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Rep. Burchell honest & direct & not afraid to do work that needs to be done

To The Daily Sun,

State Rep. Burchell is the man for the job in Belknap County. Having known Richard Burchell for these past two years, I can tell you he is honest and direct and not afraid to do the work that needs to be done.

The Belknap County taxpayer will do well to remember how Rep. Burchell has fought for them time and again while serving in the Belknap Delegation. Whether it supporting reasonable budgets for the taxpayer or undertaking the debated project work on the County Jail, Rep. Burchell was always professional and prepared.

Our family wishes all the best to Belknap County and we know Rep. Richard Burchell will work for all the folks in Belknap. We heartily endorse Rep. Burchell for Belknap County Commissioner.

Carlos Martinez & Jane Cormier


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:50

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Lisa Scott will continue excellent work in CC Register of Deeds office

To The Daily Sun,

Experience is one of the most important qualifications for the position of Carroll County Register of Deeds, and Lisa Scott has that experience.

Lisa Scott has worked as a paralegal for more than 35 years and she understands the function of the Registry of Deeds and the documents which are recorded there.

The Registry of Deeds is used by realtors, surveyors, attorneys and the general public. When the Registry of Deeds makes the transition to go online, it will be important to have a Register of Deeds who understands the who, how and why of the Registry.

In my 35 years of researching at the Registries of Deeds throughout the state, I hold the record-keeping done at the Carroll County Registry of Deeds in high esteem. I know that if Lisa Scott is elected to be the Register of Deed she will continue the excellent work that is done by the staff who will serve under her.

Please vote in the upcoming primary, and when you do, please vote for Lisa Scott, Register of Deeds.

Donna M. Cullen


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:45

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Vadbet always open & accessible; he listens & asks tough questions

To The Daily Sun,

We would like to recognize and thank state Rep. Herb Vadney of Meredith for his excellent work in Concord on behalf of his Gilford-Meredith district, the entire Lakes Region and residents throughout the state.

Herb's leadership and initiative on the Science Technology and Energy Committee is vital to New Hampshire having sustainable, reliable and affordable energy policies that will keep our economy growing while protecting the natural resources that drive the year round tourism that so many of our Lakes Region businesses count on.

Always open and accessible, Herb listens, asks tough questions, and offers well thought-out solutions to help solve New Hampshire's science and energy issues. In addition to representing the economic best interests of our Lakes Region in Concord, Herb also is representing us in shaping New Hampshire's energy future as an advisory member on SB191 which will determine New Hampshire's energy future for years to come.

Herb, we know firsthand, cares about our towns, our region and our state, and shows it by being an active advocate in Concord for the continued growth and vitality of our Lakes Region economy.

It is clear that Herb enjoys the respect of his House of Representative colleagues in Concord, and he certainly has earned the respect and appreciation of residents and businesses throughout the Lakes Region that Herb so faithfully represents with the integrity and honor that befits an ex-military man.

Herb has earned our trust, our respect and our thanks.

Jan & Tim McHugh


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:42

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Help us compile list of Laconia structures worthy of protection

To The Daily Sun,

The Laconia Heritage Commission has an important question for you.

What structures do you think have the architectural, historical, cultural or social character worthy of having limited protection from modification or demolition in these three communities of Laconia: Laconia, Lakeport and the Weirs?

The Laconia Heritage Commission seeks to represent your choices and your input is important in compiling a list of at least a dozen important structures in each of these communities.

The list will be shared with the Laconia Planning Department to alert the Planning Board and/or the Zoning Board of Adjustment that should any structure on the list appear before them, they will be at the ready to advise an owner that said structure has been placed in a protective state as a landmark of significant historic importance by the community that has a concern in preserving this structure, and therefore, it requires approval and will be referred to Heritage Commission.

Please share your choices. Please reply to Laconia Heritage Commission, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246, or call or email Pam Clark at 528-8028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dorothy Duffy at 524-7683 or Do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Dorothy Duffy


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:33

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Will Common Core Americans be able to sign their own names

To The Daily Sun,

Leave it to Ben Franklin to have an answer as to the reason why.

Another confusing new math and essays for kindergarten students will soon be here as a new school year starts. Apparently the creators of Common Core forgot a young kid's druthers is to have fun and think "music" when they hear the word keyboard, not worrying about learning QWERTY and the grading of their printed essays. Without cursive being taught, when students grow into adulthood, will they give blank stares when asked to sign their name to a legal document? Or use an X as a signature?

An August 22, 2014 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education stated in part, "the number of new jobs requiring a college degree is now less than the number ... graduating from universities." Other articles state that from 50 to 70 percent of the jobs being created today do not require a college degree. And more letters, most con, in this paper.

So why the government push toward college using Common Core as the vehicle? To help answer the question, consider this quote from Benjamin Franklin: "In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top."

Jim Raschilla
Alton Bay

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:30

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