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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 …

Business people for Jan. 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

David Patrick is the new director of conservation at the Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire. Patrick has a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, Orono, and comes to the Conservancy from Paul Smith’s College in …

People for Jan. 13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CONCORD Debony Lahue is the new head coach for the Granite State Roller Derby 2015 season. She is a seasoned roller derby skater with extensive skating experience as well as playing and coaching team sports both on and off the track. Austin Erickson was named to the dean’s …

Announcements for Jan. 15

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HENNIKER Volunteers needed The Henniker Food Pantry is looking for some strong volunteers. Currently the pantry is getting much of its food from the Manchester Food Bank, which saves a considerable amount of money. The pantry is looking for people with a van, SUV or truck who would …

Letter: Special interests win again

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Washington Democrats and Republicans just passed a budget that rewards the special interests at the expense of the American people. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Annie Kuster voted for the special interests. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted for the people. The budget was created by the …

Letter: CIA saved lives

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We have seen the reports of “torture” committed by the CIA. How awful – torture committed by the USA. Kudos to the CIA. They saved lives. They caught terrorists – and some before they committed more terror acts against the United States. Terrorists who behead people. Terrorists who …

Letter: Obamacare works

Monday, December 15, 2014

During the period of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, I encourage everyone still without insurance to sign up. Those in New Hampshire who are already enrolled should check whether they can get a better plan this year. Five insurance companies now offer 40 plans that include …

Letter: Hassan stands with families

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Voters who care about New Hampshire families will re-elect Gov. Maggie Hassan this November. Her opponent shows clearly that he doesn’t understand what affects everyday folks and their families. Walt Havenstein thinks it’s okay if women are paid less than men for the same work. It’s okay with …

Paquette-Horne

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Danielle Paquette and Ryan Horne of Ashland were married June 21 in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride’s father in Center Harbor. The Rev. Dave Dalzell of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia officiated. …

Book-It! race in Meredith a sucess

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book-It! race great The Friends of the Meredith Library’s third annual “Book-It!” race was a wonderful success due to the efforts of the following: our volunteers – Tom Allen, Erin Apostolos, Ann Butler, Pam Coburn, Cliff Dickinson, Micci Freyenhagen, Christopher Leland, Linda Matson, Joyce Messer, Carol Moritz, Ray …