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Let's all fight pay-as-you-throw to keep it away from Laconia

To the editor,
We the people need to speak up now or forever hold our peace. With the City Council contemplating pay-as-you-throw, they better be kicking this can down the road forever. With this economy how can the taxpayers continue to support all? We will be forced to purchase bags at a cost, along with our tax dollars. When will the bleeding stop? What happens to all the trash bags we already have in our households? As I read and heard, these bags that we will be mandatory are made in CHINA, why are going to give our moneys to them? Let's all fight for this not to happen. Call your ward council rep and voice yourself. We in this state have no income/or state tax. . .  WE HAVE FEES UPON FEES. . . they always know the loop holes in N.H. government to get all they can out of our wallets. It will only get worse if we do not speak up.
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Marty Neylon

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:45

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I gave Rep. Worsman 3 pennies because she's pound foolish

To the editor,
At the March 19 meeting of the Belknap County Delegation, I witnessed the election, again, of the officers. Though Rep. Arsenault reasoned that the election should be run by someone other than Rep. Worsman, whose election along with the others was being re-done due to earlier process failure, Rep. Worsman rationalized that she could run the election because her legal counsel, ironically given the circumstances, had called her "duly elected." She did not recuse herself. The process was now visible, and fell along the predicted party lines (so all officers are Republicans, though sometimes a Republican crossed over and voted for David Huot). Well, that does clearly lay the blame for disrespect for processes and other woes on the Republicans, should our citizenry realize the budget cuts forced on the County Commissioners could influence our citizenry to want more Democrats in those seats, next election.
Mainly the night consisted of working to correct minutes of three previous meetings, with a half hour in non-public session to discuss the Tardif v. Convention lawsuit. As representatives, media, citizenry put on their coats to leave, I approached Rep. Worsman and gave her four pennies. I said, "These are for you, because you are penny-wise and pound-foolish." She beamed, thinking I'd complimented her, and repeated the "penny-wise" part. I said, "But you do know about the 'pound foolish' part, don't you?" She looked confused. I told her, "What you don't allow paying for now, will still need paying for later, and probably at greater cost." It occurred to me that she may also not know, "A stitch in time saves nine." That would cover the stability of the county and maintaining what we have achieved to now — with suitable funding — not lavish, but suitable.
Worsman and her leadership of majority, obedient Republicans there in our Belknap County Delegation, may prove the worse for us all, as her procedures are whimsically set, and the old adages that support wisdom may be out of her reach.
Lynn Rudmin Chong

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:36

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Congrats to Bill Bolton & Neil McIver for election to Selectboard

To the editor,
I would like to congratulate Bill Bolton and Neil McIver on their recent elections to serve the people of Plymouth on the Plymouth Selectboard. I thank them for their willingness to so serve the people of Plymouth.
I would also like to sincerely thank the good people who came out on a cold and rainy day to vote for me in my bid to serve as selectman for the Town of Plymouth. Although I was unsuccessful, I am honored to have the privilege to run for public office in my home town.
Again, my thanks and sincere best wishes to Bill and Neil.
Omer C. Ahern, Jr.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:57

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Please participate in Winnisquam meeting on Saturday morning

To the editor,
To my friends and constituents in Sanbornton, you may not be thinking much about the affairs of local government right now, as we do our town business (voting and meeting) in May! But I want to make certain that you have not forgotten that there is still an important meeting on Saturday March 23 at 9 a.m. at the Winnisquam Regional School District that needs your attention and participation.
For the voters in Tilton and Northfield, your March meeting season is not yet complete even after town meetings and the fire district meeting are complete. I remind you as well of the importance of your attendance and participation at the Annual Meeting of the Winnisquam Regional School District on Saturday March 23 in the high school gymnasium beginning at 9 a.m.
The School District Report for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012 is available at town offices, the SAU Office in Tilton and local libraries. It contains the information on the warrant articles and budget to be voted upon. Supporting information including the Budget Committee presentation from the February 20 budget hearing is available on the school district website at www.wrsdsau59.org Click on Information on the home page and there on the left-hand side of the page you will see a title Annual School District Meeting. All of the background information used in the budget development process can be found there.
The Annual School District meeting is the time when important decisions are made regarding the direction and support of education in our communities. The dollars appropriated at the meeting are among the most significant on the local tax rates. If you are not present you leave that important decision making to others. I hope you will join me and the Winnisquam Regional School District Budget Committee and the School Board on March 23rd at the high school gymnasium in Tilton at 9 a.m.. Thank you
Nina C. Gardner, Sanbornton Member
Winnisquam Regional School District Budget Committee

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:49

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I will nominate Rep. Huot for chair of the Belknap Co. Convention

To the editor,
It has been quite troubling to read all of the headlines and newspaper stories concerning the business of the Belknap County Delegation this year. It has been even more difficult to attempt to participate in the delegation meetings: secret ballots, lawsuits, a lack of rules, and not following an agenda. The delegation has now hired its own legal council, as have the commissioners, and have been advised to take a new vote for delegation officers, this time in public.
This vote is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Belknap County Complex at 5 p.m.. It is my intention to nominate Representative David Huot of Laconia as the new chair of the delegation. Representative Huot has been a well respected judge in Belknap County and can be trusted to act legally and fairly.
It would be nice if the voters of Belknap County would show up and support a change in leadership or call their local representatives to express their support.
Rep. Beth Arsenault

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:46

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