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Weeks family would not have approved of this logging project

To The Daily Sun,

I would also like to thank all who have chimed in on the destruction of the Weeks Woods conservation property.

My family and I have been a residents of Gilford for almost 30 years and I cannot count how many times I have walked and snowshoed through Weeks Woods. I am not a "tree hugger" by nature, but I do respect the environment, enjoy the lands we have been blessed with in Gilford and Belknap County and will speak out if I feel they are being jeopardized. Like many Gilford residents I was not aware of the plans to "manage the forest," and I, too, would like answers from the town administrator as to how the project was approved without the input of the residents.

I also find it very hard to believe that an organization that calls itself the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests would sanction such a project and not provide constant oversight throughout the project.

Several weeks ago I ignored the signs and decided to explore the trails, or what was once trails, to see for myself what was happening out there. As I ascended the trail from Route 11A I was immediately shocked and sadden by the destruction of the once scenic path to the top of the trail. When I arrived at the top I could not believe the devastation I saw. I continued to the left, down a path that was once a nature trail, only to find more destruction and no presence of silt fences along the wetland areas.

I continued around the rutted paths to the fields and back into woods at the bench (those who have walked the trails will know where I am speaking of) only to find the devastation continued throughout the forest with trails blocked by large piles of debris, ruts in the wetlands area and damage to the remaining trees.

Who was hired to oversee this project, to protect the forest, the streams and wildlife? Shame on all involved. I am quite certain the Weeks family, who were so generous with their contribution, would not approve.

David Emond

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Democrats attack Trump as though he has a record of bad behavior, but it’s just not so

To The Daily Sun,

I've been watching, listening and reading since my last letter to the editor, and have been astounded by the total lack of ethics on the part of the Democrats. Hillary's alleged good health took another hit the other day when she had to be carted into her limo close to unconsciousness. They said it was pneumonia but instead of a hospital she was taken to her daughter's apartment then two hours later was out and about as though nothing had happened.

Hey, maybe it is pneumonia, I don't know, but this shows she isn't all that healthy. Seems medically fragile to me and why all the secrecy if they knew back on Friday? But isn't this just typical of the Clintons, Secrets and lies, lies and secrets? It just never ever ends.

Speaking of lies, Maggie Hassan approved an ad where they claim the Governor was responsible for keeping the state budget down. Another whooper! Hassan vetoed the bill trimming her huge spending bill and the veto had to be overridden in the Legislature. It was Republicans there that held the state's budget to manageable proportions.

Democratic smear merchants attack Trump as though he has a record of bad behavior but that's just not so. Can anyone relate any overt racial actions Trump has ever engaged in? Is there any documented evidence of theft, lies, corruption, incompetence? Has he ever committed any acts that could be seen as detrimental to the nation's best interests? No they can't. But all of those things can be applied to Hillary Clinton, every one of them, plus influence peddling while secretary of state, soliciting money from foreign sources hostile to our nation and risking national security with he private server scandals.

It is absolutely insane the lengths Clinton and her supporters will go to, the falsehoods, distortions and character assassinations they engage in. But hey, nothing really new here. Their credo of "any means justify the ends" just as communist Saul Alinsky wrote. And Hillary and the progressives have been following old comrade Saul's "Rules for Radicals" word for word, year after year, and our lame stream media looks the other way.

Couple of other thoughts I might share are:

One, free market capitalism as practiced before liberals started screwing things up raised more hundreds of millions of humans up out of abject poverty than any other system devised and yet progressives are trying to pull it all down in favor of socialism, a system that has never worked anywhere. China and India both have dropped their old systems in favor of the capitalism system and their middle classes are exploding while ours is shrinking.

Second thought is after months of urging I can still get no response from any liberal, that is zero, none when I ask, "What values do liberals share with Muslims?" I say they have none. So why is it we see over and over liberals defending everything Islamic and denouncing everything Christian? I can only conclude liberals are incredibly uninformed.

Steve Earle


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