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Raymond Howard is family man who loves his country & state

To The Daily Sun,

In a recent letter to the editor in this newspaper, my friend Bob Longabaugh inferred that another friend of mine, Raymond Howard, is a stooge for the Republican Party. Ray is running for state representative for Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton and is not a stooge for anyone.

Bob says that he wants a representative who will follow the state Constitution. If he was a Republican, he would know that the Republican platform supports the Constitution, as opposed to the Democratic platform which does not. Unfortunately many Republicans fail to support their platform and Constitution when they get to Concord.

Raymond Howard is a family man and a successful businessman who loves his country and his state. As a member of the Alton Planning Board he constantly stands up for individual property rights. He is also dedicated to helping young boys mature into responsible men as a volunteer unit commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America.

When we send Ray to Concord he will always do his homework and vote for the interests of his local constituents and for the state at-large. He believes strongly in our country, and in both the state and U.S. Constitutions and, believe me, he will be nobody's stooge.

Phil Wittmann


Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:20

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Mike Cryans' agenda is simply to listen & then act wisely

To The Daily Sun,

On voting day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, you will be asked to vote for the member of the N.H. Executive Council in District 1. He will represent 109 towns and four cities. The Executive Council approves spending of a major portion of the approximately $5.2 billion that is appropriated annually by the Legislature. The five members approve the appointments of state commissioners, and judges. They are the eyes and ears of the residents of the area they represent, voicing concern about road conditions, border security, availability of state services, etc.

If this sounds like a huge job, it is. Mike Cryans was a teacher, then senior vice president of the Dartmouth Banking Company before starting his own business where he assisted small business start-ups and prospective homeowners to arrange financing. He has also been a member of the Grafton County Commission for many years. He is just the right person for the job.

We need someone like Mike who knows the needs of the North Country. He doesn't have an agenda except to listen and act wisely. His banking knowledge gives him a leg up on his competitor where so much of the work is spending our tax dollars.

I'm voting for Mike. I hope you will too.

Fran Taylor


Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:17

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I'd love to see MetroCast step up & donate all of the LRPA budget

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing to express my dismay at the state of Lakes Region Public Access. I am not sure why the different municipalities withdrew their support, but it is disheartening and to me a bit ridiculous that MetroCast withdrew their $30,000 grant. As much money they make per year for their overpriced TV and Internet service one would think that they would try to look good in the community by supporting local public access and not trying to see it go away by not supporting it.

I hope we don't have to say good-bye to great programs such as "Today in Focus" or "Humane Happenings," and most of all, the WLNH Children's Auction, which to me is just not the same on the radio and I am sure that more money is raised by having that event on TV.

I would love to see MetroCast donate as much of the $130,000 per year budget if not all of it that is needed to operate the station as they can or at least give the $30,000 that they promised. In closing, I am asking MetroCast to step up and do right by the communities that they are servicing by not letting LRPA go by the wayside by any means necessary.

Robert Brooks

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:14

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I now wholeheartedly support Jeanie Forrester; vote Republican

To The Daily Sun,

I have recently been attacked in your letters section for being associated with the Free State Project, former state House Speaker Bill O'Brien, and the lawsuit where we proved multiple violations of the law by the majority Democrats when they rammed through a $32 million tax increase for the people of Grafton County to build an unnecessary new prison. The attacks appear to come from a Republican, but I am a firm believer in Ronald Reagan's "11th Commandment" to not speak ill of fellow Republicans (a rule I followed in my primary challenge of state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, whom I now wholeheartedly support).

So all I want to say is I have known state House candidate Bob Hull for more than 10 years now (and in fact live on his property in the town of Grafton when I'm in New Hampshire), and I can assure every voter that Bob is honest, honorable, and diligent in all his dealings with everyone. I totally recommend him for election to the state House, and will be casting my vote for him on Nov. 4.

For everyone who will be voting that day — no matter what you may be registered — I say, "This year, let's all just vote Republican."

Tim Condon, Esq.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:09

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George Hurt is both experienced & trusted; let's elect him Nov. 4

To The Daily Sun,

There is a fundamental choice in this year's Nov. 4 election. I am supporting George Hurt, who is a New Hampshire native and a long-time Gilford resident. George has been a Laconia businessman for more than 30 years and knows what it takes to make a payroll in tough economic times. He also served in the Legislature for Gilford in the mid­-1990s and was appointed to several state boards, including the State Board of Education, and the Judicial Conduct Commission. His common-sense approach to budgetary matters will bode well not only for the state but also, the taxpayers of Belknap County.

The Nov. 4 election is critical for the voters of both Gilford and Meredith. Let's elect a known, experienced and trusted individual, and elect George to the New Hampshire House.

Lily Cennamo


Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:04

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