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I would like to thank the voters of Sanbornton and Tilton for sending Rep. Tim Lang to Concord. He has established himself as a serious, conscientious legislator who is respected by both Republicans and Democrats on the influential Ways and Means Committee, where he quickly was appointed to a leadership position — a rare honor for a first-term legislator.

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So a guy walks into a polling place and after he walks through the line and shows his ID and gets his ballot, he heads for the voting booth. Looking at the ballot, he scratches his head and mutters; “who are these people, anyway?” Sound familiar?

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Vote for Brian Gallagher for Belknap County Commissioner. As a New Hampshire state representative, finishing my second term, and a resident of New Hampton, I am pleased that we have Brian Gallagher as a choice for Belknap County Commissioner for our district. Brian's sincerity and professionalism is unquestionable. His work experience is quite impressive, in all facets of finance, accounting, budgets and contracts. His decision in all matters is thoroughly researched and you can have confidence that his conclusions will have a positive impact to the county.

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Daily Sun reporter Rick Green must have been born yesterday, or asleep, through the eight years of Obama to write, "President Barack Obama'a administration did not have the scandals of the Trump era" in his bio on Eddie Edwards. Really? Are ya kiddin' me? I guess you don't count Fast & Furious, the IRS, the FBI, Justice Department, Uranium One, Hillary's security breaches, or all the other sometimes-unconstitutional things that happened under Obama "scandals".

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Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.

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Yesterday I read an article in one of the online newspapers about a crash of a small bus filled with kids from the Kittery Community Center Safe Camp — several were injured, some seriously. The driver was unfit to be driving at all, let alone a van full of kids. With several previous convictions, little regard for the law and a $1,300 fine being extended for him at the time of the crash he was among other things epileptic, suffering from seizures and had quit a second job job at Appleby’s (a liquor provider) to go to AA meetings too, as he said, to “get a grip on his life.”

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On Saturday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a youth-led action at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord in support and solidarity with the children who have been removed from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border and with the children whose parents have been deported, both here in New Hampshire and throughout the country.

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Here is some food for thought when voting in the 2018 elections, The five other New England states (Connecticut - 6.35 percent, Massachusetts - 6.25 percent, Rhode Island - 7 percent, Maine - 5.5 percent, and Vermont - 6 percent) have state sales taxes averaging 6.22 percent. This represents approximately 15, 14, 17, and 10 percent respectively of those states total income. N.H. sales tax currently represents zero percent of the state income.

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Your article about Maura Sullivan’s campaign for Congress was filled with some fun details (She makes the staff do push-ups and run every morning? Impressive.) but one part stood out for me in its lack of details. When pressed about whether or not she moved to N.H. to run for Congress, Ms. Sullivan said, “I would have loved if I had the chance to put down roots and settle down in New Hampshire years ago, but I was fighting in Fallujah in the Marines and taking care of veterans at the VA for President Obama, so I got here as soon as I could.”

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I would like to thank the voters of Sanbornton and Tilton for sending Rep. Tim Lang to Concord. He has established himself as a serious, conscientious legislator who is respected by both Republicans and Democrats on the influential Ways and Means Committee, where he quickly was appointed to a leadership position — a rare honor for a first-term legislator.

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So a guy walks into a polling place and after he walks through the line and shows his ID and gets his ballot, he heads for the voting booth. Looking at the ballot, he scratches his head and mutters; “who are these people, anyway?” Sound familiar?

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Vote for Brian Gallagher for Belknap County Commissioner. As a New Hampshire state representative, finishing my second term, and a resident of New Hampton, I am pleased that we have Brian Gallagher as a choice for Belknap County Commissioner for our district. Brian's sincerity and professionalism is unquestionable. His work experience is quite impressive, in all facets of finance, accounting, budgets and contracts. His decision in all matters is thoroughly researched and you can have confidence that his conclusions will have a positive impact to the county.

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Daily Sun reporter Rick Green must have been born yesterday, or asleep, through the eight years of Obama to write, "President Barack Obama'a administration did not have the scandals of the Trump era" in his bio on Eddie Edwards. Really? Are ya kiddin' me? I guess you don't count Fast & Furious, the IRS, the FBI, Justice Department, Uranium One, Hillary's security breaches, or all the other sometimes-unconstitutional things that happened under Obama "scandals".

