The United States should take in as many world refugees as possible

To The Daily Sun,

"There is a refugee crisis happening right now and the U.S. needs to show leadership and kindness by accepting these refugees from Syria and elsewhere. Germany is accepting 800,000 refugees while we are only accepting in the few thousands. We have the wealth to do it, so let's do it!"
This is what Fatima Kuyateh suggested for a letter to the editor. I think that we should take in as many refugees as we can.

"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

— Emma Lazarus, 1883

Dick Devens


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2015 National Assisted Living Week theme is all about 'Nourishing Life'

To The Daily Sun,

Assisted living is a critical component of long-term living. At Golden View, we pride ourselves on caring for all aspects of each unique resident. That's why we're excited to see that this year's National Assisted Living Week (taking place Sept. 13-19) theme is "Nourishing Life: Mind, Body and Spirit."

Whether through our social activities, dining experience, or exercise activities, it is our job to ensure residents enjoy a well-rounded lifestyle with as much independence as possible. "Nourishing Life" observes the countless ways we nurture the whole person.

At the same time, residents nourish the lives of those who work and volunteer at our three assisted living options, The Inn, The Terrace, and The Cottage. Those we care for truly become family. What's fascinating is that many of them have made significant contributions to the Lakes Region and beyond as military heroes, entrepreneurs, public servants, and more. Every day, we learn from them and their life experiences.

Jeanne Sanders

CEO and Administrator

Golden View Health Care Center


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Thank you! 15th Thomas Mullen Golf Tourney was a great success

To The Daily Sun,

The Laconia Police Relief Association would like to thank the many sponsors and players for making the annual Thomas Mullen Golf Tournament a success. The 15th annual event supports the local DARE program for the year in all the elementary schools in Laconia.

Jim and his staff at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club are always so generous and gracious to our cause. A big thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Bank of New Hampshire, who has been with us for so many years. Paugus Bay Marina and The Irwin Zone are two more local businesses that have supported us for years. Without the support of this community it would not be as successful as it has been for the last 15 years.

We look forward to seeing you all back again next year.

Captain Bill Clary
Tournament Director

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I moved to Granite State to enjoy the beauty, not to look at power lines

To The Daily Sun,

I moved from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire to enjoy its beauty, not to look at power lines and windmills, just like many residents and tourists do.

Power-lines and windmills obstruct and desecrate the beauty of our lands, impacting negatively on our livelihood and the tourist trade. They also impact negatively on our health. An electric company in Pennsylvania settled a lawsuit that offered that its overhead lines caused cancer.

We do not need this Northern Pass. Eminent domain does not and should not apply to privately owned properties. Northern Pass is a profit-making company that serves the owners and stockholders, not us. There is no benefit at all to the citizens of this state. We have determined this, and they need to comply with our wishes.

If the lines are buried in their entirety while in this state, maybe some of us could better respect their efforts. The scenery in New Hampshire is what makes and defines this state. The financial costs pale in comparison to following the will and need of the people. Burying the lines will also improve Northern Pass's relationship with our people, providing excellent public relations, as well as improving our landscape. This would indicate their willingness to listen to us as well as pay attention to our needs.
It is highly encouraged that the bulk of the Northern Pass be buried between or along the interstate highway system to reduce construction costs as well as conserving the beauty of this state. In addition, all electrical lines should be buried, on my property and other property owners, not just the Northern Pass. The costly need to defoliate the land under existing lines is reduced and will enhance our property values as well, This will also reduce the rates we pay you. It will be a win-win situation that benefits all.

The people of northern New Hampshire have spoken. They have said "No!! No Northern Pass." It is obvious you have not been listening to us. It is up to the citizens of this state to determine what is best for us, not Northern Pass, or any other large corporate entity. New Hampshire's beauty can once again be restored. You need to work with the citizens of our state of New Hampshire, to improve the qualities of all our lives. All of us are part of this thing called life. Working together, we all can make New Hampshire a better place to live.

Bob Joseph, Jr.
New Hampton

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5th Annual LHS Alumni Reunion will be held on Friday, Sept. 25

To The Daily Sun,

The Laconia High School Alumni Reunion Committee is beginning to plan for the 5th Annual LHS Alumni Reunion scheduled for Sept. 25. This is the homecoming celebration and we are looking for classes from the past to participate in the festivities. Each year we continue to increase the participation from LHS alumni and last year this event was quite a success and raised enough money for Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation to award two Laconia High School students scholarships for continuing education.

We are looking for folks who have vintage cars to participate in the parade. If you have a vintage car and would like to be a part of this parade on Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. at Laconia High School please call Janet Brough at 524-5710 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please visit our website at We would invite alumni to participate in the homecoming parade. If you would like more information or would like to help in the planning of the reunion please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 524-5710.

Janet Brough
LHS Alumni Reunion Committee Member

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