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Joe Kenney understands the challenges facing New Hampshire

To The Daily Sun,

Those of us who live in Northern New Hampshire appreciate the absolute natural beauty of our landscape, but know too well the economic and infrastructure challenges that are part of that landscape.

Executive Council Candidate Joe Kenney understands our challenges, knows the importance of constituency service, and knows the paths for solutions in New Hampshire state government because of his record of elected service in Concord. On March 11 in the District 1 Special Election for Executive Council join me in voting for Joe Kenney.

Joanne D. Haight


Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:39

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Disagreement shouldn't be used as justification for unruly behavior

To The Daily Sun,

It is unsettling to watch the Belknap commissioners and administrators behave unprofessionally at county meetings
of the convention. While they are present to answer questions which delegates to the convention may have, they seldom miss an opportunity to snort, snigger and register their derision. Of course, this does discredit to them and to their offices and diminishes what should be a serious concern to do the people's business to the best of our ability in a dignified atmosphere.

Meeting rules require that questions and comments be directed to the chair after one is recognized to speak. At the Feb. 18 meeting, before there could be any general discussion or public input, a motion was made to adopt the commissioners' budget as presented. This foreclosed the possibility of public input since, despite the attempt of the chair to recognize the public, the side putting forth the motion correctly noted that it would be out of order. When the motion was made to adjourn it precluded further discussion since this is not a debatable motion.

It is apparent that some of the delegates to the Belknap Convention have had profound differences with the administration. That disagreement should not be used as justification for unruly behavior.

Rep. Richard B. Burchell
Belknap 5


Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:36

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How much snow are we going to allow in New Hampshire

To The Daily Sun,

Enough is enough, is enough, is enough. How long can state government sit on its hands in silence? It's time for action.

The right-wingers expound there is never a time for government action. Let the American spirit and free enterprise handle it. Well, free markets have had the ball long enough. They've proven themselves incapable. Instead of addressing our discomfort, they promoted Olympics, mergers and intrusion. Did you buy that? You did? You've been snowed. Admit it.

The God people told us they could handle it. They could not. Perhaps somebody should explain, if you're making saints out pedophile enablers and preaching generalized hatred for people you don't understand, your prayers don't carry much weight in the ultimate weather room. The prayed-for relief they seek could be warmer than they anticipate.

The lefties said only the downtrodden and minority are worthy of governmental largesse. How, they beseech one another. Can they channel relief solely to the truly needy? There's bound to be overspill to the statistically undevastated.

Only a swell of demand from the great unwashed can make it happen. We need action. We need laws. We need unequivocal edicts. We need unity of purpose, and we needed it two months ago, not next month or sometime.

How much snow are we going to allow in New Hampshire? How many days in a week will we permit it?

Don't wait. Assemble and petition. And, quit singing, "Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow." That's blasphemy, and soon, if we all act together, it will be illegal.

Robert Moran


Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:32

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Gilford Rotary's Pizza Bowl was fun and we raised funds for charity

To The Daily Sun,

The Gilford Rotary Club wishes to thank all those individuals and families who turned out for our first ever Pizza Bowl competition on Sunday, Jan. 26th at the Gilford Youth Center. We succeeded in not only raising substantial funds which will be used to support area charities — but we also afforded a fun experience for the scores of families who attended.
A special thank-you goes out to the eight pizza vendors who participated: Gilford House of Pizza, Gilford Village Store, Lakeside Pizza, Papa Gino's, Pat's Pizza (Bristol), Pizza Express, Sal's Pizza and Weir's Beach Lobster Pound. Additional support was generously provided by Lakes Region Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Shaw's Supermarket (Gilford) and Taylor Rental. Lastly- the Gilford Youth Center proved to be an excellent venue for this event.

Chris Ray, President
Gilford Rotary

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:30

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I like fact Joe Kenney is willing to take $40k out of own pocket

To The Daily Sun,

Joe Kenney is running a grassroots campaign in his election against Michael Cryans in the District 1 Executive Council seat.

In Thursday's Laconia Daily Sun, there was an article regarding Cryans receiving a "2 to 1 advantage in funds raised." For those who have been watching the political left's ability to raise funds, it is not surprising Cryans is 2-1 ahead. In New Hampshire, however, the candidate with the most money is not a "lock" for winning elections. In New Hampshire, the person with ideas, integrity, and a history of service can easily win with less money.

In fact, the Laconia Daily Sun had a similar article on Jan. 4, 2014, saying, "Republican Christopher Boothby of Meredith (Kenney's primary opponent) has raised more than twice as much money..." By the way, Chris Boothby lost that race.

I actually like the fact that Joe Kenney is willing to take $40,000 out of his own pocket to serve New Hampshire. It proves Joe has no problem putting his money where his mouth is. Those of us who know Joe, know he is a man of honor. Whether it was as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps or a legislator with a 14-year conservative voting record, voters understand there is a real and substantive difference between the politically backed progressive that is Michael Cryans, and the humble public servant that is Joe Kenney.

Money is only one part of a political campaign. In the end, it is the voter with a ballot, that makes the difference. For those of you who are tired of government gone off the rails, get involved and make sure Joe Kenney is our representative for Executive Council District 1. Get the word out there. It is worth more than money.

Rep. Jane Cormier

Belknap District 8


Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:27

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