To The Daily Sun,
To those of you voting Tuesday, March 10, for Inter-Lakes School Board members, please consider a write-in vote for Craig Baker. As you know from his recent Letter to the Editor, Craig is hoping to be elected as a write-in candidate, so that he can bring his knowledge and level of commitment to the betterment of the Inter-Lakes School District.
I have known Craig and his family for a number of years and can vouch for his (and their) commitment to the community and his desire to see the standards of the district's programs and policies upheld, where they serve the best interests of the students, and improved where improvement is needed.
Craig is a ready and active participant in various community, school and church groups and programs. I know him best from his on-going participation and contribution to the local Boy Scout Troop in Meredith, as well as from various school parent groups. He is involved in Inter-Lakes athletics, and various school policy and extra-curricular activity parent groups and committees.
Craig is a dedicated father of three fine young sons (all good Inter-Lakes students and athletes), and a committed husband to his wife Kim (who is deeply involved in the community including being a member of the Center Harbor Fire Department). I know him to be a responsible, thoughtful, and insightful individual, who has the best interests of those around him always in mind. He is an intelligent, methodical and reflective problem-solver, and I feel that he will be an excellent addition to the Inter-Lakes School Board and a great advocate for the students of the district.
Please write in Craig Baker in the upcoming Inter-Lakes School Board elections.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:49
To The Daily Sun,
I am writing to support and endorse Mr. Harry H. Bean for Gilford's Budget Committee.
Harry showed his dedication to the community when he and his family volunteered to help Faith Alive Christian Fellowship in the construction of our church, bringing his expertise to us at a critical time in our building project. His valuable insight brought cost-saving ideas to us, allowing the money saved to be reinvested into the lives of the people in the community. We are grateful to Harry and his family for not only helping us, but also caring for the people of this community.
I am confident that Harry will serve the Town of Gilford with integrity and ask that you join me and vote for Harry H. Bean on March 10.
Pastor John Sanborn
Faith Alive Christian Fellowship
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:46
To The Daily Sun,
When I learned that a local electrician had started a write-in campaign for Selectman Brett Currier I was thrilled, to say the least. Over the last three years Brett Currier has been able to make positive changes in our town. This is the first time in years that I can remember the Board of Selectman being able to lower the taxes in Gilmanton without cutting services.
Although the entire board makes these decisions, I believe it couldn't have been done without Brett Currier. Bret has lived in Gilmanton for 35-plus years and spent time serving this community. He didn't just move here like Scott Dunn did six months ago and want to run the show without being fully educated about our town. Brett also didn't recently move here from the Massachusetts border like Mike Jean and close down the beach in his neighborhood to the locals.
Brett has raised his family in this town, put his three kids through Gilmanton schools, and ran a small construction business in this town. Brett is the right choice for Gilmanton selectman. I encourage everyone to write him in Tuesday, March 10, at the Gilmanton School and keep taxes lower.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:43
To The Daily Sun,
My vote in Gilmanton's election this Tuesday will be going to Mike Jean for Selectman, and I am urging other Gilmanton voters to do the same.
We have had six years of continual decline into chaos, destruction, disruption, incompetence and opaque demagoguery in the selectmen's office in Gilmanton. Tell me, what have you bought with your tax savings recently? Me neither.
Brett Currier wants to bring the management of the whole town down to the same level as the worst year the Fire Department ever had, 2003. He held that year up as his benchmark for funding that department, a year when we could not seat a chief because of the attacks and ransacking that people like him did from the Budget Committee. So the spending that year was low by its largest salary plus all the other things that a working chief would normally do to make the department function. The result? Missed calls, trouble with holding up our mutual aid commitment, busted equipment and very low morale.
Sound familiar? It will if you have done business with the selectman's office lately.
Mike Jean is a fair and honest person who has served as a selectman before in another town. He is a volunteer fireman who gives his time for many causes in the town already. It is time for someone with a new perspective to bring leadership to that board. Please go out and vote this Tuesday, and remember Mike Jean. We really need him.
Gilmanton Iron Works
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:39
To The Daily Sun,
On March 10, Sanbornton voters we will be asked to vote on five proposed zoning amendments submitted by the Sanbornton Planning Board. Amendment four proposes establishing a Commercial (Light Manufacturing permitted) Zoning District. This would increase the size of the current Commercial Zoning District along Route 127 beyond the Sanbornton General Store toward Franklin, and would allow light manufacturing in that area.
I have some major concerns about this proposed amendment regarding air, land, water and noise pollution.
The definition of Light Manufacturing in the Town Zoning Ordinance book — Article 3 page 3.4 item 31 — means a use involving the manufacture of a product such that all resulting dust, flash, fumes, gases, odors, refuse matter, smoke, vapor, hazardous or toxic materials, electro-magnetic interference or radio-active emission shall be completely and effectively confined within a building, or so regulated as to prevent any nuisance or hazard to the public health or safety and further provided that no vibration or other disturbance is perceptible without the use of instruments, at the boundary of the parcel involved. Provided also that noise shall be restricted to a peak level of 65 dBa between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and 45 dBa between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
That is a pretty unsettling description of what would be allowed. Do we really want to allow the possibility of polluting the air and earth and enduring noise around the clock at different dBa levels? Additionally, according to a town map prepared by the Lakes Region Planning Commission, this area is a Aquifer Conservation Zone. This would further indicate that this location is inappropriate for the new zoning recommendation.
I am voting against this proposed amendment on election day and I hope all concerned citizens will vote against it as well.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:35