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Editorial: Ads add up to record low for politics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unless they can wield their remote with the skill of a Jedi knight, New Hampshire TV viewers will see hundreds upon hundreds of political ads, the vast majority of them negative. The state’s residents, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, have already been the target of more than 12,000 ads. Spending on the Senate contest between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and challenger Scott Brown will set …

My Turn: The people’s president

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There is probably no more powerful political force on the planet today than cynicism. Nothing acts to prevent activism and positive social change more. Cynicism is the ultimate inaction producer. It is a bulwark of the status quo. The conventional wisdom is that regardless of political party, you cannot trust any politician. Politicians …

My Turn: Law enforcement has a true friend in Shaheen

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Here in New Hampshire, the men and women of our law enforcement community know how important it is to have strong champions for our state in Congress. And whether it’s supporting the right policies for our first responders or providing the resources we need to do our jobs, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has had our back throughout her entire career. That’s why the New …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

My Turn: Millennials need to cast informed ballots

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As a parent of a millennial, I see firsthand the struggles of this generation. Each year, hopeful graduates are exiting our institutions of higher learning, ready to face the real world for the first time with a dream of pursuing careers and their field of study. It is …

Letter: Risky business

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mount Sunapee lease saved two mountains – Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain. More than $7.5 million in lease payments have gone to Cannon Mountain to provide for a high-speed quad, snowmaking, grooming and other improvements. People come to Sunapee from various backgrounds: young families with children learning …

Letter: Competent and reasonable

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I was delighted when I found out that my neighbor, Anne Baier, was running for one of the Bow-Dunbarton State House seats. She is a great listener and cares deeply about our community. She has lived in Bow for 27 years and devoted 11 years to serving on …

Letter: The straight ticket

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This political season it seems all the Democrats in contention for re-election want to do is characterize their Republican opponents as the “bogeyman.” They don’t seem to want to run on their record. At least I haven’t noticed much political glorifying by Democrats so far. Understandable given the …

Letter: We need the Tea Party

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To my fellow citizens: I hope that we as voters are getting informed and engaged because I think as all of us can see after the last election, there have been consequences. With the amount of scandals coming out of this administration and the passing of the buck …

Letter: Time to regain world’s respect

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How in the world can you vote for the Democrats this upcoming election when President Obama himself recently said in a speech that voting for the Democrats is a vote for his policies. That should scare all of us who vote knowing that the liberals all march in …

Letter: Pick McConaha

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jim McConaha’s involvement and accomplishments in this community are well documented. That is why I am supporting Jim for state representative in District 27 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7). Jim has served as the director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and a faculty member …

Letter: A skilled leader

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I grew up in Bow and remember as a middle school student being assigned an ancient history project – to build a sarcophagus. We instantly sought the help of my friend’s stepdad, knowing how handy he could be. We assumed he would roll up his sleeves and put …

Letter: Enough is enough

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To all politicians currently running for office: Please stop filling my shredder with your glossy print propaganda. I don’t even look at the mailings because most of what is printed on them is lies. Save your money and help out a homeless person. I have already decided who …

Letter: Georgevits is a solid leader

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ken Georgevits, candidate for county commissioner, has been a long-term member of the Concord Kiwanis. Ken has held leadership positions in Kiwanis, including club president, division lieutenant governor, and has served on multiple occasions as a board member. Through these roles, Ken has long been an active participant …