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Community support was big reason I returned to Gilford schools

To The Daily Sun,

An open letter to Gilford residents:

I am the new superintendent of schools for the Gilford School District. Some of you may remember me as the Gilford High School assistant principal from 2003-2006. I learned a great deal in the three years serving the high school students from the towns of Gilmanton and Gilford. I departed Gilford High School at the end of the 2006 school year to become a high school principal. After serving in that role, I was an assistant superintendent, a position I occupied for the past three years. I have fond memories of my time in Gilford and am excited to return to this great school district.

While working in public education for the past 21 years, it is clear to me that community support for education makes a difference. I initially came to this school district because this community cares about its children and the schools they attend. This support was an important reason why I returned. The Gilford community and its three schools have a great reputation throughout the state for strong academics, top-notch performing arts programs, and outstanding athletic teams.

I am looking forward to getting to know staff and community members and building relationships as we define our work and establish goals to move the Gilford School District toward continuous improvement. Relationships are an important part of my new role as superintendent. As Gilford community members, your input is important in helping me learn about our community and working collaboratively to ensure that we provide a quality education to all students. There is nothing we cannot overcome if we work together.

My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the SAU office phone number is 527-9215, please feel free to communicate your feelings about the strengths, challenges, and traditions of the Gilford School District.

Kirk Beitler
Superintendent of Schools
Gilford School District

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Money from minimum wage workers going to millionaires

To The Daily Sun,

Democrats demand big government. They demand big government carry a big stick, but amazingly, these same people hate and fear big words.

Alan Vervaeke spent an entire letter Wednesday screaming his hate and disgust for capital letters and people who use them. As I have suggested before, almost all Democrats (no need for political correctness) are indeed idiots. They certify their credentials routinely in The Sun. Alan's letter is as nincompoop, empty-minded and asinine as any letter I have ever read. But certified, wacko writing shouldn't surprise any regular reader of The Sun.

Democrats like Alan are not going to debate anyone on fact or substance on any issue. They are incapable of open dialogue and honest critique. Alan Vervaeke is simply another member of the "Chicken Little Club" that includes Bernadette Loesch, Scott Cracraft and others. Leo Sandy opened the club. Every one of these people lacks the courage and ability to stand up straight and debate.

Not one of them would recognize original thought or common sense if it steam-rolled them. If my laptop had a shrink font key to near invisible I would use it when responding to Alan. The small words with small meaning would match up perfectly with his narrow mind and miniature reasoning ability. But, I give Alan credit for admitting big words scare the living crap out of him. It's no wonder donkey, dope-heads don't want to debate anyone on the hard cold facts of any issue.

If Alan wants to prove me wrong, here is his chance. Maybe he can provide us with some big-boy, big-thinking insights from his front row seat in the donkey jalopy into the gigantic failure of Democrat Barack Obama and his full belly-flop as president?

The middle class keeps shrinking. We had our first credit downgrade in history. We are all less safe than ever. Welfare is rampant. Terrorism is epidemic. Poverty is entrenched. Inequality at new heights, all while Obama produced the slowest economy of any of the last 17 presidents as our debt from excess spending piles to the stars. All under Obama, the man of a million hollow words and as many empty promises. More questions for Alan. Trust me folks there will be "ice fishing in hell" before he has the courage to answer any of them.

1. Why has Obama increased the wealth of the top 1 percent and 10 percent faster than any president in history? Then Obama screams inequality is horrific.

2. Why is every entitlement program Democrats cooked up over the last 70 years bankrupt in the trillions of dollars?

3. Why do Democrats want to take their already bankrupt programs and make them even more bankrupt, spending the future tax revenue of our kids in the process to accomplish it. It is exactly what the Greeks have done for the last 20 years. They went BROKE TWICE in 10 the last years.

4. Why is the federal government taking hundreds of millions of dollars every month out of the paychecks of minimum-wage workers and handing the money to people with million-dollar bank accounts? I ask you why, Alan.

Your party set the programs up that do exactly that. Of course there is inequality. Democrats set inequality in concrete with how entitlements are funded. The word idiots fits perfectly when discussing important issues with those that have donkey-town addresses. Capital letters are required to HIGHLIGHT the IDIOCY.

5. After eight years of Barack Obama, 75 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, toward a cliff. Hillary says, "I will be Obama's third term" to complete the free fall.

Alan fears big words but loves to support skydiving off a cliff with Hillary into bankruptcy. If that isn't a donkey, hee-haw logic, what the hell is?

Tony Boutin

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