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Watch the tape & you'll agree it's time to make changes in Alton

To The Daily Sun,

After I read an op-ed piece in the Union Leader written by publisher Joe McQuaid referencing the conduct of our Alton elected officials at a February selectmen's meeting, I am speaking out.

In watching the video clip of the public input session by Alton resident, Jeffrey Clay, I was appalled and embarrassed at the manner in which the selectmen handled the situation. Mr. Clay had every right to speak his piece, regardless of whether you liked his remarks or not. Cooler heads should have prevailed in letting Mr. Clay have the floor for the allotted five minutes. To have called on the Alton police to arrest Mr. Clay was more outrageous than anything Mr. Clay said. Grow a thicker skin or get out of the game!

It is time to make some changes to this board at next week's election. I'll be voting for Phil Whittmann and hope others will as well.

Carol A. Chamberlain


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Standards are tougher but Golden View remains a 5-Star nursing home

To The Daily Sun,

Starting in February, the government will implement changes to the 5-star rating system used to rank skilled nursing centers. Specifically, there is a change in how the staffing component is weighted, the cut points for each star level on the Quality Measure component have been rescaled, and two new Quality Measures for antipsychotic use have been added.

These changes will result in several area nursing centers receiving a lower rating. However, Golden View Health Care Center is proud to announce that it will remain a 5-star rated facility, which is the highest rating. As always, our staff will continue to strive for excellence while caring for seniors of the Lakes Region and beyond.

I would like to invite members of the community to stop by Golden View any time to see our two new assisted living options, The Terrace and The Cottage, and to enjoy our free monthly community event series sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire. Information about our daily events and activities can be found at www.GoldenView.org, and additional information about the 5-star rating system changes can be found on the Nursing Home Compare website at www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

Jeanne Sanders


Golden View Health Care Center


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