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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 political party establishments, including President Obama, Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Harry Reid, and special interest groups. The 1,600-plus page document …

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 strap bombs on children and mentally impaired people. Terrorists who hide behind children. How can …

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 at least two New Hampshire hospitals in each network. Folks complain mightily about Obamacare, and, …

Central N.H. runners at the 118th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Catch up on the finishing times of the area Boston Marathon runners below. (Bib number, age, town: half time – finishing time) 31983 Kally Abrams, 43, Bow: 02:33:46 – 05:43:43 27327 Craig Anderson, 34, Bow: 01:50:51 – 03:54:11 …

Business notes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alliance Asset Management is CATCH Neighborhood Housing’s new property management company. Alliance Asset Management is also involved in the Work Experience Program, sponsored by the New Hampshire Employment Program, Southern New Hampshire Services and the New Hampshire Department of Heath and Human Services. The program is designed to …

Letter: Disingenuous vote from Forrester on gas tax

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What a bumpy ride! The 4-cent state gasoline tax increase was passed by the Senate, but with no help from my senator, Jeanie Forrester. Her newsletter explaining why she was opposed was disingenuous at best. The increase doesn’t provide enough, only $32 million, she says, for the highway …

Business notes

Monday, April 7, 2014

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION was selected to receive the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations’s 2014 Public Service Award for its “Overcoming Cancer’s Legal Challenges” program, a collaboration of the group and the Elliot Regional Cancer Center. CENTRIX BANK’S Community Investment Program donated $10,000 to the …

Letter: Bring this POW home

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, American POW, captured June 30, 2009, turned 28 on March 28. American negotiators have been working on his release for the past few years and have been blocked twice by the Karzai government. “Proof of life” videos have been received by the family. Only one …

Letter: Disturbing interaction with Forrester, Morse

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

At an information session regarding the state Senate’s health insurance proposal, SB 413, Sen. Jeanie Forrester introduced co-host Senate President Chuck Morse, who discussed the bill and took questions. He turned himself into a pretzel, trying to appease conservative audience members when focusing on the bill’s financial aspects. …

Letter: Undemocratic actions in Belknap County

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I am writing to thank Republican Rep. Dennis Fields of Sanbornton for bravely speaking out at Belknap County Convention meetings against the undemocratic actions of its Republican leadership. Fields knows that meetings should have an open process and rules of order with public input. He realizes that signed …

Letter: No public input

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I was appalled after attending the recent Belknap County Convention meeting. The chairwoman, Rep. Colette Worsman, asked to adjourn the meeting without any public input. This is yet another attempt to abuse her power. Moving the meetings an hour away to Concord and then prohibiting public input is …

Letter: Sign up for Obamacare soon

Monday, March 24, 2014

As the open enrollment period for Obamacare ends on March 31, I think of folks I know who have happily signed up for health care coverage. My self-employed nephew knew that he needed health insurance; he had a serious biking accident when younger. He successfully navigated the federal …