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Many to thank after Paugus Bay Marina golf tournament

To The Daily Sun,

Paugus Bay Marina and their annual Charity Golf Tournament would like to thank the following folks:
Meredith Village Savings Bank, the Bank of New Hamphire, Paugus Bay Marina, CL Hanson, State Farm, LPL Financial, Yankee Tree Box, O'Connor Hardware of Billerica, Jacobson Floral, Dustpipe, Skyfall.

Naswa Beach Resort, Woodstock Inn and Brewery, Fratello's Restaurant, Daniels Electric, Dolan & Sons, Alpha Yacht Survey, Progressive Financial, Building By Design, Street Electric, Goulet Associates, Getty Shine.

Brunelle Brothers Electric, Holbrook Insurance, Anchor Auto Body, Avalon Boats, Clough Construction, Northeast Communications, Tri State County Power Equipment, Windham Country Club. Cohen Family, Tuttle Family, Wilson Family, Kagan Family, Caruso Family, Colby Fredette, Barr Family, Smith Family, Sean Ryan, Doug Plummer.

99 Restaurant, Heavenly Doughnuts, Patrick's Pub, T-Bones, 405 Pub and Grill, Ellacoya Bar & Grill, Lakeside, Common Man, Faro's Italian Restaurant.

Special thanks to Mike Migneault, Ron and Alice Cohen, Nate and Lisa Hazeltine, Dave Rowson, Dave Fox, Charlie Cram, Herb and Sue Clough, Troy and Candy Barr, Linda Knott, Kendra Deal, Bill and Carol Lawn, Nikki Lyons and The Make A Wish kids and families.

Kelli, Tanner, and Olivia Keenan, Lauren Crockett, Jan Thomas, Mary MacDonald, Laconia Country Club — Todd Rollins and all the pro shop staff.

Kevin Keenan

Laconia

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By next summer, Weeks Woods will be a beautiful place again

To the Daily Sun,

I'm writing this letter in response to the letter about loggers ruining Weeks Forest in Gilford. I do not wish to besmirch the point of view of the writers. How you feel about a piece of woods is a personal thing and we all think differently. As a youth (in the 1960s), that piece of woods was my first taste of freedom so I have a long attachment to it.

Back then, logging was mostly done as a clear cut with all the tops left helter-skelter on the ground. You could hardly walk through it and it took a decade or so to bounce back. By comparison modern logging is a beautiful thing. Foresters mark trees to be cut or left with the goal of improving the wood lot, leaving some open woods with trees in them. The tops are all chipped. Wildlife and the trees that remain thrive. I noticed in the upper field they took back where the woods had creeped in.
It looks bad right now because they are still in the process. This piece had a similar cut done back in the 1980'. By next summer it will be a great place to recreate in again. I enjoyed it last weekend. I like open woods where you can see a ways.
Please think hard before you withdraw support for the Society For The Protection of New Hampshire Forests. I doubt this was done out of greed and the money probably goes into preserving more of New Hampshire forests.
Tom Sleeper
Gilford

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