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Letter: Forrester isn’t leading

Monday, May 18, 2015

As the next New Hampshire budget develops in Concord, we have to wonder whether our legislators have any concern for ordinary individuals, families and the future of New Hampshire. We watch with bated breath what the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Jeanie Forrester, will do with the horrendous House budget sent over to the Senate. It doesn’t look promising. Despite those testifying in favor of a humane, future-looking plan, I …

People for May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

GILFORD Abigial Ross was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts honor society at St. Lawrence University. She is a senior mathematics major. HILL Zachary Plante, an Army private, graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Steven and Vickie Plante. LACONIA Scott Compton Jr., an Army specialist, graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson …

Researchers take water samples of Lake Winnipesaukee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Researchers and environmental groups held a one-day collection of water samples of Lake Winnipesaukee to see whether there’s been an increase in phosphorus levels, which can lead to higher amounts of algae and lake vegetation. Steve Landry of the Department of Environmental Services told New Hampshire Public Radio that the timing of the sampling, shortly after this year’s ice-out declaration, is important. He …

People for April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Becca LaBelle traveled to South Africa with a group of students and faculty from Willam Wood University for the Woods Around the World program. The group raised money for a village school and then traveled to the …

Letter: Serving big companies

Friday, April 17, 2015

As the budgeting process moves from the New Hampshire House to the Senate, it should be judged on its ability to improve the well-being of Granite Staters and grow our economy. Unfortunately, Sen. Jeanie Forrester and Senate Republicans are instead already showing allegiance to big companies, many of …

Letter: The typical left

Friday, April 10, 2015

Last month, George Stephanopoulos tried to deceive us into believing that the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the people who support them support homophobia, bigotry and discrimination against gays. This lie would mean that President Obama, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Ted Kennedy, 95 other senators, all the congressmen …

People for April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BOW Quinn Adams earned high honors for the winter term at Phillips Exeter Academy. He is in grade 10. GILFORD John Royal participated in a national Model United National conference in New York representing Chili. He is a …

Letter: Politics before people

Monday, April 6, 2015

Last year, Gov. Hassan and a bipartisan group of legislators led the way in establishing the Medicaid expansion program that is now providing nearly 40,000 Granite Staters access to health care. Since then, we’ve seen very positive trends in insurance rate costs and a report by the N.H. …

artists display work at Local businesses

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A rea artists will be displaying their work at businesses across the region. Above : Rachel Paul of Henniker, Paul Ducret of Manchester, Nancy Jarvis of Concord, Mary Crump of Concord, Therese DesRosiers of Manchester, Howard Muscott of …

Student art successes

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three area students recently received recognition for artistic accomplisments. Karrington Telgin, 6, of Weare won the town’s annual fire truck coloring contest and received a ride home with the Weare Fire Department. Mabel Johnson, 7, of Pittsfield won …

People

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

HILLSBORO Josline Watkins was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Maine at Farmington. HOOKSETT Lexie Scarpa was inducted to the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society at Becker College. HOPKINTON Benjamin Thesing was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester …

Business notes for March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

McGowan Fine Art of Concord recently completed an art installation for Pentucket Medical Associates in five areas of the building. Hannaford Supermarkets delivered $30,000 worth of pasta, sauce and vegetables to the New Hampshire Food Bank in February through its Buy One, Give One promotion. RTH Martial Arts …

Library fundraiser helped in many ways

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Friends of the Meredith Library held a fundraising event at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant on March 2. We are grateful to Russ Hart and Sim Willey for their generosity and kindness in hosting the fun-filled evening, which was a wonderful success. Fifty percent of each Friend of …