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We are again asking for your support of Emergency Food Pantry

To the Daily Sun,

The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry would like to thank all the of the organizations, churches, banks, businesses, schools, charitable foundations, and all the individuals for their tremendous support.

Thanks to all we were able to get through a very long and hard winter. Winter is over, but there is still a large number of people in need. Our pantry shelves are at an all-time low and our donations have dropped off tremendously. The food is going out faster than it is coming in. We are in dire need of your support.

We are asking if once again you could support us with a nonperishable food item or monetary donation. No contribution is too small. Your support can help us to help others and would be greatly appreciated.

Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 147 Main St., Meredith, NH 03253. Our phone number is 603-279-1115.

Thank you all so very much.

Paul Rowley Director

Meredith Food Pantry

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Don't raise the gas tax; sto wasting the money we give you now

To The Daily Sun,

"60 Minutes" did a program on the infrastructure on the bridges and roads. It said so many bridges were in disrepair and needed to be fixed. Yes they do.

But they want to raise the gas tax.

I am sick of hearing that more money is needed to fix our infrastructure.

I live in the town of Meredith. The federal government was going to spend $4 million and the state $1 million for rotaries that we do not need. After a town meeting, with many town citizens attending, the selectmen voted the project down.

More towns and cities need to vote down projects that are not needed.

Stimulus money — bridges to nowhere; why didn't we spend the billions of dollars on infrastructure then? Federal gas tax money has been used to create hiking trails and a museum.

Do not raise the gas tax? Stop wasting the money you get from us already? Gas tax money should only be used to repair or build bridges and roads. And instead of building new bridges, why don't we fix the ones we have already?

I am not a bottomless pit for the federal government to mismanage the money it collects from me to spend on other things.

"No" to a higher gas tax.

Linda Riley


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