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
To The Daily Sun,
In the almost 12 months I was privileged to be on the Meredith Board of Selectman, there were few constants, but one of the most enduring and endearing has been Rosemary Landry.
I first met Rosemary when she campaigned for David Sticht, running against me for Selectboard last year. Rosemary knew better than I the time it would take and the time it would take during business hours to do this job. She knew that because she was and is always there. She is committed to this town and to making this town the best that it can be. Even as a layperson, I would venture a guess that Rosemary knows more about what is going on in this town than just about any elected official, and anything she doesn't know she researches thoroughly.
She is kind and approachable. She is caring and knowledgeable. She will work with the residents of the town and will not concern herself with the status quo. Meredith would be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated and caring selectperson than Rosemary Landry. She was a kind and correct adversary, and now I am privileged to call her my friend.
I encourage you to cast your vote for Rosemary. She will not disappoint.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:23
To The Daily Sun,
Ms. Williamson, there might not be a free lunch, however there is a generosity our country has had passed down from one generation to the next. From the earliest Pilgrims to the current immigrants someone has been there to help. If this didn't exist then your Social Security wouldn't be direct deposited every month in your account. Your Medicare or Medicaid wouldn't pay your medical bills. Neither would have ever existed but they did and did so after a lot of fighting by the Democratic Party. Social Security by FDR in 1935 and Medicare and Medicaid by LBJ in 1965 were created.
So, we are very similar not counting our genders. I have been paying into Medicare and SS for as long as you have and collect about the same amount but a little more. Keep on voting for the GOP and that will never change and I will always earn more money. The president is trying to open our education system by looking toward a positive future instead of a negative past. This has been his usual positive approach to everything he has done or tried to do since being elected twice.
Now look at the possible positive results to be had. People who may never have had a chance to attend school will have that chance while not being locked into a rigid routine because the opportunity to change classes or majors will exist. Phrases like dropping out due to lack of affordable education will disappear. Sounds like a win-win to me. Then again people doubted we would ever land on the moon or Mars, cure polio, invent stuff but we did.
By reducing the taxes on the higher earners (CEOs) will only put the burden on the lower earners; remember your free lunch analysis. Your views of taxing the poor to increase the profits of the CEOs doesn't pass the smell test either. How about a fair wage and benefits for all? Some will be satisfied with that, but others will try to move on to increase their value to themselves and others. To open up this opportunity for advancement by free schooling seems like a good idea to me. It reduces the stress of student loans while increasing a wide spectrum of possible educational services.
Overseas tax shelters still exist. Might want to check out Microsoft, Apple, IBM and Caterpillar. Between profits and unpaid taxes accounted for around $40 billion as of 2013-14. Romney had so many he didn't know where they all were. Lindsay Graham mentioned once something to the effect that it is American if you avoid paying taxes. These shelters and off-shore accounts cost the taxpayers from $100 billion to $150 billion of yearly revenue.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:20
To The Daily Sun,
We have an opportunity on March 10, to re-elect Karen Ober as one of our selectboard.
She's got an unsurpassed knowledge of the issues facing our town, a great sense of fiscal responsibility, a willingness to listen to all of her constituents, and real commitment to our community.
We hope you will join us on Tuesday, the 10th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Town Hall in voting to return her to office.
Mary & Steve Ahlgren
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:17