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Wednesday info session in Belmont will focus on well water safety

To The Daily Sun,

The Belmont Conservation Commission will host an informational session Wed., May 3, at 6 p.m. at the Corner Meeting House regarding private well water safety.

Featured speakers will provide information regarding the importance of testing for well contaminants which can occur naturally or from human sources. Almost 50 percent of New Hampshire residents rely on private wells at home. Arsenic and radon are common contaminants found in well water and can lead to health problems.

Following the session, well water sampling kits will be available for your use, and will be collected at the Town Hall Sun., May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Specimens will be delivered to the DPHS Public Health Lab the next day for testing. Belmont residents will receive a $50 discount on the cost of full testing (normally $85) The results will be sent directly to the resident with DES information to correct potential problems.

Denise Naiva, Chairman

Belmont Conservation Commission

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Courtesy is not the aim of the 'Looney Left", as shown in Henniker

To The Daily Sun,

This is my 13th report to the voters of Hill and Franklin on what is happening in Concord. I did not write a report last week because it was very slow with no committee hearings or House sessions.

I took advantage of the free time to visit New England College, this past Wednesday with my wife. We attended a town hall meeting to listen to Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut. Unfortunately — or fortunately — The Looney Left was out in force. At the beginning of the meeting, the president of the college emphasized the regularity of such meetings and in fact had all the presidential candidates in 2016 conducted similar town hall gatherings. She stressed it was her intent to allow all positions to be heard and she expected the audience to be courteous.

Courtesy is not the aim of the Lefty Loonies. Kimberly Morin, a political activist said it best in NHPoliticalbuzz.com. "Zandra Rice Hawkins, who was paid to be there by an out-of-state organization, Progress Now, behaved like a petulant child and kept yelling out things at Edelblut. She was asked to stop by organizers several times or she would be asked to leave. The only purpose progressives served in being there was to interfere with Edelblut interacting with parents and educators who actually care about education in the state."

Fortunately Commissioner Eldelblut kept his cool and we learned of his vision for the department and his opinions on what N.H. education should encompass. He also made the point that he made the choice to home-school his seven children because he believed this was too important a task to be left to strangers. Given the Lefty Loonies ... many who were probably teachers, he made the right choice. On the way out of the meeting hall I noticed the Lefty Loonies formed a circle on the patio, deep in meaningful dialog. No doubt their example of a circular firing squad.

An interesting point is that New England College was formed after World War II to provide education opportunities for the military veterans returning from the war. It is far different now. The college administration is trying to offer the public and the students a diverse education. You might want to take a drive up to Henniker to see.

Your voice and your opinion on bills before the Legislature are important. You can view the House Calendar every Friday to see what bills will be presented at www.gencourt.state.nh.us to find out when bills are scheduled for hearings. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 320-9524 if you have any questions.

Dave Testerman
N.H. State Representative
Franklin and Hill

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