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If Gilmanton meetings were taped, it would help the public

To The Daily Sun,
Written in The Gilmanton Beacon, Issue No. 9, on the official Town of Gilmanton website is this statement: “The Board of Selectmen proceeded quickly and efficiently through several items on their December 19th agenda. There were no public comments as no members of the public were present, which gives a signal that the residents have faith in their board to conduct the business of the town.”
“No members of the public were present which gives a signal that the residents have faith in their board to conduct the business of the town.” Really? Is the town employee who wrote this in desperate need of a pay raise or in desperate need of praise or favors from certain individuals? There is no need for this type of bias, unprofessional, comment on an official town document. If the board’s meetings were videotaped and posted on the Gilmanton official website then townspeople who work and otherwise unavailable to attend meetings will be able to know what goes on in these meetings. Other towns do this and the professionalism and transparency is unquestionable.
Gilmanton selectman have stated there is no need for a noise ordinance in Gilmanton. Think about this: Anoise ordinance in Alton is a major issue in the controversy of the rumble strips and the obnoxious noise they make on Route 28. What defense does Gilmanton have if the state decides to install these obnoxious noise-makers on state highways,  Route 140, Route 106 and Route 107? And in Gilford, a noise ordinance is an important factor in the agritourism issues.
Are there any members of the Gilmanton Board of Selectman or their families who would benefit from agritourism, especially when there is no noise ordinance to restrict their activities? What defense would residents have when social gatherings, such as weddings have loud music and noise into the early hours of the morning? Without a noise ordinance, Gilmanton will lose its peace and quiet.
Bill Schmidlin
Gilmanton Iron Works

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Does anyone have a manual for an old Warner Stove?

To The Daily Sun

A request has been received from someone in New Zealand who is looking for a manual for a stove sold by Warner Stove Works in Laconia. The company was located on New Salem Street in the late 1970s-early 1980s. The model number is W-130-3B.

If anyone has such a manual, or further information, contact Deann at the Laconia Public Library (603-524-4775, ext. 11 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Warren D. Huse
Laconia Historical and Museum Society

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