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Clean family fun is essence of the Weirs; let's keep it that way

To The Daily Sun,
This letter is in response to Kathleen Kelley's letter to The Daily Sun in the June 29 issue:
The "Weirs", which is a section of the City of Laconia, is a family-oriented vacation area, with the exception of "Bike Week", a traditional event in June for the past 90 years. The resort owners here cater to families and guests from many different states. They come because of the clean water beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, the boating, arcades and rides for children, family restaurants and the beautiful mountain vistas surrounding the area. All this creates fond memories for adults and children. It is certainly not a place for a sex shop and if it is ever granted I would personally incite a petition to BANISH it from the Weirs.
What is here is unique — children laughing and playing on the beach, young and old holding hands and walking the boardwalk. Clean family fun. Let's keep it that way.
Cynthia Lepre
Weirs Beach - Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:32

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Bob Kingsbury is rehabing in Manchester; let him hear from you

To The Daily Sun,
Open letter to friends of Bob Kingsbury:
Bob is at Maple Leaf Rehabilitation Center in Manchester (198 Pearl Street, 03104, corner of Pearl and Beech) He is in room 208 and his phone number is 603-669-1660.
I visited Bob on July 4. He is in good shape and would welcome visits from friends. If you drive, take the Bridge Street exit from I-93 and go across the river to the east. Stay on Bridge Street until you take a left on one-way Maple Street (you can't turn left on Beech because it is one-way south). Go one block and turn left on Pearl. Maple Leaf will be one block down on your right. If you are familiar with the Currier Museum of Art, Bob's temporary home is one block to the south of that institution..
Don Onofrio

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:23

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This video is worth 2 hours of your time; I warn you, it's not pretty

To The Daily Sun,
I believe we are headed for a financial crisis like we never seen before, even worse than the 1929 Great Depression. The United States Dollar is soon so longer going to be the Reserve Currency. This means the U.S. Dollar will no longer be accepted in other countries, and we have no way of paying off our debts to other countries. We are over $40 TRILLION dollars in debt! Asia, if they don't already, will eventually own America. I think they already do own us though, that is why we are seeing so many people of Asian decent here, and they're buying all the businesses. If the U.S. Dollar is no longer our Reserve Currency, we will be sunk. If you think for a second the economy is improving, think again! The only reason unemployment has dropped is because people's unemployment benefits have reached their time limit, or people have stopped looking for work.
For more, visit this link. It explains in great detail what I'm trying to tell you. This man who made this presentation is one of many who predicted the 2008 Recession, and nobody believed him. This presentation is almost two hours long, but well worth it, it explains in detail what we are going to be experiencing. It's not pretty,let me warn you!
Derek "Dee" Morrissette

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:20

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12 students receiving total of $14k in Nate Bobcock scholarships

To The Daily Sun,
The Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Fund awards post-secondary scholarships to students who have graduated from Laconia or Gilford high schools, to help continue their education. Awards are based only on each student's daily acts of kindness and compassion they have done throughout their lives. Students earn a Nate Scholarship by showing they have made extra efforts to help make this world a better place. Grades and family income are not considered by the Nate Board of Directors, only what each student has done to help others!
This spring the Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Fund received 61 applications from recent and past grads of the two high schools. This was the most applications we have ever received, and it took the Nate Board quite some time to fairly evaluate each application on its merits. We are very pleased to announce that 12 students received Nathan J. Babcock Scholarships, with 10 students being recent graduates of either Laconia or Gilford, and two students already enrolled in college. The total amount given out this year was $14,000 dollars, bringing the last five year total to almost $80,000 awarded to local students for their good deeds!
The Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Fund is very pleased to announce this years' recipients. From Gilford High School, Molly Dietrich, Emily Arnold, Dakota Clarke, and Katherine Hughes, were award winners. From Laconia High School, Rebecca Mitchell, Gwendolyn Huot, Hannah Fortson, Jasmine Blais, Kaitlyn Bailey, and Anita Pesa, took home scholarships. Two college students also impressed us very much — Amanda Bridge and Rachel Geltz — and were awarded scholarships! Congratulations to these wonderful role models, and to the many great applicants that will lead this generation into the future with their good works!
It is very important to remember that the Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship Board is made up of 10 individuals, who all score each application without the knowledge of who the applicants are. This is done to eliminate any conflict of interest that may exist, to ensure the best possible integrity for the Nate Fund. It is also very important to note that the Nate Fund would not exist without the support of The Milligan Family, and the Milligan Memorial Golf Tournament. Their kindness and concern for our cause is absolutely fantastic, and does demonstrate with their actions how much they care and help!! Thank you so very much Jerry, Barbara, Tom, Michelle and Katie Milligan! The Francoeur /Babcock Memorial Basketball Tournament is also a big help in raising funds for our scholarship, and we thank all the Tournament volunteers for their continued efforts on our behalf! And finally, thank you so much to the Board of Directors of the Nate Fund, you are very much appreciated and really do a great job!
Jim Babcock, President
Nathan J. Babcock
Memorial Scholarship Fund

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:09

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That 90% figure includes people like me & I'm with Sen. Ayotte

To The Daily Sun,
After reading the letter from Dick Devens of Center Sandwich I feel forced to ask, "what planet does he reside on?" If background checks aren't required to purchase firearms, as he suggests, what the *$^# is that paperwork that I have to fill out when I purchase one. Apparently the owners of gun shops and auctioneers etc. just like to waste their time and ours filling out this paperwork and then just trash it and apparently the time they spend on the phone with NICS they're talking about the weather and that night's dinner plans. I have to assume that Mr. Devens is another unknowing know-it-all who can't resist putting in his two cents even though they're worthless.
The bill that was killed in the U.S. Senate deserved to be killed because it did nothing to improve on the laws that we have. The bill that Sen. Ayotte and others introduced would have made improvements on our present laws but the leftists in Washington wanted to push through their feel good one, knowing that it wouldn't pass, so they could then demean the people who voted against it.
The 90 percent figure that the left loves to quote includes myself and others like me who abhor the misuse of firearms but included in that number are many more who don't have a clue about the subject. If progressive judges would uphold the laws that are in place and prosecute them instead of letting them plea to lesser charges the perps just might find that breaking the law has a serious effect on their lives.
Dave Schwotzer

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 09:58

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