communities.

Marie Mulroy, President

New Hampshire Public Health Association

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:26

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