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Thanks for support of our Cupcake Challenge Fundraiser at Mill

To the editor,
Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity would like to thank our amazing community for supporting us at the 1st annual Cupcake Challenge Fundraiser last Saturday at the Historic Belknap Mill. The event was able to raise over $2,200 for our upcoming build in Franklin.
Thank you to our local businesses that provided dozens of cupcakes for the event-Ooo La La Creative Cakes of Meredith, Kara's Café of Meredith, Sweet LeaLea of Meredith, Lakes Region Cupcakes of Tilton, The Sweet Life of Gilford, and Lara Gruner, Just a Girl with an Apron of Nashua.
Thank you to The Laconia Daily Sun, Salmon Press Papers, the Laconia Citizen, Mix 94.1 FM, LNH 98.3 and ReMax Bayside for helping us advertise and market the event.
Thank you to All Brite Cleaning and Restoration of Gilford for help with ticket sales.
Finally we wanted to thank the fundraising committee of Krysten Adel, Laura Brusseau, Attorney Sarah Beth Hernandez-Huot and Lauren Milligan.
We look forward to your support on our next fundraiser on Friday evening April 5th at the Interlakes High School Gymnasium as local young professionals will hit the basketball court to play the famous Harlem Ambassadors from Colorado. Tickets for this event go on sale next week., Tickets can be purchased for $10 at All Brite Cleaning in Gilford, Meredith Village Savings Bank in Meredith, the Airport County Store in Gilford, D & D Country Deli in Belmont and at Smoke n' Barley in Tilton.
For information about our next fundraiser or our next build please follow us on facebook or visit our website www.lrhabitat.org
Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity
Fundraising Committee

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:06

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I feel like Alice in Wonderland; all reason & logic is backwards

To the editor,
Well it seems our president intends to continue investing taxpayer money into more green energy sources and how could we have guessed that? But wait green fans, great news from Green Car Reports, a breakthrough! Well maybe? Seems Green Car Reports, reports a discovery that a bio-mineral produced in the teeth of the Gumboot Chiton snail has the potential to make for better batteries and solar panels. Also the stuff can be made at low temps, thus reducing costs. Wow! Shell we all hold our breaths now while Obama continues his crusade against carbon fuels until this new discovery is researched and developed for say the next 30 or 40 years?
Please, will somebody shoot me, I feel like Alice must have in Wonderland, where all reason and logic was backwards and twisted. There are in reality some green things that actually work and are cost effective but we never hear about anything but solar panels and windmills which are expensive and inefficient.. Oh and those electric cars billions and billions have been spent researching and developing? Most companies are giving up on them because we do not have batteries that are powerful enough or hold their charges long enough to make them worthwhile. Maybe those snail teeth will help, in 30 or 40 years?
But what are we supposed to do in the mean time? Over the entire top two thirds of the U.S., we depend on fossil fuels to heat our homes, run our cars and nearly everything else. I ask you readers, who is hurt by Obama's campaign against the existing energy sources? Clearly it is those of us that reside in the lower income brackets, not the rich. But I thought the Democrats said they are looking out for us? Don't get me wrong, the only thing I have against green energy is cost. That and the fact that the president finds it necessary to drive up the price of traditional fuels and subsidize green energy with tax money to make it look like is not all that far behind when in fact it is.
On another subject I have been informed that a statement in my last letter was in error. I said the Republican budget proposed by Paul Ryan would eliminate our debt in 10 years. That was wrong. What it would do is balance the budget in 10 years. Still that's far better then Obama's continue to borrow and spend until the economy implodes plan.
Steve Earle

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:01

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Will Iberdrola Renewables make up for loss in property value?

To the editor,
I'm starting to think residents in towns like Alexandria, Danbury, Grafton, Hebron, Bristol and Bridgewater should take a strong hard look at Grafton and start asking questions like: "In the event I can't sell my home/land at appraised value, will Iberdrola provide the difference between the sale price and the appraised value at closing?"
Is this too much to ask for? After-all, you pay taxes based on the town's assessed value each year. And hasn't the number of potential buyers looking to buy your home/land just dwindled due to the
intrusion of wind power plants staring you in the face? Or to be fair, would you buy into a property where you would wake up and see/hear them everyday?
It's cold hard statements like this that wake people up. It effects the whole community. Look at the whole picture for a moment: Residential buyers are not bringing new families to town, schools suffer, jobs suffer, retail suffers, the list goes on... it's called a trickle-down effect. And it makes for a great heart-breaking 60 minute story... because that story won't be on NH Chronicle.
The problem lies with Iberdrola Renewables not you. They might even agree to this plan — don't put it past them.
My point is — your lifestyle will change due to deep rooted, publicly traded, profit chasing companies like this. You lose because you have to adapt to something new and your life savings are at stake... not theirs. They are asking you to change and all they do is gain.
Think — ask questions — and pound the table if you are not given the chance to speak or don't like the vague answers given to you. Your voices are being heard NOW... and will not be heard later.
Ray Cunningham

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:57

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Cat found up a tree in Belmont needs to come home. Yours?

To the editor,
On Sunday March 17th while driving by the Belmont Park 'n Ride, on Route 106, my mother saw a car on the side of the road with people looking up a tree. There was a kitty sitting up there meowing for help to get down. When my Mom got home she told me about it and being the animal lover that I am, I had to go see. When I got there this scared hungry fellow kept meowing as if to say help me get down. I proceeded to the local fire department to ask for assistance but was told their policy doesn't allow them to help.
Disappointed there was nothing I could do, I went home. Monday morning I went back by to see if this little one was still stuck in the tree — which it was. I called the N.H. Humane Society on Meredith Center Road in Laconia to be told they had received several calls on this but couldn't help. Being very determined to help this poor stranded feline before the big upcoming snow storm, I went to the nearby vet, Nor'east Veterinary Associates to ask for help. A big thank you for all your assistance! They said they would make some calls and see what they could do. I was going to do the same thing. At about the same time we both found someone willing to donate their time to help this kitty. Their contact got to the location first and the kitty was helped down. Thank you Tim Therrier of Chimney Restorations of Belmont! I also want to thank my contact, who's company wishes to remain anonymous but those who helped were Elizabeth, TJ and Howard and were going to use a bucket truck. After my son got out of school he along with his sister and Meme went with me to see the kitty and got lots of loving from it.
I cannot at this time enclose a photo of it or give you a description as I am looking for the rightful owner to claim their cat. If you have lost your's in the Route 106 area of Belmont near where he was found, please call me and describe it or show me a picture. I will then tell you the whereabouts so you can claim this sweetheart. I am sure this loving feline is as anxious to go home as you are to have him.
Traci Mahoney-Barker

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:53

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It took all of them against me to win a small battle. Why?

To the editor,
I want to thank all the people in Belmont who came out in the rain and voted for me. It was a close race and I want to congratulate Mr. Pike and his team of running mates who were at the voting polls all day making phone calls: Ruth Mooney and family, Donna Cilley, and Ron Cormire. It took all of them against me to win a small battle. I wonder what they are all hiding and afraid of, the truth.
I ask my supporters to not give up in trying to make Belmont a better, more open town to live in.
George Condodemetraky

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:51

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