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Letter: Feltes is a strong progressive

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Democratic primary voters in the Concord area have a choice between two very good candidates for state senator. After listening carefully to both in two settings, the choice of Dan Feltes was easy for me. I plan to vote for him, and have knocked on doors in my neighborhood on his behalf. In this Democratic district, we have an opportunity to elect a strong progressive. Work as a legal assistance … 1

Letter: An unfortunate turn

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alas, I thought the primary contest for state senator in District 15 was going to be decided based on voters’ respectful personal choice since it seemed the Democratic candidates were each solid contenders and in sync about most state issues ahead. But, sadly, contender Dan Feltes has recently stirred up a lot of empty smoke around the issue of full-day kindergarten. This seemed … 2

Letter: The descent into mudslinging

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sometimes it’s enough to tell friends and family who you are going to vote for and why, letting the political process unfold. But recently, Dan Feltes has decided to sling mud at candidate Kass Ardinger. What a shame. I truly thought this was going to be a race on ideology. I received a flier today of a sweet little girl looking pensive. It … 1

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Letter: Choose Watrous for county commissioner

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rick Watrous, a three-term state representative and a Concord resident, is seeking the Democratic nomination for District 1 Merrimack County commissioner, representing Concord, Boscawen and Webster. If you are a Democrat or an undeclared voter, please ask for the Democratic ballot in the Sept. 9 primary and vote … 0

Letter: Boutin logical and loyal

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I am writing to let your readers know that if they want a senator for the people, they need to vote for Sen. David Boutin. I have worked closely with Boutin to resolve a situation where a large group of taxpayers were being singled out and excluded from … 0

Letter: There’s a reason so many people have endorsed Feltes

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There are plenty of good reasons to support Dan Feltes for state Senate. I’ve known Dan for quite a while and know his abilities and his sensibilities well. He’s a down-to-earth, forward-thinking candidate who will put working people first. He’s progressive on the issues, as demonstrated by his … 1

Letter: Feltes listens with open mind

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

When the voters of Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner go to the polls Sept. 9, they will choose from two strong but distinctly different candidates in state Senate District 15. After weighing the candidates’ positions, and talking with both, I have endorsed legal aid attorney Dan Feltes. Early … 0

Editorial: Candidates’ tax-cut plans wrongheaded

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George H.W. Bush called the notion that cutting taxes would increase economic activity, thus creating jobs and increasing federal revenue, “vodoo economics.” So-called supply-side economics didn’t pan out for President Ronald Reagan, who increased taxes. As a theory it’s largely been discredited, but its something-for-nothing allure remains so … 4

Letter: Rubens is the easy choice

Monday, September 1, 2014

There are three prominent Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate. I can’t imagine why anyone would vote for either of the two candidates who have recently come here from another state. My old friend Bob Smith is a nice guy and did an admirable job when he … 1

Letter: Choose Rubens over Brown

Monday, September 1, 2014

I see these points made against Scott Brown as a U.S. Senate candidate from New Hampshire – and I think my e-mail delivered me something very sound. “When nearly a quarter-million people were out of work in Massachusetts, Scott Brown is still the guy who voted against three … 0

Letter: Ardinger is most qualified

Monday, September 1, 2014

I plan to vote Kass Ardinger for state Senate because she has already proven that she is a superb public servant. She has worked tirelessly for the parents, school children and taxpayers of Concord. She has shown that she can work with others whose opinions she may not … 0

Letter: Feltes offers diversity

Monday, September 1, 2014

Merriam-Webster defines diversity as the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas. I believe in diversity. I think it brings folks closer together. With competence, character and diversity in mind, I am supporting Dan Feltes for state Senate District 15. He would bring a unique … 1

Letter: Ardinger must state her position on Northern Pass

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kass Ardinger, please tell voters your position on Northern Pass. Are you in favor or opposed? This is a critical issue facing our state and people have the right to know where you stand before they go to vote in the upcoming primary. Evading this issue is not … 3