Please join me in helping Community Caregivers help our neighbors

To The Daily Sun,

I wonder if the residents of Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough and Sandwich truly realize what a wonderful resource their community has in the services provided by the volunteers of Interlake Community Caregivers. Volunteer caregivers provide services to local neighbors who are infirm, elderly or are in short term recovery. In most cases, these services allow people to remain living in their own homes.

These are our neighbors, friends, fellow citizens. They want to remain independent. They do not want nor need to be living in a group facility. They want to provide for themselves with a little assistance from Caregivers.

Interlakes Community Caregivers relies completely on local donations to fund their operation. The principal source of funds is the Annual Appeal which is now in progress. Perhaps some of you have received letters from the Annual Appeal. Please consider this worthy cause for a donation.

If you have not already been contacted, please join out Annual Appeal by mailing a donation to Interlakes Community Caregivers, PO Box 78, Center Harbor, NH 03226 or donate online at

Please join me in helping Community Caregivers help our neighbors

John F. Buckley

Community Caregivers Volunteer


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Our cost for 90-day Rx has gone up 1,000% while Hassan spends away

To The Daily Sun,

Thank you Governor Hassen,

As a retired state employee I was shocked to receive a letter from the state this past week. My cost for long-term (90 day) prescriptions has gone up 1,000 percent. You read that right, 1,000 percent. It seems the profligate spending by our governor is to be paid, at least in part, on the backs of retired employees. We often worked at substandard wages because of the benefits we received. I guess that is now much less true than in the past.

Our governor just can't stop spending our money, and when I called to complain about her outrageous spending I spoke to a condescending minion who, while overtly polite, could not keep his disdain out of his voice. He was just not interested in someone who wanted to rein in the free-spending activities of those we had elected.

So, thank you governor. My wife's prescriptions are many, and my costs will increase enormously. I just hope we can keep such as yourself from continuing in office.

Ron Hrasna


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Mark Dec. 18 on your calendar; let's vote to reopen recycling center

To The Daily Sun,

Sanbornton residents have shown with petition-signing and attendance at a public hearing that we want to have our swap opportunity at the Transfer Station/Recycling Center back again. We want access to the metal pile, in what likely will be a new set-up, to respond to the insurer. Coming up is our Special Town Meeting for Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at the elementary school. Registered voters: come and cast the votes to make this all happen. Put this on your calendar.

When I was at the Transfer Station/Recycling Center before Thanksgiving, a couple brought a pick-up with "reusables" in the back. I brought home the very large bureau mirror in a lovely frame — to bring back for someone's reuse when we have our swap area again. Manager Mike Adams set aside a sturdy wooden bench that "could be for children to sit on when they look at books," as he put it. Mike has saved the bookcases.

The inter-knit community that we are truly believes in swap, in re-use. Repairs to equipment can be done with re-use out of the metal pile. It is up to all of us now to come to the Special Town Meeting and put our votes to use. We also need volunteers to give letters of interest to the selectmen, for filling seats on a restored Solid Waste Committee, that hasn't met since 2009.

Lynn Rudmin Chong


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I am thankful to have been born in this wonderful country of ours

To The Daily Sun,

Thanksgiving is the day to be thankful, and I am thankful.

I am thankful for my loving husband and for every day that we can be together.

I am thankful for my wonderful daughter, my equally wonderful son-in-law and his great family, and my amazing and beautiful granddaughter.

I am thankful to have been born in and am able to live in this wonderful country, and for my grandparents who had the wisdom to come to this nation. Thank you to America, land of trial and error in her history, but I like to think of as an eventual success in a great experiment in human dignity. Even in spite of the loud and clamorous voices on all sides of the political spectrum. And maybe because of those loud voices, because they prove we are a free land.

I am thankful for those who keep us safe.

I am thankful for the beauties of New Hampshire, for friendship, for being able to create music with good friends, and for so much that I can't think of at this time to list.

And last and not least, I am thankful for the wonderful team of nurses, caregivers, food service workers, and aides of all departments who work 24/7, holiday or regular day, at the Belknap County Nursing Home to give loving care to my husband.

I am thankful.

Thea Aloise

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Shaheen has demonstrated blind allegiance to the White House

To The Daily Sun,

Where is Senator Shaheen? I would like to know more about why she supports "sanctuary cities" and where she would like to see on in New Hampshire.

In all fairness to the senator, she has emulated everything that President Obama has stood for during her term in the U.S. Senate, including the silly plan to contain ISIS. We have all seen how well that is working out.

I watched Senator Shaheen recently getting off Air Force One with President Obmaa. She is someone who the president can count on no matter wheat the issue is; however, she demonstrates nothing as a senator other than blind allegiance to the White House.

New Hampshire needs more than this.

Kenneth L. Bowers


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