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Thief stole $120 in Christmas presents intended for 2 young boys

To The Daily Sun,

To the thief who broke into our car on Tuesday, Dec. 15, outside a local business in the Laconia/Gilford area: You not only broke our hearts but you ruined Christmas for two young boys. One hundred twenty dollars worth of Christmas presents, more than half of what we had to spend this year, were taken. You are not only "The Grinch" but scum. If the police don't catch you first and you have a change of heart, you can return those four items to us. I will be waiting. You're not the only one struggling in this world.

William Douglass


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Preserving integrity of zoning laws, in the end, protects us all

To The Daily Sun,

I am deeply impressed by the town of Gilford's efforts to preserve the integrity of zoning ordinances, that in the end protect us all.

In the latest article (Daily Sun of Dec. 15), attorney Patrick Wood, representing Timber Hill Farm/Beans and Greens, puts so many twist and turns in the rights of the Planning Board, the ZBA, previous court decisions and state laws, that one thing has now become perfectly clear: he's given up trying to connect agriculture to what Timber Hill Farm/Beans And Greens is proposing to do on its residentially-zoned property in Gilford. And the reason for that is there is no connection. He knows it, Timber Hills abutters know it and so do the owners of Timber Hill/Beans and Greens.

Creating a commercial enterprise, in this case a wedding venue, in a residential area and using "agritourism" to support that right because they have a farmstand on the property and that they will serve "farm grown" at the weddings, and that their business may fail without these weddings, in my opinion, is manipulative and an argument that is ridiculous and unsupportable.

Al Blake

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