I am asking you to write-in Brett Currier for Gilmanton selectman

To The Daily Sun,

Gilmanton taxpayers, I am writing this letter to ask you to write in Brett Currier for selectman. I have known Brett for many years and while not always agreeing with him I feel he has done a good job as selectman. Sometimes in order to do what you feel is right you may anger a few people, but it doesn't mean that our are picking on anyone, but you see a potential problem or way to run something more efficiently, which will save all taxpayers money. Isn't this what we elect a selectman to do, watch over the rules we have and to watch over our money to see that it is spent wisely?

So I am asking all residents to think about what you feel a selectman or woman should do for the citizens of our town and not just listen to all the small town gossip and if you have any questions take the time and find out why certain positions were taken and please vote for the person you feel will best serve you regardless of the potential to upset certain people in town. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

David Clairmont


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I'm confident Harry Bean will serve Gilford in helpful manner I know

To The Daily Sun,

I feel that Harry H. Bean is a great candidate for Gilford's Budget Committee. Harry showed his dedication to the community when he and his family volunteered two summers ago to complete my project, the reconstruction of the former Gilford Outing Club warming hut.

Harry and his family were wonderful to work with throughout the project. Because the warming hut is a historic building, careful attention to details was required. At the time the Beans signed on to help finish the project, a small group of volunteers had already removed the old rotted walls and put the new wall framing in place. Therefore, the original walls were not there as a reference.

Nevertheless, Harry was more than willing to review reference photos with me and discuss how the project was to be completed. The reconstruction is now finished, and the historic character was maintained. Harry volunteered his time entirely and skillfully kept the project within our budget for materials.

What I saw in Harry and his work were honesty, dedication, and respect. I am confident that he will serve the Town of Gilford in the same manner. I hope you will join me and vote for Harry H. Bean on March 10.

Sarah E. Anderson


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Libraries aren't bad; people who shove them down throats are

To The Daily Sun,

Just like Obamacare it started out on a false premise. The library said they would be self supported but you could just feel what was going to be coming down the pike.

This is a private entity and should not be soliciting our tax dollars. To those liberals who want to shove this down our throat, I say get all your friends with the "Library Yes" signs and find a way to fund this without bothering folks on fixed incomes and the majority of us that will never walk through the door.

Libraries are not bad. People who shove them in your face are.

Kevin McCauley


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Every time we try to make house look nice we're hit with stop order

To The Daily Sun,

My wife and I have lived in Gilmanton for 44 years. This house has been in my wife's family for around 150 years. I am a 60 percent service-connected disabled U.S.M.C Veteran. My doctor took me out of work in 1995 and I've been on SSI since and paying full taxes on this house and another since 1988.

I get no rent income from this old farm house. The Historic Commission told me I could not tear it down, but I could pay full taxes on it even with no one living in it. My daughter said she would give me the money to pay the taxes and use her own money to fix up the house. For seven years now we have been fixing up the inside of the house to make it a home for my daughter and her family and, I wish to add ,thanks to God and a very caring doctor, she is in remission now. But she has been fighting cancer for about two years.

Every time we try and make the house look nice and correct we are hit with stop work notice which could result in misdemeanor or felony persecution or a fine. We've had people coming onto our land taking pictures. We've gotten phone calls, registered letters, and when I've gone to a meeting at the Historic District Commission I'm told instead of $183 windows, I have to use custom made windows at a cost of $670 each. They will not take $3 out of their own pockets, but they have no problem taking thousands out of mine. And all the time they are using your tax money to make my life extremely difficult! One of their members (workers) told me that if I want out I must hire a lawyer! You mean to tell me I have to pay a lawyer to be able to work on my own house! I don't think so.

People this is America. We have our God given rights guaranteed and protected by our state and federal Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Who do these people think they are. And I did not like the manner in which I was treated in the last meeting I attended. I think these people need a life. I encourage others who agree with me to write letters to a newspaper of your choice. Thank you and one Nation under God.

Roland A. Hueber


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Sue & Jen will help Gilford schools maintain their excellence

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, March 10, Gilford residents will have the opportunity to vote for two candidates (three- year term) for School Board. There are five names on the ballot. I am writing in support of Sue Allen, current board chair, and Jen McGreevy, a parent of three students, one in each school.

Sue has been a valuable member of the Gilford School Board for years and has been instrumental in helping Gilford School District become the great district it is today. Her experience is vital to the district's future.

Jen has been active on school advisory committees, volunteer groups, staff search committees, class activities and fundraisers since her children have been in the district. The School Board needs a parent who is as involved as Jen, to better understand what is going on from a current parent's perspective.

We are very fortunate to have a School Board that supports students, teachers, and administrators.

Eighty percent of Gilford graduates continue their education at either two- or four-year colleges. Recently, honor roll lists from colleges have been in the papers and most of those students are Gilford graduates.

At a recent school board meeting, a presentation was made by the Screaming Eagles, the first robotics team from Gilford, which recently placed fourth in a statewide competition. Their presentation to the School Board was great, explaining in detail what they learned from this experience. Without the continued support of the district and community, this would not be possible.

Another presentation was a community service project involving the Business class and Tech Ed class at Gilford High School. They are raising money to construct wooden flag holders for the New Hampshire Veterans home in Tilton.
This is community service and involvement at its best.

Very few high schools offer woodworking and metalworking classes, Gilford does.

In my opinion, Sue and Jen will help Gilford School District continue to provide an excellent education to the students of our town.

Joe Wernig

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