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Thanks to Laconia VFW for help with medical expenses

To The Daily Sun,

There are no words that can describe my gratitude to all the folks at the Laconia VFW Post all their effort they put into the recent fundraiser held to benefit me during my present medical condition.

I cannot thank everyone enough for all of their hard work throughout the night and organization of this event. This is such an amazing community we live in and it's been this way for many years — always coming through for people and families in need, and I just happen to be the focus of the night this time.

I feel very blessed for all of the love and support I have. The true healing is in holding people in your hearts with good intention. There were so many donations from family, friends, business owners from all over the Lakes Region and beyond it was overwhelming. I didn't even get a chance to take them all in, but I felt and saw the result. I'm forever grateful. I love you all. Thank you.

Matt Langley


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Hope lawmakers will stand behind commission's jail plans

To The Daily Sun,

At Tuesday night's Belknap County Commission meeting, the commissioners heard a proposal to build a 64-bed Community Corrections Center (CCC). After listening and asking questions, they voted to find and hire an architect to create schematic drawings. Using the drawings, the cost of building the project can be determined and the money raised. Based on what it cost to build a similar facility in Sullivan County, the commissioners hope that the cost will be in the neighborhood of $7 million.

As we've heard before, this presentation argued that the therapeutic and educational programs associated with the new CCC will reduce recidivism. The former superintendent of the Sullivan County Jail was at the meeting to confirm that programs do, indeed, have this effect — if they are done properly with skilled professionals providing services to the right inmates.

The last time the commissioners attempted to contract for schematic drawings, the state representatives on the Belknap County Convention blocked them. Hopefully, our representatives will stand behind these commissioners this time and support the project. Every time they delay they only guarantee that we are going to have to pay more down the road.

Dave Pollak


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