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We'll all benefit from Tom Dawson's new approaches & energy

To The Daily Sun,

I have only one political sign on my yard this year unlike other election years when I have had up to 10. This year, I could have chosen signs for other candidates, but have decided to put up only one to introduce a new worthwhile individual, Tom Dawson, who is running for the State House of Representative.

It is hard to get your voice over the cacophony of an election period, but that is what we need to do to bring an introduction of Tom Dawson to voters in Laconia. Tom's history in public service is well documented, but what may not be apparent is his commitment to action and solving problems. Once he decided to run for office, he sprung into action and has organized a strong grass roots campaign, knocking on doors, listening to constituents — when involved, he gets active and does the work needed to get the job done. This is the type of "community representative" we need in the Statehouse.

There are lots of candidates running for state representatives in this year's campaign, but don't miss Tom because he is new. We all can benefit from new approaches, new energies, new skill sets and a new way of working with others. Tom's past experience on the School Board, as the State Fire Marshal, and as a professor at our local Lakes Region Community College make him well qualified to represent us in Concord.

Vote for Thomas William Dawson on Nov. 4. See his signs on the streets of Laconia and learn more by checking out his experience at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Elizabeth "Liz" Merry

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Why was it necessary for Sun to slant council story that way?

To The Daily Sun,

Sometimes newspaper reporting isn't always accurate or is incomplete.

Three weeks ago at a City Council meeting, the discussion was on a resolution for the Planning Board to examine zoning laws regarding a decision to deny a merchant a change in his business use. In an exchange with Councilor Bownes, who made the statement that the council does not serve for one individual and the resolution shouldn't be considered, I countered with the remark that he was wrong. We are there for each and every resident. We get phone calls and letters weekly asking for help or information for many different problems they are faced with, and we do our best to take care of them. I did not ask the council to change the decision of the Zoning Board. I asked that the Planning Board hold a public meeting on the matter and whatever their decision, to get back to the council.

In covering the original story, reporter Michael Kitch didn't mention Councilor Bownes' statement, only that I said we are here for one person.

Today, in a related story on the council sending a resolution to the Planning Board to review the entire zoning code for the Weirs section, he again pointed out that I said we are here for one person. That was never said in this meeting. I wonder why it was necessary to slant the story this way?

We all love and read The Daily Sun every day. Moreover, most of us have a tendency to believe what is printed, so when something that is not correct, it does harm.

Brenda Baer

City Councilor, Ward 4


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