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Meredith Legion doesn't care what crematorium has done to neighbors

To The Daily Sun,

Just another classic example of the "Good Old Boys Club" here in Meredith. The American Legion is going to stage a flag burning ceremony at the Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium on Oct. 22.

These people could care less about what Mayhew has done to the Police Motorcycle Museum and what he is doing to this 76-year-old retired nurse, who worked 15 years at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, working all shifts and long hours providing care to New Hampshire's veterans.

Griggs-Wyatt American Legion is just one of the examples of American politics. Would they want the burning of dead bodies, almost daily, only 120 feet, and across the street, from where they live?

Mayhew is just doing this to give themselves a "I am a do-gooder" feeling. They know what they are doing at the crematorium is wrong.

Carolyn Pillsbury


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Unlike Guinta, at least Scrooge didn't lie about being mean & miserly

To The Daily Sun,

Congressman Frank Guinta is a master of misleading self-promotion. In his August Union Leader op-ed, he portrays himself as caring and dedicated to the public good. Balderdash!, as tightwad Scrooge might say.

Frank "Scrooge" Guinta sits on the House Budget Committee, and people should know that he voted a cruel and stingy budget out of committee, which makes mockery of his honeyed words. The Republican budget would cut $3.7 trillion over the next decade from programs for low- and middle-income people.

By 2026 such programs would be cut by 42 percent, and 62 percent of the cuts would come from low-income programs like Medicaid, Pell grants, Children's Health Insurance Program, the Social Services Block Grant (includes Meals on Wheels, employment services, and substance abuse), and food stamps. But don't look for his wealthy cronies to pay more — not in Guinta's budget. Guinta seems comfortable with the idea that tens of millions of Americans would lose their health care coverage and food support.

Guinta's always crowing about his language to strengthen opioid addiction recovery programs, but he voted against funding them, opposing both a Budget Committee amendment to increase funding and the Omnibus Appropriations bill. Did you think we wouldn't notice?

Guinta "create(s) opportunities for those less fortunate"? "Always put(s) (our) needs first"? Please. At least Scrooge didn't lie about being mean and miserly.

Juliette Paquin


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