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The governor is not protecting the citizens of New Hampshire

To The Daily Sun,

The other day I was reminded of a small statue I purchased as a child. The statue showed a tree with a bird in it and a forlorn looking man sitting under the tree looking up at the bird. The caption on the base of the statue said, "Go ahead, everyone else does." At the time I thought this was very funny, but now it reminds me of the position in which Governor Hassan has placed New Hampshire, that being the scrap yard for Massachusetts.

First, the governor has failed to protect us against the Northern Pass Project and its plans to erect 1,500 steel lattice towers traversing 187 miles of this state. Then, because Massachusetts' residents protested the laying of gas pipelines in their own state, Kinder Morgan now proposes to lay the pipeline through Eversource (PSNH)-owned rights-of-way in New Hampshire. The power from this project will again to go to Massachusetts.

The governor once again is not protecting New Hampshire's citizens.

Lastly, government subsidized 400-foot turbines erected by a foreign country continue to pop up on many of New Hampshire's most scenic ridge lines. Is Gov. Hassan taking an active role to protect New Hampshire from this outside aggression aimed at destroying the beauty of this state and its citizens' property values? The answer is a resounding "no".

She has not used her position as the leader of this state to support the bipartisan bills which have been introduced aimed at protecting New Hampshire's citizens. Gov. Hassan can and should tell the Southern New England states in need of power that New Hampshire is not available for exploitation. The Northern Pass should be buried. But because of Hassan's political alliances with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Eversource through their funding of her campaigns and inaugural balls, she has turned a blind eye toward everyday citizens in favor of corporate cronyism. Unfortunately, my childhood purchase is no longer funny.

Michael Marino

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:00

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Lee Dion is head & shoulders above other Bristol candidates

To The Daily Sun,

Of the several candidates running for Bristol Selectman Les Dion is by far head and shoulders above the others. While all are to be commended for putting their name on the ballot, the most highly qualified is Les Dion.

She has experience with municipal finances, a solid reputation for working with people as well as a record of honesty and trustworthiness. When combined with her commitment to the Town of Bristol's youth and families she is most deserving of your vote in this election. Experience in working with the public counts, and Les has that experience.

When you cast your vote for Bristol's selectman, please, cast it for Lesley Dion.

Joe Denning

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:56

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Please vote to buy used ladder truck for Belmont Fire Department

To The Daily Sun,

On Saturday Feb. 21, a letter in The Laconia Daily Sun from a Belmont resident asking town voters to vote "No" on four articles the will be on the town warrant and voted on at the March 10 voting day. Those articles are #3, #6, #12 and #26.

I am speaking in favor of Article 6, which is to spend $300,000 to purchase a used ladder truck for the Fire Department. Under RSA-31:95, the funds to purchase this vehicle will be paid for from the Fire and Ambulance Equipment and Apparatus Special Revenue (Comstar) Fund.

With the purchase of the vehicle coming from the fund, it will not increase the tax rate. Over the past 20 years, this fund as saved thousands and thousands of dollars for the taxpayers of Belmont for the purchase of equipment.

Please vote "Yes" on Article 6.

Albert "Tykie" Akerstorm
Former Fire Chief


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:53

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Library serving Gilmanton is a positive & economical manner

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing to ask Gilmanton voters to support the Gilmanton Year-Round Library this year at election time. The request is less than last year by more than $6,000, so there will be no new tax impact.
The library board was able to raise the $18,000 additional funds for this year and $25,000 to go toward the 2015 year keeping the request to $45,000.

The board is very fiscally responsible. The board can apply for grants if they have town financial help. More services and programs are available. E-books are now available for Gilmanton residents.

New families expect to have a library and most come to the library within weeks of moving to town.
School children are now regularly walking over to the library for after school programs and have come to expect the service.

The library is serving the needs of this community in a positive and economical manner.

Consider the facts and do what is right for our community. This request has only a positive impact on all residents. Please support Warrant Article 25 on March 10 when you go to vote.

Anne Kirby


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:50

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The Earth's normal state is warm/hot with intermittent cold/ice

To The Daily Sun,

Talk about climate change, which the adherents not long ago were calling global warming. This winter would have been a disaster for them had they stuck with that title. National Geographic refers to climate doubters in its new issue. Which is not that the climate is changing, but the doubters don't believe humans are causing it. The adherents of climate change scenario have not presented the general public with the information available on the internet or your public library.

— 4.5 billion years, seven ice eras, six prior to the current one in which we are living.
— 2.3 billion years passed before the first ice era.
— 800 millioin years passed before the second ice era
— During the second ice era the whole earth was iced over - completely.
— 450 million a third and forth, 260 million a fifth and sixth
The current ice era began about 65 million years ago, alternating warm and six ice epochs. The last of which is 2.5 million years containing 23 ice ages. The last 125,000 year ice age cycle ended 10,000 years ago in the current interglacial period. The last 1,000 years began warm and cooled 500 years ago then entered a warm period 100 years ago hence their original titling — global warming.

However they twist this last winter, it will be done so in a manner to continue their agenda, that we are the cause and our releasing CO2 (autos, heating, etc) and must reduce our usage, to save the planet.

They give no explanation as to the fact that Earth's normal state is warm/hot and only intermittently cold/ice.
Nor that the oceans were 200 feet lower just 10,000 years ago, what causes ice eras or warming when humans aren't around. Well, Enjoy the cold weather as it is going to get hotter whether we're here or not.

G.W. Brooks

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:46

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