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Why Is Alton Central School (ACS) Doing A Pre-School Screening For 3 to 4 Year Olds NOW … 2013 – 2014 School Year Already Started.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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September 19, 2013 Laconia Daily Sun, bottom of page 15. Can't give you link to the paper itself because the Sun's IT folks must have been trained by the ACS IT staff!

September 19, 2013 Laconia Daily Sun, bottom of page 15. Can’t give you link to the paper itself because the Sun’s IT folks must have been trained by the ACS IT staff!


I just happened to see this.

Confused the heck out of me.

Yes, I e-mailed the Superintendent, William (Bill) Lander, immediately. I have not heard back.

Actually my second e-mail to him in less than 24 hours and my 3rd this week — though I do honestly try not to bother him too much.

Yes, I was at all the ACS School Board meetings when pre-school enrollment, the ballot, the model students etc. were discussed, BUT I didn’t pay much attention. I have a habit, per my ‘my brain is my best friend’ regime, of tuning out stuff that I don’t need. Just reduces the clutter and frees up cycles to work on stuff that I have to do. Yes, I write paragraphs for my books at meetings.

Seems very strange. School year has already started. On Monday they even gave us an enrollment number.

I have to assume all the pre-school teachers and aids have been hired and are already on the books. So why now?

P.S., I am a HUGE supporter of the ACS Pre-School program run by the beyond exceptional, absolutely AMAZING, Saintly Mrs. Joan Rees, 2010’s Pre-School Educator of the Year for the State. Teischan was accepted into ACS when she was 4 as a special needs. Mrs. Rees and Mrs. Dorr worked miracles on her. I think Mrs. Rees is the cat’s whiskers. Mrs. Dorr is very special too.

So don’t get me wrong. I am not against the ACS pre-school program. I am ever grateful for what it did for Teischan. I would not deprive that for anybody. All kids deserve that break.

My only concern is the timing.

Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2: Proactive, Effective Problem Solver (A Letter)


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


This letter appeared in the October 10, 2012 issue of
The Laconia Daily Sun‘, page 8.

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Full Disclosure:
I have known Lisa and her family for over 12 years and considers her an exceptional person, salt-of-the-earth.

Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2 (Gilford & Meredith): PLEASE Make Sure She Is Elected.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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I have known Lisa for at least 12 years, starting when she was this amazing Children’s Librarian at the always wonderful Gilford Library. First my son Matthew and then Devanee were huge fans of the library and I know that part of it was that Lisa ran the magical Children’s room. There was a time when Devanee, when she was 3 or 4, was going to the Library at least once a week. We all got to know Lisa and her family very well over the years.

She is a wonderful, caring, warm, helpful, knowledgeable, always ‘on-the-ball’ person. True, salt-of-the-earth. She is an exceptional mother, accentuated by having a special needs son.

Lisa will be a dream State Rep. for all of us with families, especially school age kids. She is an expert on health care and education issues in NH, with unique hands on experience as to the challenges faced by parents with ‘special needs’. Lisa will proudly stand up for us, Romney’s 47%. Gilford and Meredith are rich communities but there are still a lot of people in these towns that are not ‘rich’. Lots of folks without health care. Many worried about whether their kids are getting a decent education. If Lisa is in Concord, I know that she will fight for what is right for the majority. Lisa is above petty, politics. She will always try to do what is right for the average person, the typical constituent.

It would be so good for NH if we can have Lisa in Concord looking after our interests. So, PLEASE, if you live in Gilford or Meredith, vote for Lisa and make sure that you convince others in those towns to do the same. Thank YOU.