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Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.

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Yesterday I read an article in one of the online newspapers about a crash of a small bus filled with kids from the Kittery Community Center Safe Camp — several were injured, some seriously. The driver was unfit to be driving at all, let alone a van full of kids. With several previous convictions, little regard for the law and a $1,300 fine being extended for him at the time of the crash he was among other things epileptic, suffering from seizures and had quit a second job job at Appleby’s (a liquor provider) to go to AA meetings too, as he said, to “get a grip on his life.”

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On Saturday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a youth-led action at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord in support and solidarity with the children who have been removed from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border and with the children whose parents have been deported, both here in New Hampshire and throughout the country.

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Here is some food for thought when voting in the 2018 elections, The five other New England states (Connecticut - 6.35 percent, Massachusetts - 6.25 percent, Rhode Island - 7 percent, Maine - 5.5 percent, and Vermont - 6 percent) have state sales taxes averaging 6.22 percent. This represents approximately 15, 14, 17, and 10 percent respectively of those states total income. N.H. sales tax currently represents zero percent of the state income.

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Your article about Maura Sullivan’s campaign for Congress was filled with some fun details (She makes the staff do push-ups and run every morning? Impressive.) but one part stood out for me in its lack of details. When pressed about whether or not she moved to N.H. to run for Congress, Ms. Sullivan said, “I would have loved if I had the chance to put down roots and settle down in New Hampshire years ago, but I was fighting in Fallujah in the Marines and taking care of veterans at the VA for President Obama, so I got here as soon as I could.”

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New Hampshire politicians love to stand behind “The Pledge” of no new broad-based taxes. To say that there are no broad based taxes in this state is a bald-faced lie. What do they call the following taxes, fees and permits paid by individuals and businesses?

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Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened. Though his commercials for GOP candidates often pressed thorns in liberal flanks, he won broad respect as a principled conservative.

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The Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association would like to send out a huge thank you for an extremely successful 250th parade. It was well organized and ran very smoothly from the start to the end. I have to say we were all wondering if anyone would attend to watch the parade due to the number of people in the parade and we were thrilled to see the crowd! We would like to extend a special thank you to John Moulton (Moulton’s Farm) for offering his wagon as a float for us and Hannaford Supermarket for donating balloons and huge kudos to Middleton Lumber for allowing use of the property, making bathrooms available and at the end of the parade their workers stood at the gate and handed out water to all participants. What a great place to live and play! It was a good time had by all!

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Donald Trump won the election because people believed what he shouted and many people wanted a change. He did not win by a landslide, as most would love to believe. No, he won mostly because a LOT of people did not vote! Because MANY voters were so disgusted by him, Hillary, and even Bernie. It was a sad and disgusting race.

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With regards to Robert Miller's letter, "Ask yourself why Trump is acting like such a guilty man:" I totally agree with Mr. Miller. Freedom of the press is historically precious. Within totalitarian regimes, say North Korea, Russia, Turkey, or Cuba to name a few, one of the first institutions censored or eliminated is a free, independent press. Think carefully about this when you hear President Trump use the phrase "fake news", or imply "the press is the enemy of the people". The presence of the truth makes one think; the absence of it makes one blindly obedient. Think about it, please!

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As a voter and taxpaying property owner in Belknap County, I am asking you to support Thomas A. Tardif for District 1 county commissioner on Sept. 11. The September primary, in effect, has the effect of the November elections. Other than the top vote getter of the Republican primary candidates, no opposing candidates will be on the November general election ballot.

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I am writing this letter in support of Brian Gallagher to be elected the next District 1 Belknap County commissioner, representing the city of Laconia and the towns of New Hampton and Sanbornton. Brian has over 30 years of extensive public finance experience. Using his experience, I believe Brian would work with others on the commission and the Belknap County Delegation to produce a budget that would cover essential services as well as protect the county taxpayers.

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For a men who insists he has done nothing wrong, Trump sure acts as if he has something big to hide. His attempts to fire special counsel, Robert Mueller, and his firing of FBI Director James Comey, and his latest calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop the Russian investigation, are just part of a long list of firings and lies that establish an undeniable pattern. He has tried repeatedly to shut down an investigation into whether his campaign coordinated with Russian officials to help him win the 2016 election.

