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Please join us in re-electing Brett Currier to Gilmanton Selectboard

To The Daily Sun,

Brett Currier — write in candidate for Gilmanton selectman!

Brett has done an excellent job the past three years as our selectman. He has tried to keep taxes down and provide the town with essential services. In doing so, he has had to make his choices which some do not agree with, but they were necessary choices.

He stated he would run for one term and has kept that promise, but we asked him to run as a rite in candidate and he has agreed. Please join us in re-electing Brett Currier by writing him in as selectman. Brett Currier is a friend of taxpayers and the people of Gilmanton.

Wayne Ogni, John Weston, Bill Mahoney

Gilmanton

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Turf field at Kingswood High will be a never-ending burden on taxpayers

To The Daily Sun,

At the candidates forum for the Governor Wentworth Regional School District, Robert Theriault, Ossipee School Board candidate, questioned the high cost of the annual warrant article setting aside in a capital reserve fund $60,000 for the impeding replacement in nine years of the turf field at Kingswood. This is an annual request. Every 12 years the field will have to be replaced at an estimated $700,000.

Although, a sports fan and lifelong resident who is proud of our Kingswood athletics this will get my "No" vote on Tuesday. If you are from Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Effingham, New Durham or Brookfield think about this and vote "No."

Capital reserves are set up for many reasons. They do lessen the impact on a huge amount being voted on and voters are more than likely to approve a small amount over a period of time. The argument used to be that it saved on interest a bond would have. Now that is not an issue. A bond also requires a two-thirds vote — hard to get most of the time. The article also says that it has no impact on the taxpayers. However, the money always comes from somewhere and if it is out there, should be used for something more needed or better yet returned as a credit to the tax assessment.

I feel that this is one of the things with the new school that rode in on a trailer and even the most avid watchdogs did not see it coming. Also I heard on national TV that the current turf fields can cause burns that may lead to cancer. We have a so-called few of a kind in the state that is used infrequently, (and) will be a never-ending burden on taxpayers.

I agree with Bob of Ossipee and hopefully after the useful life of this field it will be returned to good old Mother Earth.

Dennis Bean

Wolfeboro

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