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Thanks for allowing GMP to be part of July 27 Antique Boat Show

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Greater Meredith Program's Board of Directors and its Promotions Committee, I want to express our appreciation to the Antique Boat Show Society/NE Chapter for letting us be a part of the Antique Boat Show in Hesky Park on Saturday, July 27 — to promote the GMP. We would also like to thank the following businesses who donated to our raffle: Shep Brown's Boat Basin; EKAL Activity Center; Meredith; Y- Landing Marina; Shorline Marine Upholstery and American Police Motorcycle Museum. Winners of the raffle were Dave Strathern from Gilford and Karen Thondike, Nancy Lavigne and Karen Page from Meredith.

We also appreciate the assistance from the Town of Meredith and the Public Works Department who helped us organize the "Drop Anchor on Main Street" dance in Community Park on Saturday evening. A very special thanks goes to the "After 6 Band" led by Steve Kelley, I-L Elementary School Principal, for donating their time and music to the event. Thanks to the support and generosity of the GMP volunteers, our business sector and the community, Meredith is indeed a great place to live, work and play.

Liz Lapham, Executive Director
Greater Meredith Program

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:10

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Lakes Region Newsday will be back on the air very soon

To The Daily Sun,
A huge thanks to the listeners and sponsors of Lakes Region Newsday for their patience and support while I recover from a heart attack.
And, we're almost ready to return on AM 1350/WEZS. Beginning Tuesday, three special editions of the normal three hour local news program will air.
On Tues., at 8:35, Bank of N.H. President and CEO Mark Primeau will join LRGHealthcare officials to preview the LRGH annual golf tournament. Once again, the Bank of New Hampshire is the primary sponsor.

Wednesday at 8:35, the Meredith Bay Colony Club will host "Aging Well".
And Thursday at 8:35, the Wild Bird Depot's Steve White is on the air with his popular backyard birding program.

The three hour edition of Lakes Region Newsday returns the week of August 12th.
Once again, thanks listeners! And thanks sponsors!

Allan W. Harrison
Lakes Region Newsday
AM 1350 WEZS
Laconia

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:06

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Beware N.H., GOP is turning North Carolina into a dictatorship

To The Daily Sun,
The only way the GOP'ers can win a major election is to suppress voter's rights. They will give the excuse that it happens a lot, once or twice every 10 years, maybe. Hardly ever a conviction, so the no-spend party will spend millions to change the voting laws to outlaw most everyone's vote.

This could happen here if they gain more power in the next election. In N.C., student's parents will be fined if the kids vote at their school, they are making it almost impossible to register as most ID's are not accepted. They need state issued ID cards only. Almost impossible to get. But rest assured as the cost is paid for by the voters after which their right to vote will be eliminated. There are other new laws down there, most of which make the word equality obsolete. Teachers will be forced to teach heath care lies to 6-8th graders. Public schools are closing and 90 million is being invested in private schools. Remember Romney and son Tagg. They will be making a fortune on these private schools. Numerous unemployed will be kicked off and benefits cut off. I agree that collecting is not for life but in an emergency it is essential. This is not a democracy in N.C. but a dictatorship, with the GOP running it all.

My advise in New Hampshire is to NOT let it happen here or some freedoms will disappear.

Jon Hoyt

Plymouth

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:42

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What percentage of inmates will really be rehabilitated with new programs?

To The Daily Sun,
I first want to commend you for the article you printed in The Daily sun on the horrible conditions at the Belknap County Jail. I must have gone through a whole box of Kleenex while reading how these people who have smoked dope, sold drugs, invaded homes, stolen items and snatched purses from people in parking lots should have better living conditions. Maybe we should set them up with a situation like the Taylor Community, but first, before we spend $42 million plus hire 21 new staff members, please be honest with the taxpayers in the county and let them know just what the percentage of inmates will really be rehabilitated because we have all these educational programs for them — and we should be told what its going to cost to hire 21 new personnel. Also, what will all these new programs cost?
The conditions at Belknap seem to be a lot better than tent city in Arizona or the conditions our proud service troops endure in foreign lands. GOD BLESS THESE TROOPS, if it was not for them we would not be able to discuss these matters.
I personally am not against a better facility but please be honest with the taxpayers and let them know what they are really getting for all this money — and please don't throw out false numbers.
Thank you for letting us vent.
Charlie Flanagan
Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:38

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VA does offer out-patient care in Manchester & elsewhere in N.H.

To The Daily Sun,

I enjoyed Bob Meade's article regarding veteran's benefits that ran in the July 23 edition. It was well written and informative. I would like to add a bit of additional information to his next to last paragraph, in which he stated there is no VA hospital in New Hampshire. That is true in the sense that there is not an inpatient facility, however, the VA operates the VA Medical Center at 718 Smyth Road in Manchester, . A variety of primary care and specialty clinics can be found there as well as several other services that may be required by the veteran. This facility also operates four Community Based Outpatient Care ( CBOC ) clinics in Tilton, Portsmouth, Somersworth and Conway.

Veterans who require inpatient care are provided care at other VA hospitals in New England, primarily in Massachusetts. Through an expansion of inpatient care, the VA has contracted with Concord Hospital. This provides local care for the convenience of the patient and his/her family and meets the intent of the bills submitted by Sen. Shaheen (SR239) and Rep. Shea-Porter (HR190) to provide N.H. veterans with the same level of care that the VA provides to veterans in other states. For more information log on to www.manchester.VA.gov.

Robert Lucas

Franklin

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:34

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