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I wish George would check his facts before making accusations

To The Daily Sun,

Once again, I would like to thank George Condodemetraky for perverting the facts regarding the pavilion and bridge projects in Belmont.

I am gobsmacked by his insinuation that it was all done secretly and that it cost taxpayers money. These two issues were addressed publicly and funding for the pavilion and part of the bridge project were covered by a grant. Volunteers were used whenever/wherever possible. (The second part of the bridge project will be funded by the Conservation Commission and with donations.)

Some of us put our time and efforts into constructive activities to better the town rather than run it down with unfounded accusations and innuendos. I did not see George help(ing) to build Penstock Park, all done by volunteer citizens. He also was absent when we disassembled the covered bridge that we purchased from Dover for $1, or when we moved it to Belmont.

The pavilion was discussed publicly and it was determined that it would be a wonderful addition to the village, providing covered space for a myriad of functions. The whole revitalization project was done to make the Village District more attractive, functional and to encourage more citizen activities to take place there.

I understand that George is running, once again, for selectman and has decided that these issues will be the platform he intends to use to win. I wish that he would check his facts before he publicly insinuates wrongdoing and clandestine activities.

Best of luck George...

Ken Knowlton

Belmont

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Life experiences have prepared me to be a Meredith selectman

To The Daily Sun,

I'm very sorry that I could not attend the Thursday night Candidates' forum due to a conflict, but I am looking forward to chatting with everyone at the polls on March 10, and have really enjoyed meeting so many residents as I campaign for a position on the Meredith Selectboard.

As the daughter of poor Irish immigrants, I have learned that America is precious and its rights, responsibilities, and privileges cannot be taken lightly.

As one of eight children, I have learned to cooperate with others, compromise, have a sense of humor, and share.

As a nurse and clinical coordinator, I learned to write policy and regulations, practice negotiation skills, focus on safety, communicate succinctly, follow a budget, and be a caring advocate for my patients.

As a paralegal, I learned to pay attention to detail through investigation procedures and encourage transparency.

As a mother of three, I learned to be a frugal manager, stretching and juggling the dollars for our family budget to allow for the best in education, amazingly with all three in college at the same time.

As a grandmother of 11, I am lovingly teaching the difference between wants and needs, even though they look at me with questionable eyes.

These are the life experiences that have prepared me for Meredith's Selectboard. For over a year, I have regularly attended meetings. I enjoy talking with residents about various concerns and want to represent all who live in Meredith. I am a critical, independent thinker and my main issues, if elected, will focus on public involvement, budgetary expenditures, jobs, parking, and pedestrian traffic, as well as the capital needs of Meredith.

Meredith is my town. Its beauty is all around us and I am proud to call it home. See you March 10.

Rosemary Landry

Meredith

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