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Angry, vulgar phone caller referred to my letters to The Daily Sun

To The Daily Sun,

Something very serious and troubling happened last week that needs to be shared with your readers. A man called my home phone. Normally this would not warrant a letter to the editor. But it seems that someone has an "ax to grind" and has targeted me with his angry rants. This person asked for me by name and referred to the letters I write to the editor of The Laconia Daily Sun. Then this person proceeded to use very vulgar, obscene and profane language directed toward me.
After much thought, I decided that this needs to be addressed and taken very seriously. As a follow-up, my husband visited the Laconia Police Department to file a police report concerning this particular caller. We are now monitoring our incoming phone calls. I also contacted our phone company provider to let them know I received a threatening, abusive phone call.
This country affords us the right of free speech under the United States Constitution. Our Constitution is what separates this country from dictatorships where the media and its citizens are completely controlled.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Ed Engler - president, Adam Hirshan - publisher and Ginger Kozlowski - managing editor of The Laconia Daily Sun for taking the time to meet with me and allow me to share my concerns about this incident. This letter is a result of their advice to me.

Bernadette Loesch

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Emergency Food Pantry will be holding indoor yard sale on Oct. 16

To The Daily Sun,
It's that time of year again! The Meredith Emergency Food pantry uses its own funds to fill the shelves in preparation for the holidays. It can be a monthly bill of around $3,000 for the food pantry. The pantry cannot survive on the account funds alone; it NEEDS donations! There are many, many families in need of assistance and part of being a community is to reach out and support in any way we can. With that being said, the caring educational people of the Inter-Lakes school system would like to assist!
The Inter-Lakes Education Association (ILEA) and the Inter-Lakes Support Staff Association (ILSSA) are now planning the 7th annual Indoor Yard Sale. These associations are the teachers and para-educators of the Inter-Lakes School District.
The food pantry is in need of help; therefore, 100 percent of the money from the yard sale will be donated to the food pantry.
In addition to many donated items there will also be baked goods and specialty baskets for sale.
Please support this yard sale to help families in need as the holidays approach. Let's all chip in to make this event a successful one! Last year we raised $2,725 for the pantry. Over the past five years we have raised over $14,000
The indoor yard sale will be Sunday, Oct. 16. This event will run from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes Elementary School in the multi-purpose room. The elementary school is located behind Inter-Lakes High School (21 Laker Lane) off Route 25 in Meredith.
Donations for the yard sale may be dropped off at Inter-Lakes Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 14 from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. or on the morning of the yard sale Sunday, Oct. 16 from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. (no electronics).
If anyone would like to bring a non-perishable item, we will have a collection box that will go to the food pantry after the event. Any questions, feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry is located at 147 Main St. and is open for donations Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call 937-0592 for any other information.
Alesia Parks
ILEA Member

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