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To The Daily Sunn

James Veverka's letter of August 11, and other letters in your paper prompt a troubling question: Are "true believers" in crazy and irrational theories capable of being enlightened? Or are they so blinded and deluded by their chosen fantasies that there's no possibility of their learning fact and truth? Years ago, a Holocaust survivor friend once actually scolded me for presuming that I could rationally argue with someone who was a Holocaust-denier: "Dick," said my friend, "you don't seem to understand that these people are incapable of reason and logic, they are so obsessed with their fantasies!"

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When it comes to Harry Potter, which has been reintroduced recently, be it for more money or other less obvious purposes, most people assume it's harmless entertainment or fun. They have been willingly deceived by subtle programming, just like during Halloween.Retailers are not obligated to tell you of any non-physical dangers, and it isn't likely they will, to protect their profits.Children and teens emulate things that are popular and Harry Potter is one of these But is it something you want them to copy?

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I have thought about writing regarding the WOW Trail for some time. After recently reading several letters for and against the trail, I have finally decided to chime in. I don’t care to engage in a back and forth and I can’t offer any data (though it seems other writers have no problem making claims without data to support them), but I can offer my own opinions and experiences that I know many others share.

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I would like to thank members of the Sandwich Woman’s Club, residents, visitors and local businesses who supported the club’s annual “Luncheon on the Green and Raffle” during the Artisans on the Green in Sandwich on August 9. For many years the Sandwich Woman’s Club has sold sandwiches, desserts and drinks as well as raffle tickets at the Artisans on the Green event during Sandwich Old Home Week. Funds raised are used for monetary gifts to Sandwich students who are continuing their undergraduate education after high school.

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As though it were yesterday, I remember one of my favorite commercials from years ago. There were three little boys on the TV saying, "See you at Haaahts!" Fast forward to last week's Meredith Selectboard meeting and one of those boys, Brendan Hart, now an energetic young man, passionate about skateboarding, was presenting a very succinct proposal for a new skateboard park in Meredith. The existing park, dedicated to his father — the Glenn Hart Memorial Skateboard Park — has fallen into disrepair, and now, newer ideas for safer parks have recently emerged.

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The N.H. state primary elections are coming up September 11

Some Democratic voters in Grafton County may not realize that there is a very active slate of candidates running for office this year. If your town does not have a primary for its N.H. House seat, it does have primaries for several county offices, in addition to the all-important gubernatorial primary between Steve Marchand and Molly Kelly.

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On behalf of the Dutile family and Freedom Fuel, I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and generous donations. Freedom Fuel uses these donations to provide emergency heating assistance to New Hampshire veterans. Mike, himself a veteran, saw a critical need not being met and took the initiative, founding Freedom Fuel to help alleviate the problem.

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It gets really tiresome when people share false information on the internet and present it as fact. It seems like many will just share something that fits their agenda without even bothering to do the tiniest bit of due diligence. It’s not only annoying, it’s damaging. When we lose our integrity, we lose a very central part of who we are. And so, it is with a sincere apology to my mother, I must break the rule, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all,” as I proceed to discuss the N.H. Congressional District #1 Republican Primary.

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The Laconia Daily Sun reports that the City Council will press ahead with a plan to study, “among other things,” ripping up railroad tracks along the Concord-Lincoln corridor to extend the WOW Trail. The public has already voiced significant opposition to this idea. I am a supporter of the WOW Trail as it is but I have three main objections to how the city and the WOW Trail Committee are proceeding with this.

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Republican strategist Carl Rove recently likened our Dear Leader's attack on the press to Stalin's use of the term, "enemy of the people" because he claims the media is the enemy of the people. Even Nikita Khrushchev's granddaughter wrote in 2017 that he uses the term like Stalin did.

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As a voter and taxpaying property owner in Belknap County, I am asking you to support Brian Gallagher by voting for him as your next Belknap County commissioner. District 1 represents the towns of Sanbornton and New Hampton and the city of Laconia. Please cast your Vote on September 11for Brian Gallagher.

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As we head toward another pivotal election here in New Hampshire and across the country, we face many choices in candidates who seek to represent us. Here in Belknap County, we are extremely fortunate to have Brian Gallagher running for Belknap County Commissioner.

