To The Daily Sun,
As voters in Senate District 7 go to the polls today, I hope they will reflect on the outstanding representation they have had by state Sen. Andrew Hosmer over the past two years.
Sen. Hosmer understands the impact of every vote he takes. He spends the time to talk to constituents about their views on the issues and takes real people into consideration as he weighs his position on an issue.
As a local businessman, Sen. Hosmer is in a unique position to argue for the best business climate possible for the state of New Hampshire and for Senate District 7.
As a parent, Sen. Hosmer knows how critical it is that New Hampshire's education system provide the best possible opportunities for all the students in the state.
As someone who takes full advantage of the recreational opportunities available in New Hampshire, Sen. Hosmer knows it is crucial to protect our natural resources and spectacular New Hampshire environment.
Please return Sen. Andrew Hosmer to the New Hampshire Senate today.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:15
To The Daily Sun,
After hearing this ad by Scott Brown for a month, I can't take it any more. He said that Jeanne Shaheen voted for Obama's agenda 98 percent of the times. So would I! He is doing what we needed to have done in the United States. We need to get the middle class going again and to have medical insurance for many who were never able to have it in the past. A friend told me that her nephew has MS and could never afford the medicine to take care of it. He couldn't walk! After he got some insurance and got help, he is now walking!
Who thinks that Obamacare is all bad! Yes, I am paying a little higher premiums, but if I know I am helping someone else walk, than I am happy to help. Americans shouldn't be selfish! We should be proud of a senator and a president who want to have everyone experience the American Dream. Vote with that in mind at the polls today.
Thank you for voting, EVERYONE!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:10
To The Daily Sun,
On behalf of all the members of the Plymouth Rotary Club, I would like to thank the many local businesses and merchants who supported our recent 64th annual Penny Sale. Their generous gifts of merchandise, services, and gift certificates helped the Plymouth Rotary raise over $15,000 — ensuring that the Penny Sale was a resounding success. As always, the proceeds from the evening will be earmarked for local community projects and scholarship awards to deserving high school seniors.
We are also grateful for Plymouth Regional High School exceptional support of our event. We would like to thank theater teacher Heather Joy for her powerful rendition of the National Anthem, as well as Ms. Joy's student a cappella groups, including the women's a cappella "Hear Comes Treble" and the men's a cappella "Menharmonics" for their stellar performances. In addition we wish to thank the High School Honor Society for its assistance with delivering the prizes, Mr. John Spear and the DECA group (Future Business Leaders of America) who ran the concessions, the culinary arts program that supplied the baked goods, and Assistant Principal Randy Cleary for arranging for PRHS participation. In addition, we would like to thank Coach Barbara Rawlsky-Willet and the Plymouth Women's Tennis Team (recent winners of the Little East Conference championship) for supporting the event by assisting with raffle ticket sales.
We'd also like to congratulate the winners of our Grand Prize Raffle drawing: Bruce and Susan Wigget of Plymouth won the first prize of a week's stay at the Cold Spring Resort (a $1,000 value), Regan Weaver of Ashland won $500 cash donated by Community Guaranty Savings Bank and the Bridgewater Power Company, Jennifer Maine of Laconia won 100 gallons of home heating oil donated by the Dead River Company, and Katie Badylak of Plymouth won the $200 "Shop Local" shopping spree donated by Venture Print Unlimited Inc.
A special thank you goes to these major sponsors along with thanks to the Bank of New Hampshire, the Common Man Family of Restaurants, CMD Bookkeeping, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, Laconia Eye and Laser Center, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Rand's Hardware, Resource Management Inc., and Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank.
Thank you all again for your generous support of the Penny Sale.
Kathleen M. Kearns, Executive Director of the Circle Program
Plymouth Rotarian – Past President and Penny Sale Chair
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:07
To The Daily Sun,
The best question asked this Monday morning on the "Morning Joe" program was by Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics to Bill Kristol founder and editor of the Conservative Weekly Standard. What will be the GOP message if they take over both the House and Senate after the elections? There was no response. But Kristol, after a short thoughtful period, did say energy and repeal of the ACA.
In my opinion that says it all because the Republicans have no idea of what they will do if they win. After eight years of trying to stop everything the president has tried to do the only thing they can say is "No." They have forgotten how to be positive and creative. Led by Boehner and Mitchie they only know how to be negative.
Whatever the president has wanted they were against even if they were for it first. They have voted against bills they once voted for depending what the president wanted. They talk about job creation, but the only one they keep referring to is the Keystone pipeline which is a non-starter.
Ignoring or eliminating science will not make our problems go away so we need groups like the EPA. If anyone saw a news clip of the marathon in Beijing, China, over the weekend with the runners wearing gas masks you have just looked into our future. The air quality was rated as hazardous. We need to slowly wean ourselves off of fossil fuels. We need to study and invest in alternative energy sources. There is room for more than one source. We have to solve our problems no matter where and what they are.
Ebola, ISIL, immigration are just a few to start and if the new Congress won't deal with them we're all in trouble.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:01
To The Daily Sun,
There should not be any question, as to whom, should buy the Lakeport Landing property off Union Avenue.
Blizzard bought this property from the Heberts and turned it into a showcase of how a marina can be operated. Hundreds of vacation-minded people found this facility for summer enjoyment, but also found winter activities, which led to many, not only renting lodgings and or buying homes. Continue your thinking as to the new income to this area.
Normally, these people would have continued up Interstate 93, not knowing of the many attractions in the Laconia area. Blizzard put this place on the map. Now, year-round groups visit, restaurants, local food and clothing stores, Funspot and Gunstock Ski Area. Plus touring Meredith, Wolfeboro and towns surrounding the lake. This also represents a tremendous amounts of taxes that were paid to towns and to the state of New Hampshire by the aforesaid mentioned.
Blizzard invested untold sums, for the beautification of this property. He also paid for and built the new railroad drawbridge that now allows larger and safer type boats to enter the Big Lake. It also allowed new business facilities to grow in this 15 square mile area. More tax income.
For someone to come in and buy an established and proven business, knowing it is successful, is like opening Lakeport Marina's books and saying, "Have at it." Blood, sweat and tears built this marina. A new lease or sales price for Erica Blizzard to purchase this property should be adjusted far below any bid from competing marina or other business. It will mean an undisturbed, continuous, successful enterprise. A takeover by a competing marina, will cause turmoil to present boat owners, workers, that have earned a living for the past 35-plus years.
Any other business, will have to raze and rebuild, thus putting this area out of productive use, for two or more years. This will negatively affect Lakeport and its area business interests. Cool heads should prevail. Forget personal bickering, greed. Do not lose a well managed facility, with little or no problems, that maybe found in a new enterprise.
Ormond Beach, Fla.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 11:39