To The Daily Sun,
After I read an op-ed piece in the Union Leader written by publisher Joe McQuaid referencing the conduct of our Alton elected officials at a February selectmen's meeting, I am speaking out.
In watching the video clip of the public input session by Alton resident, Jeffrey Clay, I was appalled and embarrassed at the manner in which the selectmen handled the situation. Mr. Clay had every right to speak his piece, regardless of whether you liked his remarks or not. Cooler heads should have prevailed in letting Mr. Clay have the floor for the allotted five minutes. To have called on the Alton police to arrest Mr. Clay was more outrageous than anything Mr. Clay said. Grow a thicker skin or get out of the game!
It is time to make some changes to this board at next week's election. I'll be voting for Phil Whittmann and hope others will as well.
Carol A. Chamberlain
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:40
To The Daily Sun,
Starting in February, the government will implement changes to the 5-star rating system used to rank skilled nursing centers. Specifically, there is a change in how the staffing component is weighted, the cut points for each star level on the Quality Measure component have been rescaled, and two new Quality Measures for antipsychotic use have been added.
These changes will result in several area nursing centers receiving a lower rating. However, Golden View Health Care Center is proud to announce that it will remain a 5-star rated facility, which is the highest rating. As always, our staff will continue to strive for excellence while caring for seniors of the Lakes Region and beyond.
I would like to invite members of the community to stop by Golden View any time to see our two new assisted living options, The Terrace and The Cottage, and to enjoy our free monthly community event series sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire. Information about our daily events and activities can be found at www.GoldenView.org, and additional information about the 5-star rating system changes can be found on the Nursing Home Compare website at www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.
Golden View Health Care Center
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:38
To The Daily Sun,
My goodness, it takes The Daily Sun more than two weeks to print a letter I sent in on Feb. 7 and James Veverka replies the next day. I am impressed but have to ask, is he sitting on the editor's lap?
Oh well, back to JV. Jim says he didn't say this or that exactly but still he makes a big deal out of his assertion that secularists were major players in the anti-slavery movement. Okay James, name some. Wonder just which history books he might find them in? I suspect the got them right out of thin air but hey, I could be wrong, so let's here it Jim?
Readers might want to recall that all this the results of many of we conservatives being critical of Obama's failure to call Islamic terrorism just that. James, L.J. Siden and the usual suspects go on Christian-bashing campaigns all the time to try to distract people from the president's pro-Muslim stances. They have to reach back deep into history to come up with their moral equivalency.
So why not debate the modern problems? Doesn't fit with their narrative? Doesn't give Obama enough cover? Well, both of those really. No matter how many Christians ISIS beheads or people get burned alive, stoned to death, girls sold into sexual slavery, boys buried alive, none of that matters because Obama favors Islam over every other religion or culture. And so the boys on the left are working overtime to give him cover, change the focus, spread smears and slanders trying to discredit we conservatives but as they say facts are stubborn things they just stay there and stay there.
It's laughable that the president and his gang have decided that the terrorists are not really Muslim. Islam is a religion of peace after all. It's not like they have been attacking, killing and enslaving as long back as their religion goes. Except they have. Christians have evolved in the past few hundred years, but not Islam. They still violate women, treat them like subjects, kill gays for being gay and still today refuse to evolve from their 11th century roots. And by the way who the heck does Obama think he is to decide who is or isn't a true Muslim?
So boys, you can keep up the smoke screens, call names, deny facts, try to discredit critics but I'm going to keep on exposing you for the phonies you are.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:35
To The Daily Sun,
Rosemary Landry, Selectboard candidate, is a proactive individual. She cares enough about people living in Meredith to faithfully attend nearly all Selectboard and Planning Board meetings, study proposed government changes, and actively videotape each meeting for future reference. When events occur that Meredith residents should know about, she springs into action by circulating information through letters to the editor and/or petitions, demonstrating a wonderfully unique communication style.
The trait that sets Rosemary Landry apart from all others who are running for a position on the Meredith Selectboard is that she, for many years, has regularly attended meetings in our town, and also at the Belknap County level. She even goes to other municipalities and the Statehouse in Concord to familiarize herself with issues affecting New Hampshire. She has more energy than the Energizer Bunny, and has a desire to be the people's representative — all people — in following Constitutional and personal rights, while doing what is best for Meredith.
Before actively campaigning for Selectboard, Rosemary Landry spent hours and hours in the cold, meeting people and educating the residents of Meredith about the 3/25 Traffic Committee's proposal to construct three ill-fated roundabouts in the middle of town. She quickly discovered that many folks did not know what she was talking about and would not have shown up at the public hearing had they not met her.
As a nurse and a paralegal, Rosemary Landry always does her research before making decisions. She pays attention to detail, crosses her T's, dots her I's, and reads the fine print. A clear case in point involves political signage. New Hampshire statutes require that all political advertising must reflect the authority and fiscal agent of each candidate. From this knowledge and respect of the law, Rosemary Landry is the only candidate running for the Meredith Selectboard to have signs which are legal in the state of New Hampshire.
Rosemary Landry's independent thinking, without a town agenda or special group bias, is exactly the breath of fresh air that Meredith needs right now on the Selectboard.
She does not waffle in the face of opposition, while showing an immense activity level in what she believes. The residents of Meredith have already, and will in the future, benefit greatly from this very active lady. Please become proactive on March 10 and cast a vote for Rosemary Landry.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:31
To The Daily Sun,
My name is John Randlett and I would like to be your next selectman for the town of Plymouth.
Since 2005 I have served the town of Plymouth in these capacities: Selectman, 2007; Budget Committee 2005 to the present, Planning Board 2007 to the present, CIP Committee 2006 to the present, and Trustee of the Trust Fund from 2009 to the present.
I have worked well and effectively with the selectboards for the previous nine years and have always done my best to represent all the people of Plymouth. I have no agenda except to serve the people of Plymouth to the best of my abilities. I would appreciate your vote on March 10 for selectman.
I would also like to thank Val Scarborough for her exemplary leadership as chairman of the Selectboard for the last six years.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:26