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Convention has never said nothing should be done about jail

To The Daily Sun,

A few recent letters to the editor make the mistake of ascribing the jail impasse as the responsibility of the Belknap Convention. Unfortunately, when the prior convention voted by a narrow margin to fund the hiring of consultants by the commissioners, it was never envisioned that the price tag would double the early estimates or that staffing costs would more than double.

The convention has never said that nothing should be done and worthwhile recommendations have been made by delegates Tilton and Greemore. The commissioners have been forced to reconsider the Bennett report since it contains mathematical assumptions which are unlikely and result in the current unaffordable design.

Having failed to stuff this monstrous project down the throats of our towns, the commissioners will have the luxury of spending more time
and money to arrive at a different proposal. Let us hope that in this instance they are open to input from the delegates and from the public.

That so much time and money have been wasted is the result of commissioners blind to everything but their own narrow vision.

Rep. Dick Burchell
Belknap 5


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:16

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Obama is going to start another civil war, 1 ethnic group v. another

To The Daily Sun,
By the end of the current term Obama, Holder, et al; will have set this country back 60 years. In the end of the 50s and early 60s, as I served in the U.S. Navy, our flight squadron and 11-person flight crews we had whites, blacks, Hispanics. . .  all dominations. We worked and went on liberty together. We watched each others back. This administration and backers are going to start another war in this country, not North vs. South, but ethnic groups against each other. It is not bad enough that we have to look out for terrorists.

Richard W. Bray


Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:47

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'Les Mis' runs through July 28 in Meredith & is not to be missed

To The Daily Sun,

"Les Miserables" at the Interlakes Theatre is a wonderful production and as close to Broadway as one can get in Meredith. Go for the incredible singing voices of the entire cast, they are so good that it is difficult to single one actor out, go for the creative set design that is so innovative that it is hard to believe it is on a high school stage, go and see this professional theatre company in its best production this season. It you need one more reason, take pride that Meredith native, Ashley Landroche, now a professional actress brings a different level of emotion to the song "I Dreamed a Dream" than one has heard before.

Congratulations to the cast and to the producer Nancy Barry and director Michael McKelvey. Les Mis runs thru July 28 and should not be missed.

Liz & Bev Lapham


Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:44

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Thanks to Moultonborough Fire for saving our 110 slip marina

To The Daily Sun,
As president of the Quayside Yacht Club and on behalf of its board of directors and club members I would like to sincerely thank Fire Chief David Bengtson and the Moultonborough firefighters for saving our 110 slip marina. I would also like to thank the fire boat crews from Tuftonboro, Meredith, and Gilford who responded and assisted in the fire. To the unnamed Moultonborough police officer who certainly helped to save the marina by moving an adjacent boat — we are extremely grateful.
These firefighters worked under extreme and dangerous conditions. One boat had approximately 200 gallons of gasoline on board that blew up and access to the dock area was limited. This particular section of our marina is called the back dock and is a long way from the dry hydrant.
The Yacht Club would also like to thank the Moultonborough Fire Department for working with us in placing fire extinguishers in different locations throughout the marina and for helping us procure and train on an ALS life support automatic defibrillator.
Thank you, Moultonborough Fire Department, for always being there whenever we needed your assistance or advice on anything having to do with safety.
Dave Nickerson


President, Quayside Yacht Club

Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:40

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If my uncle was a rocket scientist, that also makes me an expert?

To The Daily Sun,

Although I do write letters to the editor on occasion in response to one that is soft on facts, I try not to get involved in a give and take with any one person. I'm going to make an exception to that today.

Ms. Bernadette Loesch wrote in response to my query of whether or not she knew the difference between a jail and a prison the following; "One of my family members wore two separate uniforms for many, many years. One uniform was worn during service in the U.S. Military, the other was worn as a law enforcement officer for a large police department."

Again, I'm going to use a quote from Hillary Clinton when being questioned about the Benghazi murders of our diplomat and three Navy Seals: "What difference does it make?"

According to Ms. Loesch's way of thinking if my uncle was a rocket scientist that would also make me an expert on rocket science. Again an evasive answer from the left. What a joke!

Dave Schwotzer


Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 10:38

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