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Normand Legere: Unaffiliated voters should take Republican ballot on Sept. 13

The ongoing turmoil regarding the Belknap County Delegation and the Gunstock Area Commission demonstrates the folly of electing anarchistic Free State candidates to run our government. These unreasonable and unqualified individuals are dedicated to destroying government at every level and have proven chaos is the result. They hide under the guise of being Republicans, but like Gov. Chris Sununu has said, "The Libertarians are not Republicans. OK? I know a lot of them like to sign up as Republicans and pass themselves off as Republicans. But they're not. Not even remotely." The Speaker of the New Hampshire House hates them to the point of seating the Belknap Delegation as far away from the front of the House chamber as possible.
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Questions Raised When Rep. Sylvia Didn’t Pledge Allegiance To the Flag at Meeting

BELMONT – Citizens for Belknap, a new political action committee, plans to endorse candidates for the Sept. 13 Republican Primary as early as this Sunday. This comes while residents of the county are questioning why state Rep. Mike Sylvia, R-Belmont, a Free Stater who is chair of the Belknap County Delegation, didn’t pledge allegiance to the flag Monday at the opening of a Gunstock Area Commission meeting.
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Tim Dunleavy: Support Stephen Hodges for District 3 County Commissioner

As a lifetime resident of Laconia and Belknap County, I am asking you to support Stephen Hodges for Belknap County Commissioner in District 3. Born in Laconia and raised in Gilford, Steve has been a lifelong resident and servant of Belknap County. He served with our sheriff’s office for 28 years, and for seven terms, he was our high sheriff. I am a direct witness to Sheriff Hodges’ exceptional leadership qualities having served under him as a part-time deputy and can attest to his fairness and integrity.
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Gunstock Commission seats will likely remain vacant until after the primary

GILFORD — The turmoil embroiling Gunstock Mountain Resort, and almost costing it the winter season, has put a spotlight on the members of the Belknap County Delegation. Despite the departure of former Gunstock Area Commissioners Peter Ness and Dr. David Strang and the return of Gunstock’s management, that spotlight has not dimmed — and the Sept. 13 primary is fast approaching.
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LIVE: Murder trial begins in Laconia

LACONIA, N.H. — The trial for a man accused of using a samurai sword to kill his friend in Laconia is scheduled to begin Monday in Belknap County Superior Court. ^^ WMUR is streaming the first day of the trial live in the video player above. ^^. The defense...
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Rick DeMark: Once reasonable governor is now enabling extreme agenda

Gov. Christopher Sununu’s recent comments about the disgraceful actions by Free State members of the Belknap County delegation (Mike Sylvia, Norm Silber and Gregg Hough) concerning Gunstock were gratifying. But in the same breath, Sununu reversed his condemnation by saying, “I don’t have any problem with the Free State movement.” Really, governor? You can’t have it both ways.
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John Sellers: What is motivation behind voting out current representatives?

After reading the ridiculous letters on vote out representatives who caused Gunstock chaos last week, you should be able to see right through what the writer was telling the voters of Belknap. When someone says 10 of the 18 delegates must be voted out you really have to wonder why they say that. Does the writer really think the people that voted for these delegates two years ago are stupid, ignorant and made a mistake? People of Belknap County don’t fall for these progressive tactics, instead start looking at what really has happened at Gunstock (questions asked and an audit) and who the real RINOs are in the Belknap Delegation.
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Gunstock saga in NH brings reckoning over Republican alliance with Free State project

After a 13-day closure this summer, the issues that shuttered the county-owned Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire, were resolved last week. The senior management team that had abruptly quit returned to work, Adventure Park ziplines reopened, and stages were erected so the Christian music festival SoulFest could begin. Come winter, the ski mountain is set to run as usual.
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Douglas Trottier: Bill Wright a responsible leader, conservative with taxpayer money

Residents of Belknap County, I am writing this letter to support William “Bill” Wright’s campaign for re-election as the Belknap County Sheriff. Bill is one of the most caring, compassionate, honest law enforcement officials I have ever known, with high standards and integrity. Bill loves the profession and serving the people of Belknap County. Being sheriff for Bill isn’t just a job; it is a commitment to the people. Bill is a strong leader, has always led by example, and never asked any of the employees to do anything he would not do himself. Bill takes a hands-on leadership role, working alongside his employees. I cannot recall any past sheriffs with this integrity. In the past, I have witnessed absent sheriffs and poor leadership, not Bill; he’s a working sheriff, accountable to the people. Bill runs a fiscally conservative department; without cutting services.
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Six more picked to be on Sapry trial jury

LACONIA — Six more people were selected Wednesday to sit on the jury for the murder-insanity trial of Hassan Sapry, who is accused in the killing of Wilfred Guzman Sr. in April 2019. After two days of jury selection, 12 people have been chosen to hear evidence that will...
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Gunstock: A Reopening and a Reckoning

After a 13-day closure this summer, the issues that shuttered the county-owned Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford were resolved last week. The senior management team that had abruptly quit returned to work, Adventure Park ziplines reopened, and stages were erected so the Christian music festival SoulFest could begin. Come winter, the ski mountain is set to run as usual.