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As I look at the voting record of Rep. Raymond Howard, Jr., I see more and more instances where I would have voted differently. In my opinion, my views on many of these issues are more in line with the values of the residents of District 8 (Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton), and I am running for N.H. state representative so that these views will be better reflected in votes in Concord and within the county.

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When I talk to people in Gilmanton, Alton, and elsewhere in New Hampshire, their biggest worry is the growing impact of drugs on their community, and on co-workers, friends or families. Many of us see people struggling with their own addiction or the addiction of someone close. We see the increase in crimes propelled by addicts’ need for drugs, so overwhelming it blocks all else.

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It’s been a privilege and honor to serve as one of your three state representatives in Concord this session, my very first in state government. In fact, I’m really not even a full-fledged “freshman” yet since it’s been less than a year and it’s already time to earn re-election.

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In a letter I wrote some days ago, I made a point and a joke which both failed, I believe. The point I was trying to make was made much better and more thoroughly some days later by Scott Cracraft — namely, that the true meanings of words get twisted and butchered by people with political biases. Thus, it is cynical and dishonest to say or imply that "liberal" = "socialist," "conservative" = "fascist," or "migration" = trying to evade the laws of immigration. (My failed joke about geese and antelopes meant only to point out that the actual, historical meaning of "migration" has nothing to do with current and specific border problems in the American Southwest,  and that so-twisting the true meaning of "migration" is an example of mis-using language for political ends.)

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I read with amusement Tony Boutin’s letter regarding Bernie Sanders being too old to be considered for president. While I certainly admire Sanders, and would vote for him if he were nominated, I had not heard that he has announced his candidacy. I can’t believe Mr. Boutin is losing sleep over this possibility to the extent that he feels he has to express his fears in print.

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Where did the policy of zero tolerance originate? Is the Department of Justice really entitled to enforce that kind of behavior requirement on the attorneys they employ in that department? How does that play out in the law enforcement at the local community level? If the immigration enforcement system has no flexibility, will it work or be fair?

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I am proud to announce my candidacy for state rep in District 2, Gilford and Meredith. I am the third of five generations of Beans named Harry. My family has lived at the same location on Saltmarsh Pond Rd. since 1842.

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On July 13 I was honored to attend the grand opening of the beautiful new South Main Street home of Franklin’s Benevolent and Protected Order of Elks. It was a fabulous event to celebrate a breath-taking achievement.

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As I mailed my two constructively-scolding postcards to Trump and his lawyer Sekulow today, I met face-to-face with a busy, ultra-conservative letter-writer from my town of Sanbornton. He knew who I was. I asked his name, then said, “Ah, now I put a face with a name.”

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Four years ago, when I was elected as a Belknap County Commissioner, several serious problems needed to be addressed. I ran for office pointing to these problems and urging solutions. Shortly after taking office, I became chairman of the board of county commissioners. Tackling these problems has been a team effort with my fellow commissioners, administrators, department heads and dedicated employees working hard, with me, to solve the problems.

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I have read Richard Davis’ letter attempting to chastise The Daily Sun editors and letter writers for not respecting readers and “wasting valuable newspaper space” by not checking for truth before printing. Mr. Davis, I will address your gross misrepresentation of the truth of my letter as presented in your answer to my letter on migration and immigration, printed on August 2.

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New Hampshire politicians love to stand behind “The Pledge” of no new broad-based taxes. To say that there are no broad based taxes in this state is a bald-faced lie. What do they call the following taxes, fees and permits paid by individuals and businesses?

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Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened. Though his commercials for GOP candidates often pressed thorns in liberal flanks, he won broad respect as a principled conservative.

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The Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association would like to send out a huge thank you for an extremely successful 250th parade. It was well organized and ran very smoothly from the start to the end. I have to say we were all wondering if anyone would attend to watch the parade due to the number of people in the parade and we were thrilled to see the crowd! We would like to extend a special thank you to John Moulton (Moulton’s Farm) for offering his wagon as a float for us and Hannaford Supermarket for donating balloons and huge kudos to Middleton Lumber for allowing use of the property, making bathrooms available and at the end of the parade their workers stood at the gate and handed out water to all participants. What a great place to live and play! It was a good time had by all!