To The Daily Sun,
Laconia High School Principal Jim McCollum wrote a letter to the editor recently about the many positive academic endeavors and ongoing initiatives at our school. Those of us in the community who care about education and who have had children go through our system know very well of the many wonderful academic opportunities that are there for our students. Thank you to Mr. McCollum, his staff and all the employees who work in the Laconia School System for their hard work and positive results achieved with our diverse student population.
Peter & May Stewart
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:32
To The Daily Sun,
In response to an article in the January 30 edition regarding the fundraising of the Executive Council candidates: the article noted that the Democratic candidate had no primary opponent but it did not mention that the Republican candidate Joe Kenney (with an E) won a highly contested primary against two others. On the Republican front, the fundraising was split among the primary challengers.
I do appreciate the article serving as reminder for the residents of District 1 and beyond of the importance of making a donation to Joe Kenney's Executive Council campaign.
Joanne D Haight, Chair
Carroll County Republican Committee
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:23
To The Daily Sun,
Does George Hurt read his own letters before submitting? His January 17th letter is void of logic.
First he recommends using N.H.'s budget surplus to replenish the Rainy Day Fund to help with "unplanned crises". In the next breath he then attacks former Governors Shaheen and Lynch for using those funds when the state was facing a fiscal crisis. The purpose of an RDF is to lessen or offset the impact of "unplanned crises". My assumption is that Hurt would be singing a different tune if Governor Benson had used those funds in the same way.
Mr. Hurt fails to mention that then Governor Shaheen tripled the RDF. Governor Lynch utilized the RDF to help contend with the biggest economic downturn of a generation and N.H. came through better than most states.
Mr. Hurt's letter is less about thoughtful, pragmatic solutions to fiscal issues and more about trying to score partisan political points against Democrats.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:20
To The Editor,
The Lakeport Community Association would like to refute the statements of Daylon Brock, made at a public hearing held by the Heritage Commission on Wednesday, January 22. Many of our present and former members of LCA are very interested in preserving the Hathaway House, especially the late Wanda Tibbetts, one of our former members and long-time president. However, our main concern is the continued progress of our museum. The boxcar purchased in 2007 is being used in conjunction with the yard sales necessary to continue the funding of our projects. It is not rusted nor have we invested $80,000 in purchase and restoration; it is more like $16,000.
As for living in the 50s, of course those were the years we became young adults and remembered what the City of Laconia was like before Urban Renewal. As for the statue that sat in front of the Goss Reading Room, that is one of the only things that survived the Great Lakeport fire of 1903, and is revered for its historical value, not it's political view.
Hopefully we will continue our four season decorations of Lakeport Square and adding to our museum. Thanks to all the people who support our efforts.
Robert Fortier, for the
Lakeport Community Association
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:08
To The Daily Sun,
Recently, we marked the 41st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming the right of each woman to control her reproductive health. Roe v. Wade has become a settled matter. Yet, some would reverse this right so necessary to more than half the population. During these 41 years, women have had the chance to blossom at home and at work with the certainty of planning their families. All women deserve access to that kind of certainty.
In 2011, our N.H. Executive Council joined those who would chip away and then reverse women's reproductive freedom by denying birth control to those who use Planned Parenthood. In 2011, the Executive Council was weighted against Planned Parenthood and voted down the contract that would have funded New Hampshire Planned Parenthood.
In 2014, funding of New Hampshire Planned Parenthood is again before our Executive Council. Women who wish to plan their families and know it is important for all women to have that opportunity believe the Executive Council should restore funding to Planned Parenthood by approving its contract. This raises the question of who will be our 1st District Executive Councilor voting on that contract. Will it be Mike Cryans or Joe Kenny?
I will go to the polls on March 11 to vote for Mike Cryans to be our next Executive Councilor for the 1st District. I will do so confident that Mike Cryans will stand with those who wish to restore funding to Planned Parenthood. I ask, whom will you trust with the vote on the Planned Parenthood contract? Executive Council District 1 residents reading this letter, I suggest you ask each candidate, Joe Kenny (R) and Mike Cryans (D), where he stands on the Planned Parenthood contract, then join me at the polls on March 11 to vote for Mike Cryans.
Gail C. Morrison
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:04