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Michael Hatch just wants to represent all of us in Meredith

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing in support of Michael Hatch for Meredith selectman.

I, like many of us in Meredith, have known Mike for many years. He often says that "I'm for the little guy" and his volunteer efforts back that up. I've seen his work helping veterans at the Meredith American Legion Post and he has always found a way to help those who have served.

I also like that Mike isn't afraid to speak his mind. We get a lot of presidential candidates, and Mike isn't shy to ask a tough question and then follow up the next time we see the same candidate to see if they actually did anything about it. That same type of follow-through would be very valuable to us in our town government.

Lastly, Mike isn't using this as some sort of stepping stone to higher office. Mike just wants to represent all of us in Meredith and through his service improve the town that we are all so fortunate to live in.

If like me, you are looking for someone who is "for the little guy" than Mike Hatch is your candidate for Meredith Selectman on March 10.

Christopher Boothby

Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:06

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Keep Gilford School Board strong by electing Chris McDonough

To The Daily Sun,

The election on March 10, like all others, will be very important for us as Gilford residents to get out and make our voice heard. Voting should be considered our duty and not assume that our vote will not make a difference. We all count and we should all be heard.

This election will include two open spots for the Gilford School Board. We have an excellent school system with a very competent School Board. With these openings it will be critical to fill the seats with high-quality people. I will be supporting Chris McDonough.

It is with confidence and pride that I support Chris. I have known Chris for over 20 years and can comment with knowledge of his integrity, honesty and character. He has a level-headed approach and voice. His experience as a large-business owner catering to the overall needs and desires of thousands of patrons, many with very diverse needs, speaks volumes of his ability to work with people. Chris's time and experience serving our local baseball, soccer and ski organizations demonstrates his willingness to get involved and help shape and direct organizations purely for the benefit of our local youth. I would imagine that most people don't know he is even involved in these organizations. He participates, without any other agendas, to help the kids.

The School Board helps direct and shape our education system for all of our children. Our society in general has become and continues to be a challenging environment. Our schools are critically important for the development of our children, both today and for their future. How much more important could it be to get the best people for this task. I truly believe that Chris will strengthen our already strong School Board.

Any organization is only as strong as the people by which it is comprised. Let's keep our Gilford School Board strong by electing Chris McDonough to the Gilford School Board.

You know my choice, please make yours and vote on March 10. Your voice does matter.

Tom Cantin

Gilford

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:03

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Merek Weisensee will work in best interests of Tilton-Northfield Fire

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to encourage all of the residents within the Tilton-Northfield Fire District to come out and vote at the local elections on March 10.

I have been an employee of the Fire District for almost 12 years. Please consider Merek Weisensse for the office of Fire Commissioner.

I have known Merek for 10 years. He is intelligent, fair, and cares about his community. Merek is interested in working for the best interests of the Fire District including our customers, constituents, facility and staff. I believe that Merek will make good choices based on solid facts and research while working to enhance the quality of the district's already high level of service.

David Hall

Tilton-Northfield Fire District Employee

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:00

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Mr. Burchell should step down before he causes further embarrassment

To The Daily Sun,

I did not vote for (Belknap County Commissioner Richard) Burchell and I hope those who did are embarrassed by his foolishness. This county is already paying a price due to his actions, which I find appalling.

Then to read he now, wants to use a budget submitted by a former — thank God — county Rep. (Collette) Worsman, who is part of the problem to start with.

I do not know either of the other commissioners. I certainly hope that they will prevail. I also agree with the suggestion by Commissioner (Hunter) Taylor that Burchell should resign. It is obvious to me that he has no idea as to what he is doing and should never have been elected.

You, gentlemen, have a very important task at hand, while Burchell appears to be using his position as retribution against some of the county employees.

As the old saying goes, "A little knowledge is a very dangerous thing."

I doubt that Burchell will step down due to his obvious demeanor which was evident even during the campaign.

Mr. Burchell please step down before you cause further embarrassment and harm to Belknap County. You are a loser!

Don Irvin
Belmont

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:56

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LHS students & fans guilty of poor sportsmanship at Newfound

To The Daily Sun,

I would first like to congratulate the Laconia High School girls basketball team on their win in quarterfinals match-up against Newfound. They were two evenly matched teams and it was sure to be a good game.

I am writing this letter, however, to express my disappointment with the Laconia fans. There is a large banner hung predominantly in the NRHS gym that says "BE LOUD... BE PROUD... BE POSITIVE" and it was announced prior to the start of the game that there be positive cheering only.

So imagine the surprise of the Newfound team and fans when during Newfound's very first foul shot when the entire section of Laconia HS students began stomping their feet on the bleachers and yelling in order to distract the shooter. My disappointment turned to disgust when I saw that some of the adult fans were egging the kids on and even joining in. This continued for every foul shot throughout the entire game.

There were several other inappropriate, and obviously well rehearsed, cheers as well, but I was pushed over the edge when at the end of the game the group began pointing at the benches shouting "Winners... LOSERS!!" over and over again. We could all see the scoreboard, and everyone knew who won, there was no need to taunt the Newfound players with this kind of cheer.

It is disappointing to know that the Laconia students are not only allowed, but encouraged, to act in such an unsportsman-like manner. This great game would have been even greater had the Newfound players been given the same respect and courtesy that was given to the Laconia players.

Susan Colby

Bristol

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:53

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