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I need your help in identifying our region's true 'local legends'

To the Editor:

I have been pleased and encouraged in recent works as people from around the area have contacted me about people who could be considered for our new book Legendary Locals of the Lakes Region.

But I've also been surprised that there are some towns and communities that I not reached out to me yet - and I'm only weeks away from submitted my manuscript. We're looking to for people - artists, athletes, government officials, business owners, community leaders, etc. – who have had (or who are now having) a significant impact on the Lakes Region, or on a particular town or community. We're especially interested the heartwarming, the tragic and the quirky – both well-known people as well as "unsung." (It's important that photo images of the people are amiable, i.e., the rights can be readily obtains.)

As I move towards the final draft, I'm excited about who we have - well-known "local legends" and a good count of unusual people that even may locals may have known.

So - especially if you live in Holderness, Tilton, Northfield, Wolfeboro, Ossipee - please contact me immediately if you think you know of someone who could be considered a "legendary local". My email address is raycarbone@metrocastl, and the phone number is (603) 520--6964.

Thank you for your consideration.

Ray Carbone

Carbone Productions

P.O. Box 1681

Laconia

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Lives & livelihoods are at stake; this is just reprehensible

To The Daily Sun,

Whose interests is the Executive Committee of the Belknap County Delegation representing? Certainly not those of the Belknap County nursing home residents.

Belknap County has an obligation, and honor, to provide its nursing home residents with the best care possible. The county also must facilitate the nursing home staff's capacity to do the best job they can.

When the Executive Committee of the Belknap County Delegation — Reps. Burchell, Comtois, Flanders, Greenmore, Tilton, Vadney, and Worsman — obstructs the county and the nursing home's ability to perform this job they are acting out of petty self-importance. They are not looking out for the best interests of the Belknap County Nursing home residents.

This latest skirmish between the Executive Committee and the commissioners is reprehensible. When the commissioners and the county administrator inform the Executive Committee that they are not available on a planned meeting date, the Executive Committee holds it anyway. When one of the commissioners speaks out about the impending crisis affecting both the nursing home and the jail, Chairman Tilton simply shrugs.

Lives and livelihoods are at stake. This is not the way to run county government, by personal agenda and intimidation. This kind of hijinks has characterized the interaction between the majority on the Belknap County Delegation and the commissioners for far too long. Two of those Representatives, Greenmore and Worsman, are not running for re-election but one of them, Burchell, is seeking to be elevated to county commissioner status. It is time to change the membership and attitude of those responsible for running our county government.

Lew Henry

Gilmanton Iron Works

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