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Want to see your local offialson Public Access TV? Tell them so

To the Editor:
Lakes Region Public Access Television (LRPA) is the greater Lakes Region's nonprofit, noncommercial cable access television station. Our mission is to promote an informed, engaged and inspired community through citizen access to television and digital media. LRPA's primary funding comes not from taxes, but from fees provided by our member municipalities of Belmont, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith and Northwood. We are grateful for their continued support.

For nearly two decades, LRPA has served as a valuable resource for the public to watch local, county and state government meetings, as well as meetings from area schools. Community access and accountability are fundamental principles of cable access television. New Hampshire's Right to Know Law, RSA Chapter 91-A, states: "Openness in the conduct of public business is essential in a democratic society. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure both the greatest possible public access to the actions, discussion and records of all public bodies, and their accountability to the people." Airing governmental meetings on LRPA is an essential way for citizens of the Lakes Region to observe elected officials in action. If you want to see your local officials on LRPA, tell them so. Contact your town administrator, city councilor, selectmen and school boards and let them know that transparency in government is vital. Tell them that you want to reconnect with LRPA. Our slogan says it all: "Community empowered by media." Come join us.

Dale Channing Eddy, Chair

LRPA Board of Directors

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Porcupine's Toy Drive needs another $1,500 to meet our goal

To The Daily Sun,

I am pleased to announce that the Lakes Region Porcupine' Toy Drive is underway!

We are seeking donations for our third annual toy drive; we have over 70 children to help this year with another dozen on a wait list. We strive to provide at least two gifts per child but that's only if we can reach our goal.

Donations accepted in person or even easier through our link youcaring.com/LRPSANTA.
We have raised $2,500 so far but need an additional $1,500 to make all the wishes of these kids come true. This is where your support can make a huge difference in the life of some children in New Hampshire by making a small monetary donation or a new, unwrapped toy.

All volunteers pay for their expenses, so 100 percent of your donation goes to the kids, minus a small fee Youcaring charges for collecting and transferring the money to us. You can avoid that by giving cash, check or toy donations. We can pick up, or you can drop off to us during your errands. Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a pickup or delivery.

The first year we gave gifts to 18 kids. The second year we gave to 32 kids. With your help, we look to smash this record. I wish you could be there when we make the deliveries to see the joy on the faces of these parents who don't know where else to turn. It makes all of our efforts worthwhile. Please consider making a donation and help us help Santa! Merry Christmas

Rep. Glen Aldrich
Gilford & Meredith

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