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Shelters are full & winter is coming; where can the homeless go?

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to have a question answered. Where can homeless go?

Everyone says they know but no one has an answer. I have asked everyone from the chief of police to the city manager to the mayor, but no one can give me an answer. Why are we treated like we don't exist?

The city plays head games with us. One moment we can stay, the moment we stay they tell us we have to go.

The shelters are full and winter is coming. If you don't want another death, please answer this question. Nobody seems to understand that homeless people tend to die in the cold. Anyway, please give me an answer.

Bruce Gimas


Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:19

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L.R.M.H.V. Co-op grateful for donations to our annual meeting

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank the following businesses that donated prizes to be awarded at recent L.R.M.H.V. Co-op annual meeting. The door prizes donated by Beans & Greens, Funspot, Lakeside Restaurant, and T-Bones Restaurant were sincerely appreciated by all. Please patronize these local businesses frequently as they do care about and invest in the communities they serve.

I would also like to express my appreciation to Betsy Lindlau and Barbara Whitaker, members of our co-op, for also donating beautiful craft items for our door prizes at the meeting.

Nancy Price


Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:16

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Those who lost their lives in Korea will forever remain our heroes

To The Daily Sun,

Although we salute the "Marine Corps Birthday Event" story in the October 24 issue, the reference to the Korean War as the "Forgotten War" belittles the sacred number of U.S. Armed forces personnel loss during this 3-year war. Department of Defense figures report that 33,629 U.S. service personnel were killed and 103,284 were wounded as we eventually chased the North Korean forces and saved the South Korean country.

Our troops, air and naval forces also, for the the first time, defeated international communist forces. Maybe it will never be a total victory, but the memories of those who courageously served and those who lost their lives will forever remain our heroes.

Bob Desmond of Nashua, a member of the New Hampshire Veterans Association and the National KWVA council reports that a major campaign is underway to raise funds for a world-class museum in New York City honoring Korean War Veterans.

More information is available at www.kwnm.org.

Hugh Baird


Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:09

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Where does Bownes stand on any issues? I'll vote for Beaudoin

To The Daily Sun,

Richard Beaudoin is running for Laconia City Councilor in Ward 2 against former City Councilor David Bownes. Bownes voted in 1989-90 for a 9-11 percent increase in the Laconia city budget during a revaluation year in which most home owners saw their homes increase in value along with a large increase in their property taxes. The next election year saw most incumbents voted out of office because they didn't listen to the taxpayers and voters.
Bownes did not attend the Weirs Action Committee's debate on October 25, 2013 to make his views known. Though Beaudoin attend the debate, The Laconia Daily Sun did not report much about what Beaudoin had to say. The Citizen did report, "City Councilor Ward 2 candidate Richard Beaudoin suggested that they should find a buyer for the Colonial Theater, but does not think the city should own it in any way."

In an article in The Daily Sun on September 7, 2013 Beaudoin said that, "Although he supports the property tax cap, he question linking the increase in the amount to be raised by taxes to the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI may go up but pay checks do not." He also said that he is, "tired of the waste in city government". As an example, he pointed to the plan to landscape the plaza at the Main Street Bridge. We're not trying to turn Laconia into Greenwich Village, I want businesses on Main Street not flower pots."

Where does David Bownes stand on any issues facing the City of Laconia. Will he subject the rest of Laconia with a new tax called Pay-As-You-Throw?

Please Vote for Richard Beaudoin for Laconia Ward 2 City Councilor. He'll make a real change.

David Gammon

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:04

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Ed Engler is a fair man & the right man to be next Laconia mayor

To The Daily Sun,

Today will be the last opportunity to read about the election next Tuesday as The Sun does not print on Mondays, something I miss more than I can say. Hopefully, the voters will spend some serious time this weekend thinking about the candidates in their ward and in particular, the candidates for Mayor of Laconia.
Laconia is on the brink of redefining itself and time is running out. The need to define what we want to be and how we will get there is still out there and there are many different ideas and proposals out there but there is also a lack of consensus.
We need a strong mayor and City Council to involve itself in the process and that will take the leadership of a mayor with the experience and knowledge of the demographics of the city that will result in positive results.
Ed Engler recently said "...we as a community have to decide what we want downtown to be". Whatever the course we take, it must be what the people of Laconia want.
Mr. Engler is living proof of success. He came to Laconia and founded this little paper for free and it grew to a circulation of 18,000 from 2,000 when it first started up. Along with that was a huge increase in advertising and circulation stretching out to the entire Lakes Region. He also involved himself in his community serving on many boards and serving as a director of the Belknap Economic Development Council. He is involved with many projects and has personally contributed to many projects that benefit Laconia.
Fairness is another quality, often not mentioned, but as editor and publisher of the paper it is within his province to not publish things that might be of an opposing point of view to his own, but every article is printed, no matter which side it represents.
Leadership, successful businessman, booster of Laconia, fairness. Ed Engler.

Councilor Brenda Baer

Ward 4 - Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:01

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